Have you ever been to a Renaissance Faire or a living history museum? I’ve been to both, and I find them fascinating. At the Renaissance Faire I attended with my family many years ago, my son was knighted Sir Scooby of Doo (because he was wearing a Scooby Doo shirt) by the queen. In lieu… Read More
Amanda Lee is a pseudonym Gayle Trent is using for the new
cozy mystery series featuring a heroine who owns an
embroidery shop. The series is set on the Oregon Coast and
features Marcy Singer, a spunky, thirty-something,
entrepreneur who is handy with a needle.
Amanda/Gayle lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband
and two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She’s a
full-time writer/editor/mom/wife and chief cook and bottle
washer, and she loves every minute of it. Okay, not the
bottle washing so much, but the rest of it is great.
The characters in the latest book in the embroidery mystery series are going through a lot of changes, especially heroine Marcy. Although she has been living independently from her mom for quite some time now, Marcy experiences a little bit of a role reversal in this book because she has to be her mother’s protector…. Read More
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Flawed Characters in Fiction
by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More