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Perfume Concerts in LA and NYC plus Meet and Greet

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Before I even begin writing, I should preface this post by stating it's going to be LOOOOONG. There's so much to share, but if you want to relive the LA and NYC concerts AND want to experience a Perfume Meet and Greet all vicariously, then you shouldn't mind the...

Interview with Author Elizabeth Bailey

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Can you tell us something about your books? I write traditional historical romance set in the Georgian era. I love to ring the changes with different types of romantic leads, although my favourites tend to be brooding heroes and waif and stray heroines. Why do you choose to write clean or...

Interview With Author Tanya Biondi

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Author Tanya Biondi, Blustardusk is your first novel, how did the idea come about?   This is my first novel but, in fact, not my first piece of work. I started writing poetry at a pretty young age and have 8 collections available through Amazon, although only in Italian. For some...

Interview with Rich Marcello, author of the Big Wide Calm

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Rich, you have such an interesting background of being a musician, songwriter and author.  Can you share more information about how you developed all three talents? Music came first, and was the result of a tragedy.  When I was twelve, my father died suddenly and violently. I was with him...

Marketing Strategies That Maximize Book Exposure

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So, you wrote your book, completed the tedious task of having it edited and found a publisher that had faith in your work…CONGRATULATIONS!! Your masterpiece is now available for the masses to buy; HOWEVER, books do not magically appear on Kindle’s, Nooks, and bookshelves without precise marketing and quality...

Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna attacked: What does this mean for the AKB fandom?

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in case you are an idol fan like myself and haven't heard, during an AKB48 handshake event that was held at Iwate Industrial Culture Center on May 25, a crazed loon wielding a hand saw attacked AKB members Kawaei Rina and Iriyama Anna. A staff member was also injured. The man was quickly detained,...

What Captain America 2 teaches us about taking risks with our writing

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By Julius St. Clair  One of the problems that I have with going to the movies is that by the time I get there, I already have a preconceived notion of how it’s all going to turn out. It doesn’t matter what the movie is. I’ve seen the trailers, I’ve...

How to Make Your Main Character Relatable

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By Julius St. Clair When people talk about a novel, there are usually three things that can make, or break a story: the plot itself, the ending, and the main character. While a reader could make it through a book from cover to cover, regardless of a bad plot or...

Lolita Dark: Anything But Silenced

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I felt terrible walking into my interview with the three guys and two ladies who currently make up Lolita Dark, a rock and roll band from California, who also have ties to Japan via their Japanese front woman and keyboardist. I wasn’t expecting traffic so early coming into Pittsburgh,...

Attack on Tekko!

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It was that time of the year again. Oh boy. The annual Tekko (formerly known as Tekkoshocon) anime convention held at the David L. Lawrence Center in Pittsburgh once again blew my puny little brain. I mean, I love anime, consider myself maybe a level five otaku, don’t have the...