Category: Guest

09/21/2017 In Guest
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Renewal: A QSF Tradition

  QSF has a new book out, the latest in our series of flash fiction anthologies: Re.new.al (noun) 1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or 2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or 3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or 4) Rebirth after death. Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut. Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers. Welcome to Renewal. Mischief Corner Books (info only) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Goodreads   Excerpt Because these stories are only 300 words each, we’re not supplying long excerpts, but …

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09/16/2017 In Guest
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Guest Author—Cheryl Headford Talks Shade’s Champion

Today one of my favorite authors, Cheryl Headfor, stops by for another visit. This time to share an excerpt from one her favorite stories.  Don’t expect fluffy and light stories when you read Cheryl’s work, but do expect to be wowed. Shade’s Champion was re-released September 15, 2017. So if you like a good story with a hard where the main characters have to work hard for their happy ever after, check out Cheryl’s new story. You won’t be disappointed. Shade’s Champion: Sixteen-year-old Shade has spent years imprisoned in a dark cellar after being snatched off the street as a young child. Events since his release have left him traumatised and desperate to die. Dory is a lively and engaging seventeen-year-old with …

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08/02/2017 In Guest
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Blog Tour—Comes A Horseman; by Anne Barwell

Today’s guest, Anne Barwell, hails from New Zealand. She is wonderful story teller and an even better person. Anne’s giving nature comes through in the passion she brings to her writing and the way she works to give the readers all that she can. The Echoes Rising is a terrific historical fiction series and I hope everyone reads on to learn more (and of course get the books!) Working With History – Anne Barwell Thanks for hosting me today as part of my blog tour for Comes a Horseman, the 3rd and final book in my WWII Echoes Rising series from DSP Publications. I have a Rafflecopter running as part of the tour so be sure to enter. DSP Publications …

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07/24/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Tali Spencer

Today is a special Running the Bases for me because it has my friend Tali Spencer as the guest. Tali has been so generous with her time whenever I ask for help and she even hosted me and my daughter for an afternoon a while back. Oh yeah, did I mention I love her writing? Her Pride of Uttor series is probably one of my all time favorites. If you get a chance, read it and find out why. 1. You write stories in different genres, does one speak to you more? Fantasy is my first love, and high fantasy especially. I feel most at home when creating my own worlds and using those worlds to explore the human condition, …

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07/13/2017 In Author Profiles, Guest
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Guest Post—An Interview with Sadie Rose Bermingham—Burning Boundaries Blog Tour

Today please welcome to The Land of Make Believe, Sadie Rose Bermingham.  Sadie and her co-author, Bellora Quinn, have a new release—Burning Boundaries—and Sadie is here for an interview to help tell us more about the new book: Welcome Sadie. In one sentence can you tell everyone what Burning Boundaries is about? Burning Boundaries is about exploration – exploring limitations, be it physical, psychic or sexual. What was it that led you to write in the genre(s) you write? I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi as a child and a teenager. When I was younger High Fantasy was my escape pod. Most contemporary fiction didn’t engage me, it felt too dull. Too ordinary. As I grew older, I suppose, …

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07/10/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with James Kampel

Thank you to James Kampel for joining us today to Run the Bases with Andrew Q Gordon.  You will want to check out his book The Dreamer when you are done with interview.  Links are at the bottom.  Who or what inspired The Dreamer? Growing up, I read a bunch of Dragon Lance and Forgotten Realms novels. The works by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Richard Knaak, R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, and all the others transported me to other worlds with fantastic adventures. I also enjoyed the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention how much I enjoyed the Dark Tower series by Stephen …

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06/26/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Bradley Lloyd

  Thank you to Bradley Lloyd for joining me today to Run the Bases.  After you finish the interview, be sure to check out Shadow Fray recently released from DSP Publications.   What drew you to write a dystopian world? First, I’m a big fan of the genre, particularly in the YA realm. I loved The Hunger Games, Enclave, Divergent, Pure,Red Rising and many others. While my book is far from YA, I did try to keep the same spirit of page-turning fun that propelled many of those books. Secondly, if I weren’t going to write a dystopian world, that would leave me with…a utopia? Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? A dystopian world is pretty common in sci-fi, I think because …

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Guest Author—J. Scott Coatsworth—Fuzzing the Line with The Great North

Please welcome to the Land of Make Believe, J Scott Coatsworth. I’ve mentioned before, Scott is trying to single handedly bring Queer Sci-fi (and Fantasy) to the masses.  He stops by today to give talk about blurring the lines between genres in his writing. Did we mention he has a new release?  He does! The Great North is now available everywhere. With that, the blog is yours, Scott. J. Scott Coatsworth: Fuzzing the Line   I’m notorious for coloring outside the line in my stories. I especially like mixing my fantasy and sci fi hues – see “The Autumn Lands”, “Skythane”, “Through the Veil”, “Wonderland”, and “Homecoming” for examples. For my latest story, “The Great North”, I was asked to …

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06/12/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases With Rosemary A Johns

  Thank you to Rosemary A Johns for joining us today to Run the Bases with Andrew Q Gordon.  You will want to check out her Rebel Vampires series when you are done with interview.  Links are at the bottom.  When you began writing Blood Dragons how much of the Rebel Vampires series was planned out? Firstly, thanks for having me on Andrew! I always know the first scene…and the last one. Rebel Vampires is set in a paranormal secret London where vampires are both predator and prey. I knew where the first trilogy was going because this was a redemptive journey for the main British vampire anti-hero. Blood Dragons – is about a man losing his humanity and then discovering …

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05/01/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases With Meg Cowley

Running the Bases’ guest this week is Meg Cowley. Meg is an indie author and illustrator living in Yorkshire, England with her husband and two cats Jet and Pixie. If you sign up for Meg’s mailing list, you can get a free book in return along with tons of great content. Let’s go out in the field and toss a few questions to Meg. We see you’ve read from an early age and are an educator. Therefore, what fantasy/science fiction book would you recommend for children? It would have to be Harry Potter. That was one of the most influential pieces of literature I read growing up, because I was roughly the same age as Harry, Ron and Hermione when the books and …

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