September 28, 2014 · 4:27 pm
The blog hop continues with Vi Moore, one of the writers I tagged.
Tag was a childhood game that taxed my running skills. I did my best to stay out of reach of the person who was “it,” but my short legs were no match for my long-legged nephews and friends. When the tagger touched me, he yelled “You’re it!”
When Julaina Kleist-Corwin tagged me in a blog hop, I didn’t run. I accepted the challenge. Meet Julaina.
Julaina Kleist-Corwin teaches creative writing for the City of Dublin, California and has been a presenter at the San Francisco Writers Conference. Julaina has won several short story contests. Her work is published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, Harlequin’s 2012, 2013 Christmas anthologies, and other collections. She writes Women’s Fiction, YA, and multidimensional romantic mysteries.
In Norman and the Painting, the man of Jill’s dreams appears out of a painting. Jill has to discover how to keep him from constantly…
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September 2, 2014 · 9:49 am
In my anthology, George Cramer has an essay titled, “Why I Hate D.E.E.R.” in which he takes the reader on a ride to see why deer are a hazard when he’s on a motorcycle road trip. George also has a novel in progress excerpt in the anthology called “A Tale of Robbers and Cops” in which two brothers have to prove their worth in order to be included in a group of criminals. They execute a prank that is not only funny but brings them a bonus. Here is an interview with George Cramer.
Julaina: Who is your favorite author?
George: Without a doubt, Bernard Cornwell. He writes historical novels in such a manner that I can see, feel, and hear his characters. I’ve read all twenty-four novels in his Richard Sharpe series about the Napoleonic Wars. When I visited Salamanca, Spain and Porto, Portugal, it was as though his protagonist, Richard Sharp, was walking the battlefields with me.
Julaina: Why do you write?
George: I stepped into your “Polish Your Writing” class by accident about two years ago. After my first writing assignment, I’ve been unable to stop. If I allow a day to go by without writing, I’ve wasted a day.
Julaina: Where do you like to write?
George: At the Dublin Senior Center, this is where I’m most productive. When I have trouble with my laptop, I return to my home office.
Julaina: What are you working on now?
George: I’ve got three novels in the works, two crime stories and one romance. In addition, I try to write at least one short story a week.
Julaina: I’ve read parts of those novels and I’m looking forward to seeing them in print. Thanks, George.
May 16, 2014 · 12:27 pm
Thanks to writers George Cramer and Camille Thompson for correcting the locations for this weekend. Without George and Camille, I would have gone to the wrong place on Saturday. For those who plan to attend one or both, here is the right info.
Saturday is the Las Positas College anthology launch.
Sunday is the award ceremony for the high school students who won first, second, and third places in Tri-Valley Writing Club’s writing contest.
Maybe there’s a story hidden in the error. What could happen when a protagonist goes to a wrong setting?