Dialogue Techniques, One Dead, Two to Go

Elena Hartwell Visits! I love meeting fellow playwrights and chatting about stage vs. books. Today Elena Hartwell, author of One Dead, Two to Go is my guest, and I brewed a new selection of black tea. I also had some fresh coffee on hand just in case. Come on in and...
A Death Along the River Fleet by Susanna Calkins

A Death Along the River Fleet by Susanna Calkins

A Death Along the River Fleet (Lucy Campion Mysteries #4) by Susanna Calkins Publication Date: April 12, 2016 Minotaur Books Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages Genre: Historical Mystery   Just as I settled in to the well-drawn atmosphere, a bloodied, distraught,...
Of Gods, Royals, and Superman

Of Gods, Royals, and Superman

We invited Tom Maremaa to ePen to tell us about how he finds characters for his novels. Enjoy his visit and a special giveaway below. by Tom Maremaa How do you find great characters for your novel? Where do they come from? How do you bring them to life? The answers...
Susanna Calkins’ Masque of a Murderer

Susanna Calkins’ Masque of a Murderer

The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins Historical Fiction Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press Right from the first pages, the author’s rich touches of setting and locale immediately had me engrossed in the story. I was drawn to the characters and their complex...

Character Evolution

Have you been inside Granny’s mind?  It’s a strange place.  Intriguing, fun, perplexing in a good way, and did I mention fun?  In Julie Seedorf’s second book featuring Hermiony Vidalia Criony Fiddlestadt (Granny), our leading lady takes it upon herself to solve yet...
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