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POINT OF VIEW: Diving Deeper

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I’ve always said when you stop growing as a writer, your writing dies. We’re like sharks, swimming and swimming to keep that oxygen pumping through our blood. A few years ago, when I first started writing seriously and sold my first story, I was on top of the world. I felt like I had finally … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: J. C. Owens

J. C. Owens

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. C Owens – Writing has always been of the utmost importance to me, often a means of expressing frustration, anger and grief during terrible times in … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Mating the Enemy, by Shea Balik

Mating the Enemy

Shea Balik has a new MM paranormal dystopian romance out in eBook and audio formats: “Mating the Enemy.” Siberian Tiger shifter, Aleksi Rykov, is amused to watch the enemy chasing one of their own, psy, Seth Tilton, until he realizes it’s his mate. Rescuing his mate isn’t difficult for the powerful Alpha but keeping his … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Lessons Across Time

Hazel Coatsworth

My Grandma Hazel was a hoarder. I mean that in the best way. She knew from harsh experience how quickly you could lose it all, and life taught her the importance of valuing every little thing. Born in 1919 the middle of the Spanish Flu pandemic, she was ten years old when the Great Depression … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Steven Valenti

Steven Valenti

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, Steven Valenti – Steven Valenti grew up in South Central Pennsylvania. With inspiration from his 7th grade English teacher, flourishing under her tutelage, a passion for writing … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Qinali Virus, By Valerie J. Mikles

The Qinali Virus

Valerie J. Mikles has a new queer sci fi book out: “The Qinali Virus.” Rage. Poverty. Disease. They’re gone. Every last one. The cost was great. The population has been devastated. But for the survivors, utopia has arrived. Then the suspicious death of a young person forces Amber to question her world like she never … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Making the Cover

Hey all! I’m releasing a new short story – “Chinatown” – next Tuesday, and thought it would be fun to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of how I made the cover. I started with a search for the right images. The story takes place in a future version of San Francisco, where Chinatown is … 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, Elizabeth Noble – Mystery, action, chills, and thrills spiced with romance and desire. ELIZABETH NOBLE lives by the adage “I can’t not write.” Thanks so much, Elizabeth, for joining … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Moving Forward

As of today, Mark and I have been on lockdown for a full month, but I’ve been on writing lockdown for almost half a year. Regular readers of this column will recall that I submitted “Dropnauts” to Pitchwars in late September. My failure to get a single request for the full manuscript sent me into … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jess Faraday

Jess Faraday

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, Jess Faraday – Jess Faraday is an award-winning writer and editor of mystery and suspense. Her first novel, The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, was shortlisted for a … Read more