Excerpt from Girl in the Glass Chapter One I can tell you nothing about my mother's death. Not because I didn't see it, but because I did. I sometimes say, when people ask, that she died of the sickness. But that is a lie and I don't want to lie to you. What I will tell you is that just before she died she told me to be brave and in my childish way I decided that she meant I shouldn't cry. I didn't. Not then, nor in all the years that have passed since her death. Not once have I cried. I no … [Read more...] about Girl In The Glass: An Excerpt
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Today I am thrilled to interview Zoe Brooks, the British author of several novels, including her latest, GIRL IN THE GLASS. Zoe, I am in love with the main character in GIRL IN THE GLASS. Tell us about Anya’s story and how you came to write it. She is very loveable, but also frustrating and complex. This book is the first in a trilogy about Anya’s life and the more I write the more she fascinates me. The story opens with Anya, locked in a cramped, stifling broom cupboard. In order to … [Read more...] about Interview: Zoe Brooks
The other day I was in a meeting and the speaker asked us, What’s your main character’s central conflict and tell me in twenty words or less. Since it’s central, it is an inner conflict that’s present every time the character thinks, acts, speaks is present in my head as I write, consciously or not moves the main story line So I’ve been pondering that question for the past four days and have an answer—at least for today. (It’ll probably change tomorrow.) But the point of this … [Read more...] about What’s Your Character’s Central Conflict?
Thanks for stopping by. I’m guest posting today at Elizabeth Craig’s award-winning site, Mystery Writing is Murder. I’d love for you to visit, and if you feel like it, comment on one or two of your favorite characters. … [Read more...] about Guest Posting at “Mystery Writing Is Murder”
Kindlegraph is a free service that lets readers request an electronic “signature” and personalized inscription (known as a Kindlegraph) for their ebooks and then delivers the inscribed message directly to the reader’s Kindle device. For authors, it's an easy way to make a personal connection with readers who are otherwise lost in virtual space. Just go to kindlegraph.com and sign up. After typing a personalized message, including a digital signature, the Kindlegraph is then sent directly … [Read more...] about How to Autograph Ebooks