Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Author Spotlight — Arinn Dembo, Woman of Many Genres

Arinn Dembo is one of those writers who defies classification. She participated in the Clarion Workshop and shortly made her first sale. since then, Her work has ranged from gaming to fantasy to poetry. Her personal interests and activities are just as wide ranging. She’s been a photographer and an actor in several movies, participated […]

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Monday Musing: Take Time to Think

Author John Maxwell, who is known internationally for his works on leadership, is a big proponent of structured thought. He plans several hours daily in which he can just sit and think in an uninterrupted block of time. Thinking time is productive time. That’s why some people say that they get their best ideas either […]

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Author Spotlight: E.F. Watkins

Today’s Spotlight is on E.F. Watkins. She is the author of paranormal suspense, thriller and action/adventure novels including Dance with the Dragon and Black Flowers, both of which have won the EPPIE award for eBook publishing. Her most recent release, One Blood is the sequel to Dance with the Dragon. Disgusted with his long, bloodthirsty […]

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Why I Write Fantasy at Word Shaping

Amber Polo has me featured on her blog WordShaping. There I answer the question Why I write Fantasy. You can read the article here:http://amberpolo.blogspot.com/ 

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Surprise Unplanned Visit to Tranquility

I based the town of Tranquility, Arkansas on my own hometown. This morning I got to make a trip back there to pick up a tank loaner truck from my dad. The tank truck in question is a half-ton Dodge Ram (aptly named) that hubby and I will keep around the home/office in case I need […]

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My SmartPop Essay Has Been Posted!

The Benbella Smart Pop line of books occasionally posts the full text of one of their essays online for a short period of time. I just found out that on October 28th, they posted my essay from In The Hunt, their Supernatural Meta Anthology. My essay is entitled John Winchester and the Magic Bullet Theory.  […]

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Flaily over Fan Mail

I just received my first fan letter from someone who read my books over e-format at Baen.  This is my first fan letter ever. Sent courtesy Facebook, but still. I have the warm and fuzzies today.

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Anatomy of Promotion

I just got my royalties statement from Yard Dog Press today.  Not bad.  The numbers that really interested me (other than the ones on the check) were in the breakdown of what books sold, and where they sold.  I had a higher-than normal number of copies of Bride of Tranquility move on Amazon in the […]

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Friday Stats: Finally Done!

One thing that I’ve noticed about myself is that I consistently lose the will to write at about 3:00.  I get up in the morning perfectly bouncy and determined to conquer the world. Then by the time that three o’clock rolls around, I am very ambivalent about the internet and the process of putting words on […]

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Words on a Wednesday: The Linkspam of Goofing Off

I don’t seem to be much in the mood for posting snippets of story. So instead I’ll give you a linkspam that is very random. You know that meme going around that tells you which author your writing style emulates?  Apparently I blog like Lovecraft, write fiction like Vonnegut and my technical writing reads like […]

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