All Posts by Scott Mullins

Author Interviews: Britt Holewinski and Schism

Britt Holewinski and Schism Author Interviews

Hello! My name is Britt Holewinski, and I’m a writer of young-adult, dystopian fiction. I just finished my first book, Schism, and I’m now working on the next book in the series, entitled Ravin. Writing has been a keen hobby of mine while working full-time in Washington DC for fourteen years, but this past February, […]

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Book Excerpt: The Migrant Report By Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar The Migrant Report

Chapter Three Manu knelt, bowing his head to his mother’s feet for what might be the last time, the bluish-green veins on the back of her hand trembling under his lips as if the pulse of life inside her were buoyed by his. If this were a Bollywood movie, he forced himself to think of […]

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Author Interviews: L.K. Kuhl and Chasm

L.K. Kuhl Author Interviews

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m L.K. Kuhl. I live in Nebraska with my husband of twenty-nine years, young son, Nathan, and Greg, our Black Lab dog. I have two older daughters, Morgan and Brittani and son-in-law, Trevor. I have been writing for over twenty years. I first began writing children’s books and poetry, moved on to […]

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Video Author Interviews: Suzanna J. Linton and Clara’s Return (Stories of Lorst Book 2)

Suzanna J. Linton and Clara's Return Stories of Lorst Book 2 Author Interviews

Author interview with Fantasy Author, Suzanna J. Linton, where we talk about her writing process, books, why she writes and some handy tips to aspiring authors. Suzanna grew up in rural South Carolina (really rural) and survived on her mother’s library, local ghost stories, and the tall tales her father spun for his children’s amusement. […]

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Author Interviews: Rebecca Stonehill and The Poet’s Wife: An unforgettable historical family saga

Rebecca Stonehill Author Interviews

My name is Rebecca Stonehill. I am from London but live in Nairobi with my husband and three children (my husband’s job as a water and sanitation engineer brought us here in 2013). I have just finished writing my second novel, The Girl and the Sunbird, and my first book, the Poet’s Wife was published […]

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Author Interviews: Bianca Sloane and Every Breathe You Take

Bianca Sloane | Author Interviews

My name is Bianca Sloane and I write suspense novels about the Dark Side of Love. I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery and Lifetime Movie Network, so if you’re into either of those things, that’s what you can expect when reading one of my books Connect with Bianca via email Bianca@Bianca Sloane.com, her website: www.biancasloane.com, […]

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Author Interviews: J.A. Sutherland and The Little Ships

J.A. Sutherland Author Interviews

J.A. Sutherland , for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself and your writing to our reader Sure. Start with the hard question. :) I never know what to say about myself. I write science fiction and fantasy. What’s published now is the Alexis Carew series, which is naval sci-fi with a bit of Age […]

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Author Interviews: Glen Erik Hamilton and Hard Cold Winter

Glen Erik Hamilton Author Interviews

My name’s Glen.  I’m a native of Seattle who now lives in Southern California – from all the rain to all the sun, though I often miss the green landscape.  Like most writers, I juggle my day job and (terrific, supportive) family time with the novelist career.  I write mystery thrillers about a man named […]

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Author Interviews: Louise Jensen and The Sister: A Gripping Psychological Thriller

My name’s Louise Jensen and my debut novel, a psychological thriller, is called The Sister and will be published on July 7th by Bookouture. I also blog flash fiction regularly. There’s something about fitting a beginning, middle and end into 100 words that’s addictive! You can connect with Louise on her website louisejensen.co.uk and on Twitter […]

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Author Interviews: Randall Wood and Closure

Author Interviews Randall Wood

Who am I? I’m Randall Wood, I write the Jack Randall series of political thrillers. My first novel Closure came out in 2009 and I became a full-time author three years later after my third book Scarcity was published. Since then I’ve added another full novel, a collection of short stories surrounding the main characters, […]

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To Write a Thrilling Thriller By Alistair Cross

Alistair Cross To Write a Thrilling Thriller

Guest Post By Alistair Cross Generally speaking, the mystery novel’s goal is to solve a crime while thrillers seek to prevent it, but never having been big on following rules and regulations, my collaborator Tamara Thorne and I fiendishly merged these standards together for our latest release, Mother. We eagerly thrust our protagonists, expectant couple […]

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Author Interviews: Jane Isaac and Before It’s Too Late

Jane Isaac Author Interviews

Hi! My name is Jane Isaac and I live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with my husband, daughter and dog, Bollo. I write detective fiction with a psychological edge. Feel free to connect with me at www.janeisaac.co.uk, Twitter and Facebook. Jane shares her early experiences on the trials and tribulations of writing and getting a publishing […]

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Book Excerpt: The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard

Helen Pollard The Little French Guesthouse

I wish I could tell you it happened like it does in the movies. You know the kind of thing. The heroine standing proud, oozing restrained fury. The audience’s satisfaction as she delivers a reverberating slap across her lover’s face. Her dramatic but dignified exit from the screen. Believe me, there was nothing dignified about […]

