Characters That Keep It Real

by Tracy Clark I just gave my first author presentations on craft, one on writing settings and one on building book people (characters). I think I did okay. I hope I did. But I’m a writer, not Mr. Chips, so things might have been a little, you know, shaky. I put the presentation together (with...

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WHEN FICTION CROSSES THE LINE

by Chris Goff Recently I read a Soapbox article in Publisher’s Weekly that gave me pause. Entitled Let Fiction Be Fiction, in it the author tackles the question of who gets to tell which stories.  The author’s debut novel, Other People’s Children, tells the story of a couple who, after...

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THE QUICKSAND EPISODE

by Lisa Black Young people today must have no idea why children of the 1970s had an irrational fear of quicksand—the colloidal of saturated loose sand by which one would die slowly and inexorably without hope of rescue. Even though it is impossible for a human to actually drown in quicksand, any...

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CHRIS HOLM GOES ROGUE

Chris Holm. Tess Gerritsen calls Child Zero “a terrifying look at a world gone mad and the possible plagues to come.” Once a molecular biologist with a patent to his name, Chris's novels are not only award winning, they're addictive! Gayle Lynds: A big excited welcome to Chris Holm,...

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WILLIAM MAZ GOES ROGUE

KJ Howe: Spies, history, intrigue—and a love story. The perfect elements in a novel set in historical Eastern Europe by a talented debut author with the ideal backstory for this book. Welcome to Rogue Women, William! By William Maz The Bucharest Dossier has been described as a love story inside a...

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