Christmas is around the corner, and I hope all you readers (and authors!) are doing well with holiday preparations well on their way, preferably without and hitch! We aren’t Christian but we always hold a little commemorative dinner in honor of this special occasion, which we will be doing again, albeit on a (very) small… Read More Ask an Author: Keeping Hope for a Better Future during Tough Times
Starting a new feature on a blog is a lot like planting a seed. You have to nurture it, take care of it, but also give it the room to grow and prosper. When I first started the Ask an Author feature on this blog, I wanted the world to get to know some pretty… Read More Ask An Author: Celebrating Twenty Editions
With the autumn solstice behind us, the nights are becoming visibly longer in North America. This usually means the need for more sleep. For a writer, this can be both a disadvantage or a blessing; the decreased number of hours during which we can write can be easily made up in one dream-filled night. Which… Read More Ask An Author: Writers and Their Dreams
The best authors write about what they know. Over the last couple of weeks, I have gotten a pretty close look at what a major illness can do to a family. I don’t think I know nearly enough about it yet to write about it, so I decided to ask my writer friends some questions… Read More Ask An Author: Healing Reads
For some of reason, many readers have been curious about the habits the authors featured on Ask an Author have adopted over the years both with regards to their writing as well as to their general life. I would like to think it’s because our cabal has gained a certain notoriety, but then again it… Read More Ask An Author: Dog or cat? Tea or coffee?
Although many of our authors are completing some major projects this month, some of them are in a place of (relative) relaxation—Catherine, for one, published her latest book in August, Shards of Ice, a science fiction Romance which is available on Amazon and Smashwords. A big congratulations to her! This does bring to the forefront… Read More Ask An Author: Anything to Grab a Reader’s Attention!
There are some exciting things happening for our authors this month! One of them had her book featured in a mid-size, national level newsletter, which just might boost sales (always a good thing). Another one submitted a manuscript for a sequel to a publisher. Another one finished a manuscript and is now in the process… Read More Ask An Author: Eight Hours before a Big Deadline
As previously mentioned, one of the way authors improve their craft is by reading—a lot. Most authors are first and foremost avid readers, and have to deal with the reality of painful necks and shoulders or too heavy suitcases all the time. Since they have been introduced, electronic readers seem to have cause quite a… Read More Ask An Author: Is It About the Reading or the Reader?
One of the way authors improve their craft is by reading—a lot. It helps that most authors are first and foremost avid readers! A couple of fans of the “Ask an Author” feature were both hoping for new titles to add to their own “to be read” list as well as insight into the authors… Read More Ask An Author: You Write What You Read
Sometimes you just have to go back to basics. The question for this, the eleventh edition of the “Ask an Author” feature is one they have been often asked, but one our readers were also interested to know about: When did you first start writing? What was your first book, and when did you finish… Read More Ask An Author: Going for the Basics