My Writing Life: Jen Minkman

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Jen Minkman writes paranormal romance, dystopian fiction and poetry. She is from the Netherlands and self-publishes her work in English. Her works are available in paperback & digital format. When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer? I started writing when I was very young. I was always busy either reading a book or coming up with a story of my own. I can't remember reading one particular book that made me wanted … [Read more...]

My Writing Life: Melissa Foster

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When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer? In the early '90's I realized that I wanted to be a writer. The urge to write came over me one afternoon and I haven't been able to shake it since. Where do you get your story ideas? Life is my inspiration. I write about issues and circumstances that readers can relate to, and am drawn to emotionally compelling situations. That translates into emotional stories for my … [Read more...]

Writing From Life: Jessica Scott On Being a Writer and a Soldier

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Jessica Scott is a bestselling author, career army officer, mother of two daughters, and wife to a career NCO. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice. We sat down with Jessica to learn more about her writing process and what it's like to be a writer and a soldier (and a soldier's wife). When did you decide to begin writing army romance novels? What made you want to write in this genre? I started … [Read more...]

My Writing Life: Kevin McLeod

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When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer? I loved writing short stories at school when I was growing up. I used to look forward to writing time every day. My stories were always about myself and my friends in some amazing adventure. The book that really made me want to write was The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. It was a story that he wrote for his children who wanted his dad to write something other than horror … [Read more...]

My Writing Life – J.E. Taylor

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When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer? I started writing stories when I was in middle school (7th and 8th) grade. My first short story was entitled Good-bye Doesn't Mean Forever and I received an A+ on it in my writing class. That story has morphed over the years from a pre-teen story to an adult romance titled Miami Heat. I wrote poetry and short stories through my college years and started my first novel back in … [Read more...]

My Writing Life: Mark Dawson

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When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer? I've always wanted to write. My first book was a 25,000 word sci-fi story that I put together on BBC Micros when I stayed late at school. It was dreadful, of course, but it was a great start. Was there a particular book? Not really. It was more a love of reading everything and anything but, when I was older, I'd point to books like The Stand, American Psycho, Money and the Thomas … [Read more...]

My Writing Life: Paul Pilkington

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Tell me a bit about your writing I write suspense mysteries, and have self-published one standalone novel, Someone to Save You, and the Emma Holden trilogy – this includes The One You Love, The One You Fear, and The One You Trust. It follows the story of actress Emma Holden, whose fiancé Dan disappearances just before their wedding, leaving the beaten body of his brother in their London apartment. Emma is forced to confront a painful past in a race against time to discover what happened to … [Read more...]

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