A secret project for Small Town Witch has been in the works behind the scenes. I wrote the script for a bonus story in comic strip form, and artist Captain…
Today is the last day to download Small Town Witch for free on Amazon! I have two more free Kindle Select days left, but it will be at least a…
Today is your chance to download Small Town Witch from Amazon for free! Go to the Kindle page to get it before the end of Monday! I held it carefully…
Tomorrow and Monday, Small Town Witch is available on Amazon as a free Kindle download! If you’ve been waiting to check out the story, now is your chance!
I’ve talked about the characters, how I wrote the story, and even shared a deleted scene from the novel. But what else is there to learn about this story? These are the top five secrets behind Small Town Witch. (more…)
I asked some questions about Nadine Ducca's new book, Serving Time. These are her answers. What is your story about? When interplanetary pilot and smuggler Tristan Cross decides to do good…
I have been religious for my whole life, and my faith is important to me. It’s as much a part of me as anything else, and it’s especially important when I make decisions about how I live. I want the things that I do to honor the gods and show my respect for their creations. You will not hear me talk about this very often, though. My spirituality is very personal for me, and very private.
More to the point, though, I do not think that a story is a good place for religion. Of course there are characters for whom religion is important, and it may affect them in good or bad ways. And creating religions is a personal favorite of mine for world building. A story should also reflect the ethics and philosophy of the author in certain ways. But a story is a very bad place to preach about ideas, religious or otherwise. (more…)
In addition to my interview with author Jimena Novaro about being a writer, I asked her some questions about her current story, The Withering Sword. These are her answers. Tell me…
In some corner of my mind I always knew I would be a writer. I started
writing stories as soon as I could write; they just seemed to come out of
me. At first I only wrote to entertain myself, because what can be more
fun than opening up a window to another world and watching characters go
around doing whatever I told them to?
I wrote my first “book” when I was nine for the pure pleasure of pouring
words onto a page. That novel was so incoherent that the protagonists
defeated the villain with pancakes, but every day I sat down and wrote
another few pages in awful handwriting until I finished it. This made me
realize that I could write novels. Tons of them. So for the rest of my
life, I’ve never stopped, even though I never even considered publication
seriously until about three years ago. (more…)
From Small Town Witch, chapter 4: It takes a certain amount of concentration to fly on a broomstick, especially because I live in an area known for very large trees. I…
The Kindle ebook of Small Town Witch can be found on Amazon.com here! The paperback is still pending. I think it's also slowly congregating on other Amazon sites. It's KDP…