I have three chapters left to write in Book Three of my Mara series. Book Three ends with a secret mission, and the stakes are high. In order to get ideas for writing techniques to use to bring out the tension in the final chapters, I revisited Nelson DeMille’s 1980s-era spy thriller The Charm School.…

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Lionel Ruby - The Art of Making Sense

Did your father have a favorite book? Do you have a favorite book which reminds you of your father? What books do you think about on Father’s Day? Those who knew my father may expect my Father’s Day book to be the collected works of William Shakespeare. My father could recite a substantial portion of…

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Book Two of Mara’s series is available in paperback here and as an eBook here. Throughout five years at a strict boarding school, Mara has turned to her friend Annie-Rose for comfort. Now Annie has disappeared. Mara teams up with two other students – bold Gretchen and soft-spoken Ginny — to find her missing friend.…

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I was honored to have the opportunity to talk with author Tallulah van der Made about her life, her writing process and her book Keyflame! Please tell me about Keyflame. It’s a love story with fantasy elements set in a small town in South Africa. The main character goes there to study but soon finds…

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When I decided to self-publish my series Mara of the League, I found lots of internet articles on how to create a book. Nevertheless, although there was a great deal of information available, I still found it challenging to figure out exactly what actions were required and what order to take them in. I would…

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I am honored to introduce Peter J. Berman, author of Vengeance of Hope! Let’s start with Vengeance of Hope — Berman summarizes his plot as follows: What Silrith Alfwyn does know is that she is heir to the throne of Bennvika. What she doesn’t know is that her peaceful world is about to be turned upside down and…

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I am honored to introduce Taylor White, whose book Witch’s Sorrow appeared in April 2019. White offers a different flavor of fantasy from the one presented in Crannock Dale — her work takes place in a contemporary European setting, with a modern-day paladin in search of a missing wolf. Learn more or purchase on Amazon.

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