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I just returned from the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake and I have to say I am so glad I chose to go this year. This was one of the best Cons I've been to in awhile. Granted I really haven't been to that many but the one thing I've learned from any of them is that its the people who are...
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It starts as any author knows with the spark of an idea that, if we're lucky, flourishes into a full blown novel. I had the idea for Demon Hunter about 4 years ago. It grabbed me by the throat and demanded to be born. The first in the series The Chosen One took me about a year to write and edit...
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3 For Italy “La Dolce Vita!” By Cynthia Vespia pt  I Rome There are some things in life that just have to be experienced firsthand. A trip to the old country was one of those experiences. So with my father Charlie, and my friend Kelly in tow, we took off on the morning of March 14th 2007...
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Have you ever had a dream? Have you every wanted something so much that you exhausted yourself in the pursuit of it only to find that your efforts are in vain? Bleak I know. I'm trying not to be that person, I'm trying to be positive...look on the bright side, etc. But damn I'm exhausted and...
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Aspen Mountain Press is turning 5. In honor of the celebration we are holding a whirlwind blogging experience! Aspen Mountain Press is the home of my fantasy series DEMON HUNTER.The Chosen One debuted in September of 2009. It is the tale of a nobody who becomes a somebody in the bloodiest of...
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These are tough, telling times. The economy is making everything more difficult, including eating healthy ... or is it? Going through the drive-thru doesn't have to mean heading to an early grave. The fast food industry has recognized America's efforts to make better food choices. Most -- if not...
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This article is for the busy, yet sedentary, individual. Being a writer myself, I know the demands of the professional world and that it keeps your butt in the chair for hour upon hour. Couple that with the 9-5 to pay the bills, obligations to family and friends -- even kids (God bless you moms and...
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You ask of loss. I've known loss as a companion since I was very young. Loss has been a part of my world that I've had to adapt to many times over. Always with a different face but inevitably the same recurring pain. Something has been lost. Most recently I lost myself. Over the years I endured a...
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The Crescent (soon to be a major motion picture)
The Golden Globes just passed and two of the award categories were Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. I haven't yet written an original screenplay but after adapting my novel The Crescent into screenplay format I can say that writing a novel and writing a screenplay are two very...
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FIRE  Many images come to mind. Initially you'd think of burning, risk, pain, maybe even death. But that's only one element of fire...the physical kind. When mankind first discovered fire it was revered like a god. These days we use it to cook, sterilize, warm up, etc but I'd like to talk about...
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Below is one of my favorite inspirational poems. Don't QuitAuthor unknown When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit,...
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A Writer at Work
I write fiction. I love it. I write contemporary thrillers and just finished writing the 3rd chapter in my trilogy of terror, Demon Hunter.  But why?  I read a quote once, went something like this: "It Has Been Said That Every Writer Without Exception Is A Masochist, Sadist, Peeping Tom (or...
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I recently did a guest blog on Book Chick City where I discussed the elements of characterization. Read the blog and comment for your chance to WIN A FREE COPY of DEMON HUNTER: THE CHOSEN ONE! Just in time for the Holidaze!!! http://www.bookchickcity.com/2009/12/guest-author-note-on-...
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Read the new interview at Love Books and More and comment for your chance to win a dual sided bookmark and a mini dragon statue in honor of the release of DEMON HUNTER: SEEK & DESTROY where dragons are prominently featured. Follow the link:http://lovesbooksandmore.blogspot.com/2009/11/welcome-...
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Demon Hunter is steadily rising and has made the grade at number 3 at Fictionwise for Aspen Mountain Press! Strive to be numero uno!! Follow the link for an exciting new excerpt and an incredible 30% savings: DEMON HUNTER AT FICTIONWISE -Cynthia www.CynthiaVespia.com DEMON HUNTER NOW...
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