Welcome to week three of Author-Go-Round. I met Linda on a most amazing online critique group, The Next Big Author. My life has not been the same since – and that’s a really good thing. I hope you enjoy her interview. INTERVIEW WITH ELLEN VANVALKENBURGH, MAIN CHARACTER IN THE NOVEL UNDER THE ALMOND TREES, BY… Read More Author Go Round, Linda Ulleseit
Week one was a great success. I’m happy to introduce Tracy Lawson for week two. I met Tracy at a book fair last year and simply fell in love with her books. They are a great read for young and older (who are still young at heart). Tracy really is a super-talented writer! Hi! I’m… Read More Author-Go-Round, Tracy Lawson
Have you ever heard of an Author Interview-go-round? It’s a bit like an author-go-round at a school visit, only all of us post on each other’s sites. All of our readers will get to meet all six authors. I hope you visit these great writers and check out their blogs as well as their books.… Read More Author Interview-go-round
Backstory kills novels. Passive verbs (those pesky ‘be’ verbs) deal fatal injury. Excessive ‘ly’ descriptors deal crippling blows. Ah, but today I speak of backstory. Look at me; I can really talk about this. My first novel starts out with a whole chapter sprinkled with backstory. And a very excellent critique reviewer pointed it out.… Read More Backstory Blues!