Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Andy and Josh

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Dellani Oakes

TODAY, November 13, 2017 at 4 PM EST (3 CST, 2 MST, 1 PST) on Blog TalkRadio

Can you believe it’s November already? Where did the year go? The scent of fall is in the air—at least it is other places, but not Florida. I’m still running my air conditioning. Halloween has passed and Thankgiving looms ahead. As we prepare for the onslaught of the holidays, it’s nice to relax and enjoy talking to my two handsome, amazing guests!

First up, returning to the show, is award winning, dark fantasy author Andy Peloquin, author of Child of the Night Guild, Thief of the Night Guild, Different, Not Damaged and others. Welcome back, Andy! We’re so glad to have you with us again.

New to the show is Joshua Robertson, award winning author of The Blood of Dragons Series, Thrice Nine Legends Saga, The Hawkhurst Saga. Welcome to the…

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The Genesis of a Novel, the Beginning – Part 1

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The Genesis of a Novel, the Beginning – Part 1

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

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This is the first installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond.
Although I’ve already started on the process, I thought it might be interesting to blog my way through the novel creation process. I’m already through about the first three-four days worth of work, so those will be schmooshed into this post.
I’m working on the fourth novel in the Druid’s Brooch series. Book 2 was just published this month (Legacy of Truth), and book 3 is submitted to my publisher and due out January 2017 (Legacy of Luck). 
The idea will be to have three trilogies in total. The first trilogy (the Legacy books) will be in the 18th/19th century. The second trilogy (the Misfortune books) will be in the 11th/12th century. The third and final trilogy (the Age books) will be…

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Instagram For Authors

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Instagram, is one of the fastest growing social media sites in the world with over 800million monthlyusers.  With a user base that is between the ages of 18 and 29, it’s globally the most popular social media site beating Facebook and Twitter for online engagement.  I’ll admit when I think of Instagram, I image teen girls posting those duck face selfies or foodies, posting pictures of every crumb that touches their plate.  So I really didn’t believe that Instagram had anything to offer me, or any author for that matter.  I mean, I’m a writer and writers write, they don’t do pictures let alone, video.  However over the past several years, I’ve been seeing the trends in social media go from long form text to short visual posts.

Don’t believe me?  This past year, Facebook began letting their users choose to frame their text posts within bright eye-catching…

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Character Quotes from So Much It Hurts by Dellani

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SoMuchItHurtsbyDellaniOakes500Exactly thirty minutes later, she was dressed and heading to the door, when someone knocked. It was Flynn and he had a friend with him.

Pia Donovan, my completely undeserving roommate is tagging along. I hope you don’t mind.”

Not at all. Pleased to meet you—” She waited for one of them to supply a name.

Yancy Fredrick. I hear you’re a musician.” He held out his hand, grinning.

Yes. What do you study?” She closed and locked her door.

He’s a sellout,” Flynn remarked as he opened the elevator door. “Business major.”

Someone has to write the checks,” Pia said.

Yancy flashed her another grin.

© 2017 Dellani Oakes

To Buy So Much It Hurts

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A Work in Progress — Watchdogs

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A Work in Progress — Watchdogs

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High school locker rooms.  Every kid’s favorite place.  The arena to expose our physical flaws to our worst critics like exposing our jugular to a vampire.

I may not be the tallest girl in my class, but I’m gangling enough to pass as a teenage boy if I wanted.  All shoulders and elbows.  Stupid pseudo-ectomorph body type.  My breasts popped out in seventh grade, but quickly gave up the fight against gravity.  Now they are just two medium ski slopes dangling above a small paunch of “baby fat” that refuses to go away no matter how many sit-ups my coaches tell me to do.  I don’t want a six-pack; I just want to be able to button my jeans without lying flat on my bed.

If having attention being called to my body’s disproportions during (not one, but two) gym classes each weekday and giggled about by my…

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SARCASM IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD BY KAREN VAUGHAN-EXAMPLES OF SARCASM IN MY WRITING.

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SARCASM IS A COMIC TOOL USED IN LITERATURE.  MY BOOKS ARE FULL OF SARCASTIC BITING WITT —THIS IS A SKILL LAURA EMPLOYS REGULARLY WHEN DEALING WITH PEOPLE SHE DOESN’T LIKE –SPECIFICAL STELLA STADYLMEYER!

AS SEEN IN DEAD MEN DON’T SWING AND LEFT FOR DEAD STELLA IS A GREAT FOIL FOR LAURA.

FROM DEAD MEN DON’T SWING

“Ya know Stella, you’re usually an astute woman but right now you are down to two brain cells and they are limping.  I am only going to say this once so listen closely! You can shove your eulogy! I don’t know the guy. The other tenants aren’t being forthcoming with details except for stuff I refuse to put in a tribute to the dead man. I also don’t have the time for this crap and it’s not my job.”

LEFT FOR DEAD–PETE IS DEALING WITH THUGS WANTING THEIR MONEY OR ELSE

Pete managed to…

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‘So Much It Hurts’ ~ Another hit by Dellani Oakes

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Many authors hold multiple positions in other areas of our lives. However, regardless of how busy we are, nor how many books we have written, it does not change the fact that each time we have a new release we feel the same as any other author exposing themselves to the world for the very first time. Feelings are often are the combination of joy, nervous anticipation, excitement, and a slight element of fear (at least for me). Dellani Oakes is no exception to the rule of a woman with multiple roles; she is a busy wife, mother, Blog Talk Radio host, publisher, and an author. She lives in Florida, grew up in Western Nebraska, has lived in multiple states, and being a people watcher by nature, this has given her the opportunity to gather information over the years for her work.

She’s written multiple novels, but now has…

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