Family Friendly Fiction
January 8, 2021

The job of the author to tell a story to the readers. The writer must amuse the reader, inform them, or maybe even persuade them. A big part of telling the story includes writing descriptions of the people that readers meet and the places they take them. When you start reading a book, the author…

Teen Action Adventure Novels
January 6, 2021

There’s a quote attributed to Saint Augustine of Hippo that states: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” The lesson behind that quote is that if you don’t ever go anywhere then your view of the world is limited. I truly understand that lesson – it is…

Middle Grade Adventure Novels
December 29, 2020

The expectations you create for yourself when you set out to write the sequel to your debut novel are overwhelming. All my life, I’ve heard about a phenomenon known as the sophomore slump. Supposedly, after you make something original – your freshman debut – there’s a big letdown when you try to recreate the magic…

Young Adult Fantasy Novels
December 17, 2020

As I was writing “The Mice Storm”, I kept asking myself the same question over and over. Who is this book for? Who is my audience? To be honest, this story was for really for me. I wanted to entertain me while I wrote it and be entertained while I edited and re-read the story…

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