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bob-mustin's picture
Jul.11.2013
  This is the first indie author interview from Gridley Fires. We've recently talked to Southern writer, Tom Honea, about his recent novel, A Confluence of Rivers. Tom's epic story of a Mississippi family during the last years of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth is at its...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jul.08.2013
If you don’t know where the English Lakes are, pull out your trusty map of England and look as far north and west as you can. (Go too far, and you’ll end up in Scotland.) To give you an idea of just how beautiful the Lakes are, when Elizabeth Bennett in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jul.05.2013
I've just uploaded a new video to my You Tube Channel, which you can view here.  In this video interview I'm talking to Tony Smith about bringing in the baddie. It's also featured on my publisher's website. There are lots more interviews on my You Tube Channel where I'm discussing many aspects...
david-niall-wilson's picture
May.30.2013
*Author's note* These are excerpts from a book on writing that has been in progress for a long time.  I am working on it steadily now, and will share snippets here as they are created. This segment is the introduction to both my first important novel (important to me) and to my early US Navy...
jane-wilson's picture
May.26.2013
People have so little to do in Dowagiac, they make up stories.  The tales are much more colorful than anything that actually occurs here. When something interesting happens, the real events are eclipsed quite rapidly by rumors that sprout like poison mushrooms, mutating spontaneously into...
david-niall-wilson's picture
May.22.2013
When I started writing seriously, I attacked the challenge of the short story.  The first few times out the gate I remember how difficult it was to hit what I considered the minimum length for a serious story – 2500 words. I worked out characters ahead of time, almost like a role-playing game...
dale-estey's picture
May.18.2013
I have envy for writers who fill hundreds of filing cards to take notes for their novels. I imagine them shuffling the deck and doing marvellous tricks. And I find it impressive when authors have sheets of paper filling their walls, sticky notes posted all over, with lines and arrows and question...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Apr.28.2013
Restful Sunday. Beautiful day with the sunlight flitting in and out between the grey clouds and the garden slowly coming to life little by little after the darkness of the days  finally beginning to slide slowly away from us. Still, it seems that it, the garden, is more hesitant this year than...
jill-jepson's picture
Apr.23.2013
There are places that naturally evoke mystery. Rocky, windswept shores. Dense and shadowy forests. And, perhaps more than any other, swamps. In her novel Swamp, author Karen Yochim skillfully uses the mystery, danger, and lushness of swampland to create a story both realistic and mystical. She...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.16.2013
Well, rarely argue against anything which is free (with the possible exception of advice). This is a great way to get readers acquainted with new authors and new work. And if you enjoy and appreciate what you read - then read more. [DE]     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Free Samples of...