Monday, August 26, 2013

Spotlighting Sci-Fi Fantasy Author April Reign

April Reign
presented by Connie Flynn

April M. Reign is the bestselling author of The Mancini Saga, The Dhellia Series, The Disciples of the Damned Series and The Turning Series. She started her writing career long before she could read or write. While bundled around a campfire at the beach in Southern California with her family, she'd share stories about sea monsters and land creatures.

In her teenage years, authors such as Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jude Deveraux, Anne Rice and many others were the influence that shaped her career as an author.

April lives in Southern California with her two teenage sons, her attention-seeking cat and the glorious beach, which is almost close enough to be her backyard.

I asked April to tell us what question has she never been asked that she wishes someone would? And she gave us a great answer.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Magic of Writing Fiction

The view at the Millennium from the entry to our conference room
I spent most of the weekend at the Millennium Hotel in Scottsdale attending the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sister in Crime tenth annual Write Now! 2013 Conference. As always, this was an information-packed conference attended by warm and friendly mystery writers.

If you're a writer and not familiar with Desert Sleuths, you really should check them out. They meet in Scottsdale at Grimaldi's Restaurant and offer good food, good company, and tons of information on writing and marketing your novels. You can learn more at their Facebook page.

So what did I take away when the conference was over?

It was something that happened between our keynote speakers, GREGG HURWITZ  and HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN. Although each gave a dynamic program, what really touched me was the interview that Hank, who is a seasoned investigative reporter, did with Gregg, a bestselling novelist, screenplay writer, and comic book author.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Win a Free Copy of THE DRAGON HOUR

I invite you to Book Buzzr's Sci Fi and Fantasy Festival. Click on the badge above and it will take you to the festival where you can become eligible to win a free Kindle copy of my latest time travel novel, THE DRAGON HOUR, plus those from many other authors.