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Rachael Ritchey is the author of the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, a series of young adult fantasy fiction. Her emphasis in writing young adult fiction is to make her stories accessible to all, be true to herself, and entertain her readers. Life is an ever-changing path where Rachael’s goal is to find the adventure […]

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Promoting your work & YOURSELF

Getting the word out: requirements and pitfalls   Well for a while I would pay the publisher a fee for a service and sometimes still do, or if they were going to attend some kind of book fair naturally I would want my book promoted there.  Right?  Well one thing I do know about advertising […]

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See what a winner is made of and how he reacts to success

WOW…THE RIVER BY PATRICK JONES JUST MADE #1 BESTSELLER #FREE ON #AMAZON OCTOBER 29/30/31, 2015 PATRICK JONES Pat Jones was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. His special interests include the science of paleoanthropology and archeology. Woodworking is one of his favorite hobbies, with special emphasis on the unique grains and textures of various species of […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 2015, Talent showcase1 Comment

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Self published and sucessful

Some essential tips for self-publishing on Amazon     Image courtesy of Pixabay I recently received back the rights to two of my novels – The Antique Love and The Silk Romance – and  I released both books on Amazon. But getting to the stage of self-publishing on Amazon wasn’t just as easy as pressing a […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 2015, Self publishing, Uncategorized0 Comments

Big News Coming Soon

Writing as Therapy points to income

Writing as an Outlet —Patrick Jones—     Three years ago I became sick, sick enough to spend 8 hours in surgery and two weeks in the hospital.  Those days are mostly blank. When I got home, I found that anything I could do prior to the surgery was going to take a year to […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 2015, Self publishing0 Comments

Aspiring writers read this

My Response to a Letter from an Aspiring Writer by SUZANNAH WINDSOR FREEMAN The following is a recent exchange I had with an aspiring writer via email. It’s edited for length and clarity, and to protect the identity of the writer.        Hi, Suzannah! This is my first time talking (or rather typing) […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 20150 Comments

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Patrick Jones, laid back author

How laid back can an editor be? I decided to run this piece which I have been keeping on ice for too long. When I contacted Patrick Jones for his permission I made the point that maybe some of the BHD members might well harbour jealousies for a lifestyle that allows this sort of living. […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 20150 Comments


British English Translated

Nicholas Rossis lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, walks his dog, and enjoys the antics of two silly cats, one of whom claims his […]

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Posted in 2015 July/August, Featured Guest1 Comment

Dennis Stamey

On the Border of Madness

Dennis Stamey. Author  ‘The Devil’s Horror Story.’ One day when I am popular as a writer (don’t laugh) someone, whether a fan, a fellow author or an interviewer will invariably ask “Where do you get your ideas?” I’ll probably shrug “Uh, I’m not sure.” If I’m in a bad mood I might even say “Do […]

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Posted in 2015 July/August, Author Interview, Featured Guest0 Comments

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First Hand Experience for Authors

Sailing the Seven Seas By Melissa A. Joy Have you, as an author, ever wondered what experiencing something first hand would be like? Perhaps you’ve thought, “I’d like to try that one day,” but never have? Or perhaps you’ve thought such a thing wasn’t possible. It’s a well-known fact that researching material is just as […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Featured Guest0 Comments

Andrew Lownie Talks ‘Literary Agents’

Literary agent Andrew Lownie answers ten of the most common questions asked about literary agents: How does one obtain an Agent? There are a number of annual reference books that list the leading literary agents, such as The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, The Writer’s Handbook and Guardian Media Guide. Many agencies now have web-sites and […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Featured Guest0 Comments


Featured guest – Neal Litherland

Without doubt scene setting and world building is an ancient craft, consider Shakespeare’ s Twelfth Night. Why do you think other worldliness is so important to a fiction writer? The easy answer is that world building is the cornerstone of suspension of disbelief. Say you were watching a Western, and the bottles behind the bar […]

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Posted in 2015 April, Featured Guest0 Comments


Featured guest: Ali Isaac, fantasy author

Ali Isaac, author of Grá mo Chroí and The Tir na Nog Trilogy celebrates St Patrick’s day with our readers by talking about the origins of Irish folklore, emblems and symbols. About our featured guest – Ali Isaac lives in rural Ireland and is the author of two books based on Irish mythology and a disabled hero. […]

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Posted in 2015 March, Featured Guest0 Comments


Featured guest: Jennifer B Graham, author

“King John could surely never have anticipated the enduring global legacy of Magna Carta when he agreed to its terms in 1215.” This joint statement, recently issued by representatives of the British Library, Lincoln and Salisbury Cathedrals, couldn’t ring truer for me. As we approach the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, on a personal […]

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Posted in 2015 February, Featured Guest1 Comment