Perception

Perception: The Power to Reframe Things

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How you perceive the world needs to be seeded from the inside. No one can see the world as you do, and within that canvas we all share, you are the…
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Helping Other Writers

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou Helping others seems like a strange way to work on your writing but please stick with me…
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Have You Encountered Someone from A Past Life?

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Some connections never die. “Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.” — Paulo Coelho The idea of having lived before can be difficult to wrap your…

Change in a Pandemic World: Who’s Complaining?

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Everything has changed. I went to the store today and the shelves were almost empty. Toilet paper, tissues and paper towel supplies were nil. They’ve placed quantity restrictions on the…

Value Your Creative Energy: The Benefits of Connecting with Your Higher-Creative Mind

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The higher-self is a term associated with a variety of belief systems, but its basic premise describes an eternal, conscious and intelligent being which represents our most authentic state. The…

DARK CHAMBERS

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Blood Legends: Rebirth – Chapter One Indifference felt like cold armor. Hunger gripped me. Exhausting. My mind contorted. I squeezed my eyes shut and hung my head. Strangled sobs tormented me. Each cry…

The Most Important Relationship of Your Life

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I bet you know what I’m going to tell you. Well, maybe. We never stop learning through our relationships with people. Or rather, people never stop teaching us. It has…

Love or Fear — You Get to Choose Every Time

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When I was fifteen years old, one of my friends decided to hate me. I had known her since Kindergarten and we had been close. I’d spent so much time…

Blood Legend: Undead – Book Review

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Thanks to Rosie from The Secret Library for taking a peek at Blood Legends: Undead and posting a review. Much appreciated. Preorder a copy of Blood Legends here: https://books2read.com/BLUndead

Write with Feeling: How Relationships Bring Depth to Our Characters

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Do you struggle to create full-bodied characters? Churning out words, outlining and wrapping your brain around plot twists, story themes and arcs can often be mentally exhausting, and then we…

Is it Real? You May Never Know Unless You Walk Away

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Sometimes, you have to let it go. When I first met my husband, we both had ex-partners floating around the sidelines of our lives. Having people on the sidelines is…

What Does a Gentleman Look Like to You?

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A gentleman, while antiquated as a term, is a description of one with grace. Isn’t it odd that we call a civil man a gentleman and a woman who carries…

Awakening the Heart Can Do Anything

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But it takes a whole lot of courage to get there. A rustic wooden heart dangles on a solitary, wrought iron candelabra that my son crafted during a metal workshop…

Love on Time

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Let’s assume you live for 100 years. Kim: Let’s talk love. What does love mean to you, Mr X.? Xavier: Dear Lord, I’m either a really good person to ask…

The Ecstasy of Soul Sex

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The soul is the ultimate lover Let’s talk about sex. I don’t mean the run-of-the-mill penetrative kind of sex that you’re used to reading about and have probably been practicing…

Black Heart

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Twelve Black hole. Black heart. Black everything. I looked up at the night sky. Silvery clouds stretched across the half moon and the stars shone…

Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death

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The only certainty we face is death. Sounds a bit morbid and frightening, but it doesn’t need to be. Let me explain. Death is the ultimate reminder of our mortality.…

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Eleven There are some places you can’t remember but can’t forget. “Dance with me.” “I’m an awful dancer.” “You’re wrong. Your soul dances with mine…

Is All Fair in Love And War?

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Don’t let it steal your light. My mother was severely abused as a child. She is a twin. Her sister was born first. Then, it became apparent there was another…

The Void

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Ten Some moments seemed endless. “Marla!” Dark eyes flickered at me. Ginger-beard licked his lips as he clutched the vial of blood. Void. Some moments…

Life. Death. Love & Connection

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“I am covered in skin. No one gets to come in. Pull me out from inside. I am folded and unfolded and unfolding.” - Lyrics from Colorblind by The Counting Crows. We…

Dead Inside

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Nine Dreams are nothing but feeble whims on the devil’s tongue. “Tea?” Sun’s smile evaporated as fast as it had emerged. The dark circles beneath…

Dancing with the Devil: Emotional and Psychological Manipulators

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It sounds rather dramatic, doesn’t it — to dance with the devil? The thought instantly conjures grotesque visions and disturbing swirls in the pit of your stomach. Well, it should.…

Cry to Me

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Eight "She's gone." When your baby leaves you all alone and nobody calls you on the phone. Silence is a noise. Ragged breaths and the…

