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The Crow King: Chapters 1-3

Chapter One Mist curled over the quiet hills of Vinwen. Somewhere a bird trilled, prophesying the coming dawn, and the sun answered with a ring of gold spilling over the horizon as it peeked at the slumbering world. Lazy clouds drifted by, grey, dappled with faint pinks and yellows. Sitting on the wooden fence, Gwynter[…]

Author Spotlight #4: Kimberly S. Ruff

Kimberly S. Ruff My featured author this month is multi-talented writer, Kimberly S. Ruff! Her credits include a children’s book, romance novels, and her epic fantasy Saving Tir na nOg, inspired by Irish mythology. Learn more about her in this exclusive interview! *** Hi, Kimberly! Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview! To[…]

Author Spotlight #1: Clayton Wood

Clayton Wood is the author of the Runic series, the Fate of Legends series, the Magic of Havenwood series, and the Magic of Magic series. He’s been a computer programmer, graphics designer, martial-arts instructor, and now works in the medical field. He has a wife and three wonderful children. Writing was always Clayton’s passion, but[…]

Book 1 of Paradise: An Apology & a Remedy

When I relaunched the first book in my Paradise series back in February, my goal was to retain its integrity while improving upon the prose. Reformatting, editing, and a new cover were my goals. But I overlooked something crucial. It’s not that the idea didn’t dawn on me. Instead I chose to ignore what I[…]

The Spark of an Idea!

Somehow I’ve always imagined Peter Pan and the Pied Piper as brothers. Their shared tick for snatching children away just fits so well. But I never thought it “out loud” until this week, when it struck like a bolt of lightning – though pleasanter, I suspect. (Though it may be too soon to gauge that.)[…]

A Liar in Paradise – Prologue & Ch. 1

Prologue The Liar Tears seared her eyes. The tires of her Volkswagen Beetle dug into the pavement as she swerved around sharp curves on the mountain road. Hard rock music blared through her sound system, echoing the churning anguish of her soul. As she released the steering wheel to swipe at her tears, the car[…]

October Cove: Chapter 1 & 2

CHAPTER ONE The Corner of Main and Midnight She’d dreamed of the old oak trees again. The ones that stood against the overgrown cemetery on the edge of town. How many years had it been since she visited that horrible old copse? Not since Matt was alive. How long ago was that? Eight years? Nine?[…]

Dear Novelist: To Edit or Not to Edit

DEAR NOVELIST SERIES ISSUE #1: Or when to lock the inner editor in a dungeon guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. Dear Novelist, You are reading this either because: a) You are a writer on a quest to improve your craft, b) You want to see what another writer says on this particular subject, or c)[…]

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