This time of year always gives me a jolt. In a good way. There’s so much happening that, when I stop to think about it, humbles me. Flowers are blooming, young animals are exploring my neighborhood, and most important, the sun stays out a little longer each day. This all adds up to the aforementioned… Read More Feeling Inspired?
The Floating Garden is set in 1920s Sydney. The novel was inspired by a friend’s grandmother who was evicted from her house for the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. She survived this upheaval and the 1930s Great Depression by growing flowers and selling them from a suitcase outside a city railway station. In The… Read More The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere
My debut novel was just released, yet I’m already thinking about when it will slide into my publisher’s backlist. Still, I’m thrilled whenever I discover a previously published novel that I missed the first time around. It’s like finding a hidden present under the tree skirt after all the other presents have been opened at… Read More It doesn’t have to be a debut to be new by Randi Triant
A group of writers in the Lesbian Marketing Alliance would like to refute the perception that there are very few books available in the diverse categories of science fiction and fantasy, which also incorporate lesbian characters. To that end, we are offering a free sampler from ten authors, available 4/1 – 4/15/2018. Often, on television or… Read More The Lesfic Sampler by K’Anne Meinel
Yes, we can solve all our problems with six-foot tables, even world peace. I’m surprised no one thought of it before. It was my fairy goddaughter (FGD) who opened my eyes to the concept. She, also a writer, was the one who designated me her fairy godmother, in my opinion a great honor. She was in the… Read More The Amazon Trail: The six-foot table solution by Lee Lynch
Hello! A few weeks back we had a wonderful time interviewing the authors of Dirt Road Books. For those who don’t know, it’s a group of authors who with their combined (about 150 years) experience in writing, editing, and other business pursuits banded together to make their own publishing house. It was wonderful that despite… Read More Interviews by K’Anne Meinel
Imagining Forgiveness There is a lyric in the song, “It’s Quiet Uptown,” from the musical Hamilton, that is so heart-wrenchingly beautiful, my eyes well up with tears nearly every time I hear it. Alexander Hamilton has been estranged from his wife, Eliza, because of his own poor choices. But in the face of monumental grief… Read More Imagining Forgiveness by Heather Blackmore