Category: Guest Blog

A little conversation by Bluette Matthey

I come from a heritage of story tellers.  Author Gene Stratton Porter is part of my family tree, but more closely and importantly, my father was an amazing raconteur who enthralled his family and friends with tales of his youth in the small Ohio… Continue Reading “A little conversation by Bluette Matthey”

After All – It’s All About Mauzzy by B. T. Polcari

As we built up to the launch of Against My Better Judgment, I was asked a lot of questions such as what motivated me to write the book (short answer – my wife and daughter); where do the character names come from; and what… Continue Reading “After All – It’s All About Mauzzy by B. T. Polcari”

An encouraging bio for authors by Karl Loveridge

I remember one day coming home, as a bright-eyed 10-year old, and declaring I liked Star Wars more than I liked KISS (i.e., the rock band). It’s funny as a kid you have to pick favorites like that. Looking back at that moment, I… Continue Reading “An encouraging bio for authors by Karl Loveridge”

Funny Things by Jennifer deBie

Being a novelist is a funny thing. It’s a funny thing for a whole host of reasons, but the funniness of it struck me particularly hard this past weekend, when I realized at 1:32AM Saturday morning that I was stone-cold sober, and earnestly researching… Continue Reading “Funny Things by Jennifer deBie”

An interview with Elizabeth Kropf

1.      What inspired you to write the poems in What Mothers Withhold? The poems in “what mothers withhold” took about ten years to write and are largely based on my experiences with motherhood. Chronologically, the first poem is about an ultrasound of my first daughter. I… Continue Reading “An interview with Elizabeth Kropf”

From A Prologue to An Ending: The Evolution of Writing a Novel by Gabrielle Yetter

Writing a novel was never on my bucket list. In fact, it was something I didn’t want to consider. There were too many talented authors, too many wonderful stories, too much competition in the book universe– why bother?

A few words by Kevin Doyle

         The other day, I managed to do something I hadn’t accomplished for years.          I wrote a short story.          Okay, a little background here. When I first began writing fiction (a long, long time ago), I started with short stories and pretty… Continue Reading “A few words by Kevin Doyle”

Bringing Overlooked Historical Figures To Life by Christie Stratos

It can be fun to write about historical figures everyone knows, but I find it extra exciting to resurrect real people history has forgotten.

Off-Island by Marlene Hauser

The release of my novel Off-Island in paperback by Matador, part of Troubador Publishing had been long overdue. Originally written in 1982 and entitled Krystal, the then name of the main character, it was shelved after several major publishing houses in New York took a pass. As… Continue Reading “Off-Island by Marlene Hauser”