The Light At Finnigan’s End (Rum Runners, Book 2) Coming 11/5/18

Why haven’t I posted about this sooner? Honestly, I’ve been talking about it so much I thought I had. However, this is my official, official announcement that the sequel to A Shine That Defies the Dark (henceforth to be known also as the first book in the Rum Runners series) will be published on November […]

Author Spotlight: TJ Turner

 Name: TJ Turner Author of: Lincoln’s Bodyguard; Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln’s Bodyguard From: Yellow Springs, OH   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing?  I remember writing a brilliant piece of science fiction, a short story, when I was in about 5th grade (please note the sarcasm here!) I […]

Announcement: The Light at Finnigan’s End (Rum Runners Book 2)

I am so happy to announce that my second book, The Light at Finnigan’s End, is going to be published on November 5, 2018. I am again working with the wonderful team at Changing Tides Publishing and this novel will be a follow up to A Shine That Defies the Dark, as well as #2 […]

Author Spotlight: Lucinda Stein

Name: Lucinda Stein Author of: Jadeite’s Journey (Inkspell Publishing) and Minnie’s Antique & Curiosity Shoppe   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? My first writing was free verse, but after all these years, I couldn’t tell you what I wrote about. I went on to write a novella (to be […]

Writing A Second Novel

Writing a novel is so much pressure. You struggle to come up with a decent concept, struggle with world-building, develop interesting characters that will grow and evolve, make sure there aren’t any unresolved plot points and that you’ve reached the end you envisioned. Next you must edit—remove unnecessary commas, correct misspelled words, replace filtering words, […]

Author Spotlight: Kim Chance

Name:  Kim Chance Author of: Keeper; Seeker (coming Fall 2019) From: Flux Books     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? The first piece of original fiction I remember ever writing was a short story about a girl named Katie and a boy named Barry who fall madly and love […]

Author Spotlight: Brenda Drake

 Name:  Brenda Drake Author of: Analise Rising (coming January, 2019) The Library Jumpers series: Thief of Lies; Guardian of Secrets; Assassin of Truths The Fated series: Touching Fate; Cursing Fate; Seeking Fate (coming June, 2018) Thunderstruck   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I was eight, I believe, and it was a story about […]

Author Spotlight: Barbara Quinn

Name: Barbara Quinn Author of: The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me (Lakewater Press) Speed of Dark; Hard Head (Eternal Press) 36C; Slings and Arrows (DiskUs Publishing)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I started writing early; at five or six years old. I remember my brother and I put […]

Author Spotlight: Gloria Chao

Name: Gloria Chao Author of: American Panda (Simon Pulse) and Misaligned (coming fall 2019)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I remember writing and illustrating a lot of stories as a kid, and here’s a sneak peek at one of them involving a…dun dun dunnn…missing snowglobe!     When […]