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
Name: Kate Akhtar-Khavari Blog: kate in the classroom Her favorite post: tbd There are a lot of girls out there who are trying to break into the style blogging world that is has become important for bloggers to create a brand that is both broad enough to appeal to a wide audience while at the… Read More Blog Review: ‘kate in the classroom’ by Kate
One of the first names on my list of authors to be part of the Author Spotlight feature was that of Ripley Patton, whose PSS Chronicles is a series to look out for a couple of reasons. The first has to do with the way she has been financing so many steps of the way… Read More Author Spotlight: Ripley Patton
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
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
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
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