I was a total greenhorn when I started writing my first novel in May 2012. The trigger was that I simply couldn’t find a historical novel about the Isle of Elba (except relating to Napoleon’s brief exile there) while enjoying a fascinating hiking tour. Seeing the cave where the exiled hermit San Cerbone lived became the anchor point for a tale that began to grow in my imagination. And I started typing…
Now it’s published, and I dared to ask myself what it all cost – not counting, of course, all the time and emotional energy I invested over these last six years. What would you guess? Continue reading “How much does it cost to research, write and self-publish a novel?”
Time for another chat with a budding author. This time he’s from the opposite end of the world to me. J.B. Reynolds lives in rural Northland, in the very north of North Island, New Zealand.
He is currently working on Continue reading “Chat with Jody Reynolds”
Hailing from Minnesota, Trin Carl enjoys the outdoors and all the seasons, especially the fall as it reminds her of her days teaching and attending school at Metropolitan State University.
Well, we’re enjoying a beautiful fall now – or autumn, as we call it Continue reading “Introducing Trin Carl”
It’s time for another interview with a budding author. Today I’m having a chat with Marvin Neu, who writes under the pen name MDNeu.
MDNeu describes himself as a passionate fiction writer with a love for travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically, he’s drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels. His inspiration has come, among others, from Continue reading “A Chat with MDNeu”
I’ve just signed up to Agent Hunter and am staggered at the number of UK agents listed, each with a more or less detailed description of their interests and the genres they are keen to represent.
The FAQ answers many questions I had and points to Writers’ Workshop tips on writing a covering letter, which were very helpful.
Taking their advice, I’ve submitted my query to a couple of selected agents and am now eagerly awaiting their – positive, I hope – responses.
This month I have the privilege of chatting with Jocelynn Babcock, author of the paranormal mystery series MANTIC, paranormal novella series SE*MANTIC, and paranormal mystery RO*MANTIC.
What would you guess from her photo? Is she romantic, musical and a bit shy? There’s some mystery there, I’d say. Continue reading “Introducing Jocelynn Babcock”
Today I have the privilege of chatting with an artistic young lady with some very adventurous plans, who apparently likes ladybirds.
Or they like her.
She agreed to answer a few of my questions, so here goes. Continue reading “Introducing Alex Schuler”
This month’s author is CD Gallant-King. From the twinkle in his eye, you can guess his books are not entirely serious. Follow the links below if you want more details.
We had a little chat. Here’s what he had to say. Continue reading “Interview with CD Gallant-King”
Another upcoming author who deserves some publicity is Francisco Cordoba. Most of his writing has to do with his beloved horses.
Here he gives us some background as to how he came to be an author, as well as some other personal insights. Continue reading “Introducing Francisco Cordoba”
I’m trying something new. I’d like to introduce you to some up-and-coming authors.
Today it’s Amir Lane (pronounced Ah-meer), who ventures into a very different genre from mine. Perhaps it’s to your taste.
Amir is a supernatural and urban fantasy writer from Sudbury, Ontario and the author of Shadow Maker: Morrighan House Witches Book One, which follows physics major Dieter Lindemann as he’s dragged down against his will into Necromancy and blood magic.
Amir answered a few personal questions for me. Continue reading “Interview with Writer Amir Lane”