New Release Roundup

Mitzi Weinhaus is the untalented daughter of two Munich Kabarett stars. One night, in an underground club that has so far escaped Nazi detection, she meets the enigmatic singer Giselle, who offers her the chance to be a hero. Teamed up with the mysterious Wolfrik, for whom she develops an alarming attraction, Mitzi soon finds herself ensnared in a world of secret societies, super-soldiers, monsters, and gods. With double-crosses on all sides, can she save her parents from certain death—and her heart from one of the most powerful beings in the universe?
Available at Devine Destinies and Amazon.

Humor, adventure, romance, tragedy, and joy—FROM A CAT’S VIEW is a novel-length, mixed-genre collection of short stories that will tug at the whiskers of cat lovers everywhere. This unique anthology is drawn from a pool of exceptional writers in the US and the UK, who share fascinating insights into the relationship between humans and their feline owners.
Available at Amazon.

An annual anthology of strange and darksome tales, which this year profiles the work of 21 contemporary scribes: V.H. Leslie, J.T. Glover, Joanna Parypinski, Steve Rasnic Tem, L.S. Johnson, Daniel Braum, M. Lopes da Silva, Mathew Allan Garcia, April Steenburgh, Charles Wilkinson, Farah Rose Smith, Armel Dagorn, Cate Gardner, Jackson Kuhl, Christi Nogle, Ross Smeltzer, Jennifer Loring, Tim Jeffreys, Elana Gomel, Mike Weitz, Kirsty Logan.

“A very promising anthology.” —Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year

“An annual highlight of the genre.” —Anthony Watson, Dark Musings

“Weirdness with truth at its heart.” —Des Lewis, Real-Time Reviews
Available at Amazon.

We believe in ghosts. Do you? Expecting the usual? Please don’t. You won’t find haunted houses, spirit infested graveyards, demonic poltergeists, or possessed objects in these pages. It’s been said that there are no haunted places, only haunted people. That’s who you’ll find here, the haunted ones. A maintenance technician in remote Alaska, an English thief, a young couple on a road trip across America, an astronaut on a one way ride to Jupiter, an Irish gravedigger, and dozens more. All victims of an otherworldly infection, all tormented by a plague of shadows. Do you believe in ghosts? You will.
Available at Amazon.

Sometimes It’s Okay To Quit Writing The Thing You’re Writing – Chuck Wendig

I talk a good game. I say the right words, the right motivational words. I say, don’t quit! I say, keep writing that story, finish your shit, end what you begin, you can do it, and then I…

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Writer’s Jealousy-And 3 Thoughts on What to Do About It – Helping Writers Become Authors

A writer’s jealousy doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Learn how to harness this powerful emotional indicator to keep your writing on track.

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5 Things To Avoid When Writing Romantic Relationships

Ahh, romance. Not only is it a massively popular genre of its own, it’s also an extremely common element in…

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5 Key Questions To Ask About Character Motivations

Creating compelling characters is perhaps the most important aspect of fiction writing. Previously, we’ve explored the processes of crafting believable characters,…

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Judge Yourself Less, Trust Yourself More, and Write Better Stories – Helping Writers Become Authors


There’s a dark side to creativity—one we don’t always like to talk about. And that dark side can be encapsulated in two words: writing perfectionism.

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Writer’s Edit – 6 Top Tips For Dealing With Criticism Of Your Writing

As a writer, you’ll hear feedback about your work in many different contexts. Notes from your editor; comments from beta readers or writing group buddies; reviews from readers… There are so many avenues for responses to your writing – and not all of those responses are going to be positive.

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