Amy M. Young—Rock Fiction Author, Graphic Artist, and Blogger Amy M. Young has her roots in Miramichi, NB, but now lives in Ottawa with her husband, an adorable daughter, and many fur babies. Her greatest impediment to writing is Oliver, her red Siamese cat, who reckons paying him attention is more important than typing. Amy’s … Continue reading
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What’s in a Name?
I have an interesting relationship with pen names. I’ve been writing since I was eight years old, and I started thinking about a pen name almost immediately. It wasn’t that I disliked my name, exactly. I’m very attached to the name given to me by my parents,—mostly because I’m very attached to my parents—but I … Continue reading
SpAN Interview with Stephen Graham King
Your humble SpAN Editor here. Over the next several weeks I have the privilege of interviewing the talented authors and contributors of the Spoonie Authors Network. Please read and share these posts to promote and encourage these amazing people. We spoonies need each other! Thank you for following us! You can find more interviews under … Continue reading
SpAN Interview with Nathan Caro Fréchette
Your humble SpAN Editor here. Over the next several weeks I have the privilege of interviewing the talented authors and contributors of the Spoonie Authors Network. Please read and share these posts to promote and encourage these amazing people. We spoonies need each other! Thank you for following us! This week, I asked author and … Continue reading
Featured SpAN Author: Susan Franzblau
Susan Franzblau is currently convalescing in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with her lord and master (a mostly black cat named Raisin) while waiting for Western or Eastern medicine, luck, or chance to end an unrelenting severe migraine. In her copious amount of spare time, Susan reads, visits doctors, reads, goes to her acupuncturist, reads, watches TV, … Continue reading
Ten Years of Words
Most people don’t know it took me almost three years to write Lust and Lemonade. I started it on December 29, 2013 and finished the first draft on the May 23, 2015. Writing Lust and Lemonade was a labour of love, yes, but it was also one of self-discovery and healing. When I was diagnosed … Continue reading
“Get over it. You’re a Beta now.”
“Get over it.” “You need to move past this.” “Accept it.” “This is the new you, Bob.” These are the tough but loving—albeit difficult—words I’ve been hearing for the last fourteen months from my family, friends, and doctors. This, after a severe Multiple Sclerosis attack paralyzed the right side of my body, damaged my brain … Continue reading
This Woman Married a Shark and Gave Birth to an Octopus. You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!
Okay, quick confession, the title of this blog entry might be a tad misleading and click-baitish. But only insomuch as this article has nothing to do with sharks, octopuses, or sea creatures of any kind. It’s about author branding. And by that I mean treating the author as a commodity rather than insisting they bend … Continue reading