Five Fiction Markets for April

April 14, 2016

Story completed? Send it out!  So your story is finished. Now what? Send that baby out there! Here are five fiction markets just begging for your work! 

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Lena and the Fountain of Youth

April 10, 2016

Finding healing — in one sense or another Before I left St. Augustine to head to St. Petersburg and my last two book events (and overdue quality time with my son Joe, and Jeff and Elena, my nephew and his wife), I had to go to the Fountain of Youth.

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 4.9.16: Eavesdropping

April 9, 2016

Eavesdropping… Two people at a coffee shop, drinking their coffee…

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A New Home, A New Life

April 7, 2016

The final destination Yesterday was a pretty busy day for me here in northern Florida. (Love Anastasia Inn, by the way—great, budget-friendly place to stay and within walking distance of the Bridge of Lions and plenty of restaurants!)

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“Editor Interviews” with Heather Lefebvre and Kendra Fortmeyer

April 7, 2016

In this month’s “Editor Interviews,” I bring you a team: Heather Lefebvre and Kendra Fortmeyer, both of whom can be found at Broad! This online literary semiannual publishes exclusively writers and artists who identify as women, trans* (transgender and transsexual, for example), or outside the gender binary.

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Two Plus One Equals Three

April 6, 2016

Lena, the kitten and Sarah Jean On day one of my trip, I checked out the rest stop where Lena acquires the kitten. (Read post here.) The next place I needed to find was the second rest stop, where Lena and her new friends were going to have a meal.

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Leg #1 of “Peripheral Visions” Research Trip

April 5, 2016

Lena and the kitten In the opening pages of my short story, Lena (the protagonist) acquires an unexpected traveling companion at her first stop off I-77 in West Virginia. I had done some preliminary research but nothing beats actually being there.

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Update on Upcoming TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER Book Tour

March 31, 2016

I love it when a plan comes together… Last month, I wrote about my upcoming book tour to sunny Florida. (Read the post here.) Since then, I’ve been hard at work, and wanted to share some of what I’ve done to generate a buzz around my trip and show my appreciation to the locales for […]

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Weekend Writing Prompt for 3.26.16: Left Behind

March 26, 2016

 Left Behind A carryall is left behind on a deserted road out in a field.

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“Short Takes: Interviews with Short Story Writers” with Clifford Garstang

March 24, 2016

When it comes to having a diverse background (always an asset for fiction writers!), author and short story writer Clifford Garstang definitely fits the bill! In terms of education, Clifford has a BA in Philosophy from Northwestern University, an MA in English and a JD—both from Indiana University—and an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. 

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