Category: Guest Blog

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”

A Victorian Dinner by Lyssa Medana

A Victorian Dinner by Lyssa Medana Do you eat avocado toast? Because if you do, there will be people out there who will label you as soon as you confess. Do you eat ramen? How about swordfish steak? Do you eat tofu? How about… Continue Reading “A Victorian Dinner by Lyssa Medana”

HOW A U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAN END IN DEADLOCK by THOMAS MURPHY

Americans could wake up on January 20, 2021, and inaugurate as the next president of the United States…no one.      

How “Seeking Equilibrium” Addresses The Mental Health Crisis By Wayman Stewart

How “Seeking Equilibrium” Addresses The Mental Health Crisis By Wayman Stewart For years, my struggle with depression and anxiety was a source of secret shame and frustration. In spite of being someone who’s in touch with emotions and unafraid of vulnerable moments, talking about… Continue Reading “How “Seeking Equilibrium” Addresses The Mental Health Crisis By Wayman Stewart”

Nancy Burkhalter – The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France – Le Mot Juste

Nancy Burkhalter The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France Le Mot Juste For the historical novelist, thorough research is mandatory. We must make sure that the Union Pacific train ran through Laramie, Wyoming, in 1880 and not the Burlington Northern. Even if… Continue Reading “Nancy Burkhalter – The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France – Le Mot Juste”

On Writing Humor by James Weir

On Writing Humor by James Weir When asked by Jeyran to write a guest editorial, I was a bit confused on exactly what I’d talk about.  In looking through the site, I found examples of dozens of great writers, with great opinions, and great… Continue Reading “On Writing Humor by James Weir”

Kindle X-Ray and the Future of eBook Publishing: An Author’s Perspective by Jim Lowe

Kindle X-Ray and the Future of eBook Publishing: An Author’s Perspective by Jim Lowe I used to write poetry with a fountain pen and notebook. There was no thought of reproducing this work for the masses, it was a simple act of playing with… Continue Reading “Kindle X-Ray and the Future of eBook Publishing: An Author’s Perspective by Jim Lowe”

From Plotting to Published By Alison O’Mara

My infatuation with reading started at a young age.  While escaping into well-crafted fictional worlds, the thought of creating my own hovered at the back of my mind.  As a tween, I secretly journaled about stories I could one day turn into a novel.  None of these… Continue Reading “From Plotting to Published By Alison O’Mara”