C.S. Boyack Discusses the Empress in The Yak Guy Project

I'm really happy to welcome talented author, Story Empire colleague, and treasured friend C. S. Boyack back to the site today. He's just released a fabulous new book called The Yak Guy Project, and I asked him to talk to us about it. When he was writing the story, he blogged about his process. It's fascinating. … Continue reading C.S. Boyack Discusses the Empress in The Yak Guy Project

Sometimes you feel like a nut…

Admit it. You're singing the song from the commercial. I am. (Probably will be all day, too.) I chose this because, today, I feel like a nut. Several of my friends released books around the same time I did. We've been scheduling visits at each other's sites to help promote. Sometimes the details became confusing. … Continue reading Sometimes you feel like a nut…

On the Road Again… (Book Excerpt: PASSWORD)

I'm not a Willie Nelson fan, but this song is on my mind. Why? Because I just released a novel and I'm doing the tour-thing. Today, I have the pleasure of heading over to the entertaining website of C. S. Boyack, where he's allowed me to share a blurb and excerpt. Craig is a good friend, … Continue reading On the Road Again… (Book Excerpt: PASSWORD)

Light My Fire (Says Author Joan Hall)

I can't tell you all how happy I am to be hosting today's guest. We've been friends for years and have had stories published in the same anthologies, but I don't think we've ever released novels so close to each other before. Today, let's celebrate Joan Hall's latest release, Unknown Reasons, and welcome her back … Continue reading Light My Fire (Says Author Joan Hall)

With A Little Help from My Friends: The Buddy Story

Are you singing the song in your head? Or aloud? I sang it aloud, and my dogs gave me the look. Yep. That's how bad my voice is. If you're not singing it, have a listen. Joe Cocker's version is one of my favorites. Why am I blathering on and on about help from friends? Two … Continue reading With A Little Help from My Friends: The Buddy Story

Fast Fifteen with Author Harmony Kent

Today's Fast Fifteen feature spotlights Harmony Kent. Harmony is famous for her laughter and has made quite the name for herself. As she says, she’s also "... um, a writer … and fairly well known for that, too." She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour … Continue reading Fast Fifteen with Author Harmony Kent

A Hop Across the Pond (With a Good Book)

Ciao! Today dawned overcast, a little rainy. Sort of the way I picture the UK. Sure, I know the whole country isn't like that (at least, not all the time), but I've never had the pleasure of visiting, so I only have the stereotypes to go on. I mention this because I'm virtually "hopping across … Continue reading A Hop Across the Pond (With a Good Book)

Fast Fifteen with Author V. R. Craft

Here's our second Fast Fifteen of the year. Please help me welcome author V. R. Craft. V. R. Craft always heard you should write about what you know, so she decided to write a book called Stupid Humans, drawing on her previous experience working in retail and her subsequent desire to get away from planet … Continue reading Fast Fifteen with Author V. R. Craft

Write Drunk, Edit Sober?

If you're a writer, you've heard that saying. (If you skipped the title, look up or at the graphic.) Have you ever tried it? The first part, I mean. I have to say, I haven't. But there have been days I considered it. Oh, there have been days... Editing, however, is another matter. That's when … Continue reading Write Drunk, Edit Sober?

A Visit and a Chat About Cathedral Lake

Where is Cathedral Lake, you ask? It's a fictional town in Western Pennsylvania and is the setting for the Cathedral Lake series---a trilogy about the dysfunctional Keller family comprised of Type and Cross, Out and About, and Pride and Fall. The history of the town is revealed in Out and About and explored in "The … Continue reading A Visit and a Chat About Cathedral Lake