All Posts by Scott Mullins

Book Excerpt (First Line of Defence) from Threads of The War by Jeremy Strozer

First Line of Defense “Go left… toward the water!” Erich screams out. The steering wheel lurches, first to the left, then to the right, and then back to the left as our little Kubelwagen (bucket car) bounces and bumps over the sandy beach at over 40 kilometers per hour. “Ok, ok,” I reply, knowing that […]

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Interview with Krysten Lindsay Hager Author of the Young Adult Star Series

I’m Krysten Lindsay Hager and I write about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. I write the young adult series, the Star Series, about a teen who moves to a beach town and winds up living next door to a teen TV star. I’ve also written  as well as a […]

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Writing Good Villans

Guest Post by Ash Grey Hello, girls and bugs. Your friendly neighborhood dragon is here with a post that demonstrates how to write an effective villain. Over the years that I’ve been writing and sharing online, attending college courses, and sampling media with badly written villains, I’ve had many opportunities to acquaint myself with what […]

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Book Excerpt: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

Chapter Nine: “Lacy Dawn Goes To the Movies” Scene Prologue: Lacy Dawn, the eleven year old protagonist, is a most unlikely savior of the universe. Genetically manipulated by Universal Management for millennia, at this point in the story, we have learned that the universe faces an imminent threat and that an android named DotCom (a […]

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Interview with Robert Eggleton Author of Rarity From The Hollow

Hi Scott. Thanks for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, . I’m a retired children’s psychotherapist with over forty years in the field of children’s advocacy. I live in an impoverished state in the U.S. – West Virginia. Perhaps I’m best known for my investigative reports about […]

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Creepy Kid Stories

Child serial killers, blood sucking kids, teens with unnatural powers, or even brainwashed devil worshiping youngsters, the creepy kids sub-genre has you covered. But be warned, you probably won’t want to babysit ever again! By Stephen King Stephen King’s, Children of the Corn, originally published in 1977, and a year later added to his novel Night Shift; a […]

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Interview With Jeremy Strozer, Author of the Threads of The War Series

I’m Jeremy Strozer, author of the  series. My work focuses on first-person historical flash-fiction of what I call The 20th Century’s War. What this means is the period from 1898 to the present, which I consider one enduring conflict with tangents shooting off in multiple directions toward conflicts we are fighting to this day. What […]

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Book Excerpt Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer by F.J.R. Titchenell

1. Why They Call Me That   When you think about it, there’s no way Mark was really the first case. First one broadcast on American TV, sure, but not the first altogether. On average, nearly 300,000 people die every day, and that stat is from before all this started, so even if you narrow […]

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Interview with YA Comic Horror Author F.J.R. Titchenell

Hi, I’m F.J.R. Titchenell, and I write horror and sci-fi, sometimes alone, sometimes with my husband/co-author, Matt Carter. I write mainly for teens, but he and I have been working on some more adult stuff together too. My published books so far include the YA horror-comedy,  ), and the YA horror/sci-fi series, , which I […]

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Writing YA Historical Fantasy – Interview with Gemma Perfect

Hi, my name is Gemma Perfect – and, no I’m not perfect and no it’s not made-up – I get asked both of those questions all the time! It’s my married name. When I first self-published I used a pen name because it does sound made up.   I’ve been writing since I was a […]

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Author Interview with Suspense Author Erik Therme

Hi, I’m Erik Therme. I currently reside in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. My debut mystery, My debut mystery, , is about a guy who inherits his deceased cousin’s house and finds a key with a note that says: Follow Me. From […]

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Top Forensic Thriller Novels To Add to Your Bookshelf

These novels delve into to some of the science that lives behind both solving crimes and the murders themselves. The main characters must find clues within the bodies of victims of horrific murders to keep themselves and the people around them safe. These stories are thrilling, exciting and full of death, murder and of course […]

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Building a Self-Publishing Business with Your Spouse

Guest Post By Jeremy Strozer How many authors are also good at business development? Let’s be honest: we didn’t get into writing so we could build a company. We write because it’s something we love or we have a message we’re trying to proliferate to the world. Few of us want to spend the time […]

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Interview with Storyteller Lisa Manterfield

Interview with Storyteller Lisa Manterfield

I’m Lisa Manterfield and I’m a storyteller. I’m a curious cat and I’m fascinated by human behavior and what makes people tick. I love fish-out-of-water stories of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, especially if those situations delve into the unexplained. I write a lot about self-discovery, young women who find out what they’re really made […]

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Author Interview with Mystery Writer Carolyn Bowen

My name is Carolyn Bowen from the great metropolis of Chipley Florida. I reside in Atlanta Georgia with my two children (felines) and my beloved worse half (husband). You can connect with me through my website cmbowenauthor.wordpress.com, Google+, Twitter, Facebook. When and why did you start writing? Answer:  There are some things you just know and for me […]

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Author Interview with multi-genre Author Lisa Mathisen

Lisa Mathisen, author of a collectible flash fiction, multi-genre “” series. I have been writing my whole life. I was raised in Appalachia by educator parents and my father is a published author. My sister is a very skilled writer and my brother is a wonderful poet. Writing is in our genes. Being the “wildly […]

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Interview with Fantasy Author E. Rachael Hardcastle

I’m Rachael. I’m a dreamer, a deep thinker, a bookworm and grammar nerd. I write poetry between imaginative high fantasy, post-apocalyptic and science fiction novels. I believe that through writing we face our darkest fears, explore infinite new worlds and realize our true purpose. I write to entertain and share important morals and values with […]

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Book Preview: Trials of the Chief by Stephan Morse

Excerpt from chapter 1: The wet sound of a fist colliding with flesh with incredible force rang throughout the room. Cheers followed. A giant metal cage housed two men pounding each other. People in suits screamed at the sides, cheering and jeering in equal measure at those inside. Ladies who wore more on their heads […]

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Author Interview with Urban Fantasy Author Stephan Morse

Hi! My name is Stephan Morse, I’m thirty-three, and have been writing poorly in a dimly lit corner off and on for a decade. In the last few years, I decided to go public with my first major series, Continue Online – which is a near future science fiction piece with virtual reality games, artificial […]

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Author Interview with Literary Fiction Author Randal Eldon Greene

Hello. I am Randal Eldon Greene, bookworm and logophile. I graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2011 with a degree in English and Anthropology. I’ve had short stories and other writings appear in 34thParallel, as|peers, Monkeybicycle, Unbroken Journal, NPR online, and elsewhere. My first book is about a linguist, a lake monster, and […]

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