Note: We’ve had some caching issues where the front page (the one with the slider) failed to update the content. The https://dearauthor.com/blog page was fine. I think we’ve fixed it but if you visit DA and there’s not updated content, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the issue (and ... more >
It occurred to me that perhaps DA readership needs a name. A few people suggested a community name. D-literates was probably my favorite.
I’ve seen more and more advertisements for “blog talk” radio and other internet based methods for readers and authors to interact, timed usually around the release of a book. I’ve even heard of authors holding virtual readings in “Second Life.” There are still other ways to harness the internet to ... more >
I’ve often wondered why there is a prologue in a story. Why isn’t it Chapter One? In The Boss’s Christmas Proposal, the story opens with a prologue of the character confronting her parents and asking for a job in the corporation. Chapter One sees her starting her new job. What’s ... more >
I see alot of books featuring zombies of late and I just don’t find zombies sexy or interesting. The word zombie conjures up hollowed out eyes, drooping skin, and mindless. What say you?
I was reading two Harlequin Presents published in the 1980s. One was by Susan Napier and the other by Charlotte Lamb. In both books, the heroine slaps the hero in a rage and the hero hits her back. I think Jo Beverly had a very controversial book wherein the hero ... more >