Some characters speak more loudly than their companions. Others stand out because of their silence and gentle spirit. Whatever their mannerisms, vocal pitch, conversational filters (or lack thereof), there are some I love more than others. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fond of my characters, even the bad ones, but I do play favorites.
I decided it would be fun to share a little character sketch of my favorites, each picked for something that makes her or him outstanding in some way. I will share one a month, on the third Friday. I hope you enjoy this series of posts, because I’m having a good time putting them together. Watch this space July 21 for the first installment of That’s Quite a Character! By Dellani Oakes.
Some of the characters to look forward to:
Alvin Ripley – Room 103 – A Marice Houston Mystery
Aileen Griffin – Conduct Unbecoming –…
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School’s out! Time to sit around the pool, kick back on the beach, climb a mountain or swim a lake. Maybe you’d like a safari in Africa or an epic, post-apocalyptic journey? Perhaps flying like a dragon is more your speed? Whatever your fancy, our authors can take you there. We have three amazing and diverse guests on our show, so relax and enjoy!
One author is no stranger to the show. I’m not sure how many visits he’s made, but I think this is his fifth. We just love having him back. Please join me in welcoming CW Lovatt author of And Then it Rained, Adventures of Charlie Smithers, Josiah Stubb & Wild Wolf’s Twisted Tales.
Our next two guests are new to the show, and we’re so pleased to have them join us.
Are dragons your passion?…
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Sometimes, a scene in a story makes you cry. It’s a fact of life that occasionally stories get sad. I think it’s a mark of good writing if the scene makes me cry as I write it. If it moves me to tears as I create it, then it should have the same effect on my readers. Once in awhile, I go back and read through something I’ve written, and I find myself moved to tears yet again.
Thus, the Tear Jerker series of excerpts came to be. From time to time, I will share these with you. I hope you will enjoy them, accepting them in the spirit they are intended, to touch a certain something inside.
Below is one of my favorite scenes. No one likes funerals, but they are, sadly, a fact of life. In this story, Author of Love, Blake Atherton has been asked to do…
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Last month I shared an excerpt of my recent novel Miss Mary Mack and I’m sure some of you are really confused. I understand after Fedelta, Miss Mary seems very different and maybe even strange but I followed the muse and she took me in a different direction. A very different direction.
Miss Mary was based on an experience I had one hot, summer’s night. In fact it was so hot that I decided to sleep with the window open and as I was falling asleep, I heard giggling and a little girl singing, “Miss Mary Mac, Mac, Mac all dressed in black…” At first I thought I was dreaming but it was just some silly neighborhood kids who had snuck out and were playing around at 1 a.m. Yeah, I live in that kind of neighborhood. When I realized what was going on, I was angry…
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The Halls of the Hallowed Dead are the only structure that still exists on the the surface of Shakazhan. It is an ancient place of burial for the warriors of the Timokuan people. Each warrior’s essence is preserve there for posterity, their voices recounting their accomplishments for anyone who will listen. Since it’s not integral to the functioning of the planet, Wil and his people haven’t fully explored it.
Wil has been to preoccupied with mending the Sentience’s networks to worry about the Halls, though he knows that the sentient robots have been repairing and restoring it. At the moment, it’s the only way in or out of the Sentience’s lair.
Muttering to himself, Wil walked down the long corridor from the Sentience’s lair to the Halls of the Hallowed Dead.
Wil felt compelled to deviate a little further to the west than usual and wandered to the very end…
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Sumer Is Icumen In! Though I’m tempted to burst into song, I’ll spare my audience hearing me sing. But I still intend to talk to three amazing authors. Two are new and one’s a returning guest—and we’re so pleased to have them with us. WEDNESDAY, May 31—Make Note of the Special Day—we welcome these lovely ladies. Same time – 4:00 PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio
First, returning guest, Maya Tyler author of Vampire’s Tale and Dream Hunter. Welcome back, Maya!
New to the show, we welcome Cindy Tomamichel author of Druid’s Portal: The First Journey. Hello, Cindy!
Also new to the show, welcome JM Robison author of The War Queen. Hello, JM!