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What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

A guest post by Steven Remington. My two year old daughter stands at my feet while I am speaking on the phone and repeatedly says, “Dad… dad, dad, daddy, dad,” until I am frustrated enough I finally burst out, “What??” All parents have been in this situation. It could be a person you’re talking to […]

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The Kraken: Part I by Jonas Cobos

The Kraken: Part I by Jonas Cobos

About “The Kraken: Part 1“ Where other authors give us the trappings of steampunk without real substance, Jonas Cobos infuses his world thoroughly with the substance and spirit of the genre, 110% full of steampunk ideas and motivations. And he did something few other writers have done…made steampunk goggles actually functional tools rather than mere […]

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

About “The Girl of Diamonds and Rust“ “Maybe this is love. Protecting the part of yourself most important to you and knowing when to let go so that you can keep a small piece of that person alive and real in your heart.”~~Chrissie Parker “He will never need you the way I need you. He […]

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Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

About “Remembering Will“ Memory is pain, but there are some things he’ll never forget… At thirty-nine years of age, Will Gailey is an “over the hill” singer-songwriter who leads a rock band that the music business doesn’t consider to have the “now” sound. A trauma has rocked his world, and as a result his memory […]

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Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia

Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia

A new book release from Miranda Moondawn.   About “Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia” In every epoch and age there are a handful of souls who hear the Earth’s voice, hearken to the Muses’s song and drink from the font of the Goddess of Wisdom. These are the poets, artists […]

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Author Interview: Blake Northcott

Author Interview: Blake Northcott

Blake Northcott’s best-selling series The Arena Mode Saga is drawing to a conclusion with ‘Final Empire’, the third and final book of the bestselling sci-fi/superhero series by Canadian author Blake Northcott. The 300+ page novel will be available on Kickstarter beginning October 18th, and will include illustrations throughout by a number of notable artists: Natasha […]

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Author Interview: Jonathan Digby

Author Interview: Jonathan Digby

Welcome, Jonathan! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer. My background is that I am English, I live in London and I’m an actor and a musician. I wanted to write a book for a long time but couldn’t really decide what to write. I’ve started various writing projects […]

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Free Book: A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

Free Book: A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

High school will be a breeze for Jenni Kershaw — if she lives long enough to enroll, that is. Jenni’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are unknowingly transported […]

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Free Book: Save My Soul by K. S. Haigwood

Free Book: Save My Soul by K. S. Haigwood

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain’s operating table. She agrees to a deal proposed by a […]

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The Power of Good Enough

The Power of Good Enough

  I’ve read amazing authors, from Ken Kesey and John Steinbeck to James Lee Burke and Harper Lee, whose perfect, seamless prose carried me away to those wonderful, far places where books transport us. I never imagined I could be one of them. They never inspired me to write. My inspiration came from a very […]

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I am my characters

I am my characters

People often comment on how “real” my characters are and they ask me how I create such believable heroines. I suppose it is because most of my work is grounded in reality. My characters are not me but some of their struggles, particularly with men, come from my own struggles—even if I don’t realize it […]

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Author Interview: Vivien Jones

Author Interview: Vivien Jones

  Welcome, Vivien! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer.  I’m a middle child of three, born into a Naval family in 1948. I was an early and avid reader. By the time I was 10 years old I was an avid story writer too and this continued long […]

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Author Interview: Kate LeDonne

Author Interview: Kate LeDonne

    Welcome, Kate! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer. I was born and raised in the Midwest, Indiana to be exact. I was a bookworm from a very early age, reading everything I could get my hands on. The “Choose Your Own Adventure” series was about the […]

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Author Interview: Dean F. Wilson

Author Interview: Dean F. Wilson

Author Dean F. Wilson Thank for being here today, Dean! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. Thank you for having me, Ashley. I started writing “officially” when I was around 11, but had been doing bits and pieces before that. That was when I began a film script, which then […]

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Author Interview: Adrienne Thompson

Author Interview: Adrienne Thompson

    Q: Thanks for being here today, Adrienne! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. I’ve technically been a writer since I was ten, when I attempted to write my first book (which was a rip-off of a Judy Blume book.) I wrote poetry for years and when I was […]

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Dialogue from the past can be a real pain in the…paragraph.

Dialogue from the past can be a real pain in the…paragraph.

If you want to make Medieval, Renaissance or even characters from the age of Mozart believable, you have to be like a tightrope walker. Characters who say “thee” and “thou” can’t say also say “you” in the next sentence. Here is part of a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer, born in 1340,  who wrote in Middle […]

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Storme by Bel Ravenne

Storme by Bel Ravenne

  About Storme: This is the story of two girls; ordinary, but with their own individual traits. Every girl has to express her individuality some way, and these two are no exception. Maria is not afraid of growing up; she’s only concerned with how she’ll make her mother proud of her achievements. Born in a […]

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Just a Matter of Time by LaRhonda Simmons

Just a Matter of Time by LaRhonda Simmons

About Just a Matter of Time: Jade is dating super sexy personal trainer Eli Turner. Eli is the best thing that’s happened to her in a long time and the sex between them is the best she’s ever encountered. The only problem is that Eli is very secretive about his personal life, which makes Jade […]

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A River Moves Forward by Selena Haskins

A River Moves Forward by Selena Haskins

“A River Moves Forward” synopsis: Connie Morris grows up in Chicago’s Cabrini Green projects, and suffers abuse from her father. When tragedy strikes the family, Connie is “virtually” the last survivor, and ends up homeless until an unexpected hobby leads to fortune and fame. At the peak of her career, someone from her past tries […]

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Cailin by Rosalind Scarlett

Cailin by Rosalind Scarlett

  About Cailin: A love which transcends existence . . . It is the year 1702.  Aislinn, the daughter of a sheep farmer in western Ireland, is a tenacious redheaded lass who has NO intention of ever settling into the dutiful roles of marriage and motherhood demanded of her by her father.  The only thing she has […]

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