Second Key to Publishing

Last week, I wrote about what I see as the first key to publishing, researching the industry. This week, I’m discussing the second key to publishing, networking. I don’t really like the tern “networking”. Although it refers to professional relationships, it still sounds cold and a bit predatory. So when networking, not only should we… Continue Reading →

Book Release and Book Deal

Just in time for the holidays, here’s a book release and book deal! I have a new short story releasing in a new anthology! Ohio Trail Mix is an anthology of five short stories, all inspired by literary sites found in Ohio. Ohio is full of literary connections. Libraries, museums, homes of authors, historical sites…. Continue Reading →

Writing Tip — Guest Blogger, Michelle L. Levigne

Michelle L. Levigne has returned to talk about her steampunk story in Christmas fiction off the beaten path. Welcome back, Michelle! What inspired you to write “Crystal Christmas”, a steampunk story set in Cleveland, 1878? Spend enough time with characters and they feel like friends. I want their story to keep going.  “Crystal Christmas” is the next… Continue Reading →

Mixing History and Fantasy, Part 1

I have yet another new author to introduce to you this month. Betty Kulich has a novella in the same anthology my inverse mystery short story “Bovine” appears in, Ohio Trail Mix. Her story, “The Mask”, is genre-bending, mixing history and fantasy. Tell us all about your story, Betty! How can someone write creative fiction… Continue Reading →

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