Community-building is a passion of mine–which makes sense, seeing as how it is one of two major concepts addressed in so many of the various features on this blog! As a writer, I have been puzzled for quite some time at the perceived dichotomy between the very personal business of writing and leading a social… Read More Author Spotlight: Lee Murray’s Return
Fine, fine, fine. Yes, I did it again. This week, two questions were submitted to our group of authors, and both of them were inspired, yet again, by the recently completed round of new The X-Files episodes. But yet again, there is nothing paranormal about the answers to either question; one delves once more in… Read More Ask an Author: Double Feature! Writing and Editing, and when Real Life is Stranger than Fiction
I must confess that the title of this feature sounds like an episode of The X-Files probably because of my obsession with the show and its recent revival. Regular Sahar’s Blog readers know that although the show has basically taken over my life in recent days, I’m still sticking to my regular posting schedule, including… Read More Ask an Author: When a Character Comes to Life and Takes Over
A new year is all about new beginnings, so this edition of the Ask an Author feature focuses on the beginnings of our authors. We asked them, quite simply, what inspired them to write their first book. In my case, I was always crafting stories for my sisters and my cousins’ playtime; my Mom, God… Read More Ask an Author: New Year, New Beginnings
Christmas has come and gone, and we are already a whole week into the new year! I hope you had the opportunity to make yourself some great new memories to add to your hopefully already full roster. I have a brand new holiday related memory I added to mine, which was so incredibly insane I… Read More Ask an Author: Making Some Great Holiday Memories
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
When I first read Misplaced, I had been impressed with how Lee Murray managed to not fall into certain painful stereotypes when it came to the story of the disappearance of a teenager’s mom. I was most impressed with the way the author dealt with Adam and Skye’s relationship, as it could have easily fallen… Read More Author Spotlight: Lee Murray
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!