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terry-spear's picture
Jan.02.2014
  I'm still editing the book, but it's done! I wrote it, THE END. I love it when that happens. This has been a fun story to write. Lots different than writing about wolves and jaguar shifters. For one thing, it's a YA  so no sex, and when the dragon shifter fae shift, they...
terry-spear's picture
Nov.16.2013
Don’t just stand around doing nothing. Break out! And do something! Just… do it! Don’t you agree? I'm behind on posting blogs--had to take off a few days so that I could finish up Jaguar Hunt edits, and finish writing A Highland Wolf Christmas. Writing THE END is always so satisfying, just like...
scott-hungerford's picture
Oct.02.2013
It's been an interesting ride so far on the Kindle publishing program - and I wanted to share what I've learned about analytics and keywords on Amazon. As a little about my own background, I've worked in the computer games and hobby games industries for about twenty years now, on...
barry-eva's picture
Oct.01.2013
Today’s guest is Douglas E. Richards New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike. He has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science...
scott-hungerford's picture
Sep.30.2013
Today my first novel for Kindle is up this morning on Amazon.com!  Wish is a YA novel set in a world where the tales of the Arabian Nights have come to modern-day Seattle! Shea is the daughter of Nia, a scholar and reformed temple thief, and Eve, an assassin in the service of the Sultan...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.29.2013
A couple of notes here for writers:   The most recent episode of Publisher's Weekly gives a veritable mathematic analysis of what's being sold in books lately, particularly print books. So - bottom line? Juvenile and YA are decreasing in sales. Mystery and suspense are selling well...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
Sep.28.2013
An interesting article penned by Darren Shan: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...n-8844103.html Horror author Darren Shan has claimed that publishers of books for young adults have a no-sex policy, believing it will turn off teenage readers.  The writer behind Cirque du Freak and the...
scott-hungerford's picture
Sep.18.2013
Early on in my writing career, largely due to the influences of writers like Charles de Lint, Ursula Le Guin and Emma Bull, I really enjoyed writing coming-of-age stories with an urban fantasy angle  The late teenage years seems to me like a really good time to start a protagonist...
barry-eva's picture
Sep.17.2013
Despite a storm causing severe program interruptions during tonight’s show, my guest Dina von Lowencraft managed to get through the show and towards the end without line interruption. Mind you, the fact that Dina is in Belgium and it was gone midnight there, alone was a challenge, but in the end...
scott-hungerford's picture
Sep.04.2013
I started writing novels back about fifteen years ago, but only got into the real game of conventions, professional queries and agent pitching a few years ago at Writer's Weekend here in Seattle back around 2006 or so.  While I initially made some great contacts in New York with my earlier...