Meet Guest Author Heidi Peltier

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Heidi Peltier

Hi!  My name is Heidi Peltier, and I’m an author from Texas.  I’m a cop’s wife and a stay-at-home mom of two boys ages ten and seven.  In my pre-mom days, I was a high school history and government teacher, and now that my guys are both in school full-time, I’m easing my way back into the classroom as a substitute teacher.  I wear a lot of hats in my line of work.  I’m a cook, a maid, a chauffer, a coach, a cheerleader, a baker, a delivery person, a referee (no, not for sporting events – remember, I said I have 2 boys), a nurse, a dog washer, a laundry woman, a toy repair person, a missing toy locator, a librarian, a spider eradicator, a tutor, and overall Queen of the household who falls into bed every night wondering why she didn’t have time to do anything for herself that…

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Here is my interview with Matt D Woodham

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Name, Matt D Woodham

Age, 34

Where are you from? Dorking Surrey

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc, Well I’ve been a father for three years to my beautiful little princess Autumn, & I’ve been with my brilliant, awesome & wonderful partner Tara for coming on 11 years now. Wow where did the time go? My schooling is a little mixed as a result of my parents moving house from Surrey in England where I was brought up until I was 10. Then we moved to Buckie on the Moray coast in northern Scotland which was a massive change for me at that age & so then I finished my schooling in bonnie Scotland ;0) The move was brought about because both of my parents had strong family links to Moray & Aberdeenshire. My mum’s mum & her family came from a small village called Glass…

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Snowed – Part 1

Dellani Oakes

snowed cover image for blogHAPPY HALLOWEEN! Or should I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You’ll find out why in a minute, just keep reading. Welcome to Cheyenne, Wyoming where it’s not unusual for it to snow as early as October. In fact, I had just started writing this story when a friend of mine (who lived in Cheyenne) gave me a call around Halloween. It was nearly 90 degrees here in Florida.

She started our conversation with, “Guess what, it’s snowing! They’re expecting a blizzard!” I started laughing and told her about Snowed. I even read a little bit of it to her. “Sounds about right,” she replied with a laugh. “Let me know how it ends up.”

Sadly, Charlotte died not long after I finished the book and never had the chance to read it in its entirety. I guess it’s just as well, because Big Mike’s antics might have offended her. However, I’d…

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New Release….

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Doomsday: Dark Sage

Now available on Amazon

The piper of Shacklow
The fiddler of Fin
The old woman of Demon’s Dale
Calls them all in.

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They said I was born of the Balefire, when the priestesses left the enclosure to open the womb of the land as the dark time fled. I did not know, not then.

She was of the Old People, small and dark, a plump figure hunched singing over the quern. He tended the goats and fowl and life was simple. I learned the ways of hut and hearth, playing in the dirt with the dogs, my feet always stained with the green of the grass.

I do not remember that they ever spoke my name. They called me little one or bright one because of my hair and smiled, and sometimes shared glances I could not read.

Grandmother shared our hut. She never moved from her…

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The Scariest Things That Can Happen to a Writer

Kylie Betzner

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It’s Halloween, and instead of posting a list of scary books to read, (which would be difficult for me, because I don’t read scary books) I thought I would do something more interesting, while still acknowledging the holiday. So here you have it, in the spirit of Halloween, a list of horrible and frightening things that all writers would find terrifying any day of the year. Enjoy!

  • Losing all of your unsaved writing in a computer crash.
  • Having your first online review be a really negative one.
  • Finding out another author has already taken your best ideas.
  • Having zero participation at a book signing.
  • Receiving zero online reviews for an entire year.
  • Being sued by another author for copyright infringement.
  • Being plagiarized.
  • Receiving a scathing rejection letter in the mail.
  • Getting writer’s block
  • Having someone read your rough draft before it’s ready to be read.
  • Making zero sales on…

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5 Reasons Why Blogging is Joy – and a Must

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“At the very least, new authors should be blogging” – that’s what publishers and agents expect.  Blogs are an essential tool of any writer.  Not only does it get you writing on a regular schedule, it lubricates your writer’s brain, eases that fear of putting yourself out there in the world. 
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1. Top Authors are Blogging
Top author blogs include those of fantasy authors Neil Gaiman or J.A. Konrath, spirituals Paulo Coelho, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, and business authors Tim Ferriss and Malcolm Gladwell. They all have sold millions of copies, yet they still blog for fun and… Read more

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We…

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