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A.G. Henley OFF BEAT Insight in Five!

We caught up with veteran Wicked Ink Books author A.G. Henley to get her take on music and what inspired her latest anthology short story, Basil & Jade! 1. What about music inspires you/touches you the most? The melody, the lyrics or both? What do you listen to while writing? Music and writing overlap for… Read more »

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R.B. Wood’s OFF BEAT Insight in Five!

R.B. totally impressed us with his short story, Thanksgiving in the Park, and we couldn’t wait to get the inside scoop on our first-ever male contributor! We sat down with R.B. as he revealed his taste in music and what inspired him to write his winning contribution for this year’s anthology, OFF BEAT: Nine Spins… Read more »

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Cover Reveal: OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song

Introducing our 2017 Anthology, OFF BEAT: NINE SPINS ON SONG, available for Pre-Order now! OFF BEAT (April 2017) is a compilation of nine short stories that were inspired by songs. Stay tuned as we begin sharing sneak peeks about these fabulous stories and the songs that inspired them! But for now, we’re super excited to share… Read more »

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The Magic of Inspiration – A.G. Henley

Authors are often asked what inspired them to write a particular book, and I’m no exception. I’ve answered many an interview question about what led me to write The Scourge, the first book in my Brilliant Darkness series, to the point that I may or may not have saved my response to use in the… Read more »

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Which Author Inspired Me the Most?

Sue Duff   My mother was an avid reader and she instilled the love of books in us at a very young age. She’s march us into the library each week or so to check out books, and every afternoon we were expected to take a nap, or read. I was not much of a… Read more »

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My Author Influences – Kristi Helvig

I was a voracious reader as a child. Reading was like breathing me. There wasn’t much I liked better than grabbing an entire sleeve of Ritz crackers for sustenance and curling up on the couch with a good book. It’s difficult to talk about author influences because I had so many at different times. After… Read more »

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Which Authors Inspire Me: Wendy Terrien

Which Authors Inspire Me, and Why? Wendy Terrien I’ve thought about this question a lot, and there’s no easy answer, no simple answer. Many authors have inspired me in different ways. I decided the best way for me to answer this question is with bullets – snapshots into the who and why. There are so… Read more »

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Which Authors Have Inspired Me – Shawn McGuire

This turned out to be a hard topic for me. In fact, I asked my Wicked Ink sisters if I could write about something else. They said no. Sigh. That’s okay, because being an author means challenging yourself… and surrounding yourself with author friends who will push you. Which authors have inspired me? I had,… Read more »

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The Story Behind the Story: The Door

My interest in writing short stories started a couple of years ago. I always told myself I had too much to say to write short, so that’s why I wrote novels. I was up for a challenge, though, and when I came across an online short story writing class, I signed up right away. The… Read more »

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The Story Behind the Story: Countdown Cafe

I’m a coffee addict. There, I said it. My awesome hubby has a steaming mug of coffee with cream ready for me every morning, as there are unconfirmed rumors that I’m a little cranky before that first cup. Anyway, one day I was running errands a few blocks from my house and thought I’d try… Read more »