All Posts by Scott Mullins

Book Excerpt: A Character in Reality by Nicholas Bridgman

“So this time try doing Tree,” the narrator said, Robert having rejoined him the next evening in reality in his attic.  “Start in Mountain pose, then bend your right knee, bringing your foot to your inner thigh.” “What does this pose do?” “It improves concentration and balance.  Now let’s wrap up with Corpse pose.” “What’s […]

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Author Interviews: Nath Jones and Radar Road The Best of On Impulse

Nath Jones Author Interview

My name is Nath Jones, short for Nathalie, which is Americanized French. The name was my mother’s cousin’s. I am a woman, which is sometimes unclear in print. I live with two birds and some lemon trees in a studio apartment. I’ve written five collections of short stories. The books are a series that explores […]

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Author Interviews: K.K. Watson and Tempting Fate

K.K. Watson Author Interviews

I’m K. K. Watson.  I am an independent author who three and a half years ago began writing my first book, . Tempting Fate is a Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance novel which is the first in the series The Dark Races.  It was released in May of 2015.  The second book in the series, Chasing Fate, was released […]

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Author Interviews: Nicholas Bridgman and A Character in Reality

Nicholas Bridgman, I am an author, musician, and environmental scientist.   I have a B.A. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley, and I have written over 50 short stories and a novel.You can connect with me through my website and my Facebook author page. What inspires your writing? Almost anything can inspire my writing.  Often my ideas […]

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Author Interviews: O’Neil De Noux and Hold Me, Babe

O’Neil De Noux,  I write in multiple genres with 33 books published and 350 short story sales.  My mysteries have won the SHAMUS and DERRINGER Awards and my novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU was the 2011 Police Book of the Year ( My mysteries include the Dino LaStanza Series, John Raven Beau Series, Lucien Caye Series […]

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Book Excerpt: The Lion Prophecy by Alexander Grant

When the two men clashed, the shouts from the crowd covered the clang of the blades. Leandros was surprised to discover that the Shark didn’t aim to strike him but instead attacked his sword. He attempted to hook Leandros’ sword with his blade’s teeth, trying to draw his opponent near him and smother him with […]

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Author Interviews: Terrance Coffey and Valley of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty

My name is Terrance Coffey and I’m an author, screenwriter, and music composer-producer with a predilection for Egyptian history. I have written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jingles. I’m originally from Chicago, Illinois but now live in an ambitious little town near Atlanta, Georgia. When and why did you start […]

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Author Interviews: Alexander Grant and his Epic Fantasy Tales of the King’s Lion

I am Alexander Grant author of the Epic Fantasy ‘Tales of the King’s Lion’. The King’s Lion is an inventive, adventurous General who had the ingenious idea to harness the various kinds of magic in his world. I have recently published two books, The Forbidden City and The Lion Prophecy When and why did you […]

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Author Interviews: Jordan Phillips and Inspired by Paris

Jordan Phillips Author Interviews

I Jordan Phillips, the author of . I spend most of my time in New York City with my husband and daughter but I enjoy escaping to my apartment in Paris as often as possible.You can connect with me through my website , Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Snapchat: inspiredbyparis. When and why did you start writing? […]

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Author Interviews: Nathan Goodman and Protocol 15 A Novel of Espionage and Counter-terrorism

Nathan A Goodman Author Interviews

Nathan Goodman is a husband and father of two daughters, and the bestselling author of The Special Agent Jana Baker Spy-Thriller Series which opens with available on Amazon. He lives in the United States. When and why did you start writing? I started in 2013 because so many people told me I should. I don’t […]

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Self-Publishing an Audiobook by Arthur McMahon

Why Authors Should Consider Audio? Going for a walk or drive? Smartphones and bluetooth-ready vehicles have made audiobooks the fastest-growing book format in recent years. We live in a modern world where our minds crave constant consumption of media. A recent article from The Wall Street Journal reports that “sales [of audiobooks] in the U.S. […]

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5 Books for the Lit Nerd Who’s Read It All

This post originally appeared on Early Bird Books and appears here with their permission. Sign up for Early Bird Books to receive the best deals on free and bargain ebooks delivered right to your inbox. Impress the person on your list who’s read everything with these overlooked and unexpected reads. You finished your holiday shopping and pretty […]

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Author Interviews: Brittany Weekley and The Secret Life of Thomas Commons

Brittany Weekley Author Interviews

My name is Brittany Weekley. I am 29 years old. I have written several short stories, novellas, poems, and novels. I just had my first novel published, . When and why did you start writing? I have been writing since I was 11 years old. I started keeping a journal, and then I wrote my […]

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Author Interviews: Jessica Adams and The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear

Author Interviews Jessica Adams

My name is Jessica Adams.  I have been married to my husband, Greg, for 12 years, and we have two beautiful daughters, Janiece and Janelle.   I am an Occupational Therapist, but currently not able to work due to a bicycle accident where I broke my tibia plateau with surgery needed.  I wrote a book […]

