Countdown to a prophecy

My first step to starting the year right was to send my book to my editor. After a nail-biting week I received the file back and to my relief she liked it. There weren’t major changes and the story was pretty solid. I accepted the grammar changes and fleshed out scenes she thought needed a … Continue reading Countdown to a prophecy


From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

Posted by M. K. Waller * In November, Austin Mystery Writers, my critique group, published its second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my story, "When Cheese Is Love." To set the scene: English teacher Tabitha Baynes has come to Fonda de Paz, the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Central … Continue reading From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

The Gift of Balance

Post copyright by Doris McCraw I rarely talk about myself. My nature I am an intensely private person. In today's post, I am opening the door just a bit to illustrate the idea of Balance. As some of you know on June 15, 2015 torrential rains caused an overflow of water in the sewer and … Continue reading The Gift of Balance

Finding a Story within the Story

This post by Gayle M. Irwin   The past few weeks I’ve met and interviewed members of our armed forces. I’m writing stories about Vietnam veterans who live in Wyoming. The stories will be published online, in a special newsprint edition, and possibly in book form. I’m honored to be part of this special project! … Continue reading Finding a Story within the Story

Author Alethea Williams Rides Again by Abbie Taylor

This post by Abbie Taylor. A couple of years ago, I interviewed author Alethea Williams on my blog about her book, Willow Vale. Now, she has just published a new book, Walls for the Wind. Like Willow Vale, this is a historical romance set in Wyoming, but unlike Willow Vale, it’s a totally different story. … Continue reading Author Alethea Williams Rides Again by Abbie Taylor

Sex in the City or Sex in the Country by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg Rich or poor, pretty or plain, dynamic or withdrawn, the hero and heroine have to be sexually attracted to each other. That's too important to skimp on. They should love each other, but that’s not a requirement for sexual attraction. You are the creator of your world so you get to … Continue reading Sex in the City or Sex in the Country by Cher’ley

Happy Valentine’s Day

This post by Jennifer Flaten   Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope you are celebrating with someone you love, if not I hope you did something very nice for yourself. We celebrate the day, but in a low-key way, no fancy flowers or meals out-unless you count Taco Bell for lunch. With little kids in the … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day