I demand historical accuracy of my alternate-Europe: its geography, social constructs, and history may differ somewhat from the real world, but the background is as correct as my research allows. (And my interpretation of that research, of course.) But this conversation between two characters in the work-in-progress, Empire’s Reckoning, led me down a research path … More Of Bere and Beer
Sticky notes decorate the frame of my external screen like mustard fields in flower seen from a plane. … More A Writer’s Life…or at least a morning.
Say ‘ancient Rome’ and you have my attention immediately. … More Antonius, Son of Rome, by Brook Allen: A Review
An ideal summer read, a few hours of delightful escapism, and iwritten with a deft hand. … More Beauregard and the Beast, by Evie Drae
Words have the power to bring about healing if allowed to flow out of a painful or confusing situation … More The Healing Power of Words: Audrey Semprum on finding your way through writing.
I published my first book at the age of 61. So what took me so long? Fear and self-doubt. … More Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt: J.C. Salazar on the journey to become a writer.
What was Dianna Hammond to think when she awoke one September morning after a dream with a title, characters and story arc in her head? … More You May Say that I’m a Dreamer
The relationship between cats and writers is as old as writing and domesticated cats. … More In our arts we find our bliss
I realized I wanted to write. And if I didn’t have some semblance of writing in my life I’d be unhappy. It was a revelation. … More Critical Learnings: Eileen Curley Hammond on becoming an author after 60.
I AM THE PAIN. I LEARN THE PAIN. I DEAL WITH THE PAIN. … More Deal with the Pain