Category Archives: Author Interviews

Turkey, Cheese, and The Need for Editors

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday ever. Turkey isn’t the reason—after all, we can have turkey anytime of the year. But I don’t eat it very often, because I like to save it for Thanksgiving, much as I don’t make … Continue reading

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Not a Snack, But a Meal

One of the fun things about writing in this electronic age is the opportunity it affords to meet all kinds of people from all over the world. In the writing realm, misery loves company — or maybe it’s a matter … Continue reading

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Backstory and Characterization

Everybody has a history. Our genetic background, our childhood, our lifetime experiences all work together to make us who we are. Fiction writers know this (or at least, the good ones do). A fictional character’s history is called his backstory. … Continue reading

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Play it Again, Tracy

High School teacher Tracy Krauss is also an author, artist, playwright and director. She and her husband reside in Tumbler Ridge, BC where she continues to pursue all of her creative interests. Her first two books, And the Beat Goes … Continue reading

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In a Dead Poet’s Society

Television networks do a lot of re-runs this time of year, so I’ll do the same. Two years ago, I had so much fun with my December post on the Novel Journey blog (now known as Novel Rocket), I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Meet Paul Baines

In the last installment of the Lost Genre Guild guest blog series, today we meet self-described nomad Paul Baines. Q. Welcome, Paul. How long have you been writing? A. I used to mess around with short fiction at school, but … Continue reading

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A Visit With Kimberli Campbell

My fellow-Lost Genre Guild member Kimberli Renee Campbell lives with her husband and two sons in Nebraska, where she writes speculative fiction for young adults. Q. Hi, Kimberly. Can you tell us how long you’ve been writing? A. I have … Continue reading

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