Genre Chick Interview: Rick Novy

Today my Month of Writers victim is Rick Novy, editor of the infamous 20/20 VISIONS anthology (featuring my fun & vicious little short story “Pocket Full of Posey”). Rick is also a fellow member of the Codex Writers Group and a sci-fi geek. We girls like our sci-fi geeks, even if they do live on the sun (a.k.a. Arizona)….

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Enter the Mermaids

In the Spring of 2011, thirteen women met at the historic Carradoc Hall in Leesburg, Virginia. All wide-eyed first-timers at the Washington Romance Writers retreat, their diverse interests complemented each other in such a way that they decided to combine their forces and use their powers for good. And so from these inspirational waters sprung… …The Waterworld Mermaids. The…

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Genre Chick Interview: Lon Prater

Lon Prater is a fine figure of a man. He is gentleman and a scholar, and I will never pass up an excuse to have him over for tea, real or virtual. I also like sharing Table of Contents with him, as I did a few times last year. And he makes a mean cake-like delicacy…but no way I’m…

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Genre Chick Interview: David B. Coe

One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011’s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The contributing bloggers there are…

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Genre Chick Interview: Edmund Schubert

One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011’s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The contributing bloggers there are…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 14

Episode 14: “Cinderella” (16:20) I meant to post this famous fairy tale last week for Mother’s Day. Of all the fairy tales, I feel this one most epitomizes a mother’s love for her daughter. (If it hadn’t been for those angelic pigeons, Cinderella would have been royally screwed.) Upon reading it again, I noted two things: 1.) Cinderella is…

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Magic & Monsters

Last month, I was egged on by both the Fairy GodBoyfriend and J.T. Ellison to get some of my short story backlist available for the Kindle and Nook. (Which I succumbed to peer pressure and did, thank you very much.) But there do still exist people in the world who do not have — for one reason or another…

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Genre Chick Interview: Misty Massey

One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011’s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The contributing bloggers there are…

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Genre Chick Interview: Stuart Jaffe

One of the original items on my to-do list that launched May 2011’s Month of Writers here on the site was a series of interviews I planned with the contributors of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. Are you familiar with the Magical Words site? If you’re a writer, you should be! The contributing bloggers there are…

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In Which Neil and I Duke it Out Again

Anyone who’s ever edited an anthology knows: there is a method to the madness. Some philosophies differ, but the two most important stories in an anthology are 1.) the opener and 2.) the closer. You want to start strong…and possibly end stronger. Yes, even in literature, it’s fine if you want to eat dessert first. Last year, John Skipp…

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