Guest Post: On the Life of a Support Soldier

The description of Keeping the Lights on for Ike on the Sunbury Press website begins, “Most people don’t realize that during the war in Europe in the 1940s, it took an average of six support soldiers to make the work of four combat soldiers possible.” According to Timeline.com, there were two million American troops involved... Continue Reading →

Read about the Inspiration for The Girl I Left Behind by Andie Newton

Inspiration by Andie Newton Ten years ago, I wrote the first words of my debut novel The Girl I Left Behind. I never thought I’d write a novel. Ever. One day I caught a documentary on the History Channel about Nuremberg’s historic Kunst bunker, a secret art bunker the townsfolk hid from Hitler, and I... Continue Reading →

Guest Post from Author Patricia Ravasio on Inspiration for Her Book

The Inspiration By Patricia Ravasio The inspiration for my book The Girl from Spaceship Earth is the wisdom of a genius who has been called the Leonardo da Vinci of the twentieth century. I was an eleven-year-old freckle-faced kid in 1969 when I first encountered Buckminster Fuller at one of his famous World Game lectures... Continue Reading →

Special Guest: Elyse Douglas Author of The Lost Mata Hari Ring

You Are a Real Character by Elyse Douglas A young teacher at a small town high school—married, in her 20’s, with aspirations to become a television journalist—was accused of murdering her husband. In the weeks before her arrest, she appeared on television several times, making emotional pleas, asking anyone with knowledge of the murder to... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Writing Characters that are Unfamiliar by Sweta Vikram

Writing Characters That are Unfamiliar by Author Sweta Vikram   When I started to write Louisiana Catch, I was sure of one thing: I wanted to challenge myself and create main characters that were out of my comfort zone. Different from anything or anyone I had ever known. Be it Ahana’s wealth or Rohan’s biracial... Continue Reading →

How growing up in a female-dominated family influenced my stories, characters, and the overall inspiration for writing the Fair Fae Trilogy.” By Patricia Bossano

How growing up in a female-dominated family influenced my stories, characters, and the overall inspiration for writing the Fair Fae Trilogy. "  By Patricia Bossano In general English, Matriarchy is a form of social organization in which descent and relationship are reckoned through the female line. It is also defined as a social system in... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Should an Author Stick to One Genre? by Kayl Karadijian

Should an author stick to one genre? Most authors tend to stick to one genre. Fantasy writers typically only do Fantasy. Scifi lovers focus on the future and whatifs and nothing more. Romancers can’t get enough of John Smith, and on and on. As an author who started with fantasy, then did a nonfiction memoir,... Continue Reading →

Research in Las Vegas by Jennifer Samson

Research in Las VegasBy Jennifer Samson  Las Vegas has always fascinated me. There are so few cities on earth that have grown at the speed of Las Vegas. It’s history is full of the mafia, nuclear weapons testing, murders, reclusive billionaires, and amusement park-like casinos. What’s not to love?  When I decided to set my... Continue Reading →

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