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Kaylyn Marie Dunn

I can’t really remember when I started writing. Or when I began reading. I do remember for a really long time, I hated them both. I would like to say that writing, or even reading, came naturally to me. I would like to say… Continue Reading “Kaylyn Marie Dunn”

Write what you know: the naked author by Clare Scopes

The advice is to write what you know. I wrote a novel about a twenty-something-year-old woman in 1938 America struggling to become an animator in a man’s world. But do I know enough to write convincingly? I’m Australian. Born in 1967. And not an… Continue Reading “Write what you know: the naked author by Clare Scopes”

Interview With Cheryl Wilder

What’s your favorite thing you have written? I wrote an essay, “Where Are We Going After This?” centered around the last hours of my mom’s life. To me, the essay memorializes her and my relationship. I was honored to be with her when she… Continue Reading “Interview With Cheryl Wilder”

THE BIRD THAT SANG IN COLOR by Grace Mattioli

The Bird that Sang in Color is the story of a woman who creates the life she always wanted and then leaves it behind when she discovers the secret to living free. Donna, in her early teens, decides that having a fulfilling life is… Continue Reading “THE BIRD THAT SANG IN COLOR by Grace Mattioli”

Betty P. Notzon

My love of words started with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Watching his speeches on TV as a little girl, I was bowled over by the big words he used. Words, I suspect, like deficit, congressional inquiry, and fiscal responsibility, words still being heard in… Continue Reading “Betty P. Notzon”

South America and Iron Spires over the White CitY by Joseph Rollins

My favorite question at book readings is why I chose Colombia for the setting of my Victorian-era steampunk novel. After opening in London, the main characters travel to New Grenada, the colonial name for the northwest corner of South America. The story progresses from… Continue Reading “South America and Iron Spires over the White CitY by Joseph Rollins”

Fat Books, Tolkien, and Resurrection Power by Michael Jack Webb

I can’t help myself—I write “fat” books! I’ve tried to write books under one hundred thousand words, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to lose the weight. My very first novel started out at over two hundred thousand words—and became… Continue Reading “Fat Books, Tolkien, and Resurrection Power by Michael Jack Webb”

Following Hollywood on location by Richard Starks

Write what you know. That’s one of the rules for creating good fiction, so as much as possible you should draw on your own first-hand experiences. Not easy to do when you’re writing historical fiction (unless you’re two hundred years old), in which case… Continue Reading “Following Hollywood on location by Richard Starks”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published by Michael Jack Webb

            Okay, it’s not really “funny.”             I began brainstorming about becoming an author in my mother’s womb. As a child, I loved to make up and tell fanciful, exciting stories, or act them out. A couple of the kids I grew up with… Continue Reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published by Michael Jack Webb”