• Pen Names: Do You Need One?

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    When, if ever, do you need a pen name? Why would you want one? Do pen names give you privacy and are they worth the bother? Privacy One main reason that people want to use a pen name is privacy. They don't want to be recognized in person or online as an author. You might think that's ...

  • From Novel to Movie: Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger

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    Anna Olswanger’s middle grade novel, GREENHORN (See Review), was made into an indie film. It’s a dream that many of us have, to see our story on the big screen. I asked her to tell us about the process. Anna's introduction to the story In 2014 I co-produced a short indie film adaptation of the novel. ...

  • Short Story Anthology: Fiction River Universe Between

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    I am excited to report that I have my first science fiction, adult-audience, short story published! Last year, I attended a retreat in Oregon with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch as the main instructors. They own WMG Publishing, and one on-going project is a monthly short-story anthology. I was invited to submit, it ...

  • Caroline Starr Rose: 2K12

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    Debut Novelist Prunes her Rosebush Introduced first in 2007, debut children's authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8, 2k9, 2k11 and this year, the feature returns for the Class of 2k12. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 Guest post by Caroline Starr Rose, author of MAY ...