Monthly Archives: April 2012

Building Your Website: Building Relationships with the Reader

by Gail Z. Martin As an author, you have a vested interest in turning the transaction of buying a book into an ongoing and longstanding relationship between you and the reader. Your website is one of the most important ways … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain On the Road Again This time to Birmingham, AL to investigate the Sloss Furnace Works.  There’s supposed to be a rather nasty fellow down there nicknamed, “Slag”.  He tends to push and slap folks.  Under his … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the NPCs

by Gail Z. Martin At Lunacon, I was on a panel called “The Magical Middle Class” where the topic was secondary characters (or as gamers refer to them, Non-Player Characters—NPC) in fiction who possess magic but don’t have awesome jobs.  … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain Random Thoughts …Did you have bad luck on Friday the 13th?  My bad luck seemed to hit on the 12th. …Did you travel on Friday the 13th?  Many do not for fear of being in an … Continue reading

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Come see me at a signing!

by Gail Z. Martin Come see me at a signing! In-store signing at Books-A-Million at Carolina Mall in Concord, NC  on Mar. 30, 5 – 7 p.m. Ravencon, Richmond, VA April 14 – 15 In-store signing at the Barnes & … Continue reading

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Shiny & Polished….now what do I do?

by Crymsyn Hart So you’ve put the finishing polish on the manuscript and it’s all bright, shiny, and ready to be shipped off…somewhere. But where do you go and what do you do with it? Well, there are several options … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Favorite Villains?

by Gail Z. Martin OK, so I’ve talked about favorite heroes, but what about favorite villaians?  Who are the people I love to hate? I don’t buy into the idea that a villain needs to be sympathetic. Understandable, but not … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain Do we do enough for our community? If you think the answer is No, then I have an opportunity for you.  At this years ConCarolinas, (June 1-3, 2012 at The University Hilton – Charlotte, NC) they … Continue reading

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