Embryonic TANKBORN (How a Script Became a Book, Part 1)

- by Karen Sandler

I think the question authors are asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Unless I’m being flip (“Mail order. Three for a buck for the hackneyed ones, a couple hundred for a really stellar concept), I find it a hard question to answer. That’s because a novel is so complex, with so […]

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If you could choose to see dead people…would you?

- by Edie Claire

Okay, confession time. I have always loved ghost stories. Both reading them and writing them. Spooky stuff enthralls me; next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Barbara Michaels’ haunted gothics were among my favorite reads of all time–and still are. But have you ever watched Sixth Sense? If you have, perhaps you’ll sympathize when […]

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Get Your Sweet Romances Here, Astraea Press

- by Vonna Harper

Stephanie Griffin: Owner & Editor in Chief aka Stephanie Taylor After spending over six years working with authors and gaining editing experience from five different e-publishers, Stephanie decided to open her own business after seeing a gap in the e-publishing industry for non-erotic, sweeter publishers. While she doesn’t envision Astraea Press as a solely inspirational publisher, […]

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The Art of the Deal

- by Karen Sandler

In August 2011, I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference in Los Angeles. One of the more fascinating and informative workshops was The Art of the Deal, all about how a book is acquired. Presenters Brenda Bowen (agent with Sanford J Greenburger Associates, on the right) and Alessandra Balzer (VP & […]

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