Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

Ciao, friends. In honor of Valentine's Day, I want to throw my hat in the proverbial romance ring (I've heard somewhere that love is a battlefield) and remind everyone about my selection of titles fit for this time of year. Here are brief descriptions of my work: Like alchemy, prophecy, and deep family roots? Try … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

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)

Giveaway Winners Announced

Today's post is short and sweet. I'm announcing my winners from the RRBC Spring Book and Blog Party. Drumroll, please... The first place prize of an Amazon gift card is awarded to Harmony Kent! The second place prize of a Medici Protectorate series SWAG pack goes to Teri Polen! Congratulations, Harmony and Teri. I've already … Continue reading Giveaway Winners Announced

Lots of Writing News Today

Do you ever feel like some days nothing is going on and on other days, there's almost too much to keep up with? Today is the latter of the two for me. First, I hope you'll join me over at Rochelle Weber's site, where Mind Control's hero, Vinnie Falco, has an illuminating interview with the … Continue reading Lots of Writing News Today

Harmony Kent’s Fictional Tour of the Forest of Dean

Today, the Story Empire Roadshow takes me to visit author P. H. Solomon, while I host author Harmony Kent. I'm so glad to have her here for the first time. Let's give her a warm welcome. Take it away, Harmony! Hello, everyone, Harmony Kent here. Welcome to my tour stop on the Story Empire Roadshow. … Continue reading Harmony Kent’s Fictional Tour of the Forest of Dean

Let’s take this show on the road!

Enjoy winning prizes while learning about other authors and their work? Then Story Empire has a treat for you this week.

Six authors making their rounds all week long, offering prizes and introducing their work to the world. Won’t you join us?

We’re using the bookmobile theme, but somehow I’m picturing a road trip on the Partridge Family’s bus. No matter the image in your mind, I hope we see you this week!

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Hey gang, Craig here. As you know, Story Empire is a cooperative effort of six talented authors. We try to bring you some wonderful content on this blog, but we’re all authors, too. Doing a bit of collaborative promotion is part of the deal.

This week we’re going on the Story Empire Roadshow. All six of us are doing a blog tour, there will be some deep discounts on our books, and maybe a few freebies along the way. Watch for the Story Empire Bookmobile out in blogland, and tell your friends about it. You might find some wonderful new blogs to follow, too.

For myself, I’m doing some discounts on my books, and giving a couple away, but you’ll have to follow the tour to get the exact dates. At the end, the two most prolific commenters will win some awesome coffee mugs I had made with a graphic…

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Keeping the End in Mind as You Write

Hey, gang. Happy Hump Day! Over at Story Empire today, Harmony Kent is talking about planning stories and keeping the end in mind when you write. She offers some great tips for pantsers and plotters. Why not check it out and leave her a comment? You can find her post here. Hope to see you … Continue reading Keeping the End in Mind as You Write

Droll Definitions

Harmony Kent at Story Empire shares a humorous post today about words and their not-so-well-known definitions. If you’re looking for a laugh to get you going this morning, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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Hello SEers! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well today 🙂

In the spirit of fostering creativity, I thought we’d have a bit of fun today by playing with definitions.

imgresWe writers can spend a lot of time looking up word definitions in dictionaries or online. Just for fun, type ‘Askew’ into your Google search bar and hit return, then look at the page that loads … do you see it? Ah well, gave me a giggle! If, perchance, it doesn’t work on your device, then what Google does is to display the page askew … that is, on a slant, lols.

A typical dictionary definition reads something like:

‘boat

bəʊt/
noun
  1. 1.
    a small vessel for travelling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine.’

Pretty mundane stuff, right?

The other day, I came across an amusing wall plaque that offered a different view:

‘Boat…

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