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Does Love Always Win

Does Love Always Win

For the longest time I was vague about the book I was writing, even on my blog and social media. I kept saying ‘oh, it's a young adult novel set in high school.’ When someone pressed for more, I'd add in, ‘well the main character is in...

Canadian Hulk

Canadian Hulk

Every now and then, even polite Canadians reach their breaking point. I wrote this excerpt one day when I’d had it with being teased for being overly apologetic, and for pronouncing “house” like “hoose” (which, for the record, is the...

A snail’s pace isn’t bad

A snail’s pace isn’t bad

Morning, everyone. I took a day off work. I wasn't feeling 100%, hadn't slept well, and had a headache that begged me not to get out of bed. When I finally did, I took care of a bunch of stuff that I haven't had time to do. Once I finish...

The Return

The Return

Why don’t you write?” Wise words from my Aunt Catherine as I sobbed on my living room couch on Christmas Day. An odd juxtaposition–the joy of the holiday with unrelenting sadness. My aunt had known something was wrong as soon as she came...

Inspiration

Inspiration

The works of Plato might seem like an odd place to start for a Young Adult fiction novel. He was a philosopher that lived nearly 2500 years ago. His writings were wide ranging. He was just as happy discussing politics as he was discussing...

Among the Fallen Announcement

Among the Fallen Announcement

Henry Mitchell has signed a one-book deal for his 6th fantasy novel. Among the Fallen releases February 2023 and is his latest Magical Realism tale featuring timely commentary on current events. Innkeeper Abigail Trammell is content with...

Scotland Connection

Scotland Connection

Happy Saturday! I've been BUSY. I finished up 'Sword & Soul' and sent it off to Creative James Media. 'Scales & Stingers' is almost through the copy/line edit phase. 'Shield & Scepter' is about to go to the content editor. I'm...

Short Story Showdown Week 2

Short Story Showdown Week 2

Welcome to week two of CJM's Short Story Showdown! Each week we pit two short stories from CJM authors against each other. Vote for your favorite! You can vote on the poll in the social media link on our Facebook page or Twitter page or...

Short Story Showdown

Short Story Showdown

Welcome to week one of CJM's Short Story Showdown! Each week we will pit two short stories from CJM authors against each other. Vote for your favorite! You can vote on the poll in the social media link on our Facebook page or Twitter page...

Marketing Tips Part One

Marketing Tips Part One

Marketing. Most authors would rather write than market their books. It takes time, money, and patience. So what's an author to do? Here are 5 things to think about when marketing your book. None of these are a magic wand that will make...