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Author Interviews: Tamara Thorne and Mother

Author Interview with Tamara Thorne

Tamara Throne, introduce yourself, your books and your writing style to our readers I’ve loved ghost stories and folklore my entire life and began collecting books of both around first grade. My mother read to me from day one, every day, until I could read to her, so I was a very early reader and […]

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Author Interviews: Helen Pollard and The Little French Guesthouse

Helen Pollard_ author portait Author Interviews

Helen Pollard, thanks for talking with us at thisiswriting.com. For those we don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing and your books I live in Yorkshire, U.K., with my husband, two almost-adults and a Jekyll & Hyde cat. When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading if my eyes aren’t too tired. I don’t watch much […]

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Why We Love Multiple Points of View By Tamara Thorne

Tamara Thorne Why We Love Multiple Points of View

Guest Post by Tamara Thorne When Alistair Cross and I began writing our psychological thriller, Mother, we had only four characters in mind. Priscilla Martin (Mother herself), her daughter Claire, Claire’s husband, Jason, and Morning Glory Circle, the street where the action takes place. (For us, location is a character as important as any other.) […]

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Author Interviews: Shelley Adina and Fields of Air: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

Author Interviews Shelley Adina

I’m Shelley Adina, a transplanted Canadian now in Silicon Valley, CA, where I live with my husband and a flock of 11 rescued chickens. I’m a member of the adjunct faculty of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, a low-residency program in Pennsylvania. And I’m the author of the (so […]

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Author Interviews: Alistair Cross and Mother

Author Interviews Alistair Cross

Alistair Cross, introduce yourself and your writing to our readers I was born in a single cemetery town that liked to call itself “historic” and began plotting my escape by the age of three. My dreams of living in the “big city” fueled my imagination and set me on the writing course, which continues to […]

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Starting a Novel – 17 Things Every Aspiring Writer Should Know by Writer Renita D’Silva

Writing Tips | Starting a Novel - 17 Things Every Aspiring Writer Should Know by Writer Renita D'Silva

Guest article by Renita D’Silva, the author of A Mother’s Secret The sheer scope of a novel, the word count, can be daunting. This is the advice I was given and which has stood me in good stead, even now, five books later: 1. Some writers swear by outlines and planning every detail of their story before […]

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Author Interviews: A.W. Exley and Ella, The Slayer, A Edwardian Cinderella Retelling

Author Interviews A.W. Exley

I’m Anita – or AW, as I go by my initials. I’m an author living in rural New Zealand. I started off writing steampunk novels and have a series called THE ARTIFACT HUNTERS about the hunt for dangerous paranormal items. I’m now sliding ever so slightly sideways into more fantasy historical with ELLA, THE SLAYER, […]

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Author Interviews: Christie Barlow and Kitty’s Countryside Dream: A Feel Good Romantic Comedy

Author Interviews Christie Barlow

Christie Barlow, a 5ft 5in brunette born in the county of Cheshire. Now at the ripe old age of 43, I lead nothing but a glamorous lifestyle: ironing, mucking out chickens and horses and chasing after my mad cocker spaniel. I’m a mum to four, wife to one and have more animals than the local […]

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Author Interviews: Renita D’Silva and A Mother’s Secret

Author Interviews Renita D'Silva

Renita D’Silva, for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing and books I grew up in India but now live in the UK with my husband and two children. My short stories have been published in ‘The View from Here’, ‘Bartleby Snopes’, ‘this zine’, ‘Platinum Page’, ‘Paragraph Planet’ among others and have been […]

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Author Interviews: Timothy Hallinan and King Maybe (A Junior Bender Mystery)

Author Interviews Timothy Hallinan

Timothy Hallinan, for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing and your books Well, I started writing under my own name in the 1990s after turning out six or seven novels under different names on a work-for-hire basis. In 1990 I wrote a mystery called The Four Last Things under my own name, […]

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Author Interviews: James P Blaylock , Multi-Award Winning Author and Steampunk Lengend

Author Interviews James P Blaylock

James P Blaylock , for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself and your writing to our readers. Hello to everyone:  I published my first short story, “Red Planet,” in Unearth Magazine back in 1976, and since then I’ve published 25 books: both novels and collections of stories.  Most of them have been contemporary fantasies, but […]

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Author Interviews: Rita Catinella Orrell and Objects of Desire

Rita Catinella Orrell Author Interviews

Rita Catinella Orrell, for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing, and your new book I am originally from Queens, New York, but I’ve been living in New Jersey for over a decade. I work on the top floor of the 1880’s Queen Anne Victorian I share with my husband, two daughters, and […]

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Author Interviews: Matthew FitzSimmons and Poisonfeather

Author Interviews Matthew FitzSimmons

My name is Matthew FitzSimmons. I live and write in Washington DC, where I taught high school English for a decade before writing . The Short Drop debuted on Kindle first in November and in paperback on December 1st. It’s the first Gibson Vaughn novel and centers on a cold case involving a childhood friend […]

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