Two Book Promo Tour

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF HOLLY BARBO TENDRILS Where ’What if’ becomes ‘What is’ AUTHOR: Holly Barbo GENRE: Short story collection covering the following genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Sci-fi thriller, Sci-fantasy, Contemporary, Contemporary Thriller, Historical Fiction and Fantasy Stories come from any number of places. One could start from a memory, a photo in a magazine or from pondering a ...

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 …

What is Steampunk?

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There are delightful aspects of steampunk that draws interest. If you are into cosplay nothing beats a fantastic steampunk outfit: Corsets, brass goggles, top hats or newsy caps, pocket watches and fascinating sci-fi level gadgets. A blend between the Victorian steam-powered world and advanced machines. Wow what a combination! There was the Wild Wild West series and decades later a …

The Chain-Letter Blog Tour

Holly adapting, author, Author interview, Blog tour, Dreams, Friends, Fun Social Network, Indie YA Books, inspiration, Jade Kerrion, New world, Paper Crane Books, Patience and writing, persevere 3 Comments

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 …

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 …

It’s Not The Victim’s Fault

Holly human brain, Innocent Victims, inspiration, Patrick Stewart, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Senseless act, society & culture 2 Comments

I recently heard of this and I want to share it with you. It is an incredible story on so many levels and I urge you to go to this blog and read then watch the clip. Farther down the page is another link to the original blog and clip. Separately they are powerful beyond expectation. Together they are so …