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Author Interview: Paul A. DeStefano, Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance/ Dark Fantasy

I’m Paul DeStefano, and I write Dark Fantasy. Riftsiders: Unlawful Possession is the first book of the Riftsiders Series and release 4/18/22. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:      I’ve been writing as long as I can remember, but professional fantasy writing started in 2004. That was when I was… Continue reading Author Interview: Paul A. DeStefano, Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance/ Dark Fantasy

Author Interview: Roger Stark, Historical Romance/ Biography/ Creative Non-fiction

Roger Stark Historical Romance, WW2, Biography, Creative Non-fiction,  Author of: They Called Him Marvin   From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:  Several years ago while working as an Addiction Counselor I wrote two how-to books on recovery. I ended up self publishing them and have had a modest amount… Continue reading Author Interview: Roger Stark, Historical Romance/ Biography/ Creative Non-fiction

New Sweet Romance Series: Farmers’ Market Sisters

This is a new series for 2022 featuring seven sisters of Sweet Springs Family Farm set in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. These sweet and clean romance books progress through a year of holidays from Valentine’s Day to New Year’s Eve. At long novella lengths, they’re quick weekend reads you can easily set aside and… Continue reading New Sweet Romance Series: Farmers’ Market Sisters

Author Interview: Angela D Shelton, Christian/Young Adult

I’m currently writing under my true name, Angela D. Shelton in the Christian Fiction, Young Adult genres. In March, I published Collapse: The Death of Friendship with Two Oaks Publishing, LLC. The second book in the series, Collapse: The Death of Honor should be out by June. From Planning to Published When did you start… Continue reading Author Interview: Angela D Shelton, Christian/Young Adult

Author Interview: Lindsay Payne, Children’s/Fiction/Non-fiction

Lindsay Payne is the author of Children’s picture books and chapter books, non-fiction, and fiction which is her favorite to write. Red Shoes & Wine is published, 99 Red Balloons is in the editing phase and will hopefully be available on Amazon end of February 2022, and she will commence writing The Red Butterfly in… Continue reading Author Interview: Lindsay Payne, Children’s/Fiction/Non-fiction

Author Interview: R. W. Harrison, Supernatural Thrillers

My main genre is supernatural thrillers. My most recent book is Raven’s Temple, published in January 2022, about a serial killer who belongs to a cult that promises immortality. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:  I began writing seriously in 2011. I had a rough story idea loosely based… Continue reading Author Interview: R. W. Harrison, Supernatural Thrillers

Author Interview: Freya Pickard, Fantasy

I’m Freya Pickard, a Fantasy Author, who’s recently published Fire Daughter. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:     Stories have always bubbled up inside me and have to be written out. I enjoy the telling of stories and enjoy telling others my stories. I’ve found that if I don’t write,… Continue reading Author Interview: Freya Pickard, Fantasy

Author Interview: Megan Lally, Psychological Thriller & Horror

Hi! I’m Megan Lally, I’m a young adult author who specializes in psychological thriller and horror— all the creepy things that go bump in the night. I’m represented by Mandy Hubbard, at ECLA, and we’re working on edits of my latest manuscript right now, actually. It’s a YA thriller about a girl who wakes up… Continue reading Author Interview: Megan Lally, Psychological Thriller & Horror

Author Interview: Erin Simpson, YA Science Fiction Fantasy

  Erin is currently on submission with The Blood Farm and working on a new book called The Blinder. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:      Like many writers, I’ve been interested in stories since childhood, but I started “seriously” writing about eight years ago How long did it take you… Continue reading Author Interview: Erin Simpson, YA Science Fiction Fantasy

Writers: Great Books to Help You Show Not Tell

Fiction thrives on the emotional journeys of characters as much as the physical quests to hunt down murderers, slay a evil kings, or jump across galaxies to rescue survivors of an alien infestation. The way characters talk to one another can open the reader up to characters’ motivations and personalities, or it can push readers… Continue reading Writers: Great Books to Help You Show Not Tell

Author Interview: Amber Clement, YA and MG Fantasy

Hi! I’m Amber Clement and I write YA and MG fantasy. I’m currently querying my upper MG fantasy about magical girls.      From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: Back in elementary school, I loved creative writing assignments. I could never get enough of them, but every time, my story idea… Continue reading Author Interview: Amber Clement, YA and MG Fantasy

Author Interview: Raven Eckman, Dark Fantasy

Hi everyone! I’m Raven Eckman, book editor and author. My debut novel, entitled Shadowspeak, comes out February 23, 2021. I predominately write Dark Fantasy. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author: I started writing after I read Twilight and wanted something more, something that reflected my thoughts on vampires and… Continue reading Author Interview: Raven Eckman, Dark Fantasy

