Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for January, 2012

From B-Movie Starlet to Warrior Princess: Bunny of the Four Redheads of the Apocalypse

Linda L. Donahue is a Renaissance Woman: She teaches Tai Chi, Belly Dancing, and has been a model for the website Babes with Blades. As a teen she lived on a military base and flew planes. Later she taught high school math, computer science and aviation.  As a member of the four-woman writing team behind the Four […]

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Monday Musing: Take Advantage of a Network

In high school you probably learned that Thomas Edison Invented the lightbulb.  That’s not exactly true.  What Edison did was perfect the light bulb and then mass market it, which is why he gets so much credit. What has this got to do with writing?  I’ll get to that.  But first a little background on […]

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Death Becomes Her: Zoe of the Four Redheads of the Apocalypse

Rhonda Eudaly Simpson is one of the four women who writes in the collaborative world of  The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse.  In public appearances, she takes on the persona of Zoe, A.K.A. Death.  Zoe got the job when her husband Orcas, the previous death, ceased to be thanks to an unfortunate ice fishing accident when Ares the […]

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Are You Treating your Writing as a Business or a Hobby?

The interesting thing about owning several businesses in addition to writing fiction is that whenever I read a business book, I always relate the lessons back to my fiction writing. This weekend at a business conference, one of the speakers that I listened to asked about whether the people in the audience were treating their […]

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YDP Audio Roadshow Vol 1: Ep. 8 Yard Dog Press, The Musical! Oh Yes, It Exists.

January has been a little hectic, so this podcast is about a half-month late. Nevertheless, I wanted to bring you something cool (If Selina does not kill me for doing this).  So I present to you an all-musical edition of the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow.  

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The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse: Sara Lee (Famine) Explains it All

  February is coming up. The month of Lurrrve.  In honor of the holiday, I’m previewing the new book with a romantic (sorta) theme that will be released next year from several talented writers (and also very good friends) Julia Mandala, Linda Donahue, Rhonda Eudaly-Simpson and Dusty Rainbolt entitled The Four Redheads of the Apocolypse: Redheads […]

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Why You Should Release Those E-Books Into the Wild

“Listen to this,” I said to my husband as we were in the car and I was reading a magazine. “The publishing industry says that e-Books only made up 3-5% of total sales last year.” “Wow!” My husband commented. “The publishing industry must be worried.” Despite what you might think, my husband was actually listening […]

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Prehistoric Fiction with Sandra Saidak

When you think of speculative fiction, you might think of ray guns and space ships, or swords and pirate ships. But when Sandra Saidak writes speculative fiction, she reaches further into the past. Her first novel,“Daughter of the Goddess Lands”, which was published in 2011, is an epic set in the late Neolithic Age. I […]

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Guest Post: The Post-Holiday Slump by Valerie Estelle Frankel

The Post-Holiday Slump The ornaments and back in their box, the wax has been chipped off the menorah. You had your night of waltzing around the New Year’s floor and your day of recovery. The holidays are over. Now what? If you’re like most writers, you have the half-finished novel, perhaps written in November, that […]

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