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7 Tips to Writing Character Backstories: Prepare the Cutting Room

John W. Howell asked: You have the most fabulous backstories and histories for your characters. what compels you to develop these backstories? Do you use all of the history and backstories or are some waiting to be employed? Now, I have … Continue reading

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Mythology in the Shadows

Centuries ago The gods and goddesses played Controlling nature Answering mortal questions And punishing at whims A deity for every aspect That life threw into the path Lording over monsters and heroes To teach lessons The beloved fables of their … Continue reading

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About Vampires: Opening Pandora’s Box

By entering the realm of Vampire stories, I’ve been looking into the history of these creatures to see where the Dawn Fangs fit.  At least that was the starting idea that lasted about an hour.  It’s amazing how widespread the … Continue reading

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Ichabod Brooks: A Character with a Long and Mysterious Past

Ichabod Brooks has had a long and exciting life that could fill many books with adventures.  His youthful years were reckless, but he survived and gained the skills that would make him a legend.  The middle of his career showed … Continue reading

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History Meets Fiction: A Requested Tale

Quiall made the following request: “What about taking an individual from the news or history and having them interact with characters from your books.” Now, I wasn’t sure what to do here because I don’t trust myself to do justice … Continue reading

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Now Available: Cursed by the Fountain of Youth by Holly Kelly #fantasy #horror

We’re so thrilled to announce that Cursed by the Fountain of Youth is now available!!! This has been a year in the making. With a blend of true history and legends, you’ll be shocked and thrilled to see the history … Continue reading

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What Inspired ‘The Navigators’ by Dan Alatorre #ASMSG #scifi #timetravel

Today, I have a guest post from Dan Alatorre, the author behind The Navigators.  I asked him to talk about the inspiration for his latest release and he did not disappoint.  Enjoy the post and have fun in the comments. It’s … Continue reading

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