Nikos and the people of Spinalonga outsmart the Nazis and play a major role in the resistance. Nike Azoros was born in Australia to Greek parents. The struggle of growing up in a country that did not understand her culture at the time had a profound effect on her and her writing. Some children of immigrants chose to ignore their birth culture whereas Azoros chose to immerse herself in it. She believes that having a knowledge and confidence of where you came from, your origins, gives confidence to go where you must go, your life path.
She studied journalism and creative writing. She lives in Australia and Greece. Posted on Mar 14, in Winners.
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The Indie Book of the Day for 14th of March, ! There are worse things than being spectacularly jilted. But when your luck is out, you do foolish things, like quarrel with your oldest friend. Or mistake a perfectly respectable widow for a lady of easy virtue. Unfortunately, that kind of blunder needs fixing. Yielding to his troublesome conscience, Alistair tracks down the elusive widow.
Jaima Fixsen lives in Alberta, Canada with her handsome husband and clever children. Mostly, she just tries to keep up.
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Genre: Fantasy , Historical. Between the two, however, a sinister presence lurks—a cabal of heretics who will stop at nothing to see its dark designs come to fruition. Baldwin is young, courageous, and a leper. In the midst of mounting political tensions and war, a beautiful woman befriends the lonely sick king—a woman who claims she is an immortal saint.
Scott R. Rezer was born in in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school. He and his wife have two grown children. They live in the Desert Southwest.
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Posted on Nov 25, in Winners. The Indie Book of the Day for 25th of November, ! Genre: Mystery , Historical. As Queen digs deeper among the gangsters, gaslights and political machinations of turn-of-the-century Minneapolis, he finds himself on the trail of a sinister hobo with apocalyptic ambitions.
Erik Rivenes writes late at night when the rest of the world sleeps. He has an unnatural obsession with early American history, especially history that crawls through dank sewers, slips through underground passages into brothel basements, or wheels and deals in smokey back rooms of rancid-smelling saloons. Posted on Oct 25, in Winners. The Indie Book of the Day for 24th of October, ! Genre: Literary , Historical.
Her fate suspended on the fraying thread of her will, Celeste gains strength from the angel talisman bequeathed to her through her lineage of healer kinswomen. But the decision she makes will shadow the remainder of her days. Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years.
When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist. Several of her short stories have won awards, notably the Writers Bureau annual competition of and her stories have been published widely in anthologies and small press magazines.
No, a soldier should not know fear of any kind. I must fight and plan and hope, and you must pray. Pray for a realization of all our beautiful dreams, sitting beside our own hearthstone in our own home—you and I, you my goddess of devotion, and I your devoted slave. May God in his mercy spare my life and make it worthy of you!
From the Heart is available on Amazon for 99 cents. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Now, that interest has found a voice in my writing. I usually research more in depth as I write, so it is amazing how many things I find, after I start a novel, that fall right into my storyline, things I never intended.
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I also learned that during his time as a paroled prisoner of war, the commanding officer of the camp was Union General Lew Wallace who later wrote Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ , which happens to be one of my favorite books! It is times like those that it makes you feel as if your story is meant to be told! What is your Writing Routine? Where do you write: In a cave, a coffeehouse, or a cozy nook?
Are you kidding me? I wish I had one—and a place to write. Unfortunately, my muse hits me when I have absolutely nothing on which to write it all down and I have to try to remember my ideas until I can get down on paper! I write everything out longhand first, usually on small notepads or scraps of paper.
Filling up a small piece of paper with words just feels so empowering in some way. A final draft comes much, much later after I have read and reread it far too many times. What makes you struggle as an author? How do you handle it? I have overcome both to some degree, however, by accepting that both can actually make me a better writer. Struggling to find acceptance makes me determined to write my best. If someone still finds fault, it is their problem, not mine.
As for perfection, it does much the same thing. It makes me take the extra step to insure that what I write is as accurate as can be, although there are times you just have to pray you are right when you cannot find the answer. I have spent hours—did I say hours; I meant days or weeks—pouring through old records, or books, or online, searching for the smallest detail.
The beauty of writing historical fiction is that in the end, yes, the story is historical, but you still have the luxury of tweaking the facts if necessary. It is a story based on history; it is not history—it is a novel. I realized this years ago and now strive for excellence instead! Do you prefer the creating or editing aspect of writing? I hate editing with a passion, although I am learning to accept it.
Every word seems precious to me, so it is hard to cut the excess, even when I know it makes the story better. The fun I try to have with editing is finding a way to rewrite something using the least amount of words and still have it sound wonderfully poetic or moving. My problem sometimes is trying to be too clever and it falls flat!
Usually by then, I have to walk away for a while and come back later. Those words are my babies and now I have to cut them from the story??? I do at least, save the more lengthy passages to a file to use later if I should need it. What do you enjoy most about being a writer? Again, it is a character vs. Developing the character has defined the plot. Creating memorable characters will stick with a reader long after the story has ended, and that is the joy—or frustration—of writing. What was the hardest thing about publishing? The easiest? Easiest: Knowing I only have to please myself with what I write!
Everything else is just gravy. What are your top 3 recommendations for a new writer? What 3 things would you recommend not doing? Seek out help if necessary—and accept it. Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing? It may not always inspire a great number of readers, but it keeps me interested in writing! Many times, I will hear or see something and an idea of a story just pops into my thoughts full-blown. Rarely have I ever had to think about what I wanted to write. The trouble is having too many ideas.
I will never write all the stories swimming around in my head! Makes history so much more real and personal.