Author Interview: Nicholas P. Adams, Sci-fi, Fantasy

In writing circles, I go by Nicholas P. Adams. I typically write SciFi, but I dabble in high fantasy. My most recent published work is an anthology I co-edited with my critique group and my current WIP is a futuristic SciFi Thriller/Mystery. From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:      I… Continue reading Author Interview: Nicholas P. Adams, Sci-fi, Fantasy

Author Interview: Joshua Loveday, Literary, Contemporary, & Poetry

My name’s Joshua Loveday. I write literary and upmarket contemporary novels and short stories, as well as the occasional poem. I’m in the beta-reading stage of a character-driven upmarket contemporary novel in which an alcoholic wife must choose between finding sobriety and dealing with her husband’s Alzheimer’s or continuing to drink and miss out on… Continue reading Author Interview: Joshua Loveday, Literary, Contemporary, & Poetry

Author Interview: Laura A. Barton, Fiction & Nonfiction

My name is Laura A. Barton, and I write a mix of fiction and non-fiction. I used to consider myself strictly a fantasy author, and, while the novel that has taken up the bulk of my life is fantasy, I wouldn’t consider myself exclusively a fantasy writer anymore. At this point, I like telling stories.… Continue reading Author Interview: Laura A. Barton, Fiction & Nonfiction

Author Interview: Erynn Crittenden, Poetry

My name is Erynn Crittenden, and my main genre is poetry that explores the darker sides of our nature, though I also dabble in flash fiction, short stories, and professional articles. My poetry collection, By the Bones, is full of monsters and madness. It was recently released and is available on Lulu, Amazon, and Barnes… Continue reading Author Interview: Erynn Crittenden, Poetry

Author Interview: B.B. Reed, Fantasy/Mystery

I am B.B. Reed, a fantasy/mystery author, and my most recent publication was DEMON EYE, book 1 of the Blood Witch Saga. Book 2 is currently in editing and forecasted for release in mid-2021! From Planning to Published When did you start writing and why? Author:      I started writing fantasy in middle school after getting… Continue reading Author Interview: B.B. Reed, Fantasy/Mystery

BOOK TOUR STARTS TODAY! THE KISS THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS

I have truly enjoyed writing this book and miss working on it. There’s just something wonderful about that moment where all the pieces suddenly fit together. I hope you’ll have fun reading this book and that the characters will feel as real to you as they do to me. BONUS GIFT #1 TO MY FOLLOWERS:… Continue reading BOOK TOUR STARTS TODAY! THE KISS THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS

Launch Day! The Kiss that Saved Christmas is live on Amazon

I feel like I’ve been sitting on this forever, even though it’s only been since July. I love Christmas year-round and am always writing holiday romances. My book tour with The Kiss that Saved Christmas was originally scheduled for November. Something disastrous happened at the agency, and I was pushed back to December. But you… Continue reading Launch Day! The Kiss that Saved Christmas is live on Amazon

Master List of Colors & How They Can Change Reader Interpretation

(Color Charts Below) Though it’s often not the most important part, the right color can invigorate any description. I made these lists for myself, to help me pick color names that were exactly what I was searching for without becoming repetitive. Depending on the content, you might consider selecting recognizable names within a specific category… Continue reading Master List of Colors & How They Can Change Reader Interpretation

Guest Post: Critique Partners – What They Are, Where to Find Them, and How to Make the Best

(Read the post below) Just want to give a quick shout out to Rae at A New Look on Books and thank her for letting me guest post on her website: anewlookonbooks.com She is also a freelance editor and a very kind soul. Twitter: @anewlookonbooks An important goal of critique swapping is getting constructive feedback.… Continue reading Guest Post: Critique Partners – What They Are, Where to Find Them, and How to Make the Best

Fiction Novels: How Creating a Language Can Enhance a Story

I originally wrote this as a guest post for Blogging Authors. You can view it here: https://bloggingauthors.blogspot.com/2020/01/fiction-novels-how-creating-language.html How weird would it be if all aliens spoke English? Or witches and warlocks had no spells? We all know that creating believable characters is a critical component of successful storytelling. As authors, if our works are fantastical,… Continue reading Fiction Novels: How Creating a Language Can Enhance a Story

Wildfire Gets 5-Star Review – Readers’ Favorite

“THE suspense romance to read if you’re looking for something fresh and exciting.” – Tammy Ruggles, Readers’ Favorite (5 Stars) I thoroughly enjoyed writing this book, and it brings me great pleasure to know others enjoy reading it. I hope if you take a chance on this, you’ll let me know what you think! Tammy’s… Continue reading Wildfire Gets 5-Star Review – Readers’ Favorite

Reblog: Author Interview by The Pulp & Mystery Shelf

You can find the original post here: https://mysteryshelf.com/friday-sf-fantasy-stellar-fusion/ Interview with the Author What initially got you interested in writing? Since I was a kid, I spent free time coming up with new stories, playing out different scenarios with the people and events going on around me. I never really took a serious interest in it… Continue reading Reblog: Author Interview by The Pulp & Mystery Shelf

