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 […]

What Do I Really Know? aka- Queen of the Underqualified?

I opened my email and there it was. My first invitation to appear, as an author, and give a presentation. My mind immediately filled with images of myself, microphone in hand, perhaps nestled into a cozy leather chair on stage as I gaze upon those who’ve come to listen intently to the carefully crafted bit of […]

Author Spotlight: Jeri Baird

  Name: Jeri Baird Author of: Tokens and Omens; Curses and Warfare (Jolly Fish Press) Upcoming:  Barnabas and Bird Run Away From the Circus     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In grade school, I was obsessed with writing stories where I flew to Mars. But my first attempt […]

On Cocky Novels, Cocky Authors and #Cockygate

Something happened over the weekend. Actually the “happening” of it has been in the works for a while, it was the “blowing up” of the situation that happened this weekend. As a disclaimer, let me say that I don’t believe I’ve read or typed the word “cocky” so much in such a short span of […]

Author Spotlight: Victoria Gilbert

Name: Victoria Gilbert  Author of: The Blue Ridge Library Mystery series Book One: A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS (out now) Book Two: SHELVED UNDER MURDER (July 2018), Book Three: PAST DUE FOR MURDER (early 2019) From: Crooked Lane Books   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? As soon as I […]