So you say you want collaboration…

Ah, collaboration. There’s nothing quite like it. And whether you’re working with someone else for the first time or are a seasoned pro, there’s always something new to learn about the art of combining styles.

I’ve tried to collaborate with other authors a few times before, but I’ve never had the kind of results I wanted. Usually the project ends up dead in the water, which is sad at best and embarrassing at worst.

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Fiction and the Asexual Character by Cass Lennox – Part 1

When I read Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox, I was intrigued. Not only was it a good story, the concepts involved were fascinating to me. But I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer to a lot of my questions online. Thankfully, the author agreed to write this post to explain it to us all.

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Romance and mystery with indie authors and the “First Day, First Paragraph” tag

A friend of mine tagged me last month to play a blog game he created. I wasn’t sure if I would participate; I don’t always, especially when I’m already feeling overwhelmed with work and other responsibilities. But this time I actually have something to offer in the form of a sneak peak into the sequel to The Setup. Continue reading “Romance and mystery with indie authors and the “First Day, First Paragraph” tag”

When life gives you lemons, turn them into something resembling lemonade. [Interview with Author Gabriel Wright]

Indie authors have held a special place in my heart for as long as I can remember. As an indie myself, I know what it takes to write, edit, publish, and market a book all on one’s own. It’s hard – but it’s also incredibly rewarding.

The author I’m talking about today knows exactly what that’s like.

image of author Gabriel Wright

Welcome, Gabe! Sell yourself to us.

Gabriel Wright was born, and raised in NYC.  Originally from the borough of the Bronx, Gabriel attended college at the City University of New York (CUNY). Afterwards, he spent 20 years in a career as an IT Professional.  Gabe admits it wasn’t exactly his dream job but he liked the work enough that he would’ve happily toiled away at it until mandatory (or forced) retirement.

Gabriel’s true dream job was being a writer.  It was always in the back of his mind, but it was always something that he thought he’d get around to eventually. Then a not so funny thing happened in Gabe’s IT career – he was laid off.  Although, sadly, it wasn’t the first time, this time he took it as a sign that eventually had finally come.  Gabriel began to write and ultimately producing his first novel, Cry for the Mercenary.

Gabriel Wright still lives in NYC with his family.  Along with writing, he’s also trying to make a success of his family-owned bagel shop in Harlem.

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A debt is owed. [Interview]

Ever read a great tagline, and knew you had to know more about that book and author?

A debt is owed” tugs you out of your internet zombification and makes you pay attention. What is this book about? And who came up with it?

That’s what I wanted to know about The Glass Thief and its author, John Ryers. This is what I found out.

picture of John Ryers, author of The Glass Thief

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Going down the horror section with Frank Martin. [Interview]

I love learning about new authors, so earlier this year I put out a call to a couple of writing groups on Facebook asking for authors to interview. I got a monumental reply, and I’m finally making my way through them all.

This is one of the authors whose works stuck out to me. I love old school horror, and I learned through this interview that this guy definitely does, too.

horror and comic author Frank Martin

Welcome, Frank! Sell yourself to us in a paragraph.

Frank Martin is a prose and comic writer that always enjoys exploring new genres and mediums. He has an urban fantasy anthology series, Modern Testament, currently published by Insane Comics. His debut horror novel, Skin Deep/Ordinary Monsters, was also recently released with Burning Willow Press. Frank lives in New York with his wife and two kids.

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