Fun with History with Lucy Worsley

Since I don't have tv cable, I've recently discovered Lucy Worsley on YouTube and am thoroughly addicted to her BBC programs. She is the "Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and by night a writer of history books." I think the first one I watched was "Jane Austen Behind Closed Doors." https://youtu.be/B7GtgYd5VlQ I can never … Continue reading Fun with History with Lucy Worsley

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Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Today I am delighted to present an interview with a writer acquaintance, Paul Magnan. His debut novel,  Kyu, The Unknown: The Coming of Dis (Book 1) is the first in an urban fantasy series set in an alternate world.   The Territories have been unified for a thousand years, brought together under the sword of Harra … Continue reading Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Indie Author News – Multnomah Co. Library Wants to Read Your Book

I was tipped off to The Library Writers Project just this morning. The Multnomah Co. Library is looking for books by local authors: From October 11 to December 15, 2016, the library will accept submissions from local authors who would like to see their books added to the library’s e-book collection. The book needs to be … Continue reading Indie Author News – Multnomah Co. Library Wants to Read Your Book

A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review

I can't say enough good about "A (Unauthorized) Writer's Guide to Harry Potter." I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this from the author. This is probably the single most engaging book on writing I’ve read. It’s beautifully written, and full of clear direction to take your work further by asking the right … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review

I Do It My Way

I try to write the best books I possibly can, and with my limited free time to devote to writing, it should be no surprise that it takes me a while to finish even a first draft. Once that's done, the revisions and rewrites begin before I allow beta readers to see it. This flies … Continue reading I Do It My Way

WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches

Last weekend I was sick with a cold, and because I was sick I turned on the tv and thereby caught this program about books, WellREAD, on OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).  I’m always excited to find a show about books, and it was doubly exciting to come in on a show discussing books on witches … Continue reading WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches

Russia’s Open Book

Having an insomniac night, and find reading to be of no help in settling my mind, I switched on the tv at 4 o'clock in the morning. After flipping through the handful of channels I get on the antenna (I don't have tv cable) I ran across this on OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting). It's a … Continue reading Russia’s Open Book

Driving with Jane Austen

What? Among the many weird and off-the-wall things that cross my mind, I often play a mental game when I drive. It goes something like this: I pretend Jane Austen is riding shotgun with me, and I get to explain to her the workings of the automobile, traffic, commuting, and we discuss the improvements in … Continue reading Driving with Jane Austen

The Stars Seem So Far Away – Margrét Helgadóttir

I'd like to introduce you to Norwegian-Icelandic writer, Margét Helgadóttir, whose first book, The Stars Seem So Far Away, has just been released through Fox Spirit Books. Congratulations, Margét! Let's talk about the book. What is The Stars Seem So Far Away about? The Stars Seem So Far Away is a story set in a distant … Continue reading The Stars Seem So Far Away – Margrét Helgadóttir

Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction

Today I have a real treat for you guys. I'm delighted to host a guest post by Harry Connolly, author of the Twenty Palaces series, and The Great Way, his new fantasy trilogy. I've been a fan of Harry's for years, and was thrilled to be able to participate in Harry's blog tour. He has … Continue reading Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction