The Whole Story of How Made Safe Found a Publisher

Here is the full story of Made Safe’s publishing journey. So far… Listen, folks, if you don’t have some guts you won’t get published. I found that out early on. Around five or so years ago I made a conscious decision to stop thinking about …

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Interview with Des Moines Writer’s Workshop founder Beth Burgmeyer

Beth Burgmeyer writes upmarket and women’s fiction. She loves to write about real life, about characters who are struggling with serious, life changing issues. Beth has several completed manuscripts and is starting the process of querying literary agents. Several of her manuscripts have finaled and placed in …

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The Bechdel Test and why I’m an asshole

I went to Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens yesterday and for many reasons, I am very interested in strong female characters in film and fiction. A big one on the top of my mind is the imminent arrival of my daughter(due date of …

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My Crime Novel Made Safe has found a home!

The short of it. Made Safe has found a publisher!   Pandamoon Publishing has acquired my crime novel Made Safe! It’s been a crazy few weeks but expect to see it published in summer 2016. Here is part of the official release.   Pandamoon Publishing is …

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Feast of Mages – Thirteen thousand words

I am thirteen thousand words into my epic fantasy novel which I am tentatively calling Feast of Mages and as a pantser   but that is ok. Some things I’ve had to world build so far include city governance, disposal of bodies, religion, food supply, …

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Writing Fantasy

My passion for reading exploded in the fifth grade when our local bookmobile(do other places have those?), a converted camper filled with books from the local library, brought the first book in the Dragonlance Chronicles to our classroom. I read that book and the third …

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#Pitchwars Mentees Selected…

I didn’t get selected for #Pitchwars but I cannot complain. I got one partial request and got to dream for two weeks with a thousand or so of my writer friends. Here are the awesome writers who got selected. That’s the bad news. But not …

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