Ils se retournent vers moi ; une questio... Read more of this blog post »
Know Your Market, Zombies and the Reading Dead
Multi-syllabic words are a big turnoff for the Reading Dead. Small words are best, and using a larger typeface can be especially helpful for deceased readers. Plots about “brains,” though somewhat ove... Read more of this blog post »
Here's the link in readiness. If you're anything like me, you love a freebie!
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A porous bor... Read more of this blog post »
During yesterday’s ALA conference, the fabulous Rick Riordan introduced and read aloud a snippet of ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME. If you’d like to watch the video (about 5 minutes!) you can find it here! We announced ARU awhile ago, but I know there’s been lots of questions. Rick wrote this very...Read more of this blog post »
“I’ll knock every gnome’s teeth out with my bare hands!” said Sam. He danced around and pummeled the air in a flurry of practice punches that looked more ridiculous than scary. The leprechaun believed himself to be s... Read more of this blog post »
If you rocked out to electric guitar solos and dive bombs by Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, and the Scorpions ...
Or if you wore out VHS tapes of ET, The Last Starfighter, and The Neverending Story from watching them s... Read more of this blog post »
Now, a few days off and back for the final - what I call Hard Read. Does this book bring to my readers all the excitement and satisfaction I had writing it?
Tr... Read more of this blog post »
If you don't have a copy yet, enter to win my book of stories about parenting, marriage and reaching midlife, "Kissing the Crisis."
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh... Read more of this blog post »
“…writing is as vital as breathing.”
Dawn: Thank you for your invitation,
Theresa Dawn Sinclair, Poet, Author, Lyricist
Author Sinclair Photo © Wendy Smith
Interviewer: Peggy Kopman-Owens
Guest: Dawn Sinclair
Peg: Bonjour, Mme. Sinclair, I am honored to introduce you as the first poet to visi... Read more of this blog post »
Pentyrch, a small village at the foot of the Garth Mountain, close to Taffs Well and Gwaelod y Garth in South Wales, near Cardiff, is typical of many Welsh villages in that it has its fair share of history, and of course, of myths and legends.
Born and brought up in Pentyrch as I was, Mari Ann Cab...Read more of this blog post »
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Thunder and Lightning is coming along and I am hoping to release it in late July. I know it's later than I originally promised but writing this particular book has been more challenging than I expected.
For continuity, I've had to have all five other books open while I wri... Read more of this blog post »
Your favorite color or favorite flower or favorite whatever is supposed to provide clues to your unfiltered self.
But I think I have a more reliable method for putting my finger on someone’s pulse and gleaning what m... Read more of this blog post »
https://player.fm/series/ground-zero-... & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gowPs... Read more of this blog post »
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clot... Read more of this blog post »
Καθώς η νέα μου ερωτική ιστορία εξελίσσεται κατά ένα μεγάλο μέρος στην Αγία Πετρούπολη, ταξιδεύω εδώ και μήνες σ' αυτήν την ονειρική πόλη και μεταφέρω την εικόνα, ακριβώς όπως την αποτύπωσα στο μυαλό μου, και όλο το συναίσθημα που μο... Read more of this blog post »
And, of course, all of the Alban Lake magazines/anthologies that I've been in.
Also, the store still has some of the "Beyond Centauri" and "Hungur" magazines (Sam's Dot Publishing) that I've been in.
Nomadic Deliriu... Read more of this blog post »
Merlins, too, in all their forms, nymph and naiad... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Retcons. Every DC hero gets them, but few have had so many dramatic retcons and changes as Wonder Woman, and fewer still have had so many that violated the character as fans knew and loved her.
In the Lies, Wonder Woman sets to... Read more of this blog post »
Summer holiday reads,
Discover talented new authors!
Let's Have Fun (Volume 1)
Let's Have Fun Vol. 2 (Volume 2)
Let's Have Fun Vol. 3
Have a nice... Read more of this blog post »
I just uploaded a new digital edition of JBF, which contains maps showing his northern and southern routes in Parts 1 and 2.
JBF: https://www.amaz... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday, in the manner of one of the characters from his works, I took Human Pages from my bookshelf, opened it at random and put my finger on the page. The passage was as follo... Read more of this blog post »
You’ve read that correctly! My book The Consequence of Loyalty is free to download today! Get it here http://amzn.co.uk/dp/B071P19HV6
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If you do find time to read it, I’d love if you’d also found time to leave some words on either Amazon or Goodreads! Or just tell me!
I’ve heard the book is absolu...
So, I’m having a whole lot of issue with recent depictions of “historical” dramas. There are major differences between presenting well-known or widely-believed circumstances, and making up personal interactions and motivations that have no basis in the historical record with people...Read more of this blog post »
Category: Historical fiction / SciFi crossover
Rating: PG-13. No sex or violence, but a very high body count, including characters that matter, and a child’s pet.
Doomsday Book is an award-winning* time-travel novel by Connie Willis. It was published in the 90’s, but I only stumbled across it a few...Read more of this blog post »
“Just been to see the doctor,” sighed Cloud.
“Oh dear,” said Forest. “What’s your problem?”
“I’m suffering from severe deja vu,” replied Cloud.
“What did the doctor say?” asked Forest.
Cloud sighed. “‘Didn’t I see you yesterday?'”
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Many people complain about morning people - us "perky" people who get up during daylight hours and function like it's something humans have been made to do through hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Truly the weird people are the night ones.
Tru... Read more of this blog post »
Happiness runs through the crowd like a strong, silent wave, brightening up each face that it passes. There are tears of mirth, there is a giddiness that overcomes all. Smiles, bright ones. But there are tears just as well, the misery of separation shining through the eyes A new bond forged with...Read more of this blog post »
Pantsting: writing by the seat of your pants and letting the story write itself.
Plotting: planning every chapter, every scene and basically write a book with a structure.
This is a widely debated topic among author circles. Should you plot or write by the seat of your pants?
I suppose I should star...Read more of this blog post »
So with the first book published and picking up five-star reviews and great feedback, I can now settle down and get on with writing the second.
It’s an interesting challenge when you revisit the chapter plan that you slaved over a year ago. Some ideas, that made total sense back then, just don’t...Read more of this blog post »
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