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. …

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 …

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There have been some questions about my planet OSE on which the Sage Seed Chronicles takes place. Someone wrote that because it isn’t Earth they weren’t sure that they could relate to the stories. So I thought I would reassure you to the familiar and introduce you to the difference. Here is the map of Ose. I have flattened it …

Where Did the Story Come From?

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People have asked what prompted me to write this series. Where did the inspiration come from? Well.. the human brain is a very complex thing and the recipe creating Erin and her world was totally unconscious. You see, I never intended to write or to be an author. I was working in my store.. actually nothing much was happening in …