Tag: Guest Blog

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”

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”

Just Holden On by Ashley Parr

Just Holden On by Ashley Parr I always thought I would spend my days travelling the world and writing about all the amazing places I visited and the new people I met. However, I have learned after 33 years to stop trying to plan… Continue Reading “Just Holden On by Ashley Parr”

Truth or Fiction by Lorna Brown 

Truth or Fiction by Lorna Brown    I read an article a couple of years ago about a father, who cut his teenage daughter’s hair after she got highlights. It was her birthday and her mother treated her to the gift. The girl, I… Continue Reading “Truth or Fiction by Lorna Brown “

Going on an adventure with your characters by Dennis Scheel

Going on an adventure with your characters by Dennis Scheel   Reading a fantastic book, experiencing it with the characters is a feeling like no other. Especially if the voyage being told is a great one, but imagine going on the adventure you’re writing… Continue Reading “Going on an adventure with your characters by Dennis Scheel”

Why I Write for Children– Michele Clark McConnochie

Why I Write for Children– Michele Clark McConnochie According to the late, great and highly prolific Terry Pratchett, “Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.” He certainly should have known; he wrote over 70 novels after all. However, to be brutally… Continue Reading “Why I Write for Children– Michele Clark McConnochie”

How Themes Add impact to a Novel by Evelyn Puerto

  How Themes Add impact to a Novel by Evelyn Puerto   Squeals of glee mixed with a deeper laughter came from the stairs. My four-year-old grandson was playing one of his favorite games with his dad: sliding down the stairs.   He’d want… Continue Reading “How Themes Add impact to a Novel by Evelyn Puerto”

Worldbuilding: Creating fantasy worlds as real as our own by R.J. Vickers

When I was reading The Way of Kings, an epic fantasy by one of the masters of worldbuilding, Brandon Sanderson, I came across something that emphasized how deeply he had thought through his world.

Questions for Kevin Schewe, author of Bad Love Strikes

Questions for Kevin Schewe, author of Bad Love Strikes   Bad Love Strikes is your debut novel. You have a busy and fulfilling career as a radiation oncologist. Why did you decide to write a book? As a preface to my answer, I have… Continue Reading “Questions for Kevin Schewe, author of Bad Love Strikes”