Tag: book books books

Meet The Rogues — Cecilia Dominic

Author Cecilia Dominic   When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? According to my mother, I wrote my first story when I was two years old. I, of course, don’t remember this. I’ve always delighted in stories, though, and I remember being in elementary school and loving those pieces of paper…
Read more

6 Skills You’ll Need in a Robot-Run World

It’s not that farfetched to say that one day in the not too distant future robots will be as commonplace as cell phones are today. Do you remember when phones didn’t work without a cord? It was a big deal when cordless phones could be operated as far as fifty feet from their bases. Then…
Read more

Changing History: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Alternate History

I love the steampunk genre, especially the alternate history aspect. The Art of Piracy, my story for the Rogue Skies box set, is set in the same alternate timeline as my Aether Psychics series. How can you change history to work for your own fiction? Here are some ideas. First, figure out your why. Some people…
Read more

Meet The Rogues — Jason J. Nugent

Author Jason J. Nugent Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to Southern Illinois back in my junior year of high school. I met my wife here and we’ve been here ever since. We have one son who just graduated high school and two cats and…
Read more

Five tips for better summer sleep

Ah, yes, the lazy days of summer…for some. For us sleep psychologists, it can be the busiest time of the year. I suspect that’s because people’s schedules are more open with school being out, but summer has its own sleep challenges. Let’s talk about how to combat the most common ones. Chill out… at night.…
Read more

Why We’re Obsessed With Stranger Things

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you at least know about the existence of the Netflix original show Stranger Things. The show first captured masses of attention when it premiered July 15th of 2016, receiving critical acclaim for its homage to classic genre films of the 1980s. And the fever has continued over into…
Read more

Using objects, locations, and animals as plot devices

In theater, they call them props. Comedians can make a whole routine out of an object. In movies, the camera can foreshadow developments by focusing closely on seemingly harmless objects. Writers can use props in writing, too. Bringing in ordinary things like objects, locations, and animals to pace and direct the story can slow it…
Read more

Meet The Rogues — Karen M. Bryson

Author Karen M. Bryson Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a bestselling romantic mystery and suspense novelist. My writing has humor, heart, and quirky characters. I’m also an award-winning/optioned screenwriter. When I’m not writing, you can find me riding around the neighborhood on my bicycle, traveling, or spending time with my husband and our…
Read more

5 Summer Tacos To Devour With Your TBR Pile!

I originally came up with the idea for this post before going to a conference in San Antonio in June. Everyone likes tacos, right? They’re like sandwiches, but people actually look forward to eating them. There’s an infinite number of toppings and combos, so there’s something for everyone. Here, in no particular order, are my…
Read more

Declaring Independence – the DIY Movement

Break out your saucepans, drill bits, and knitting needles—the latest trend is to do-it-yourself like our grandparents did. With so much information online, it’s easier than ever to find instructions on everything from dollmaking to drywall.  Or for those seeking to connect with actual humans, knitting circles and crafting afternoons are trending. Still, others may…
Read more