A Little Off Topic …

And yet, close to most author's hearts - yes, we do have them, even those who kill off your favorite characters. What is the biggest thing to get in the way of writing?  Life.  That's what.  For the last couple of months, that's my literal story and I'm sticking to it.  The truth is, I …

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Volcano Lady #4 is here!

It is with great pleasure and joy I get to announce that the Volcano Lady #4: The Lidenbrock Manifesto is available for order. You can get your copy one of three ways - hardcopy from Amazon, ebook copy from Kindle (Amazon VL#4 Link) or ... You can come visit me at Clockwork Alchemy, Memorial Day …

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Guest blogger – Michael Tierney “NaNoWriMo – My Crash Course in Novel Writing

I want to give a big welcome to Michael Tierney to the VolcanoLady Blog.  Michael is a determined author who can speak to the phenomenon that is National Novel Writers Month.  I'll let him do all the talking/writing: A serendipitous set of circumstances last fall launched me down the path of novel writing. NaNoWriMo, if you …

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Guest Blogger – Dover Whitecliff “Be a Writer!”

With a huge "Thank You!" and "Tally-ho!" I want to welcome Dover Whitecliff to the VolcanoLady Blog.  Dover is a brilliant budding author with tons to share.  Not only has she generously given us an article, she is has a blog site of her own (see below.)  Proof positive, especially as NaNoWriMo is five days …

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Journey to the Center of … Eyjafjallajökull (don’t panic – we’ll review the pronunciation.) (Part 1)

Tours can be great for authors – all that professional wisdom and tidbits of useless trivia only we can appreciate.  Weird little things can come up in the oddest places, such as my overhearing that until the 20th Century most ships couldn’t dock in Reykjavik because the harbor is shallow and other harbors were the …

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Journey to the Center of … Iceland!

Jules Verne might not have set foot on Iceland before releasing his Journey to the Center of the Earth, but in anticipation of the third Volcano Lady novel (cross your fingers for a Spring 2014 release,) I did.  Not only is the country on my Bucket List of travelling to the three “I” countries (Iceland, …

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