Rescue bunnies will kick your butt!

on August 18, 2021

When my wife and I first started collecting rescue bunnies ten years ago, I knew nothing about rabbits. Like most people, I had been acculturated to think of rabbits as living plush toys: 24/7 snugglers created to be pets for tween girls. I was surprised to discover how complex their lives were. How territorial they… Read More

Christopher St. John

Christopher St. John

Christopher St. John is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His plays have appeared at the Blue Bear Theatre in San Francisco, the York Theatre in New York, and Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Christopher volunteers for several Bay Area animal rescue organizations. And he's proud to be part of the group that helped get the California Fur Ban signed into law in 2019. He and his partner live with rescue bunnies running freely in their well-nibbled home. Christopher started working on the War Bunny Chronicles in 2012. War Bunny is the first book to be published. The second book in the series, Summerday, will be published in 2022. Sign up for the War Bunny email list to get the latest news, deals and freebies.

https://christopherstjohn.com

The Story Behind the Story

on January 18, 2021

I often get asked, “Do you ever run out of story ideas?” Honestly, not in this lifetime. I have so many ideas running through my head it’s more a matter of being selective and choosing what really talks to me. And also what I hope my readers will enjoy, too. Often the best stories come… Read More

Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco lives in the beautiful countryside of QLD Australia, where the open spaces of her acreage, fondly called 'the block', gives her room to breathe. When she isn't writing or dreaming of writing, she is often found gazing out the window at the surrounding mountains and thinking how very lucky she is. With one semi-patient husband, three gorgeous girls, one fat horse, a crazy Belgian shepherd and Rotty puppy, along with three cats who run the house, writing has (mostly) kept her sane.

http://www.melteshco.com/

ESCAPING ELEVEN: THE BIRTH STORY OF A BOOK

on December 10, 2020

Giveaway – $10 Amazon gift card It’s difficult to believe that on December 8, 2020, ESCAPING ELEVEN was released into the world. They say that your book is your baby, but like all good birth stories, the really interesting tidbits come in the backstory. When did you decide to have a baby? Why did you… Read More

Jerri Chisholm

Jerri Chisholm

Jerri Chisholm is a YA author, a distance runner, and a chocolate addict. Her childhood was spent largely in solitude with only her imagination and a pet parrot for company. Following that she completed a master's degree in public policy and then became a lawyer, but ultimately decided to leave the profession to focus exclusively on the more imaginative and avian-friendly pursuit of writing. She lives with her husband and three children, but, alas, no parrot.

https://www.jerrichisholm.com/

WHAT ROMANCE CAN LEARN FROM SCIENCE FICTION

on August 17, 2020

By Sawyer North My first literary love was science fiction. When I was a kid, virtually every sci-fi novel was written by men with a few exceptions: Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia Butler, Andre Norton, etc. However, women writers were barely tolerated in the space. James Triptree Jr. (Alice Sheldon) saw her sales crash when… Read More

Sawyer North

Sawyer North

Sawyer North began writing historical romance after a torrid affair with the genre several years ago. As he is male, this proved a surprising turn of events. An engineer by day, he spends nights and weekends inventing characters, plotting stories, and trying witty banter on his wife until she makes him stop. Fair Weather Enemies is his first published romance novel. Visit him at www.sawyernorth.com and on Twitter @MrDarcyExplains.

https://sawyernorth.com/

Four Tools to Keep Writers From Losing Their Minds

on November 5, 2019

I have never had the greatest memory. This becomes a problem when I’m writing two books at the same time and trying to keep each of the stories on track. In fact, no matter the genre you write in, keeping yourself organized can be difficult for a lot of people. It’s taken me a lot… Read More

Erica Cameron

Erica Cameron

Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

http://byericacameron.com/

Putting the Pets in Space

on October 9, 2019

Pets in Space 4, which released this week, is a work of love and pride for all thirteen of the authors involved. Many of us also take advantage of the forum to add in animal family members that we’ve known and loved – I’m no exception to that, and my story Heart of the Spider’s… Read More

JC Hay

JC Hay

When I was younger, I watched this amazing animated series and then devoured the Jack McKinney novelizations. Somewhere along the way, I realized that the part I would discuss with my friends wasn't the cool technology, or the amazing action sequences --- I was pulled into the wonderful, painful love triangle between Lisa, Rick and Lynn Minmei. All that setting, and there is plenty, only mattered as to how it drove the characters together and apart. And thus an SFR aficionado was born. When I started writing seriously, I ended up all over the map. I dabbled in most of the speculative fiction genres with varying degrees of success, until I remembered the thing that really caught me about Robotech --- the coolest technology in the galaxy is worthless unless you have someone who cares about you to share it. So I started writing the stories I really wanted to read --- sweeping tales of galactic empires in decline, and love on the hardscrabble rim of civilization. Romance in both the classical and understood senses of the word, with brave, tough-as-nails women and the men determined to win their hearts. Hopefully, you'll find them as enjoyable as I do. JC Hay is an SFR Galaxy Award-winning author of Science Fiction Romance, a proud member of Romance Writers of America; the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal genre chapter; and the SFR Brigade (for fans and writers of Science Fiction Romance). He lives, writes, and knits in an outpost on the edge of habitable space, also known as the Northwest, and is a proud defender of the Oxford comma.

https://jchay.com

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Our Connected World

on April 22, 2019

Red Zone, out April 22 I do everything with my smartphone. It’s my wallet, my stereo, my library, my mailbox, my photo album, my place to hang out with friends, my calendar and my office. I use it to turn on my heating when I’m on my way home, to make sure the house is… Read More

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she's been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop-in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and, so far, has written eighteen books. When she isn't living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.

https://janetelizabethhenderson.com/