Interview with Elliott Baker

Today I have something different to present. Fellow author Elliott Baker is in the hot seat discussing his three novels with Ellen from ItsWriteNow.com. Enjoy! The year is 1671. René Gilbert’s destiny glints from the blade of a slashing rapier. The only way he can protect those he loves is to regain the power and…

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World Building: What’s on the Menu?

Food plays a principal role in the world-building of fiction realms and that some of the most famous and successful speculative fiction authors like Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Suzanne Collins devote a extraordinary amount of narrative time to the central questions of how, why, and where their characters eat.

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Writing & Perseverance

The following is a post from the summer of 2013 on the perseverance needed when reaching for any goal.  I hope that you enjoy! I took a picture of these lilies today. They are planted in a row along the side of my house and I think they are beautiful. They did not really bloom…

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A Quick Meal with Regency Romance Author Emma Lane

Regency Romance and Cozy Mystery author Emma Lane is in the kitchen today. She brings us a delicious and easy recipe for a hearty soup and fresh pear salad to keep you warm. The kitchen is all yours, Emma!

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Simple Summer Cooking by Sara Daniel

I also enjoy Deviled Eggs and loved this recipe by Sara.  One tip I learned years ago is to boil the eggs in water with a tablespoon of salt added.  This brings the water to a boil at a higher temperature and the eggs will peel easier. —Chris ___________________________ Sara Daniel I love to eat…

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5 Minutes with Viki Lyn

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Viki Lyn co-author of Redemption and the vampire series: Orbus Arcana. Twitter Facebook About the Author What I love most about writing is creating imaginary worlds, weird plots, breaking the rules, and most of all writing about two people falling in love. The toughest thing…

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Author Emma Lane’s Gardening Tips: Annuals and Perennials

Emma Lane visits today with what I hope will become a series of her expertise on plants, how to use them in our gardens, and what to do when a season ends. The blog is all yours, Emma! When I moved to Western New York (a very long time ago), I bought a wildflower book…

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5 Minutes with Tom Olbert

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Tom Olbert, author of Black Goddess. Tom’s Blog Other Dimensions Facebook About the Author I started writing as soon as I could put two words together. Writing was my earliest ambition. I just took to it as naturally as breathing. What I love most about…

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JuNoWriMo

This looks like fun.  I have extra time this June to devote to writing, so I thought this might be the best way to keep on track. For those of you who are unfamiliar with JuNoWriMo, it’s a month long writing adventure in the style of NaNoWriMo, complete with word sprints and plenty of other writers…

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Nietzsche, Dragons, and Fighting for Success by S.G. Rogers

In this guest blog post, S.G. Rogers talks about the craft of writing and what to do with rejection.  I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did!–Chris “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche My sword and sorcery fantasy novel, Tournament of Chance: Dragon Rebel has just…

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Spire City: A New Infection

Spire City: A New Infection (Season One: Infected Book 1) is the first book in Daniel Ausema’s serialized steampunk fantasy creation. Ausema’s elegant writing style, cleverly executed plotline, and thought-provoking ideas about the issues that face humanity when living in a totalitarian society—greed, chance, courage, perseverance, the sanctity of friends and family, and a desire…

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