Research Geek

- by kyliebrant

Yep, that title describes me. I love research. I can get lost in it. If reality hadn’t had a nasty way of interfering, I probably could have been a lifelong student. Alas, the    children required feeding. My husband expected a wife that dropped in occasionally. That lifelong college career was not to be. Maybe that’s […]

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Fictional vs. Real Settings

- by kyliebrant

When I’m starting a book, sometimes I already have a very clear idea in my mind of the setting for the story. Other times it takes me a while to decide where I’ll place the book. And occasionally, especially in a trilogy, the decision also takes into consideration where the other two books in the […]

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Balancing Act

- by kyliebrant

I am soooo not a risk taker. I like my life with guarantees, thank you very much, at least when I can get them. Playing it safe always seemed wise while raising five kids and sending them all to college. So that’s my reason for always maintaining my day job (teaching) throughout my writing career. […]

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Switching Markets

- by kyliebrant

The publishing business is all about changes. Those that are thrust upon us—lines folding, editor turnover, publishing houses tightening their belts—and those vagaries of the industry like sell throughs, lack of house promotion, and poor distribution. Then there are others we seek out, like switching sub-genres, re-inventing ourselves, or changing houses. I’m embarking on a […]

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