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GUEST POST: The Case for College: a Rant by Samantha Durante, author of Stitch

GUEST POST: The Case for College: a Rant by Samantha Durante, author of Stitch

The Case for College: a Rant by Samantha Durante, author of Stitch College, in my view, is the *perfect* setting for a book. Think about it – minimal adult supervision, new surroundings, new people, new lifestyle, new autonomy. Young people trying to “find themselves” or reinvent their pasts, or at the very least, figure out who around them is worthy of their trust. It’s an environment that’s rife with opportunities for characters to grow and change, and not to mention get involved in all kinds of hormone-fueled adventures, comic misdeeds and dramatic, life-altering mistakes. And what’s more, it’s a period of life that unites readers young and old with a common bond. Whether you’re a teen looking forward to your upcoming college experience or an adult nostalgic for those wonderful years in your life, college is an experience that a broad spectrum of readers can relate to. Even if you… Read more »

February 1, 2013 Uncategorized 0

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GUEST POST: New Adult: The Rest of the Freaking Story

GUEST POST: New Adult: The Rest of the Freaking Story

New Adult: The Rest of the Freaking Storyby Regan Wolfrom There’s something about Young Adult fiction that’s always bothered me: it’s only half the story. YA is half of the story about what it’s really like to be a teenager; there’s no real sex in its pages, and no one actually says what they’d really say… you know, if it wasn’t being written down to be read by an audience of impressionable youth. Being a teenager is hard… it’s probably the worst phase of life until that part in your nineties where you break your hip weekly and you’re deliriously happy if you manage to make it to the bathroom maybe half of the time. Being a teenager sucks. YA reflects that, relates that, escapes that… But YA only covers your teens, which is about half of the time it takes to actually grow the heck up and find out… Read more »

December 2, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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GUEST POST: Jamie Marchant – Author of The Goddess’s Choice

GUEST POST: Jamie Marchant – Author of The Goddess’s Choice

Jamie Marchant, author of The Goddess’s Choice, is hard at work on the sequel, tentatively titled  The Soul Stone. Her short fiction has been published in Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, and Short-story.me. One question I’m often asked is where do you get the ideas for your writing. My first published novel, The Goddess’s Choice—an adult sword and sorcery fantasy novel—originated deep within my childhood. My sister Jalane–she is ten years older than me–would tell me and my younger sister stories, fairy tales mostly:  “Midas and His Golden Touch,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Hanzel and Gretel.” But my favorite was always “The Princess and the Glass Hill” or “The Glass Mountain” as my sister titled it. Wendie and I would have her tell that story over and over again. I was captivated by the bold hero on his magical horses of bronze, silver, and gold.  As I got… Read more »

November 30, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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A Changing View on Dragons

A Changing View on Dragons

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our guest poster today, Danielle Kazemi, author of the Dragon’s Fire Series which is now out in paperback. Take it away, Danielle! In recent centuries there has been a lot of negative things said about dragons. They’ve been described as man killing, princess snatching, gold hoarding creatures. You’ve been told they come after humans in the middle of the night, stealing them away for a quick meal. Numerous tales have been told about how they do little more than terrorize villages. Nothing  could be further from the truth.  Their true purpose comes from knowing what dangers lurk around us. Mysterious creatures hide in the shadows all around us known as the Unseen. They rob us of our inherent energy, leaving us as nothing more than shell of a person once they’ve finished with us. Humans are unable to see them – at… Read more »

November 8, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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