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Paula Altenburg

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Paula Altenburg grew up in rural Nova Scotia knowing that at some point in her life she was likely to be a fiction writer. Swapping Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey books with her father guaranteed she wasn’t going to be the next Jane Austen, much to the dismay of her English teacher mother.

A degree in Social Anthropology from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, again meant writing was the logical (meaning only) career path for her, although it did confirm her belief that learning is a life-long experience. She’s taken business courses, writing courses, and physiology of aquatic animals courses, all at the university level and all for fun.

She has worked in the Aerospace industry, although now makes
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Paula Altenburg Hi Marishka, The Demon Lord is a prequel, but was released with Black Widow Demon. It's very short. It can be read after The Demon's Daughter--in fact…moreHi Marishka, The Demon Lord is a prequel, but was released with Black Widow Demon. It's very short. It can be read after The Demon's Daughter--in fact, I'd recommend it. BTW, I'll be re-releasing this series starting this year, under a new title and with some added material. I'll then begin writing new books in the series. Thank you for asking!(less)
Paula Altenburg I sit at the computer for my regularly scheduled time, I give it a sincere try, I make notes, do story-related things, and if nothing happens, I walk …moreI sit at the computer for my regularly scheduled time, I give it a sincere try, I make notes, do story-related things, and if nothing happens, I walk away. Sometimes I need to do other things and let my thoughts percolate.(less)
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On Plotting a Story


 


The best way to sell a book is to write a good book before it. (~Advice from an agent.)


Years ago, when I started writing with the serious intent of being published someday, I was far too impatient to get started and rarely planned. Rather than plotting my story, I decided I was a “pantser” and that my story would fall into place on its own.


I was wrong—really, really wrong. If I don’t plot, it

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“He leaned in and kissed her.
The world didn’t stop dead on its axis. Nothing fell from the sky. It was a gentle meeting of flesh, not a melding of souls. Yet the taste of her lips was everything he remembered, and more. Without moving a muscle—without batting an eyelash—she managed to take ten years of simmering frustration and dissolve them as if they were nothing more than a spoonful of sugar in a pot of hot water.
He straightened. A series of expressions tripped across her face in rapid succession. He caught shellshock, bemusement, and then a faint trace of…sadness.
Definitely not one-sided.
But not what he’d been looking for, either.”
Paula Altenburg, Her Secret Love

“Why do you do this?” she asked.

“Do what?”

“Follow me around. Look at me as if you find me fascinating. Touch me, and say nice things to me. And then, you pull away as if you did nothing at all.” She gave him a self-deprecating smile. “I’ve already agreed to tell you everything I know. There’s no need for these games.”
Paula Altenburg, Her Spy to Have

“Did you have any trouble with Olivia?" she asked....

"Not at all. We had pizza and beer every night and stayed up until midnight watching mixed martial arts in your bedroom. She can really hold her liquor." He slid a sideways glance at Cass, taking his eyes off the road for a fraction of a second. "Yet another way in which she takes after her mother.”
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“Another man’s property or not, Creed could not walk away from this and ignore it. He draped an arm around her and drew her to him so that her cheek rested against his thigh. His other hand stroked the top of her head, his fingers tangling through her soft hair. He was large in comparison to her, and he did not wish for her to be frightened by him again, so he sent a faint tendril of compulsion to belay her fear while he whispered a few nonsensical words of comfort.”
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“Creed must have responded in kind, because with a gasp, she broke off the kiss. Time crawled to a standstill, then shifted to a sprint. Nieve shoved the gun lodged between them into his ribs. His hand still covered hers, and with the well-trained instincts of an assassin, he jerked the gun to the side so that the bullet she fired embedded into the ground, kicking up dirt, and not in his heart.”
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“Her demon had pursued and seduced him. She hoped he hadn’t placed too much importance on that.”
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