AMERICAN SPAZ THE NOVEL by Greg Kieser is a coming-of-age story with girls and love and death—fists and knives and guns. After going through double tragedies as a child Henry Kreiser grows into a teenager he does not want to be. It starts in 1978 in a suburb of Philadelphia and continues on the farms of a rural boarding school for disadvantaged children. It ends on the tough streets of Trenton, New Jersey in 1988. AMERICAN SPAZ is auto-biographical fiction by Greg Kieser and chronicles a … [Read more...] about Babs Book Tours: American Spaz The Novel
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
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”