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Shawn McGuire OFF BEAT Insight in Five!

Shawn stopped by the WIB office and we snagged her for an interview about ESCAPING THE VEIL, her short story featured in OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song! 1.What about music inspires you/touches you the most? The melody, the lyrics or both? What do you listen to while writing? Connecting with a song is a… Read more »

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Sue Duff OFF BEAT Insight in Five!

Sue dropped by the WIB offices to share in the excitement of WIB’s latest anthology OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song, and it’s recent release! Off course, we wouldn’t let her leave without spilling about her taste in music and inspiration for her short story contribution, A MISTAKE. What about music inspires you/touches you the… Read more »

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Wendy Terrien OFF BEAT Insight in Five!

We’re thrilled that Wendy Terrien once again has contributed to OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song with her short story LIGHT. She sat down with WIB to discuss her inspiration for her anthology piece, and a little about her taste in music! What about music inspires you/touches you the most? The melody, the lyrics or… Read more »

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Corinne O’Flynn OFF BEAT Insight in Five!

We are SO excited that our latest anthology, OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song is launching on Amazon tomorrow!!! We snagged contributing author, Corinne O’Flynn when she stopped by the WIB office to help us celebrate, and got her take on music, inspiration for her short story ONE FINAL DEATH and a peek into her… 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 »

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The Story Behind the Story: Untimely

My novella, Untimely, stars Ellie, a college-bound history buff determined to stop a time traveling thief of the future from stealing a piece of the past. The picturesque settings of the town of Charlottesville, Virginia figure prominently in the story, as do the University of Virginia and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. I live… Read more »

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The Story Behind the Story: The Fate Stone

On Reincarnation and Quantum Theory—No really, this is interesting!  Reincarnation is an intriguing topic. Who hasn’t wondered about it? I mean really, is life a one-and-done thing? And at the end, we cease to exist? And if so, what’s the point? Theories abound. Many cultures and some religions believe we don’t cease to exist, and… Read more »