I’m not a big fan of poetry…maybe because Mr. Crawford, my high school English teacher made us read it and as a high schooler, it seemed boring and inconsequential.  I like to think as an author and an adult, my tastes have changed over the years to include a level of sophistication that might actually appreciate the fine writing that I have been privileged to see and read.  I have even delved into a small bit of it myself POEM & PROSE.  It can be so moving, so deep, and take your mind to places that it leads, you are merely following.  It can be so profound that it leaves you drained from the journey, or crying as it relates to you and your life.  I no longer find it boring or even inconsequential, I find myself looking for meaning in words that convey a depth of emotion or a meaning within the meanings, or even a story that enlightens me.  I would like for you to take a moment to check out my fellow authors over at Shadoe Publishing who I have had the privilege and sincere pleasure of enjoying.  Thank you Chris Parsons and Maria Ayala for showing me that Mr. Crawford, while boring himself, was right, Poetry and Prose has a whole lot MORE to offer…K’Anne Meinel

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Rhavensfyre is on The Writer’s Block all weekend long, come on in and enjoy!

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Hello all our lovely people!!

We have three awesome things going on this week.
ONE: We were on the radio! NPR’s “Strange Fruit” had us as guest Author’s…so come by and put voices to the words.


TWO: We will be on the writing block all weekend for you all to interact with us and ask questions about our books and what’s up and coming…Rhavensfyre is on The Writer’s Blockhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1419702458327537/

THREE: Which brings us to the third and best thing!! We have a new book coming out. Yes, Rest and Relaxation is ready to roll and will be out very, very soon. It has been described as unique…a romance that doesn’t fit in a tidy little box. So I am sure you all will love it!

We will announce the release date as soon as it is firm as concrete. No need to tease you all that much!!!

As always, Namaste and Brightest…

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How Much Money Does a Novelist Make?


My publishing company Shadoe Publishing pays 75% to 85% http://www.shadoepublishing.com

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By Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

As Indie authors who have had three best-selling novels in the past twelve months AND who have also had four novels published with a small lesbian publisher, we are often asked this question. We don’t normally talk about finances and how much money we make but in this case we want to make an exception.

MYTH: Authors make more money if you buy their book directly from the publisher’s website.

TRUTH: Authors do not make more money. The PUBLISHER makes more money if you buy directly from their website.

That is why publishers hold on to a book at their website for a month or more before putting it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or other platforms. They make more money at their website. But they still pay the author the same amount regardless.

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Here at last is: MARINATING MALICE #17 in the MALICE Series!

Book 17 Marinating Malice

Kathy needs to move on but her thoughts seem to be keeping her in the past.  It is time though.  Her wife has been dead over eighteen months.  She has a girlfriend who would like to become her lover.  Is she ready to put the past behind her and move on?

Trust seems to be the issue, not on her part but on the part of Special Agent Linda Miller, is she ready to take the next step, clues to Kathy and her wife’s past seem to intrigue her a little too much, maybe it’s the cop in her.

Things seem to be conspiring to make Kathy crazy, is she really seeing the clues that point to what she thinks she is seeing?  Her friends keep telling her that she isn’t seeing what she thinks is there. Is it all in her mind?   Is it possible that her wife is still alive or is she only brimming with hope?  Her thoughts keep her prisoner…

In BOTH Paperback and E-Book!

Fantastic SEQUEL to Jennis Slaughters books!

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In the continuing saga of Raelin and Delaney Delacroix, they finally find time to take a vacation to a private South Pacific island.  There they find a waterfall cave, and Raelin is granted a wish that she never thought would happen.

Once they are home, they have to ready for their upcoming bundle of joy, but unbeknownst to them, someone is watching them and their friends.  What does life have in store for them now?



And if you want to START the series, check out her previous two books!

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All available from Shadoe Publishing!

Fellow Author Prudence MacLeod

I’d like to introduce my fellow author over at Shadoe Publishing, Prudence MacLeod

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Prudence MacLeod is a spiritual seeker, dog trainer, Reiki Master, interior designer, and personal trainer who has turned her hand to writing. She is an avid chess player and has recently become addicted to World of Warcraft.

In her own words, “I have roamed far and wide for over sixty years in this realm, and I have seen much; some I wish I had not, and a great deal that I would love to see again. Some days I feel like Bilbo Baggins, for I have been there and come back again. No, I haven’t written a book about my wanderings, but much that I have experienced, observed, learned, surmised, or imagined, is woven into the tales I have written. I do hope you enjoy them.”

Check her out at Shadoe Publishing!


15 ways to find a beta reader or critique partner

Originally posted on Jae's Fiction:

In one of my last posts, I talked about how important beta readers are. Most writers I know agree with me on that. Unfortunately, finding a (good) beta reader is easier said than done. After all, we need to find a person who is not only willing to help us with our novel but who is also qualified.

At least once a week, a desperate writer sends me an e-mail, asking me to beta read for her or to tell her where to find a beta reader.

Here are a few suggestions that can help you find a beta reader:

  1. For most writers, the first beta reader they ever have is a friend or relative. When I first started writing at the age of eleven, my poor twin sister had to read all my stories. Most people will tell you that it’s not a good idea to have…

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