I don't know about you, dear reader, but here summer is finally in full retreat and autumn has arrived. It's my favorite time and also my most creative. The first short story I wrote when I decided to call myself a writer out loud was inspired by this picture: It made me think of an … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals, part III
There's still four weeks for anyone to participate in OOO October's Outta the Drawer Originals and I really hope you guys will help it catch on! This week I have a double post because I was lucky enough to be tagged by Ari Meghlen for a Writer's Tag, created by Ari and Lorraine Ambers. Thanks … Continue reading Writer’s Tag and I’m it!
The only thing scarier to a writer than sharing their work, is sharing work you assume is less than perfect. For this week's offering, I'm sharing some bad poetry. I'm not a poet, but sometimes the feeling hits me to write in verse. Maybe my regular muse takes a break and trades off with her … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals, part II
I interrupt the regularly scheduled FTBC for a special offering. FTBC will return next month. I've been on a alliterative kick lately (for proof see my book website's newest page, Fourth Fridays for Fantasy Foodies) and today is no different. I read a blog post that recommended putting original work out in the world--a frightening … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals
For those of you who don’t know, I have another website dedicated to writing, but I also love to support and promote other indies! Hope you enjoy!
Summer and autumn are battling it out, but I have reason to be grateful. The weather here is finally showing signs of getting nippy and the holiday season is fast approaching. I’ve always thought Halloween was a great way to usher in a period of time full of whimsy and enchantment. I can think of no one better to interview at this time of year than Catherine Green, a writer of paranormal stories filled with the creatures that frighten and fascinate. Her books are sure to get you into the spirit of this coming season!
First things first, what’s the name of your current book?
My most recent published novel is Return of the Vampire Hunter, released December 2017. My most recent book included the short story The Trouble with Wolves (A Redcliffe Short Story) in the anthology Filth – An Anthology for naughty girls with dirty desires.
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I just finished watching The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. A moving story to be sure. I have a soft spot for British period pieces during or about WWII, so it was an easy fit. Except that it wasn't because it had my least favorite trope. My qualm is the dreaded love triangle. I … Continue reading Triangles of Love, like fins on a mermaid
Here's a random fact about me. I really love clever ways of marking the passage of time. Why say, "in a year", when you can say, "when the barren trees are ready for harvest again"? I especially love it when it illustrates a character. Let me explain... Better yet, here are some examples: When a … Continue reading Unique To This Moment, or Telling Time the Fairy Tale Way
I hate exercise. At least I hate the after effects. I'm fine with taking long walks, hiking, and the occasional dance off in my living room. But I really don't like sweating. It's a real handicap when sweat is the proof that exercise is working. After a summer of trying my best to avoid the … Continue reading Trudging up literary hill with Jane Austen
Here’s my earliest memory of Jack the Giant Killer: Confusing, huh? Mickey didn’t set out to kill a giant in either case, and to be honest I don’t think he did. I vaguely remember a giant trussed up like a turkey or maybe hog tied like … Continue reading FTBC–Jack the Giant Killer
Hey Fairytale Feminista Readers! Just a quick post about my other site, booksbyilcruz.com. Check out my interview of fellow fantasy indie writer, Suzanne Rogerson. Suzanne is definitely someone to read especially if you're into epic fantasy and adventure. Enjoy!