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Point of View: Diving Into Your Characters

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Writing fascinating, well-rounded characters comes easily to some people. Character traits, past histories, and quirky, unique personalities seem to just flow out of their fingers and onto the page, and every book is a new adventure filled with a fascinating new cast. I am not one of those people. Are you? If you are, you … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Mystery, action, chills, and thrills spiced with romance and desire. ELIZABETH NOBLE lives by the adage “I can’t not write.” She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t make … Read more

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Review: Inheritance – Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Inheritance - Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Genre: Sci-Fi, Near Future, Agripuink Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE INHERITANCE OF THE PAST…OR CAN YOU? Rancher Ruby Barkley and her ex-husband Gabe Ramirez are competing head-to-head for the AgInnovator game show’s new one-shot award, the Ag Superhero. The winner walks away with $3.75 million per year … Read more

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Point of View: Why I’m Leaving Twitter

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In May 2009, I first dipped my toe into an exciting new social media site. OK, so by new I mean three years old at the time – I am rarely an early adopter. I like most of the bugs to be worked out. I started accounts for two of our business directory sites – … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Anne barwell

Anne Barwell

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with kitty siblings Byron and Marigold, who are already running the house and causing havoc.  Anne … Read more

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New Release: Questionable Minds – Fraser Sherman

Questionable Minds - Fraser Sherman

Fraser Sherman has a new historical steampunk mystery book out: Questionable Minds. In Victorian England, 1888, there are those who say Sir Simon Taggart is under the punishment of God. In an England swirling with mentalist powers — levitation, mesmerism, mind-to-mind telegraphy — the baronet is unique, possessed of mental shields that render him immune to … Read more

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Point of View: Writing to Distraction

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There’s a great skit in Portlandia where Fred Armison plays a character working on his computer, getting calls and messages on his cell phone, alerts on his iPad, and “Netflix” style DVDs in the mail, all of which drives him to distraction. It was hilarious at the time. Who would let themselves be sucked into … Read more

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Author Spotlight: J.G. Follansbee

JG. Follansbee

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: J.G. Follansbee is an award-winning writer of thrillers, fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories with climate change themes. An author of maritime history and travel … Read more

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Review: Starman’s Saga – Colin Alexander

Starman's Saga - Colin Alexander

Genre: Sci-Fi, Space Exploration Get It On Amazon About The Book In the year 2069, humanity’s last chance for peace is the first ever interstellar mission. A multi-national crew of the most talented scientists and pilots has been chosen based on their expertise and skill. The final spot aboard the craft is assigned as a … Read more

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Point of View: The Long Fall

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I grew up in the small desert city of Tucson, Arizona. When I was seven or eight, we moved out to the edge of town. And I mean waaay out. The nearest shipping center was at Orange Grove Road, a good 3-4 miles from our house. I still remember vividly the trip to the “microwave … Read more