Reblog: Author Interview with Lori’s Reading Corner

You can find the original post here: http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com/2020/01/interview-virtual-tour-stellar-fusion-by-e-l-strife.html Is there anything in your book you’d go back and change? Since I first published Stellar Fusion, I have changed the beginning of the book. Originally, I was told to avoid prologues. But after publication, the book just felt like it was missing something, a hint of… Continue reading Reblog: Author Interview with Lori’s Reading Corner

Reblog: Author Interview at Sybrina’s Book Blog

You can view the original post here: https://sybrina-publishing.blogspot.com/2020/01/pump-up-your-book-blog-tour-stellar.html Can you tell us a few things about yourself? I’d love to! I’m a self-published author of (currently) four novels. I’m not stopping there! But I actually prefer to be outside, rain or shine. I enjoy bodybuilding, snowboarding, hiking, four-wheeling, camping, gardening, and working on cars. I’m… Continue reading Reblog: Author Interview at Sybrina’s Book Blog

Reblog: 5 Things You Should Know About Stellar Fusion

This post was originally featured on Literarily Speaking. You can view it here: http://literarilyspeaking.blogspot.com/2020/01/5-things-you-should-know-about-stellar.html Stellar Fusion is a blend of science and magic with cyberpunk, apocalyptic and alien elements. It features a military organization that protects all people of Earth, post the Three Hundred Year War. There are no countries, only topographical zones. It follows… Continue reading Reblog: 5 Things You Should Know About Stellar Fusion

Reblog: Interview with The Writers Life eMagazine

I had a great time and am grateful for being included in their ezine! You can find the original interview here: https://thewriterslife.blogspot.com/2019/12/stellar-fusion-author-q-with-el-strife.html Today’s guest is scifi fantasy author E.L. Strife. Her new book is Stellar Fusion (Infinite )Spark Book 1 and she is on a virtual book tour this month with Pump Up Your Book!… Continue reading Reblog: Interview with The Writers Life eMagazine

Book Review: Shattered Glass by Skip Schmidt

Five Stars An extraordinary blend of historical and science fiction… Schmidt’s work delves into past and present day Germany with vivid descriptions and deeply woven political plots. Shattered Glass is full of unexpected twists and suspense that will keep you turning every page. Anyone that enjoys time travel and mysteries, will find this entertaining. A… Continue reading Book Review: Shattered Glass by Skip Schmidt

Book Review: Asrian Skies By Anne Wheeler

Book Review: Asrian Skies By Anne Wheeler (4 stars) (Shadows of War Book 1) If you like clean, character-driven, female protagonist Sci-Fi, you will enjoy this! Wheeler has done an amazing job throwing in twists and betrayals like no other. She is a master of interrogation sessions and politics. A perfect blend of easy-to-read sentences… Continue reading Book Review: Asrian Skies By Anne Wheeler

Book Review: Imprint By Nicholas Adams

Imprint By Nicholas Adams (5 stars) If you liked Ex Machina, you will like this. Overview: (spoiler alert) Imprint follows Malcolm as he tries to find a solution for a debilitating and life-threatening side-effect of the synthetic organs he designed. His wife is the last remaining test subject in a world that destroyed itself thinking… Continue reading Book Review: Imprint By Nicholas Adams

Review: Rise and Run by R. J. Plant

Rise and Run by R.J. Plant Delightfully engaging and humorous, packed with action… Plant describes the post-apocalyptic world in such vivid detail, you’ll feel like you’re the third consciousness. Rise and Run follows Felix and Conor on their journey to uncovering their past as they struggle within themselves for dominance while simultaneously fighting for their… Continue reading Review: Rise and Run by R. J. Plant

The Fate of Earth

In our hands sits the future, home, our planet. Following our self-deconstruction, an apocalypse of conflicting opinions that sets us off through three hundred years of unrest, Stellar Fusion arrives. It is my call to you, as soldiers of peace, and civilians for change, however fantastical, (a fun twist). The Shepherds, our guiding soldiers, are… Continue reading The Fate of Earth

Master List of Colors

Though it’s often not the most important part, the right color can invigorate any description. I made these lists for myself, to help me pick color names that were exactly what I was searching for. Depending on the content, you might consider selecting recognizable names within a specific category to supplement your theme. 

The Spark

There is nothing more liberating than taking your own path and knowing no one can tear you down or derail your plans unless you let them. Because you’re the boss. If you don’t allow them investment in your life, their words have no clout, and their scoffing remarks become a mere whisper of wind in… Continue reading The Spark

Our Purpose

Like many, I have struggled with discovering my purpose in life, what I can give this world, and what I will find in it for myself. I discovered a simple, generic answer: Humans have a unique gift, and every single person is capable.