Guest Interview with Author Morgan Straughan Comnick

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Today I’d like you to meet a fellow author in Paper Crane Books. I met Morgan when she joined the press a couple of years ago. She is a lovely, creative person, a spinner of tales and a teacher.  It is a delightful combination. She agreed to sit down with me for an interview. Please welcome my friend Morgan. (*applause from the audience*) #1. …

Character Building

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Writer’s use various techniques to form their characters. More times than not they are composites of people we know or of people we have observed. We tend to be observers of human nature thus have ample ideas for our writing. Occasionally we let our inspiration sources know they are in a story. In Sunstone I built a secondary character loosely …

In the Spirit of the Season: Pay-It-Forward

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This is the season where people of many different beliefs celebrate special days. We get caught up in our plans, our shopping and decorations. It’s easy to do …but today I’m asking you to take a moment and do just one thing for someone who is hurting. Perhaps they are hungry, need a coat or scarf or are ill. Can …

Tell Captain America, “I’ve got your back!”

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It’s November and thoughts drift to things happening this month. In the US we start the month by voting on the first Tuesday and move to Veterans Day on the 11th. In my mind the two are related in a way. Individuals who are willing to put their lives on the line for us, help protect our freedoms. They deserve …

The Chain-Letter Blog Tour

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A while ago I was tagged by my friend and fellow indie author Jade Kerrion to participate in a chain letter / ongoing blog tour. The idea was to have fun and to pass that convivial moment forward. So without further ado… What am I working on? Just a few days ago I finished Sunstone. It is a sci-fi / …

An Interview With Author Will Macmillan Jones

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Todays author interview is with comic fantasy writer Will Macmillan Jones who lives in Wales. My virtual airplane and flight crew are ready and as we taxi down the runway I pull out my notes. I met Will online in some writer groups and was charmed with his humor and irreverence. It is a delightful and healthy way to view …

Author Interview with Maria Bradley

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Today I’m interviewing Maria Bradley, author of the Only Human series. Maria is eight hours different from me so I boarded my virtual plan for a red-eye flight to Manchester, England. There is nothing like snuggling down for a peaceful sleep on your own virtual plane and wake refreshed in another country! We touched down in Manchester on a sunny …

Interview with Author Grace Augustine

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a “GEM“(Guest Excerpt Moment) with Author Grace Augustine and featured her second book in the series. At that time she was extremely busy where she works and couldn’t do an interview. Today I boarded my virtual plane and flew to Iowa to meet with her. She took just a moment …

An Interview with Author Linda Fulton

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Todays interview is with author Linda Fulton. From my corner of the U.S. I boarded my luxury virtual plane and flew to northern Louisiana near Arkansas. I was able to sleep well, tucked in amongst the fluffy clouds and the flight crew was great, getting me there for a morning visit. Approaching Linda’s home was a visual treat. I swear …

GEM: Ch’kara SilverWolf

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Today I am starting a new feature: Guest Excerpt Moment…or GEM and my first visit is with Ch’kara SilverWolf. I got up early to catch the virtual flight to Australia and am presently sitting in her backyard having tea. The crisp fall air is still and the wisps of steam from the fragrant brew soothes my jet lag. I look …