Faith here, with a wonderful guest. I met James—and his first book—last year, and fell in love with his character and his story concept, so much so, that I agreed to give him a blurb. Check out BLOOD AND BULLETS (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter book one) Kicking monster ass EVERYWHERE by Kensington. Chatting with James online, I heard his story, and it was so different from what we tell our wannabee-published writers here, that I started planning when we could do a MagicalWords post together. Do NOT stop reading before you get to Q and A number 3. Just sayin’.
Since then, we tried to find time to get together at Cons, but our schedules kept getting in the way. This year will be different, and we have definite diner plans (yes, the hubby knows I go on *dates* with fascinating and gorgeous men) so I can hear [...]
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Okay, many of you know that I work in a middle school. This week we’ve been immersed in statewide testing, which has given me tons of time to write by hand, but almost none on the computer. So today’s blog post, while potentially thought-provoking and compelling (dare I say life-changing? Nah…) is not ready, and probably won’t be until very late. In that case, I’m saving it for next week, and I’m going to offer you a contest instead! With a prize and everything!
One of our friends, the acclaimed short fiction writer Lisa Mantchev, is getting ready to celebrate the release of her first novel, Eyes Like Stars. It’s a thrilling adventure set in the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and [...]
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Last Friday morning, I had the delightful pleasure of being interviewed via webcam by the Dutch Fork High School Beyond the Best Sellers class. I was nervous – I’d never been interviewed that way before! When the connection went through, several of the students growled “Arrrrr!” in their most terrifying piratical fashion, and suddenly I was at ease. They asked me interesting questions about writing, about pirates and about my characters. There was one question that stuck with me. It wasn’t all that unusual of a question, but it stayed with me for days. The student asked me, “Where did you come up with the character of Philip McAvery?”
For those of you who have not read Mad Kestrel (and why not? It’s available in all sorts of places, so run on out and buy a copy. I’ll wait.) McAvery is a good-looking rogue who could be Kestrel’s dream man [...]
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What? You thought I’d get it all done in *one* post????
I have new info! I was the first ever interviewee on a new site. Here is the link!