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Book Excerpt: The Secret Life of Thomas Commons by Brittany Weekley

I move my attention to the streets. I listen to carriage’s ride by, men arguing, and the sound of rain approaching. The sound of rain pounding onto the trees in the distance often reminds me of my childhood. I recall standing outside of my home as a young boy watching the clouds turn dark and […]

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Book Excerpt: Human by Hayley Camille

Ivy’s footsteps rang out from the cloistered stone, echoing off the great sandstone walls that surrounded the courtyard. Large archways threw light across her face and she closed her eyes for a moment, savouring the fresh air. She glanced at her companion habitually as occasional suits hurried past, shooting furtive glances their way. Ivy straightened […]

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Author Interviews: Hayley Camille and Human

Hayley Camille Author Interviews

Hi! I’m Hayley Camille and I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a chameleon as an author. I’ve written a number of books, both non-fiction and fiction but my heart lies in Science Fiction and Fantasy. I have published a series of non-fiction gaming books for a children’s’ audience, called ‘The Ultimate Players Guide to Skylanders’ […]

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Author Interviews: Julie Arduini and Entangled: Surrendering the Past (Surrendering Time) (Volume 2)

Julie Arduini Author Interviews

Julie Arduini, author of the contemporary romance Surrendering Time Series, and a speaker My passion is to encourage readers and audiences to find freedom through surrender, so my writing and speaking tackle surrender issues and chocolate. I’m not quite ready to surrender the chocolate, so I enjoy including that in what I do. I am a […]

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Writing Historical Fiction by Brittany Weekley

Guest post by When I started writing, I had no idea that I would eventually become a historical fiction author. I have always been fascinated with history in general, but writing stories based around it wasn’t something I really started to think about until I got older. The first draft of  was an amazing learning […]

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Book Excerpt: What About Her by TNae Wilcox

TNae Wilcox The Missing Loved Ones: A Short Story Collection

There  was  talk  of  home  invasions  again. Another  family  was  taken  from  Akron,  Ohio. I  stood  and  tried  to  listen  to  the  report  as best  as  I  could  with  all  the  noise:  little  Suzy yelling  at  the  dog,  the  loud  squeak  of  Mama’s rocking  chair,  and  Rhonda’s  ridiculous phone  chatter. The  family  that  was  abducted […]

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8 Thrilling Historical Novels from Leon Uris

This post originally appeared on Early Bird Books and appears here with their permission. Sign up for Early Bird Books to receive the best deals on free and bargain ebooks delivered right to your inbox. Binge read these gripping historical fiction novels from the author of Exodus In 1958, the novel Exodus by Leon Uris (pronounced […]

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How to Write About Tough Topics in Young Adult Fiction by Charlotte Young

Charlotte Young How to Write About Tough Topics in Young Adult Fiction

Guest post by BY There are plenty of tough topics to write about and the YA fiction shelves, whether wooden or virtual, are spilling over with stories about subjects such as suicide, rape, bullying, sexuality and mental illness, to name just a few of the hard-core, neon lights of ‘tough’. How to speak authentically about […]

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Author Interviews: Patty Dickson Pieczka and Finding The Raven

Patty Dickson Pieczka Author Interviews

I’m Patty Dickson Pieczka, author of , a historical novel of mystery, intrigue, romance, betrayal and redemption with a touch of magic. It’s my fourth book and first novel. My other three books were collections of poetry, so one of the unique features of this novel is the use of poetic images woven through threads […]

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Book Excerpt: The Mist Stage Two – The Culmination by Nagwa Malik

The Mist Stage Two: The Culmination by Nagwa Malik Book Excerpt

‘If it wasn’t for the army interfering and keeping tabs, this country would have been bought and sold a hundred times over by especially this family. They seem to think they own the whole damn place because the US is paying them to expand their business.’ ‘Actually it is everyone- not just the US. China, […]

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7 Ways to Make Your Historical Fiction Novel Come to Life by Patty Dickson Pieczka

Patty Dickson Pieczka 7 Ways to Make Your Historical Fiction Novel Come to Life

Guest Post by Patty Dickson Pieczka How do you transport your readers to a time you’ve never visited yourself? You become an expert. Immerse yourself in everything you can find about your time period. You never want your book to break character and lapse into the modern day. Let little details create the image Allow no […]

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Author Interviews: Sasha Clinton on Contemporary Romance Writing and In my Arms Tonight

Author Interviews Sasha Clinton

I’m Sasha Clinton, a contemporary romance writer. My books always feature real characters who grow and change through the power of love, while also having a lot of fun on the way. So far, I have two books available and and a third is on the way (Love Me Like You Do.) You can connect with […]

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How to Keep a Thriller Thrilling by Nagwa Malik

Nagwa Malik How to Keep a Thriller Thrilling

Guest post by Nagwa Malik Writing a thriller, any thriller, is actually much easier than writing a mystery, for example. The thrill is basically the emotion one feels when one’s in suspense, when one’s heart beats faster – or not at all. It is a state of agitation, a state of nerves. Any little thing can […]

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