Fellow Prism author Renee Blare hosted me on her blog for the Writing Process Global Blog Hop. Today it’s my turn to tell you about my writing process and host three authors.
What am I working on?
I am in the process of completing edits for my last Gold Rush book, Gold Nuggets, with Prism Book Group. It will be released this spring. Lisa Lickel finished the content editing with me, and I’m now in proofreading, etc. with head editor Joan Alley. In between editing sessions, I’m revising a work in progress about the building of the Alcan highway in 1942.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
There are many great historical YA authors, but I’m the only one I know who writes exclusively about Alaska.
Why do I write/create what I do?
I have a great love of my home state, and there are so many cool stories here! Plus, I hope readers will find these strong, independent women characters as inspirational as I do.
How does my writing/creating process work?
Slowly, over time!. I start with research of my setting for at least a few months, then begin writing rough drafts. Once I have a strong draft, I share with critique groups and partners over more months. I revise many times before I get to anything worth submitting to a publisher. And as you see from above, even then it goes through several rounds of editing. It’s worth all the work when I see the finished product in my hands.
Please allow me to introduce you to three new authors who have joined me today. I encourage you to check out their blogs or pages to discover more about them and their work!
Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. This past November, she signed her first publishing deal with Write House Publishing under “Tiece Presents.” Her first release, Something Just Ain’t Right, was released in January. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.
Her Global Blog Hop Date: Friday, February 20th on her blog
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest but knew Alaska would be my heart’s home as soon as I stepped off that plane way back in the early 1980’s. I saw the mountains and that was it! I love all the things that make living in Alaska so appealing: fishing, flying, skiing, hunting and long winter nights. A pilot myself, many of my stories involve aviation, strong female characters and the cultures and legends of my wild, untamed Alaska. I believe strong female characters provide a rich backdrop for hot romance, and give young girls a sense of what women can really do! My life has been a series of exciting adventures and I like to use what I have learned and experienced in my novels
Now, (after my third try at retirement!) I am a full time Indie author. My first book, The Good, The Bad and the Bet, came out in the summer of 2014, and The Ghost of Port Chicago came out this last fall. They are both romantic suspense novels based on historical events. I am excited to announce my new series about a secret government anti-terrorist group of female vampires begins this year with five books planned and more under development. The first in the series goes to print on Valentine’s Day. What goes better with the holiday for love than little bites and some bloodsucking on the side? Watch for Vamp Squad Series: Book 1 – Strange Beginnings at most of your digital providers, or order a hard copy through CreateSpace and Amazon.
When I’m not writing, I can be found teaching women’s self defense seminars and martial arts, scuba diving in tropical locals, flying to meet my husband for a quick rendezvous in some romantic out-of-the-way spot, playing with graphic design… or just kicking back with my stories and enjoying this thing we call life.
Her Global Blog Hop Date: the week of the 27th of March
Born and raised in Alaska, C.G. Williams first started writing a vampire horror story in the early 80s on a non-electric typewriter. Since that time C.G. has been having fun creating many types of tales, from science fiction to a kick ass work of mythic fiction about Amazon warriors during the Trojan war. Almost all C.G.’s stories bubbled down to a powerful, romantic relationship that changed the characters lives profoundly.
C.G. enjoys fencing, Tai Chi, photography, museums, history, music, biking, hiking and beadwork as it all fuels the creative process. C.G. lives in Alaska with her husband, two adored cats and dog.