Dear Loyal Reader, it is officially spring. With the change of season comes a change to the REMARKABLE! News. You may not notice the difference, but I’m sending this via a new platform. I’m hoping it reaches you and doesn’t end up in a spam folder. Basically, I’m writing the newsletter on my website now–from… Continue reading March Newsletter: The Glam Life of a Writer?
Free Fiction: Little Red Roadster, A Christmas Story
Sasha hadn’t counted on snow. Just a few miles west, the sun splashed down on the Pacific, and sandy beaches encircled her island hometown like a brown sugar rim on a fancy cocktail. She’d packed up her little red roadster with presents wrapped for the east county charity event her cousin had planned and headed… Continue reading Free Fiction: Little Red Roadster, A Christmas Story
Book Review: IN THE VANISHING HOUR by Sarah Beth Martin
A beautifully-written, well-constructed, atmospheric, and psychological tale of a changing New England town, a dangerous river current, a dark tower, and adolescent secrets that continue to haunt into adulthood.
Author Q & A: Cozy Mystery Author Sarah E. Burr
Learn more about cozy mystery author, Sarah E. Burr and her many ongoing series, her penchant for all things graphic design (and candles), and why writers need to take a break now and again.
Book Review: WENDIGO by Vaughn Hardacker
During a major west-coast heatwave, temps in the 90s, and energy conservation necessitating the turning off of the air conditioner after 4 pm, I plunged into Vaughn Hardacker’s frozen Maine landscape to follow the hunt for a supernatural creature–the Wendigo, an Algonquin manitou (god), monstrous and ravenous for human flesh. Hardacker’s prose sucked me in… Continue reading Book Review: WENDIGO by Vaughn Hardacker
The Earrings of Oz
As much fun as blogging can be, I wish I could just sit with you in a cafe, Dear Reader, and talk about books and the literary life for awhile. –Shelley Burbank What do you think of the Oz earrings? Aren’t they cute? I adore them, not least because my friend Wendy, a fellow writer… Continue reading The Earrings of Oz
Writing Life: Heading Over the Rainbow
Writer’s Brain I don’t know about other writers, but if I spend too much time researching, reading, recharging, or goofing off rather than tapping away at my keyboard doing actual writing, I get as agitated and depressed as a Kansas farm girl watching her balloon-ride home drift away into the heavens. This is my state… Continue reading Writing Life: Heading Over the Rainbow
Short Story: Something Sparkly in a Little Velvet Box
Just for you, my dear readers, a Valentine’s Day short story with a happy ending. XOXO, Shelley SOMETHING SPARKLY IN A LITTLE VELVET BOX ******** “I have bad news.” Henley’s voice faded in and out, the cell service in that part of Florida spotty. I pressed the phone against my ear. “What did you say?”… Continue reading Short Story: Something Sparkly in a Little Velvet Box
Author Q & A: Nancy Gardner
Nancy Gardner, whose new novel, DREAM STALKER just came out in both ebook and paperback, likes to garnish her mystery stories with a paranormal twist. DREAM STALKER is the first in a series of three books the New England author has planned. It tells the story of Lily Scott, a modern-day Salem witch who is… Continue reading Author Q & A: Nancy Gardner
Author Q & A: Nicole Gabor
An Interview with Former NYC Runway Model and YA Author, Nicole Gabor “I think it all started with a feeling of what I wanted to say,” Nicole Gabor types as we begin our online chat interview. Although it would have been fun to dress up and meet in person somewhere in New York City–at a… Continue reading Author Q & A: Nicole Gabor