Kathy Steffen, author interview

Kathy is one of my best and "real" friends--meaning we actually get together face-to-face and do fun things like lunch and whine. Her debut novel, First There is a River, came out this fall from Medallion Press and she agreed to stop by here and chat with us a bit....

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Turning points what they are and why we need them…

As a writer I think we "know" a lot of things, and probably do many instinctively (automatically following story structure because we have read so much, etc.), but that is different from really "getting" something. For some reason, I recently had an epiphany about...

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The most boring part of writing…and goals

Has to be editing. I don't mean revising where you figure out what is wrong and how to fix it--that can be fun. No, I mean taking someone else's comments--frequently just noting repeated words, or missed commas--and trolling through your manuscript to fix them....

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Willy Street Fair…

We had a very Madison day today. Madison is frequently called the Berkley of the Midwest if that gives you any clue what I'm talking about. (We didn't hand out flyers or stage a sit in, in case that is what you are thinking.) No, we went to the Willy Street Fair. The...

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Great Villains…

Have you all read or seen The Devil Wears Prada? I just finished the movie last night--well kind of, the disc was cracked and stopped RIGHT at the end (but that's another story). Anyway, how great was Miranda? I mean really--did you love her or hate her or both?...

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Caridad Pineiro–Death Calls!!

Yay, another Nocturne author joins us. Caridad Pineiro was born in Havana, Cuba and settled in the New York Metropolitan area. Her vampire series, The Calling, debuted in 2005 with Danger Calls for Silhouette Intimate Moments. The stories continue next month with...

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