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Lynda Hilburn | New Book #2 in The Series That Keeps Rising From The Dead
Author Guest / October 23, 2012

I guess it’s not surprising that a vampire series would claw its way out of the grave. Lucky for me! This February, 2013, the new second book in the Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series, BLOOD THERAPY will be released in the USA. The UK print and e-book versions came out September 13, 2012. I’ve heard a rumor that the USA Kindle edition might be out in time for Halloween! The first book THE VAMPIRE SHRINK and a novel that will now be the rewritten/expanded book #3, CRIMSON PSYCHE were first released in 2007 and 2008 by a small publisher. After those two books came out, that company and I parted ways. I flailed around for a year, trying to figure out how to remove the stake from the heart of my series, and then in early 2010 I self-published the e-book versions myself [I had retained the digital rights] at Amazon and other digital outlets. Within a month, my two books were best sellers. Nobody was more surprised than me! That situation caused me to come to the attention of my current agent, who arranged for my bloodsuckers to be published all over the world. So, thanks to a union…

Karen Rose Smith | When Writing Began
Author Guest / October 23, 2012

I thought I’d blog today on a subject many writers think about and readers want to know about—What got me interested in writing? My interest in writing began when I was in high school. I had a superb English teacher who made poetry come alive. By reading it, I learned the poets expressed their feelings about any and all subjects, and I liked that. I was an only child from a traditional Italian Catholic family, and feelings weren’t communicated through words. Food maybe, but not words. So in high school I began expressing myself in poems. I submitted one to the high school literary magazine and it was published! That was my first taste of seeing my words in print. I also wrote for the school paper, but found I definitely liked writing essays much more than “who,” “what,” “where,” and “how” accounts. When I went to college, I began my first novel, loosely based on the Beatles (Paul as the hero was in my head). I took my first creative writing class and learned the technique of mastering the form of a short story. But, by far, my greatest adventure into writing started as a lark. My cousin and…