Ten Novels That Influenced My Writing

No writer is an island. Further, no writer exists in a vacuum. We — all of us human beings — are constantly inspired by people, places and things around us. For writers, those things often sneak into our writing in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. This list comprises only a few of the many books that […]

Guest Blog: LaShawn Wanak

I first met LaShawn at Odyssey Con in Madison, Wisconsin a few years ago, and am continually amazed at her fearlessness and the strength of her convictions. We both submitted stories to Dark Faith: Invocations; mine didn’t make the cut, but hers did, and I encourage you to read it. *** Novel Evolution IGNITE (or […]

Guest Blog Post: Steve Lickman

Available at Amazon.com What is Metastasis? me•tas•ta•sis :noun, plural me•tas•ta•ses 1. Pathology . a. the transference of disease-producing organisms or of malignant or cancerous cells to otherparts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces. b. the condition produced by this. 2. Transformation – Random House Dictionary Are you […]

Guest Blog by Alana Joli Abbott: Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey

Despite working on several projects together, including us both being contributors to Haunted: Eleven Tales of Ghostly Horror, Alana and I have never met in person. I admire her writing talents, and am amazed at just how much writing she does besides her fiction work. *** Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey Alana Joli Abbott A lot of people […]

Guest Blog by Alex Bledsoe: Speaking of Monsters

I first met Alex Bledsoe at a reading from his first novel, Blood Groove, in May of 2009. Since then, he’s released a number of other novels across three series and a half-dozen or so short stories. His sequel to Blood Groove, Girls With Games Of Blood, currently awaits my attention on my to-read shelf. […]