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Racial Tension – Who’s Listening?

                I need your opinion. From the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri (2014) to the deaths of five Dallas, Texas police officers (2016), racial tension remains mainstream discussion at every coffee shop, office watercooler, and news media outlet. But how many of us express a vested interest in how racial tension affects our daily lives? Continue reading “Racial Tension – Who’s Listening?”

Book Review: Creating Character Arcs by Award-Winning MTW Author and Coach, K.M. Weiland

I’ve read Maas, Engber, Sobieck, Donovan, Bell, Card, and countless other writing gurus. But, after I read Structure Your Novel by K.M. Weiland, I snatched up every instructional writing book this author has published. Creating Character Arcs is one more gem in my resource library of books on craft. This book makes little things like

Continue reading “Book Review: Creating Character Arcs by Award-Winning MTW Author and Coach, K.M. Weiland”

Writer’s Craft: Cruel Claws: Describing the Killer’s Hands by Rayne Hall

To increase suspense in a scene where a dangerous person is about to do something nasty, slow down the pace and describe their hands. This is perfect for when the evil overlord signs the ord…

Source: Writer’s Craft: Cruel Claws: Describing the Killer’s Hands by Rayne Hall

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THE AUTHOR AND THE EXPERT by MTW Author Marc Rainer

It is my pleasure to present retired Federal Prosecutor and former AUSA for the District of Columbia, Marc Rainer, author of several crime dramas, including the fourth book in his Jeff Trask series, A Winter of Wolves, recently released October, 2016. Mr. Rainer arrives at Sherrie’s Always Write to discuss the delicate mixture of fictional crime writing with his dramatic legal career.

The Author and The Expert

written by Marc Rainer

After more than three decades as a federal prosecutor, and after several years as an author, I often find myself Continue reading “THE AUTHOR AND THE EXPERT by MTW Author Marc Rainer”

Interview with MTW Author Marilynn Larew

Interview of Marilynn Larew

Author of The Spider Catchers and Dead in Dubai

1. When did you decide to seriously write a novel and why?

I don’t think anybody decides to become a writer. You’re walking along minding your own business one day when it seizes you from behind, and bam! you’re a writer for good or ill. Whether you have to get up at five am and write before getting the children off to school and you to your day job, or whether you have some hours during the day free to work, as I do, you write because you can’t not write, and you hone your skills hoping one day to become a published author. Continue reading “Interview with MTW Author Marilynn Larew”

Interview with MTW Author – S.W. Frontz (Limited Instafreebies Today)

S.W. (Sherrie) Frontz was born in Charotte, North Carolina but raised in East Tennessee. She graduated from college with an accounting degree, eventually working in a sales office. After a couple of years, she met her true love and husband, Rusty. This year Rusty and Sherrie celebrated their 20th wedding Anniversary. Congratulations you two! It is my personal pleasure to interview Sherrie about her life as an author of two amazing books in her Land’s End series, When Morning Comes (1st book in the series) and Don’t Look Back (2nd book in the series). Sit back and enjoy the life and times of one amazing lady. If you would like a preview of her Land’s End series, please check out Sherrie’s links below. Also, plan to pick up a limited copy  of both of Sherrie’s books today on Instafreebie. see links below Continue reading “Interview with MTW Author – S.W. Frontz (Limited Instafreebies Today)”

Book Review: Cigerets, Guns & Beer by MTW Author Phillip T. Stephens

I had the pleasure of turning page after page of Phillip T. Stephens’ Cigerets, Guns & Beer well into the wee hours of the morning just to discover what happened next to the quirky main character in this delightful Mystery.

Stephens’ protagonist named by his father as simply Dodd, no middle name and no discernible last name, is a lovable, if unlikely, hero who has recently been released from prison for committing a petty crime. He arrives in the opening scene with an intriguing background as a self-taught prison lawyer Continue reading “Book Review: Cigerets, Guns & Beer by MTW Author Phillip T. Stephens”

Book Review: Zodiac – Settling the Score by MTW Author Kimberly McGath

mcgathA serial killer roamed, planned, preyed, and hunted for his next victim for decades. The Zodiac killer has never been identified, and scores of women in this country (and possibly abroad) have lived in fear for years. The True Crime story of the Zodiac serial killer you will read by Kimberly McGath recounts the horrific facts that permeated the California coastal air beginning with a twisted man’s fantasy of mega actress Annette Funicello. Continue reading “Book Review: Zodiac – Settling the Score by MTW Author Kimberly McGath”

Guest Post: Romantic Mystery Vs. Romantic Suspense by Award-Winning Jacqueline Seewald

Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Seventeen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous Continue reading “Guest Post: Romantic Mystery Vs. Romantic Suspense by Award-Winning Jacqueline Seewald”

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