Monthly Archives: February 2018

Red River Radio What’s Write for Me Invites You to the Tirgearr Birthday Bash!


Dellani Oakes

red river radio logoJoin us LIVE on Wednesday, February 28 from 4-6 PM Eastern on Blog TalkRadio, or listen to the recording at your convenience.

It’s that time of year again, when we gather to celebrate the birthday of Tirgearr Publishing! The Ireland based company began on February 29 – since we don’t have those very often, we get as close as we may.

Join Christina and Dellani when they welcome Publisher Kemberlee Shortland to the show. Also on will be authors Sue Coletta, Susan Clayton-Goldner and Tegon Maus.

Authors will chat, and read from one (or possibly more) of their books. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to persuade Kemberlee to read, too!

Be sure to tune in for this fun filled show, and hear more about the Tirgearr Birthday Bash Celebration in March!

Hard to believe that it’s been six years since Tirgearr Publishing opened its doors. Brainchild of author…

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Spotlight on Author N E Riggs!


NE RiggsToday, it is my absolute pleasure to turn the page over to N.E. Riggs. She is the author of sci-fi and fantasy novels. Look for her Only the Inevitable series, as well as her Shadows of an Empire series. She can keep you reading for a long time! Below is a short interview with her. I hope you enjoy getting to know her better, as much as I am.

What do you like to write?

I like fantasy and science fiction, but particularly the intersection between the two. Thus my fantasy has lots of technology and my science fiction has magical powers.

Only the Inevitable Series by NE Riggs collage

What is your latest book?

I recently started publishing my second series, Only the Inevitable. It’s sci-fi mixed with fantasy and mythology. It was written episodically, so I’m publishing it one chunk at a time. It’s like Narnia, but sci-fi and with violence and bad language.

What is your work in progress?

I’m currently writing a vast sci-fi epic with gods meddling around. I’m 14/15 books into it, and maybe halfway through. I finish stuff before I publish it.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Probably during high school when I read all the time.

What do you like most about writing? What drives you to write?

I hate my life, so writing is a chance to escape it. I like to pretend that my life isn’t so crap, or at least write people whose lives are even worse.

Follow NE Riggs at her Website

Or look for her books on Amazon!

Shadows of an Empire Series collage NE Riggs



Chaos in a Teacup – Part 11



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Last week, I started talking about unusual locations for stories, pulled from the author’s own background. I used my visit to Kansas as an example. I guess I just like off the beaten track spots for my stories.

Another unlikely location is the town I grew up in, in Western Nebraska. If you look at a map of Nebraska, you’ll see Scottsbluff. It’s the biggest city in the panhandle –which isn’t saying much, really, because it’s under 15,000 people. The city I live in, here in Florida, is a little over 20,000. It seems like a vast metropolis in comparison.

However, since I’m familiar with the city, or I was mumble mumble years ago, I feel comfortable setting stories there. One such story is my novel, Under the Western Sky. I call it a retro-romance, because it’s set in 1976. Can’t really call that historical, can you?

Libby Marshall…

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Al, Elaine and Eric


Dellani Oakes

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Join Us Live Monday, February 12 from 4-6 PM EST time on Blog Talk Radio.

Well, the Ground Hog saw his shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter. Brrr! We’re going to keep warm chatting with our three fantastic guests! Dellani and Christina are delighted to welcome back two guests, and welcome a new one!

al jendrasikFirst, is Alfred Jendrasik author of I Met God at the Beach, Mysterious Tales of Colton Trane and The Other Side of Life series. Welcome back, Al!

Elaine DodgeSecond, is my fellow Tirgearr author, Elaine Dodge author of Harcourt’s Mountain (Historical Romance). Bloody Parchment: Blue Honey and the Valley of Shadow (Horror Anthology in which her short story ‘The Man with a House on His Back’ was featured. Welcome back, Elaine!

Eric KleinThird, is new to the show, and currently waiting for his first book to be released, Eric Klein author of The One; A…

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She’s Back…


Cereal Authors

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Warning: Language

Stephano quickly returned with her shawl and his jacket which he draped over his arm.  Fortunately for them, the gala was held on the first floor of the hotel so Cassandra didn’t have to endure the elevator.  God only knows what would happened there.  As they got to the front door, their Bentley Bentayaga was already waiting for them.  While Stephano opened the door, she noticed a man who looked out of place, he was wearing faded jeans and a white t-shirt.  With a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, Cassandra figured he was just of the hotel employees, a poorly dressed one at that.  Nothing to look at here she thought to herself until, he gave them the side eye.  Okay, so he was a badly dressed hotel employee with an attitude problem.  However, Cassandra’s gut told her there was something more to this…

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Chaos in a Teacup – Part 8



dellani photo dark redAs I mentioned last week, inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. Sometimes, an author is woken from a deep sleep, having to fumble around in the dark for a pen and paper to record the idea. If we don’t do so, we’ll very likely lose it. Inspiration is ephemeral, emerging from the ether, only to recede just as suddenly. If the author doesn’t capture it, chances are good, it won’t come back. To a non-author, this idea is ridiculous.

Ideas don’t just pop out of thin air!” the non-author will exclaim.

Wanna bet?” the author will reply, rather tartly, to be sure.

I imagine that artists and musicians understand this feeling. The ideas for paintings, photographs, sculptures and songs come from the same well of inspiration as stories and poems. Not much is more frustrating than having a wonderful idea, only to lose it because I…

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