Love is a Journey towards Surrender

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And through our words we discover deep truths. In 2017, I created a blog because I had read someplace that an author should have a blog as part of their…

Love Doesn’t Always Mean Monogamy

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And it's not as bad as you think. Think back to your first relationship. Could you have been completely satisfied with remaining with that person forevermore? Could you have faced…

The Proposition

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Seven Fail and we were dead. The vampire’s image flashed through my mind. Soulless eyes. It wasn’t even a thought. I was too pumped to…

Writers Are More Prone to Depression

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But it doesn't have to be that way. Last night, I attended a Shamanic Drumming circle. It had been a few months since I had joined circle. When my friend…

Rare Blood

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Six Cold. It crept through me and jarred my senses. "Who or what the hell is out there" Avila stalked between two long benchtops. She…

Who Wants A Virgin Anyway?

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“A houri is a beautiful young woman with a transparent body. The marrow of her bones is visible like the interior lines of pearls and rubies. She looks like red wine in…

Dead Air

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Five Was I leading her into a death trap? The print of my palm smudged the slick of grime layering the heavy glass door as…

Some Apologies Are Endless.

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And some are made from delusions. When I was a teenager my friends and I spent many hours discussing futuristic relationships. Secrets smiles and girly giggles accompanied much of these…

Hollow City

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Blood Legends: Undead - Episode Four What if I couldn’t get to her in time? “So, what’s your story, huh?” Avila glared at Sun sitting between us on the bench…

Love on a Train

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Lovers whisper secrets only they two can hear. “Wouldn’t you rather have a deep, passionate relationship than something that feels more like friendship? Life is too short to live a single…

Sun

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Blood Legends: Undead Episode Three Blood legends and myths be damned Forty-eight hours. That was the deal offered by the hawkers if I wanted to keep Scarla breathing. She now…

Creation and Creativity: A Radical Change in Perspective

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“Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.” — Amit Ray According to mystic philosopher Neville Goddard, creation is finished. Creativeness is but a…

The Hawkers

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Blood Legends: Undead Episode Two Dying dreams on broken wings cannot fly. A thick cloud of dust billowed above the road behind me as I slammed my foot against the…

Relationships and the Power of Standing Your Ground

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Something like love and respect. According to my ex-boyfriend, 99% of women are ungrateful and I am one of them. Uh-oh. Looks like we might have a woman-hater on the…

Footprints

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Blood Legends Episode One "She had a way of bringing me undone." “Did you ever want to step into someone else’s feet?” I tore my eyes from the gulls screeching above…

Connecting with your Higher Creative Self by Judy Sweeney

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You often hear about people being in the zone. Painters being in another place, the paintbrush seeming to have a mind of its own; musicians so engrossed in the music…

The Color of Green

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“Whatever it is that you’re doing to make him react that way, stop it.” Jill blinked through a thick layer of mascara. She stroked back a long blond curl and…

Balance Your Solar Plexus to Combat Imposter Syndrome

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Turn highly sensitive characteristics into a power tool for your writing career. “I’m a fraud!”“I’m not a good enough writer.”“What am I thinking? No one will be interested in reading…

Writing Through Disaster and Conflict

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It is our emotions that are our greatest muse. Natural disasters. Terrorism. Racism. Human rights. Animal cruelty. Inequality. The world won’t stop for you. Nature will always do its thing,…

Dirty Dancing

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“Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” ~ Johnny Castle (Dirty Dancing) I always wondered what happened after Johnny plucked “Baby” from that corner and they were done with that last…

Is Giving Up An option?

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Some days I just want to pack it all in. I could do that. I could choose to walk away from the world of writing and publishing and grab a…

Mindfulness; as Sexy as Meditation by Catherine Evans

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“Be where you are otherwise you will miss your life.” – Buddha I've known about mindfulness and I thought I did okay at it. I live in the present moment…

Meditation is Sexy

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“With our thoughts we make the world.” – Buddha One way to access our creative higher-mind is through meditation. I know what you’re thinking – meditation is nothing new and…

Sometimes the Memory is the Story…

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Real Books - You cannot replace the experience.

Give and Take

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My mother has been catapulted into a new existence since my stepfather passed away in early 2018. She has had to learn how to stand on her own two feet…

Superheroes

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“My dream is to be a superhero and I will save people.” - Lakota I clear an hour out of my schedule every other Monday morning to help in my…

Living from the heart – are you an under or over-roller?

