Using fire and steel as her inspiration, Destiny Allison writes narrative non-fiction/memoir in a no-holds-barred fashion that captures audiences across the globe. "The Romance Diet" was our pick for Grand Prize in the 2016 Journey Awards.
The Writer’s Life: Author Interview with DIANA FORBES – Chatelaine 1st Place Winner, Historical Romance, The Guilded Age
The Writer's Life blog posts - written for writers by writers! This week's post features Diana Forbes, a historical fiction author of the debut novel "Mistress Suffragette."
It isn't always easy to catch up with some authors. They seem to hide behind their computers or wander on the beach with their dogs... Me? No, I'm not pointing fingers at you, Blaine Beveridge... Well, okay. Maybe I am! Blaine doesn't really talk a lot about himself, in fact, he doesn't really like to have his picture taken. But guess what I found on his website... Blaine receiving The Writers Foundation Award from none other than Mr. Oliver Stone himself~ Check it out! Recently I was able to catch up with the elusive author and get to know him a little better. May I introduce to you Blaine Beveridge, historical fiction writer and author of, A Bit of Candy in Hard Times... all about rum running in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy! Chanticleer: How did you start writing? Beveridge: My earliest memory of writing took place in the 5th or 6th grade when our elementary class spent a week at the Forestry Reserve in the Angeles Crest Mountains above LA. As a class, we published a newspaper and I worked on that singular edition. A couple of years later I served as Scribe in Boy Scout Troop 138, followed by service on journalism staffs in junior and senior high school. Chanticleer: So, you've always had the knack. There's nothing like journalism to teach a writer about deadlines, sentence structure, and killing your darlings. What do you do when you’re not writing? [...]
Sally DiSipio is an award-winning executive producer and director, content creator, filmmaker and has developed long-form content for both television and the web, branded and original. She has produced both scripted and non-scripted dramas and comedies.
"I think a lot of writers are introverts. But publishing means you must build a platform and build an author presence, both online and in the physical, local community." MaryAnn Clarke Scott
Meet contemporary Gothic Horror author, Linda Watkins. She is a super-hero in her own right, rescuing dogs and organizes groups to help after disasters strike. We at Chanticleer's home office love Linda Watkins. And recently I had the chance to chat with her regarding all things writer-ly. I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I enjoyed conducting it.
Writing craft methods and tricks of the trade are shared by Jacquie Rogers, award winning Western fiction author, in this informative blogpost. Her books are known for being smart and sassy with a nod to Shakespearean comedies.
A very special weekend with Kathy L. Murphy, the Pulpwood QUEEN herself here in Bellingham, Wash. - the Chanticleer Reviews headquarters. The weekend will feature her exclusive workshop where she will share her secrets of success. All aspects of publicity will be covered.
Gone are the days where an author simply reads, opens the floor to Q&A, and then signs books. (Can you say YAWN FEST?) Read on to find out how to get a leg up on your book tour competition!