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XX Author Interview Featuring: Olivia Hardin

CLR: Give us the deets – genre(s), length of writing career, how long you’ve been writing – all the basics. OH: In 2011 I published my first book, Witch Way Bends, the series starter for my (currently) 12-story Bend-Bite-Shift Paranormal Romance series. Since then I’ve dabbled in contemporary romance and urban fantasy genres. I also […]

Calendar Profusion

One of the hardest things I do as a writer is balance my calendar. Does that sound weird? It’s kind of like balancing a tire – putting all the weights in exactly the right places so that the tire doesn’t wobble, and possibly fall off while you’re driving. In the case of my calendar, that […]

The #1 Most Important Question for World Building: Guest post from E.J. Wenstrom

From Hogwarts to Middle Earth, the most compelling speculative fiction worlds are not just believable, but make readers want to envelope themselves between the pages and inhabit that world. The devil, as always, is in the details. When it comes to developing a world that comes to life in full color for my novels, I […]

New Years Plan

No matter what your path in life, from where you are standing, you can look in either direction, but you can only move forward. Still, it helps sometimes, to stop and consider. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about past, present and future. Past: I started writing – seriously writing – about nine years ago […]

A New Start

Hi there. Remember me? That author you signed up to see posts from about a million years ago? The sci-fi and fantasy writer? The one with the cat? Yeah, that’s me. Can’t blame you if you didn’t remember right away. It’s been a minute since I posted. The official reboot began last week when I put […]

Guest Post From Val Penny: Why We Love To Write Crime Novels

People like crime, at least in novels! Often, I meet dentists and bank managers with clever plot ideas, or nurses who read every crime novel they can lay their hands on. If I visit a writing group, there are always members keenly producing new murderous plots. Lawyers and convicts show equal enthusiasm for this genre. For […]

Time for an update

Well, seeing as my last post was over two months ago, I thought maybe I should check in. Recent events: After presenting at the FWA Focus Day down in Fort Myers, I dove head first into finishing the rough draft on Gaia Rising. It went surprisingly fast and I completed it in record time. Or […]

Of Lesson Plans and Word Counts

It’s finally starting to sink in. I will not be going back to AC this fall. That means no lesson plans to prepare, no faculty meetings, no bulletin boards or syllabi to create, no graphic organizers to send to the copy room. No professional development classes, no parent/teacher night.  It also means no new, fresh young […]

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