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There are two types of people in the world: those who hang their toilet paper rolls in an over position, and those who hang it in the under position. You…

I Hate the World Today – Parenting in the fast lane

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“I hate the world today!” Master Six said, scrunching his nose and treating me to a dark, brooding stare. “Alrighty, that didn’t take much.” Seriously, if putting on socks represented…

Where’s the Excitement at?

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Everyone else had it nailed. They seemed to be sure of who they were and what they wanted out of life. My friends graduated from school with plans. I graduated…

Sexual Transmutation & Alchemy

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Yesterday afternoon I stopped by the store to buy a bottle of wine. I was on my way to my mother’s place for a night away from home; away from…

Real Friendship knows no time

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I have a friend. Her name is Sharon, but I call her Shaz. She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but she’s really Scottish. Luckily for me, her family migrated…

It’s a Sex Type Thing

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When I was sixteen, I met a boy. He was a year older than me, a rev-head and kind of cute. He gave me roses and bought me things made…

Mindfulness is Stone Cold Sexy

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“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Mostly, I have always had a positive outlook toward life. I’ve always believed at my core that everything…

Go ahead, be offended. You have that right by Xavier Eastenbrick.

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Being a man often means I must accept the fact that men have (arrogantly) made all kinds of decisions affecting women. Many of which were designed and intended as a…

Guilt Overload -Take it Easy on Yourself.

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“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with…

Soul Purpose & Connections for Creativity

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“There are no accidental meetings between souls.” – Sheila Burke At some point we’ve probably all contemplated our purpose during this lifetime. It is not unusual to find ourselves pondering…

Energy by Catherine Evans

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Energy. I learned about it in science. It's forever linked to E = mc2 and Einstein, for me. I played sport, so energy is also equal to exercise and doing…

The Whisper

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“Intuition is the whisper of the soul.” – J. Krishnamurti I’ve heard it many times throughout my life; that inner voice whispering through my soul and guiding me forth as…

Recognising abuse in all its forms – by Kai Calvi.

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Through this post, I am sharing my story in the hopes of educating others. Not only in recognizing abuse, but to also shed light on the help and resources available…

Rooms for the Memory – What’s it Really About Anyway?

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Rooms For the Memory - What's it Really About Anyway? Audio-file. Listen to me read this post! I will never forget the final months of my step-father’s life, nor the…

Rock, Stars & Signs

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Photo by David Calderón on Unsplash “I'm part of you You're part of me There's nothing said That cannot be undone” – Lyrics from I’m Just a Man. Songwriters: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss…

Dreamtime Stories: The Sacred World of Creative Energy

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Seven Sisters - A Dreaming Story Since the beginning of time storytelling has played a vital role in the evolution of humanity. It is no secret that storytelling originated through…

Changing Life Chapters – it’s Easy to Resist Change.

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“Love is friendship set on fire.” ~ Jeremy Taylor What lights you up inside? Have you ever looked back and imagined your entire life as chapters of a book? And…

Heartbeat – A Woman’s Right

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Outrage. Annihilation. Protest. Eradication. Hate me. I have exercised my rights as a woman to make decisions concerning my body, my health, the quality of my life and that of…

A Shamanic Soul Journey

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“Hey Kim, my other half is interested in attending this event. Wondering if it might interest you.” A fast click on the link to check it out reveals a compelling…

The Girl Can Shine

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"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." – Jack Canfield I used to be afraid of so many things. When I was a child, I was scared…

Transcend Through Story: Unlock Your Imagination

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  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~ Albert Einstein Every now and then, I am drawn into another realm, a wonderous and…

Becoming Whole with Catherine Evans

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  I was a child of the ’80s and grew up with a firm understanding of rules and boundaries and what those restrictions meant to my life. Breaking the rules…

So, you think you can write?

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  “I should write a book about my life; it would be a bestseller.” “Yeah, I’ve always thought about writing a book someday.” So, what are you waiting for –…

The Twin Flame Soul Connection – Part Three – The Awakening

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"Love makes the impossible, possible." - Xavier Eastenbrick. Xavier, the way you have expressed the depth of your experience is unbelievably authentic and moving – thank you for sharing your…

The Twin Flame Soul Connection – Part Two – Runners & Chasers

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"Love makes the impossible, possible." - Xavier Eastenbrick. The notion of one soul dividing to incarnate the earth simultaneously first came to my attention back in 2007 when reading Michael…

The Twin Flame Soul Connection – Part One – Soul Signatures

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Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash Mirrored souls. Is it possible that each of us share an identical energetic frequency with another soul? And that that soul can simultaneously be incarnated on earth…

The Truth about Love, Sexuality & Creativity

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“It is passion, more passion and that we need. The moralist who bans passion is not of our time; his place these many years is with the dead. For we…

Scandalous: A Fleeting Love Song

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  Do you remember your first broken heart? You do, right? I’m not talking about the crush you had on that cute guy or girl during middle school that resulted…

Finding Keepers

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People. Unless you’ve shunned society altogether and have carved out a piece of land for yourself someplace at the end of the earth, you cannot escape them. If, for one…

Unravel Your Thoughts, Ponder the Mysterious.

