Monthly Archives: January 2015

Excerpt From “My Night with the Price”

“Come into my household,” he said, stepping in front of me causing me to stop and look up at him. “Some of my wives are skilled at embroidery, but with a fraction of your skill. I would be very pleased … Continue reading

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Question of the Day – What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

What’s your advice for aspiring writers? I am going to give you the best writing advice I ever got. My lovely and brilliant creative writing instructor when I was in college told me, “just write.” Seems so simple, right? Yes, … Continue reading

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Excerpt From The Vampire’s Daughter

“Who are you?” she asked. “Someone who can help you,” he said, once again offering her his hand. She looked at it as her curiosity gave way to fear, and she realized who he was. Her eyes widened as she … Continue reading

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Question of the Day – What’s the best thing about being a writer?

What’s the best thing about being a writer? I’d have to say the best thing about being a writer is “finishing” a work. I put that in quotes, because writing “the end” is hardly the end for a writer. There … Continue reading

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Question of the Day – Three Books You’ve Read More Than Three Times

List three books you’ve read more than three times. Wow, I don’t think I can answer this question. I’ve read a lot of books in my life. I have a BA and MA in literature, so I’m sure I’ve read … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “From Convent to Consort,” a story of Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian (624-705 AD) is the only woman in Chinese history to rule with the title of “Emperor” (Huangdi) in her own right. She was actually an imperial consort twice, first for Emperor Taizong and then for Emperor Gaozong. After the … Continue reading

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Question of the Day – Who is your greatest writing influence?

Who would you say is your greatest writing influence and why? I would say that the writer who inspired me to pick up the pen myself would be Matthew Lewis. Matthew Lewis wrote one of the greatest Gothic novels of … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “The Eunuch’s Wife”

“A man loved by the Emperor? A hero? A man with money and land? I could not ask for more in a husband.” Her father stifled a bit of a…cough? Chuckle? Grunt? But still, he said nothing. “He sounds like … Continue reading

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