Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for April, 2011

Author Spotlight: John Lance

Today’s spotlight is on childrens writer John Lance. John’s newest book is Priscilla Holmes and the Case of the Glass Slipper. This is the second book in John’s Priscilla Holmes mystery stories. The First one is called Priscilla Holmes, Ace Detective. He is also the author of the short story collection Bobby’s Troll and the […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit. Part 1 – Make a Plan

For the past few years, editors and publishers have been telling writers that they should start a blog and have some kind of web presence and following before their first novel comes out. This gives writers a public forum to promote their work and announce any upcoming work, as well as rubbing elbows with their […]

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Author Spotlight: Janet Lane Walters

My spotlight for today is on author Janet Lane Walters. Janet is the author of over 2 dozen novels, including Murder and Mint Tea, Flight, The Secret of the Jewels and The Dragons of Fyre. Janet is a retired Registered Nurse, and has ghostwritten three nonfiction books for doctors. My research shows that you’ve written […]

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Monday Musing: What Happened in Vegas

A couple of announcements before I get into the post. First off, while I was off in Las Vegas, the Broaduniverse Podcast Humor Episode that I put together posted. You can listen to it a Posterous. The address is. http://broadpod.posterous.com/ Also, Noralina Books is having a sale due to the publisher’s impending move. Noralina has […]

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Author Spotlight: Lynda Williams

Today’s Author Spotlight is on Lynda Williams. Lynda is the author of the Okal Rel series, a 10 book series set in a future where humankind has splintered into races based on the way in which their members utilize technology. Her newest book in the series is entitled Avim’s Oath. The Queen is dead, and […]

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Monday Musing: A Chat with Lyda Morehouse

I am on vacation in Las Vegas this week, so instead of a Monday Musing, I am running an interview that I recently conducted with author Lyda Morehouse. Lyda is the author of the LINK Angel series, which blends cyberpunk with religious tropes. She also writes The Vampire Princess of St. Paul series, a collection […]

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roses4/6/11.jpg, a photo by tracysmorris75 on Flickr. The Roses that hubby gave me for our anniversary are still in bloom.

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spring leaves 4/5/11.jpg, a photo by tracysmorris75 on Flickr. Over the past week, leaves have been emerging from the Japanese Maple outside my office window. I now have morning shade in my office, and the tree looks like it’s on fire. I am very pleased by this.

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Author Spotlight: Melanie Miller Fletcher

Today’s Spotlight is on Melanie Miller Fletcher. Melanie is the author of the Yard Dog Press novel Saber Dance (a.k.a Double Dog # 4). Her short story “A Touch of Ginger” is forthcoming in the Harp Haven anthology The Ladies of Trade Town. Melanie is also an accomplished artist who created the cover art for […]

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Monday Musing – The Digital Age Speeds Everything Up

I talk a lot in this blog about a project I call the Epic Novel of 2010. Simply put, I started an urban fantasy novel in November of 2009 and finished writing it in 2010. I’ve almost finished polishing that novel now, and I’m about to send it to a couple of trusted friends to […]

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