The Spark of an Idea

Breaking News: Scientists have been able to capture the moment life begins, with a bright flash of light as a new life is conceived… Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown … Continued

The Tortoise Two-Step Vs. the Bunny Hop

As the eBook and Print on Demand phenomena hit the scene and began to grow, it created a new industry supporting and advising independent authors . Whenever I heard about a new site, tool, or technique I filed it away … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Author Linda Crowder

Today we’re chatting with talented writer, Linda Crowder. Linda lives with her husband and a variety of happy pets in the wilds of windy Wyoming. Thanks so much for joining us, Linda. Readers are interested in how familiar writers are with … Continued

Character Sketch: Rev. I. Merrill Bishop

This month we are  taking a closer look at the Reverend Doctor I. Merrill Bishop, introduced in A Body in the Belfry. Character Name & brief background: Merrill, born Indigo Merrillanne Rose to hippy parents, has two brothers; older brother … Continued

Chasing the Muse

Every writer is inspired by different things. The ancient Greeks ascribed various muses to the arts;  Thalia was for comedy and pastoral poetry, Terpsichore was dance, and Erato was for love poetry. Lately, my personal muse seems to be Melpomene, the muse of tragedy, because, tragically, … Continued

Fiction Authors are Different

After publishng my first novel, Hollow, in 2012 in the early days of  print-on-demand and digital publishing, I began reading every bit of advice I could get my hands on about promoting independently published books. I tried to faithfully follow all the advice … Continued

Character Sketch: Naidenne Grinager Davidson

Naidenne was most requested to be featured as this month’s Character Sketch. If you want to know more about the background of a character in any of my books, be sure to leave your request in a comment. I will be featuring one … Continued

Second Saturday Author Interview with Angela Carling

Today we are visiting with delightful author, Angela Carling. Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs California, but lives in Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines.  After years of denial she finally admitted that she is a … Continued

Distractions

Before I retired from my day job a few months ago, my weekday hours between eight and five belonged to my employer. I was forced to be organized and focused in order to write in the small amount time belonging to me. I longed … Continued

Publisher’s Imprint: does it matter?

Independent authors have an uphill battle to overcome the perception that we are less legitimate than authors affiliated with traditional publishing houses. Many indies, recognizing that some readers shy away from self-published books, create their own publishing imprint in the hope … Continued

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