Vastine Bondurant – Take That, And That!

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.  — Albert Camus I’m approaching—with caution—a subject that’s on my mind. It’s on my mind a lot. Angst. Angst in our writing. My writing included. Remember as I progress that I said, emphatically: MY WRITING, TOO. All who know me have heard …

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Guest Author Lou Sylvre – Give ‘em hell! Or, Why I Write Hard Times in Vasquez and James

Hello! I’m Lou Sylvre, author of the Vasquez and James books, including latest release in the suspense series, book 4, Saving Sonny James. Before I start out explaining why I’m constantly afflicting them with dread circumstances, let me say thank you to Charlie Cochet for letting me visit the Tea …

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Author Christopher Hawthorne Moss: Where do you get your ideas?

Authors get this question all the time.  Well, so I hear.  I’m an author, of GLBT novels and stories, so just in case anyone ever asks me that, I’m ready.  I discovered with my first novel precisely where the ideas originate. My own experience?  Or perhaps  my fertile imagination?  Those …

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Guest Author Jamie Samms – When Pencil Trumps Keyboard

I tried to come up with a witty topic to post about tonight, but I’m burnt out on editing the fourth Rainbow Alley book, and a down-home farmer book, and trying to finish the second Off Stage book, so I came up a bit blank. But it got me thinking, …

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Guest Authors Noon and Wilder – Tiger Tiger, When Two Write As One

When Rachel and I meet readers and other authors, one of the most common questions we get is, “How do you both write a novel?”  The second most common has to do with specifics: do we write one chapter and then switch off, how often do we talk, how do …

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Guest Author Augusta Li – UK GLBT Fiction Meet: An American Author’s Perspective

I recently had the great pleasure of spending eleven beautiful days in the United Kingdom and attending the UK GLBT Fiction Meet. I explored a lot of the country and visited some beautiful places, but this post will be about the meet itself. If you’re interested in reading more about …

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Guest Author Lane Hayes – Better Than Good

I love romance.  I always have.  Before the advent of Amazon, Goodreads, and electronic readers I would make sure to have a supply of at least ten books (the number is actually higher, but I’ll leave it at ten) on hand at any given time.  And I traveled that way …

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Guest Author: Augusta Li – Creative Inspiration

Hi all! I’m Augusta Li, or Gus to my friends, and I’m happy to be here chatting today. I have an eclectic post for you today about writing, art, costumes, and translating personal experiences into scenes in books. Until recently, all of my published work had been in the fantasy, …

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Guest Author Andrew Q. Gordon – To Happy Ever After or Not

To Happy Ever After or not. Pick up most romance books and you’ll find a Happy Ever After or Happy For Now ending.  I think for many, HEA is part of the definition of the romance genre. But is it the only definition. I confess I knew so little about …

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Guest Author JoAnne Myers

I WAS I was afraid to grow up. Afraid of life. I worried myself to death. It was hard to breathe. Like a fish out of water. Like having asthma. High school was hell-crazy wild. My only plan. Just get up and go. Cant be like mom. She always had …

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