All Posts by Scott Mullins

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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Author Interviews: Arthur McMahon and his Science Fiction Novella Silhouette

Arthur McMahon Author Interviews

Arthur McMahon,  an independent author of science fiction and a journalist. After graduating from the University of Oregon I set off to start my writing career and now have self-published two sci-fi books and a non-fiction trail journal. You can connect with my on my website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When and why did […]

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Author Interviews: Kathryn Guylay and Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow

Author Interviews Kemp Guylay

Kathryn Guylay, introduce yourself, your writing and your books to our readers I consider myself an “agent of change” hoping to make our world a healthier place.  From kindergarten classrooms to corporate boardrooms, I have worked with tens of thousands of individuals to improve their health and happiness. I try to make wellness education FUN, […]

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Author Interviews: Bec McMaster on Writing London Steampunk and Mission: Improper

Bec McMaster Author Interviews

Hi, my name is Bec McMaster. I hail from a small country town in Victoria, Australia, and am obsessed with travel. One day I vow to see the whole world, whether it is by plane, paper, or imagination. I write paranormal and steampunk romance, including the award-winning London Steampunk series, which was nominated for RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance […]

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Book Excerpt: Finding the Raven by Patty Dickson Pieczka

Patty Dickson Pieczka Finding The Raven

Julia dreamed of sewing. Stitches formed footprints, a road, she followed them to the river, miles of rippling blue silk like the coolest, clearest water. She dove in but found it was a river of smoke. Pulled by the rushing current, she breathed a lungful of soot, her mouth full of ash. She swam to […]

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Author Interviews: Emilio Corsetti III and Scapegoat: A Flight Crew’s Journey from Heroes to Villains to Redemption

Emilio Corsetti III and Scapegoat Author Interviews

, for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing and books I am professional pilot and author. I write nonfiction narratives. While my first two books dealt with aviation stories, I don’t plan to limit myself to aviation. My only requirement is that the story can maintain my interest for a book length […]

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Book Excerpt: Micah: The Sword of Malachi by Lee DuCote

Lee DuCote The Sword of Malachi

Chapter 1 Deep within a hellish cavern, six towering beings merged from the depths of its heated core and gathered at the opening. They were beautiful creatures with physically striking features and the physiques of warriors, clothed to resemble the upper crust of the society they would soon infiltrate. Their eyes glowed with a fierce […]

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Author Interviews: Luana Ehrlich and Three Weeks in Washington: A Titus Ray Thriller

Three Weeks in Washington: A Titus Ray Thriller Luana Ehrlich

I’m Luana Ehrlich, the author of Titus Ray Thrillers, a series of espionage fiction featuring CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray, who comes to faith in Christ after living with some Iranian Christians following a botched mission in Tehran, Iran. In One Night in Tehran, Book I in the series, Titus goes on the run from […]

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Author Interviews: Dane Cobain and The rise and fall of a social network

Dane Cobain Author Interviews

Hi! My name’s Dane Cobain, and I’m a poet and author from High Wycombe in the United Kingdom. I write all sorts of stuff, but my work is usually characterised by a dark edge and an alternative approach. So far, I have three books out: No Rest for the Wicked (supernatural thriller) Eyes Like Lighthouses […]

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Author Interviews: Gail Carriger and Writing Comedic Steampunk mixed with Urban Fantasy

Author Interviews Gail Carriger

My name is Gail Carriger and I write comedic steampunk mixed with urban fantasy. My books include the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. If you want monthly updates on my latest news and upcoming events? Sign up for my Newsletter You can also connect with […]

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Author Interviews: Candy Atkins and The Lost Knight

Author Interviews Candy Atkins

My name is Candy Atkins. I’m the author of The Lost Knight, a YA fantasy fiction novel about a 13-year-old girl who is asked to save the world but is completely unqualified. Connect with me on my website, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Youtube. Have you always wanted to be a writer? No. I was an operations […]

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Writing Compelling Dystopian Fiction – One Author’s Opinion

Writing Compelling Dystopian Fiction One Authors Opinion

Guest Post by Britt Holewinski I began writing my first “young adult, dystopian” novel in 1995, before the genre was the commercial giant it is today and when “dystopian” brought to mind to George Orwell’s 1984 and other frightening classics. I was in high school, and having just read Lord of the Flies, I began imagining […]

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Author Interviews: Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar and The Migrant Report

Author Interviews Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar and The Migrant Report

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing and your books I’m a mother, professor, and writer who lives in Doha, Qatar, our home for the last ten years. My books range from romance to memoir but most recently have been steeped in starting a crime fiction series. Connect with me […]

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