Elena Taylor

Write Like a Gold Miner: Novels from Coal

As this year in writing comes to an end, I’m looking forward to having the third book in my Eddie Shoes Mystery Series launch in April. It’s hard to believe that before April 15, 2016, I wasn’t a published author and by April 1, 2018, I’ll have three books out. But April 15, 2016 wasn’t […]

Historical Fiction Author Beverly Magid: Writing, Research, and John Lennon

This week my guest is historical fiction author Beverly Magid.  Before writing her first novel, Beverly was a journalist and an entertainment and celebrity PR executive. She interviewed many luminaries, including John Lennon, Jim Croce, and the Monty Python gang. As publicist, she represented clients in music, tv, and film, ranging from Whoopi Goldberg to John Denver […]

Jacquelyn Benson chats about Playwriting, First Novels & Wine

Jacquelyn Benson has always known who she wanted to be when she grew up: Indiana Jones. But since real archaeology involves far more cataloguing pot shards and digging through muck than diving out of airplanes and battling Nazis, she decided to devote herself to shamelessly making things up instead.  Jacquelyn studied anthropology in Belfast, Northern […]

Eddie Shoes travels around the US on her very own Blog Tour!

Come with me on my virtual book tour! Between now and February 5th, Eddie Shoes and I will be speeding across the Internet for a series of reviews, guest blogs, spotlights, and interviews. I hope you will join us as we travel the cyber highway. Thank you Escape with Dollycas for planningthe perfect tour. January 23 – A […]

Writing in the Snow … Ain’t it a cold, cold world.

Beautiful day here in North Bend, Washington. The promised snow has arrived, along with a few downed trees and a short-lived power outage. Here’s the current view outside my writing room window. I’m waiting for the snow to melt before I drive out of my ‘hood, so I didn’t go to the gym. A free […]

Filmaker to Cowboy, Author to Award Winner

You’ve had an incredibly eclectic career. How has that impacted your writing? I think I lived my life so that I could write The Legacy Letters.  It really is an autobiography disguised as fiction.  But the beauty of writing fiction is that you can bend time and space to make everything more dramatic.  Your first […]

Spotlight on Deborah Schneider

Deborah Schneider writes Western and Americana romance novels. Her publishing career began when she won the Molly Award for the most unsinkable heroine from the Denver Chapter of Romance Writers of America. She was a finalist in the New Historical Voice contest sponsored by Romantic Times Booklovers Magazine. Although she didn’t win the contest, her consolation prize […]

The Interview — Part II

Scroll Down to Read Part I What kind of research do you do for your books? How does it vary between sub-genres? I love research, so I probably spend far more time doing it than necessary. I work for a library, so I have the best research assistants in the world available to me. I […]

The Interview — Part IV

Scroll Down for Parts I-III Nicole, you recently finished a nonfiction book about Terry. That must have been a fascinating experience for the two of you. Nicole, what led you to writing that book? NICOLE: I’ve always been fascinated with the relationship a fiction writer has to his or her characters. Writers use personal experiences […]

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