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[Interview] Rae Lindley

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Rae Lindley was born in Torrance , California. Her articles and short stories have appeared in publications that include Suite101 ; The Acacia; The Post and Deep Tapioca . She has also written for speculative fiction ezines like Lunar Castles; Nightly Gathering; Dark Moon Rising and Comic Stack. In 2004, her film-script, "Hotel Sunset" received an honorable mention in the Television/Movie Script category of the 73rd Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition . Two years later, Quack, Quack , a short animated film that Lindley helped create and art direct went on to win the Copper Wing Audience Award at the Phoenix Film Festival . Her books include a novella, The Eye of Alloria (Lavender Isis Press, 2007) and the novel, Cimmerian City , which is due to be released by Mundania Press in late August 2007. In a recent interview, Rae Lindley spoke about her writing. How would you describe the genre in which you do most of your writing? Speculative fiction, which mo

'Diary of an Asylum Seeker': Anatomy of A Work In Progress

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I’ve taken a leaf off George Bernard Shaw ’s book and have written a very long introduction to my work in progress, the Diary of an Asylum Seeker . The introduction is really a ‘back story’ in that it shows part of how the Diary came about; it shows part of how I’ve been working on the Diary and it shows part of the reception the Diary has received so far. I started working on what is becoming the Diary of an Asylum Seeker in late 2004 or early 2005 after coming into contact with the Assist Service, a medical practice which provides specialized primary health care for asylum seekers in Leicester . There, one of the people I was and still am in dialogue with is Jan Moore, the practice therapist, who suggested that I keep a diary. Which I did. For about a week or two. I wish I’d kept the diary more religiously. I wish I’d kept it like medicine. I didn’t. I tell myself that the reason for this was because, soon afterwards, I started writing a lot about asylum seekers, about who the

[Interview] Rose Paisley

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Rose Paisley grew up in a small town in the Amish Country of Mifflin County , Pennsylvania. She subsequently moved to Harrisburg where she went to college when she was in her forties, and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She has worked as a waitress, a truck driver and as an electronics technician building speakers. She currently owns and publishes Romance at Heart Magazine , an online magazine as well as Romance At Heart Publications , a small publishing company that puts out about 12 e-books a year from selected authors. One of her own stories, A Wild Love: Escape was published by Lavender Isis Press in March 2007. In a recent interview, she spoke about her writing. When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Actually, I didn’t decide to be a writer. It was decided for me in that I took the dare of two long time friends, Carole and Kate. They dared me to submit something because they said my writing was good enough to be published. I didn&#

[Interview] Marilyn Meredith

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Marilyn Meredith is the author of the Tempe Crabtree series of mystery novels and the Rocky Bluff P.D. series of police procedurals. Her books have won awards that include the 2006 American Author Association ’s Best Thriller Award as well as the 2006 USA Book News Best Book Award, which went to her psychological thriller, Wishing Makes It So (Hard Shell Word Factory, 2006). In addition to working as a writer, Marilyn Meredith is a member of Sisters in Crime ; Mystery Writers of America ; EPIC -- Electronically Published Internet Connection and the Public Safety Writers Association . She has also served as an instructor at the Maui Writers Retreat and other writer’s conferences and was, for ten years, an instructor with the Writer’s Digest School . In a recent interview, she spoke about her writing. When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? I don't know that there was a particular moment… I started writing from the time I could pick up a pencil and put words o

[Interview] Sandy Lender

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Sandy Lender has been on a virtual book tour to promote her debut fantasy novel, Choices Meant for Gods , (ArcheBooks Publishing, 2007). The tour, which started on May 21 and ran until July 21, saw her being featured as, among other things, a guest blogger on sites that included Pump Up Your Online Book Promotion ; Spiritual Visitations and The ArcheBooks Publishing Blog . In a recent interview, Sandy Lender spoke about her writing. What would you say are the biggest challenges that you face? Can I choose stability? I think the biggest challenges I face as a writer are: finding time for all the things I want to do with my writing career and not letting the negative voices drag me down. How do you deal with these challenges? First, finding time for all the things I want to do with my writing career means staying extremely organized. Because I balance my second career (writing), which doesn't pay anything yet, with my first career (I work in a magazine publishing company

[Interview] Emma Sanders

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Emma Sanders lives in Texas where she works in the district attorney's office. She writes romantic suspense novels and short stories in her spare time and has published two novels, Holding Fast (Wild Rose Press, 2006) and One Wrong Move (Wild Rose Press, 2007), both of which are available as e-books and as trade paperbacks. Two of her short stories, "Christmas Bells" (Wild Rose Press, 2006) and "Hope, Love and Treats" (Wild Rose Press, 2006) are also available as e-books. Currently, she is working on a third novel. In a recent interview, Emma Sanders spoke about her writing. When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? I've always thought about writing but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I knew I had to write if I wanted to maintain my sanity. There was something missing in my life that I can't quite explain. A restlessness that could only be cured when I was writing. How would you describe the genre in which you do most

[Interview] Angel Martinez

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Northern Delaware author, Angel Martinez writes erotic romance novels and short stories as well as science fiction and fantasy. Her debut novella, Aftermath was released as an e-book by Forbidden Publications in March 2007 . Martinez has worked, among other things, as a nurse, a bank teller, a retail worker, an office manager and a technical writer. In a recent interview, she spoke about her writing. What are your main concerns as a writer? I want to write stories in which my readers lose themselves, to craft characters they long to meet as actual people, to invoke in them a desire to think beyond the everyday. Stories should feed the mind but leave it hungry for more. What would you say are the biggest challenges that you face? The business of writing is my biggest struggle. I began in the naive belief that if one wrote well, one would be published. Little by little I’ve come to understand that writing is only half craft these days: the writer, if he/she wishes to beco

[Interview] Adelle Laudan

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Adelle Laudan writes romantic suspense and biker fiction as well as books for readers in the age-group between childhood and young adulthood. Her published works include Juliana (Forbidden Publications, 2006) and Destination Unknown (Forbidden Publications (Feb 2007), which are available as e-books. She is also the author of Iron Horse Rider (Wild Child Publishing, 2007) and Dee Days (MardiGras Publishing, 2007), which are available as both e-books and trade paperbacks. In a recent interview, she spoke about her writing. Do you write everyday? I usually write every day, some days more than others. As a rule I write when the kids are off to school and in the evenings when everyone is doing their own thing. Research takes quite a bit of time before I even begin the first chapter. If I haven’t experienced a certain aspect of my book, I research in order to bring a certain degree of believability to my writing. I then do a chapter outline. I don’t always follow the outline b