Interview with Brian Cohn, Author of The Last Detective

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Cohn the author of The Last Detective an interesting take on the classic police procedural. Here is the back of the book: Two years since the slicks came to our planet and herded humanity together like cattle, placing us under constant watch in the few cities that remain. […]

A Writer’s Retreat, Pneumonia, Surgery and the Edit Letter

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  The last few weeks have been insanely good and bad. I participated in my first ever writer’s retreat put on by Des Moines Writer’s Workshop which I am a part of. It was a great experience AND I got my edit letter from my publisher on the opening day of the weekend giving me […]

Michelle Hauck’s new book is out. Checkout Faithful!

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  Michelle Hauck’s next volume in the Birth of Saints series is available now! Following Grudging–and with a mix of Terry Goodkind and Bernard Cornwall–religion, witchcraft, and chivalry war in Faithful, the exciting next chapter in Michelle Hauck’s Birth of Saints series!   A world of Fear and death…and those trying to save it. Colina […]

Write On – With Sci-Fi/Fantasy Editor Josephine Hao

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We had the great opportunity today to pick the brain of  editor Josephine Hao as we discuss editing and science fiction/fantasy, one of her specialties. As we find out below there are no magic bullets when it comes to editing a manuscript. Because of your profession, I feel an enormous amount of pressure to produce […]

Interview with Meg Bonney Author of YA Fantasy Novel Everly

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Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Meg Bonney author of Everly, her debut YA fantasy novel to be released by Pandamoon Publishing November 2017 – Meg Bonney is a mother, wife and freelance writer. When she isn’t writing, she is off somewhere obsessing about her favorite TV shows. What was 12-14-year-old Meg Bonney reading? MB: […]

Write On: Matt Coleman – Education in America

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  Today we have the opportunity to mine the wealth of information that longtime educator and author Matt Coleman has accumulated from his sixteen years in the educational system in the state of Arkansas (nine in the classroom). Matt’s debut mystery novel Juggling Kittens released earlier this month from Pandamoon Publishing. The novel’s protagonist is […]

Write On: Military and Armed Forces Discussion with Jeff Messick

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Go check out the latest Write On over on Sarah K. Stephen’s website. She talks with Jeff Messick a nine-year veteran of the USAF about his experience serving the United States of America as a member of the Air Force. It’s a great interview with a wealth of information for writers looking to accurately portray […]

Great Tomes Vol 2 Audiobook Available on Audible

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In the “Dream Come True” department, my story Twenty Steps is available on Audible as an  audiobook as part of the Great Tome of Darkest Horrors and Unspeakable Evils anthology published earlier this year by Bards and Sages. Very surreal hearing my story performed by a voice actor and streaming through my earbuds via my […]

Write On: Schizophrenia. What’s the Frequency?

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There seems to have been a lot of schizophrenia talk popping up lately like in a previous Write On with Dr. Brian Cohn. and a random conversation on the origins of an R.E.M. song I had with Dr. Sarah K. Stephens the other day. I, of course, wanted to delve deeper into the topic so […]

Wonder of Words Panel Takeaways

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Saturday, June 18th a group from the Des Moines Writer’s Workshop(I was a lucky panelist) held a panel at the Wonder of Words Festival in downtown Des Moines, IA. The turnout was fantastic as we talked about the paths to publishing and our personal setbacks and successes. We had about forty people crammed into a […]