Author Eden Baylee Talks About Kindle Worlds and Her Lei Crime Series

I’m always intrigued by what inspires and motivates authors to write their stories. My own inspiration is typically elusive vapor, which I’ve found is also true with some of my author friends. Other authors write with clear intention, with an obvious link to their initial inspiration. Today I’m asking Eden Baylee – one of my favorite authors – the inspiration question. Before we get to that, I’ll introduce you to the woman behind the words. Read More …

Good, Evil, and Hope – FRACTURED EDEN by Steven Gossington

When a doctor loses everything and is forced to start over, he finds himself in a strange town filled with addiction and mental illness. Now he must find a way to survive his dark and deadly patients … Dr. Aaron Rovsing, Family Practice Physician, is fired from his medical practice in Connecticut because of alleged incompetence. After he flees and starts over in a town in East Texas, he discovers that things are not as Read More …

FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS – You Gotta Believe Me? A Photo, A Song, A Story

I have two addictions – books and music – and the two often intertwine in unexpected ways. Often the story is already in motion, the characters set, when a connection to a song occurs to me. Occasionally, though, the song pops into my head first, with a story to follow, unrelated to the song, but driven by it just the same. The latter is exactly what happened with one of my stories for Triptychs, the Read More …

#FridayReads – FLING! by Lily Iona Mackenzie – Take A Romp Through Mexico

Friday Reads Featured Book Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams? When ninety-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother’s ashes, lost there seventy years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently Read More …

#MondayBlogs: My Native American Journey To Supernatural Suspense

Writing a book can be a fascinating and surprising journey. One story can have multiple inspirations; a news article, a snippet of conversation, a photograph, an unrelated day trip, a song. All these influences bounce around together in my mind, inadvertently creating a spark that ignites into an unexpected and impossible to ignore world of characters with a unique story to tell. At the time, I’m not aware that it’s happening. Often, when I sit Read More …

The Factory: Fiction Inspired By Reality

I set all of my novels in areas I’ve lived in. I need that familiarity to create the realism. Setting a novel in Hawaii or Montana would be impossible for me, since I’ve never been there. Each state has it’s own unique culture, so that even states I’ve visited but haven’t lived in would be difficult to fully capture. I also like to use actual neighborhoods as a base. If you live in Massachusetts or Read More …

Bloody Gang Wars, Supernatural Influence, and Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart

Today I’m turning my blog over to fellow author Keith Steinbaum. He’s written an intriguing piece to share with us today. Enjoy. 🙂 As a professional lyricist, I co-wrote songs that have been heard in many countries. I am also a published poet, having had several of my works appear in various anthologies, including Poetic Voices of America, Ten Years of Excellence, Tomorrow Never Knows, and Meditations. In 2002, I received an International Poet of Read More …