Tag: Guest Blog

Writing From a Hotspot by Kristin Fouquet

It was the third month into the beginning of the Roaring 2020s, and New Orleanians were coming down off the high of a lively Carnival season when the devastating news broke. Our beloved holiday, Mardi Gras, had been a COVID-19 superspreader event. Along with… Continue Reading “Writing From a Hotspot by Kristin Fouquet”

How Homeschooling My Kids Led To A New Book by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

I’ve been professionally writing for about as long as I’ve been homeschooling. With over a decade under my belt, it seems silly now that I didn’t plan to write about this parallel journey.  

Pantsing versus Plotting by B. T. Polcari

Pantsing versus Plotting There is no right or wrong way to write a novel, but when two authors meet and chat for the first time, invariably the question is asked: Are you a pantser or a plotter?

Two Memories Are Better Than One: The unique experience of writing a memoir with my husband

In our book The Backpack Years, my husband James and I wrote two parallel, intertwining memoirs. After hearing about our project, many people jokingly ask if we are still married. Yes, we are still married, and it was an amazing experience. The process of… Continue Reading “Two Memories Are Better Than One: The unique experience of writing a memoir with my husband”

My Book by Sherri Moshman-Paganos

In Step Lively: New York City Tales of Love and Change, I wanted to paint a picture of New York City back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, a time still so engraved in my memory. Against the backdrop of Manhattan, a young… Continue Reading “My Book by Sherri Moshman-Paganos”

Go Deep By Cathryn Vogeley

“I can’t publish a book. I’m not a real writer,” I said to my peers when they pushed me to publish. I discovered a passion for writing after retiring from four decades of nursing. Classes for beginners such as Bones of Storytelling with details… Continue Reading “Go Deep By Cathryn Vogeley”

How did The Short Story Collective come about? by Andrew Innes

The greatest trick the writer ever pulled off was to convince the reader that the worlds and images painted within the mind through the written word are real. Perhaps the second greatest trick was to convince them that this all came about through some… Continue Reading “How did The Short Story Collective come about? by Andrew Innes”

THE PATHS OF GLORY by Mary M. Schmidt

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r,          And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’ inevitable hour.          The paths of glory lead but to the grave.                               …Thomas Gray    November 22, 1963:  I was all of 17, a… Continue Reading “THE PATHS OF GLORY by Mary M. Schmidt”

Interview with Hamour Baika

Where did you get your idea for your book? This story was inspired by the song Hotel by Tori Amos: A chance encounter in a hotel turns into a romantic experience, which leads to a breakage point, and the protagonist finds themselves at the… Continue Reading “Interview with Hamour Baika”