A writer discovers characters by inspiration or by accident. Their stories are so incredible or inspirational they must be shared. The blessing of imagination allows characters to share their personal histories with the writer who becomes the ghostwriter. As a writer of historical fiction, my research requires discovering descriptions, timelines, and eye-witness accounts of real-life … More Character History: Research and Organizational Tips
So proud to share my interview with Story Circle Network’s, Pat Bean. Learn more about me and Story Circle Network here:
In the consciousness of morning, but with my eyes still closed, I prayed to Daddy God about my concerns. A vision of a his hand emerged from warm shades of light. His white-robed arm reached across the oak-stained table toward my child-sized hand and gently covered it.
If you’ve read and enjoyed my historical fiction series, I’ve created a closed Facebook fan group. Those in the group can discuss favorite scenes, characters, and even what you didn’t like. I can share research, recipes, and what I’ve learned about the time period. You will have the first sneak peeks at future books in … More Dangerous Loyalties series Fans
That One Moment, is a contemporary, romantic suspense with a plot that kept my interest! I’m not generally a fan of romance, but Patty Wiseman has created a believable character in Ricki Sheridan. She is a Game Warden with a tough persona, strong sense of duty, and an independent spirit. But Ricki has a weakness. … More That One Moment-Book Review
The excitement of having books published these days wanes as a certain entity no longer allows family and friends to post reviews. For authors who publish with small press or self-publish, family and friends are the first readers. They desire to post honest reviews. Unfortunately, unethical authors have ruined this venue for everyone. I understand … More Review Options for Indy Authors
Marketing is hard for introverted novelists … More Observations from an Introverted Novelist
Remember the joy of learning you would be a parent? You dreamed of your child’s future. Maybe you figured out how old you would be when your child graduated from high school. But what if, by the time your daughter was seven-years-old, she was screaming, “I want to die.” This happened to Charity Marie. “Time … More Bad Parenting Day?
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There is a niche for readers who like quick reads and for writers who love creating shorter than normal stories. A blog called, The Drabble, offers the challenge of writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry of 100 words or less. Give it a try. My story was inspired by a co-worker in Branson Mo. who was … More About My Drabble