Category: Guest Blog

Why I Write STEM Booksby Lois Wickstrom

Why I Write STEM Books by Lois Wickstrom   Children discover the world around them when they play.   They discover in nature what they will later learn to call science.   My stories grow from this joyous approach to life.   I was… Continue Reading “Why I Write STEM Booksby Lois Wickstrom”

Yes, There Be Dragons by Greg Scherzinger

Yes, There Be Dragons by Greg Scherzinger   Author’s note Dragons have long held the fascination of men, related in the oldest of myths. Tales abound of Oriental beasts of great power and Norse monstrosities guarding treasure. Numerous accounts from the ancient lore and… Continue Reading “Yes, There Be Dragons by Greg Scherzinger”

New to Publishing? by Dennis Scheel

New to Publishing? by Dennis Scheel   When you have that first story all ready, maybe even edited and proofread it… the excitement, you feel! Will others like it? Is it worth trying the publishing route? – Vanity Publishing; what’s that? When you first… Continue Reading “New to Publishing? by Dennis Scheel”

Fables that give children guidelines for life by Christy Astremsky

  Fables that give children guidelines for life by Christy Astremsky   I used to write when I was young. I wrote poems and essays, writing made me happy. And then I grew up and stopped writing. I got a degree in finance and… Continue Reading “Fables that give children guidelines for life by Christy Astremsky”

Reaching Readers by Offering Options by Julia L F Goldstein

Reaching Readers by Offering Options by Julia L F Goldstein You may have heard that eBook sales are declining as a fraction of total book sales and that independent (indie) bookstores are making a comeback. An article in The Observer describes this trend. I… Continue Reading “Reaching Readers by Offering Options by Julia L F Goldstein”

A different kind of vampire book by Iuliana Foos

A different kind of vampire book by Iuliana Foos We all have a certain image in our minds when it comes to vampires. I guess being born and raised in Romania had been a decisive factor in creating my own. Vampires had been illustrated… Continue Reading “A different kind of vampire book by Iuliana Foos”

Why Write? by Rob Shackleford by Rob Shackleford

  Why Write? Rob Shackleford Author of ‘Traveller Inceptio’   My Writing Background I have been writing for quite a few years. While I was heavily engaged in academic and business writing, to be a more literary writer was never a fondly nurtured dream.… Continue Reading “Why Write? by Rob Shackleford by Rob Shackleford”

Men of Power – constructing the antagonist by GJ Scherzinger

Men of Power – constructing the antagonist by GJ Scherzinger It is a simplistic viewpoint to suggest that those who work in darkness work for themselves, while those that work in light work for others, but it is the metaphorical balance. In writing the… Continue Reading “Men of Power – constructing the antagonist by GJ Scherzinger”

The Value of Historical Fiction by Edward Rickford

The Value of Historical Fiction by Edward Rickford Historical fiction is a small but growing genre and represents one of the most important ways modern audiences connect with history. David Von Drohle wrote an excellent biography of Lincoln that was purchased by over 2… Continue Reading “The Value of Historical Fiction by Edward Rickford”