People like crime, at least in novels! Often, I meet dentists and bank managers with clever plot ideas, or nurses who read every crime novel they can lay their hands on. If I visit a writing group, there are always members keenly producing new murderous plots. Lawyers and convicts show equal enthusiasm for this genre. For … Continue reading Guest Post from Val Penny: Reasons to Write a Crime Novel
One great way to introduce your characters to readers is a character interview. As with most things - showing is easier than telling - so for the most part I'm going to let the characters speak for themselves. However, there are a couple of things I'd like to point out first. Zach does a great … Continue reading A Fine Example of a Character Interview
What am I most thankful for? I don't know that I can answer that question with any quantitative accuracy. Like anyone, I have challenges and disappointments, but when all the beads are counted, my string stretches unbelievably long. Enough so that the counting of my blessings is a humbling experience. One that leaves me shaking my … Continue reading Thankful
My emotions when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news of Mr. Trump's election, can be accurately described as a maelstrom. Disbelief. Anger. Fear. Worry. Sadness. And it has not gotten better over the course of the last week. Riots, horrifically cruel facebook posts, school yard bullies, college misogynists, and a host of other incidents and actions … Continue reading After the Election: How I plan to move forward.
Veronica Helen Hart, like many of the Alvarium Experiment authors, writes in multiple fiction genres: women’s, historical and science fiction with a little murder and adventure on the side. Welcome Veronica! Q: How did you come up with your story, ‘Recovery’, for Return to Earth? VHH: My first idea fell apart, shattered by being too … Continue reading Author Interview with Veronica Helen Hart