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Welcome to August! I don't know how it is where anyone else lives, but here in western NY, it's about as hot as it ever gets. Today, I thought I'd help us beat the heat with some hot weather tips for readers and writers (and a list of my favorite books to re-read while I chill).
1. Stay indoors.
- Obviously, if you have air conditioning, then you can stay in your own house. But if not (like me), then there are a ton of great places I've gone...
Author Spotlight: Geonn Cannon
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Today's interview with Geonn Cannon is double the fun, since he's got two new stories this month. In UPSTAGED!, he takes us inside a traveling circus with a pair of knife-throwers in "Knife's Edge." And in Kennel Club, Underdogs #7, Ari and Dale are back for their latest adventure.
How and why did you chose your genre?
My first novel had a male lead, but a strong supporting cast of women (four leads, three...
Author Spotlight: Allison Fradkin
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Today's UPSTAGED! interview is with Allison Fradkin, who (in her own words) is "a triple threat—patron, playwright, performer." Her YA story, "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Queer," is one of the most original pieces I've ever worked on. My own kids—performers themselves—loved it, their favorite part being identifying all the wonderful Broadway shows tucked inside.
What attracted you to the performing arts?
Remember the episode of I Love Lucy, "Lucy's Italian Movie," wherein the film's producer inquires, "Tell me, Mrs. Ricardo, have you ever...
Author Spotlight: Renee Young
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This week, we're featuring interviews with some of the UPSTAGED! authors. Today, we have Renee Young. Her story, "The Helsinki Incident," is best described as atmospheric, sensual science fiction. I don't know about you, but I could do with reading more in that realm.
What inspired you to write your latest story?
A writer friend of mine was sharing an experience from her past where she had a deep personal insight while attending a work meeting in Helsinki and I jokingly called it her Helsinki Incident....
Author Spotlight: Sonni de Soto
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With UPSTAGED! less than a week from release, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some of the authors. Up today is Sonni de Soto, an author who is knew to me. Her story in the anthology features a burlesque dancer splitting her time between her job in politics and her life on stage.
What is the hardest part of writing?
Finding the time. Even when you desperately want to be writing, there seems to always be something pulling you away from your stories: work,...