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April 25, 2017

Meet Devorah Fox

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky.
April 24, 2017

Meet Tania Giguere

Tania Giguere was born in Michigan and moved to Texas at the age of 19 seeking new adventures. She began writing at a young age bringing life to the blank pages. She is a superb writer who will take you on adventures so come and dream with her.
April 22, 2017

Meet Helen Pryke

Born in England, Helen Pryke went to live in Italy when she was 20. She had to learn the language, the culture, and the Italian way of doing things, all very different from what she was used to.
April 21, 2017

Meet Kristina Beck

A Jersey girl herself, Kristina has lived in farthest southwest tip of Germany for over twelve years with her German husband and three children. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards and a perfect view of the Black Forest. her hobbies include writing, reading, fitness, wine tasting, and forever trying to improve her German-language skills.
April 17, 2017

Meet the Indies

What happens when a blog tag grows to include posts about 49 different authors and their works? It creates thoughts about building an affiliate website that includes all the authors' works on Amazon.
April 11, 2017

Small steps, not giant leaps

The 2017 Brain to Books Cycon was a blast. The day after wasn't what I expected. Some valuable lessons were learned through this disparity.
April 8, 2017

Why SciFantasy, not SciFi?

Day 2 of the 2017 B2BCycon saw a panel on SciFantasy. The unofficial genre allows writers to mix technology with the less provable things like paranormal creatures and super heroes.
April 6, 2017

Celebrating My 3rd Year at Cycon

When Spirit came out on March 11, 2015, I focused in on marketing and looked for any opportunity I could find to promote the book or […]
March 24, 2017

An in-depth review of Legend

Legend's first and so far only review comes from the person who helped it mature as a beta reader. Does this invalidate the review in any way? No, because I didn't compensate her for her help or the review in any way. And she didn't see the final copy until it was published.
March 22, 2017

What’s in a Brand?

Branding sets companies, organizations, and writers apart from one another. It's meant to be focused and on point. However, like anything where experts offer advice, sometimes contradictory, it can leave one lost, confused, and running around in circles. In this post, I address some issues that might be affecting my brand.
March 20, 2017

Writing Bad Things as a Good Person

I’m an animal lover who believes in do no harm to my fellow human being or any creature that I come in contact with, but I write stories that contain violence against man and beast. In this world where darkness and light are a part of life, it would be unrealistic and unbelievable if I didn’t. Even with this stance, I still have a moral dilemma that keeps rearing its head.
March 17, 2017

Joshua is back for Round 3!

As part of his Maharia (Kaelandur Series, #3) Blog Tour, I have the honor of welcoming back Josh Robertson for a third time. You met him in 2016 when he introduced us to The Hawkhurst Saga and then earlier this year when he re-released Anaerfell, Book 1 in The Blood of Dragons series. He has just released Maharia (Kaelandur Series, Book #3).
March 10, 2017

A Breakthrough

I haven't felt this inspired by or connected with my writing for years. Top secret for now, the story I'm working on will make its debut on this website first. It's that important to the Stars of Heros series.
March 3, 2017

The Keepers of the Wellsprings Series

To celebrate the release of the fourth book in her Keepers of the Wellsprings series, Missy Sheldrake introduces her series and herself. Through writing and illustrating the series, Missy wanted to tell a story rich with fantasy, but not overly dark or mired with war and violence.
February 26, 2017

Becoming a Plotser

There are two main camps of writing styles, plotting and pantsing. Seems there needs to be a third that combines the best of both worlds. Let's call it plotsing. Seems, in a weird way, I've been doing it for a while now.
February 18, 2017

Saturday ramblings and rumblings

Had a lot of my mind thanks to several conversations I've had this week, so I decided to do a back-to-back instead of waiting a day or two. Topics range from confusion to focus.