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“Life is a series of constantly shifting cycles. When we resist change, we resist the natural flow of life and create unnecessary stress. Go with the flow – you will…

Tribes – An Introvert’s Perspective

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I’d never been the outgoing, make-friends-easy type. I have been shy around new people for as long as I can remember. I was the little kid hiding behind my mother’s…

Greenhorn; beliefs and opinions

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“Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one.” ~ Dirty Harry. The first time I heard those words spoken wasn’t during a screening of a Clint Eastwood flick. No blue-eyed, hard-nosed,…

The Unreal

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“What is real?” “That is real which never changes.” ~  Ancient spiritual avatar from the book Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer. During a recent conversation with my mother, she asked…

Karmic Dad

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“Then what is the truth about hate? The truth about hate is love. Hate is simply love turned upside down.” ~ U.S Andersen. I was sixteen years old when I…

Getting Real

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Who Am I? Have you ever sat down and silently pondered that question? I mean, really allowed the thought to seep into your consciousness to the point you’re confronted with…

Kiss Bombs

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  “Oh, how she wanted to kiss those lips! Her quickened pulse felt like fire in her veins – she wanted to feel him now. Her eyes locked onto his…

Abuse Me, Abuse Me Not

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“Everything depends on your attitude towards yourself. That which you will not affirm to be true of yourself can never be realised by you, for that attitude alone is the…

I am a BIRD

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When my mother was pregnant with me, my parents moved to a tidy brick, semi-detached home nestled in a quiet street in the southern suburbs of Sydney. There was a…

Rosemary A Johns: Vampires & Angels

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Award-winning and best selling Author Rosemary A Johns has always been a rebel, a trait I can closely relate to 😉  She writes sexy British anti-heroes, savage vampires, and epic battles.…

Introducing the lovely Paris Brandon

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A member of Romance Writers of America and published since 2009, Paris writes contemporary, paranormal, erotic and historical romance, throwing in a little mystery and suspense for good measure. Currently…

LGBT + Urban Fantasy Meets Heavy Metal – Meet Amir Lane

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Amir Lane is a genderfluid supernatural and urban fantasy writer from Sudbury, Ontario. Engineer by trade, they spend most of their writing time in a small home office on the…

Author on a Train

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The night was dark and cold. My eyes burned tired while I flicked through my emails and opened one from Joanna Penn. An unlikely opportunity gazed back at me from…

Meet Tricia Barr

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By day, Tricia is a full time mom to two beautiful toddler girls and a wife/business partner to a handsome hard-working husband. By night--and nap times--she writes unique and thrilling…

Author Spotlight: C.S. Wilde

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Best selling Author C.S. Wilde wrote her first Fantasy novel when she was eight. That book was absolutely terrible, but her mother told her it was awesome, so she kept…

Q & A with Andrew Q. Gordon

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Champion of the Gods series fantasy author Andrew Q. Gordon talks about writing in The Land of Make Believe. You won't want to miss out on his wonderful world of…

Deadly Tails Released Today!

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Prentice delights again! Deadly Tails is a smart, sassy and humorous mystery which had me laughing out loud one moment and challenging my murder-solving skills the next as I was…

Let’s Chat: Beth Prentice

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Today I am delighted to bring you a special guest; She is talented author to 6 fabulous mystery novels, due to release 2 more great books this year and a…

Kidspot Article

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Recently, an article I wrote about writing when you're a mother to a large brood was published on Kidspot. So, how do you write a novel when you have 5…
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I Choose Me

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  For me choosing life means choosing myself. Although the path that has led me to the place I occupy today has been littered with some heart wrenching and horrible…

Beautiful Encounter

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Last night my grandmother visited my dreams. She has not walked this earth in over thirty years, and as a child I didn’t really know her too well nor spend…

Killer Unleashed by Beth Prentice

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A Review:  You know the stuff that runs through your mind that never sees the light of your voice? Well here you get to read the thoughts of a character…
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