It’s a New Year-YAY

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  I haven’t written a post in a long while as life pressures have intervened. It’s crazy how stress dries up creative juices. It also translated into writers block for my book writing …but the log jam is breaking. It is January 1, 2016 and I’m ready to mentally drop 2015 into the dust bin and celebrate the dreams and possibilities …

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 …

Read: It’s as necessary as the air you breathe!

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It’s interesting. I recently saw a sign that said, “Read More Books than Blogs” and here I am writing a blog post. I think I understand what that person is saying but it doesn’t have to be an either/or sort of things. That would be like saying just fiction is worth reading…or only non-fiction books are worthwhile. Actually I’ve found …

GEM: Kelly Cozzone

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Today my GEM (Guest Excerpt Moment) features Kelly Cozzone who writes in the romance suspense genre. I first met Kelly through an author group and am part way through reading her book: Tropical Dreams. Here is the blurb: Betrayal and death permeated Tiana Alexander’s past and threatens to rip apart her future. She can’t escape the devastation of anger and pain. Bringing …

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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 …

Why I Did or Didn’t Do Something in My Series

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Recently author Jade Kerrion asked me to write a blog post for her titled: “Why did you.. Why didn’t you..” concerning my Sage Seed Chronicles series and questions readers have asked. I think it would be helpful to include it here for those who missed it. “Why did you..” make the planet so small? ~Planets come in all sizes and …

What Genre Are My Books?

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What is in a label?  I have been told that my writing is somewhat hard to classify with today’s readers. By that I mean that what the readers anticipate or expect when they see “Science Fiction” or “Fantasy” is not really what they are finding between the covers of my books. That isn’t the fault of the genre label as …