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 …

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 …

I Try With A Little Help From My Friends

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This week brought another “first”. My series of five books was combined into one e-unit… a boxed set. It’s a neat idea. As one book is finished you turn the digital page and start the next part of the story. How cool is that?! A further surprise was the boxed set actually hit the top 100 list in one of …

The Lost & More About Obsidian Island

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Over the course of the series many readers have asked about Obsidian Island, the penal colony on Ose. In the final book I expand on what it looks like and what it would be like to be banished there. Obsidian plays a slightly more important role in this book. Here is an excerpt from The Lost (now in print and …

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 …

If I had to Choose One Bestseller Most Similar to my Series…

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Recently I was talking to Andrew McAllister (author of Unauthorized Access http://andrewmcallisterauthor.blogspot.com/) about best sellers that are similar to our books. It is one of those strange topics because some readers would feel that you have “stolen” bits from the best sellers to fuel your books. Au contraire! Sometimes those elements just work for two different writers. When I was …

How much writing must a writer write if a writer would write right?

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I have often heard that we must bang out something every day if we are serious in becoming a writer. Just set aside some time and do it. There is something to be said for that. Often if we work at something frequently we get better at it. The problem that I have with the statement is two fold. It …