What’s the Relationship?

What’s the relationship between these two characters? Most people would say a grandfather and grandchild, but I’m imagining a great-grandfather with his great-grandchild. In my YA mystery, my main character’s great-grandfather is a major influence within her dad’s family. Another character was raised by his great-grandfather until he was eight years old. I only met… Continue Reading →

In Memoriam

At a writing conference I attended a few years ago, James L. Rubart mentioned that one of his characters was based on a real person he knew. He took that real person, and without any changes, plopped him into his novel as a character. I don’t have the courage to do that to anyone I… Continue Reading →

Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Giveaway! To celebrate the publication of my YA mystery short story, “A Rose from the Ashes” in┬áChristmas fiction off the beaten path, I am holding a giveaway! Below are photos of the two prize packages. To enter, just leave comment on this post. It can be as simple as “I’m in!”. The giveaway runs from… Continue Reading →

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