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 …

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 …

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 …

The Reweaving joins the series!

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Reweaving is out, joining The Founders, Divergent Paths and The Unraveling in the series! This is a big step and I think you as a reader will appreciate it the work that went into it. When I was first picked up by a boutique press the publisher decided to start with book three:The Unraveling. There was a logic to the …

News Flash:July Events

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NEWS FLASH! There are many new developments that are happening this month. First this must be acted on right away! There are only a few days left to take advantage of the free giveaway we have going to celebrate the launch of The Reweaving! http://bit.ly/17aaVcN: An audio book of The Founders and an autographed paperback copy of The Reweaving! To …

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 …

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 …