via #Friday Fiction 100-Word Challenge / "The Girl Who Takes Pictures of Locks"
Please read the policy below to see if you fit in with my review style. I read a lot of different genre’s and you never know what will strike my fancy. It’s always worth asking. Which genres do you review? I am currently OPEN to review requests on everything but: Horror Crime Fiction Mid-grade and … Continue reading Review Policy
Can Christianity and tribalism or mysticism or whatever 'ism you want to call it co-exist? I think I need to know.
First, a confession, it’s taken me 3 months-okay 5 months, maybe 6 months-to write this blog post. I’ve been fighting it ever since the concept of Hana-Yori-Dango (Dumplings over flowers) ran out of Alanea Alder’s book, jumped over my writer’s block and crashed into my frantic attempts to ignore the plot holes in my latest … Continue reading Hana Yori Dango
You arrived at the party two hours late, greeted your hostess and tried to minimize the stink-eye by passing over a ten dollar bottle of plonk that you picked up at losers-r-us just before it closed. Wandering nonchalantly over to the buffet table you curse your impulsive decision to skip dinner. All that’s left are … Continue reading Sometimes you get stale crackers.
Sometimes the things your story demands can break your heart. I cried so much writing this section, but Siann is a healer, she had to try to heal Ihkopi. She had to try... ### Siann entered the healer’s hut, hands shaking with fear. The snakes in her heart had been whispering that this moment would … Continue reading Sometimes writing breaks your heart.
Fiona, thank you so much for interviewing me for your blog! It’s so exciting to see the book babies expanding into the great big world!
Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
Hi Fiona, my name is Sandra Hurst and I’m a Sci/fi – Fantasy author, thank you for the opportunity to talk to you and your readers today! I’m 31 years old with 25 years of experience (okay I’m 56).
Fiona: Where are you from?
I was born in Nottingham England and moved to northern Canada when I was 8 years old.
Fiona: Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Calgary, Alberta with my husband and son, both of whom I love dearly, and have put up for sale on e-bay when their behaviour demanded it. My day to day life is a balance between my outside life as a paralegal counsellor and my inner life as an author/poet. In…
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When Cyn Redman moved to Peace as a pre-teen she was sure that she would never fit in. Small town life was just not for her. Enjoy this short story based in the world of The Peace Novella Series. For more of Cyn's 'grownup' life, click on the image below. Cyn's First Halloween “Mom, why … Continue reading Cyn’s First Halloween.
The most divisive, hurtful, downright skanky word in the English language isn’t hatred, or prejudice, or anger, it is much, much older and more basic than that. It is the word, them. . . Coming from the old Norse word ‘theim’ its meaning is literally ‘of them’. The word epitomizes the plight of the other, … Continue reading Being ‘one of them.’
Many people say that all art reflects life or that all of it—at it’s base—is social commentary. l don't know. That sounds pretty pretentious to me. What I do understand is that no one writes in a vacuum. The things we see, experience, and feel deeply will find their way into our stories in one … Continue reading Poisonous Tribalism