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Fact vs Fiction

The definition of Fiction, as per Google search is:

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So this means, you sometimes have to suspend disbelief to read a story…it’s called fiction for a reason, because the author, made up this story, it came from their imagination.  If it were fact, it would be a biography (even then, read it with a grain of salt), an auto-biography, or they would clearly state it was non-fiction.

The Northwood Lodge

My book The Northwood Lodge  (yes, I know it should be Northwoods, but I didn’t name it, my grandparents did) is the only piece of literature that I have written that is non-fiction…this means, it’s not made up.

My other works are clearly made up…or as they call it in layman’s terms, fiction.  I find it amusing when someone states they are upset because I made up a town, a place, or hey, the people aren’t real…um, hello?  Again, it’s called fiction for a reason.

Seriously, if they were fact, my erotica alone would make me the biggest s&*t there is and I am clearly not that.  At the time I wrote it, it is what I felt like writing and that’s what we authors do, we write what we feel like, make it up as it goes, sometimes some of us outline it and plan it out, but ultimately, it’s from our imaginations.

As a child, I had an active imagination.  I grew up without anyone around because we lived far out in the country.  My nearest neighbor was about a half a mile or so away.  My siblings were older and didn’t want to play with their little sister.  So I escaped to books and my imagination.  I have to tell you, that imagination never went away.  I can still clearly see the wild Indians, the Little House on the Prairie, and such things.  I think that is why I decided to write a prequel to my book Vetted while I’m also writing Vetted Further, the sequel to these amazing people.

Keep in mind, these books are not based on any REAL people, but real characters in my head.  They are also works in progress and subject to change (including the covers, see the watermarks still?)…but, it’s a nice western series for those who loved Vetted and it’s wonderful characters.

 

It was odd doing the research for Cavalcade and Pioneering, realizing that that this was 170 years ago!  Holy moly!  However, I hope when you read it, you will realize the beginning of this amazing pioneer family down through the years with Cavalcade and with it’s sequel Pioneering, how the family settled in 1800’s Oregon on the very same ranch that I featured in Vetted and Vetted Further.  I loved doing the research to include real, non-fiction facts in with my fiction works as well as including tidbits for the future stories.  Using real historical facts, makes it seem real, but again, it’s fiction.

Keep in mind, fiction means I made it up, non-fiction means I didn’t…

 

Survivors ~ NEW

I am pleased to FINALLY announce my latest release SURVIVORS!G.jpg

For some, the world would end with the dropping of the bombs.  For others, a select few, it would present an opportunity to show their true mettle.  Those who will take on the challenge to live without, make do, and subsist on, are the survivors.

Jodi was one of the few.  She knew what was coming.  She read the signs, and she had friends in low places who kept her informed.  She bought a cabin in the middle of nowhere, fixed it up, and warned her closest friends and family that the time would come to abandon the big cities, to hide and seclude yourself for the safety of your family and everyone closest to you.

Krista was her partner, her best friend, and her wife at a time when states didn’t recognize same-sex marriage.  Krista coped with her mate’s compulsions by recognizing that indulging her was the best way to maintain a harmonious union.  After all, they could afford it.  Little did she realize that Jodi was destined to be the savior of them all.

Finding that things were much worse than everyone had speculated didn’t surprise Jodi.  But it would forever alter her family’s world view and transform them into something they hadn’t realized they were destined to become…SURVIVORS!

Available directly from my website as well as with all the links so you can get your copy.

An Interview with USA TODAY ~ Happily Every After

I am thrilled to bring you an interview with Joyce of USA Today Life ~ Happily Ever After over my book, SURVIVORS!  Read it here.

GAvailable now on my website, with all the corresponding links!

Five Star

Amazon Customer

April 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
I thought this was a great story and I highly recommend it. There is a really interesting story line that sucks you right in. The author did a great job developing the characters and you feel like you get to know everyone while you are rooting for them all to overcome the obstacles that they face in order to survive. This was a well written book that doesn’t follow a standard plot line. There are plenty of shocks and surprises along the way. I really liked both of the two main characters who were good people without being perfect.
Kim

April 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
Ever wonder what will happen if the world finally does go crazy? K’Anne does a good job giving us an idea! Jodi and Krista just wanted a place to go for peace and quiet. They always hoped that’s what their cabin in the woods would be, a refuge to decompress from the rat race. Little did they know that one day the cabin would become their castle!
I really liked this story and the thought K’Anne put into it! If you want to read a book that you won’t want to put down, start reading Survivors now! It’s well written and well edited! A really good read!

So, this happened

I love to hear from my readers, but this one was totally unexpected.  The other night I checked my email before going to bed and found this question in it regarding my non-fiction novella The Northwood Lodge that I released last year:Capture

Dear Ms Meinel,
I am emailing with what may or may not be an unusual question. I saw your book on line ,The Northwood Lodge, and read an excerpt that your Grand Parents owned The Lodge. I own what remains of a resort in XXXXXXXX, WI  on South XXXXXXX. This is located just a few miles from The Northwood Lodge. The original owners were Walter and Clara Meinel and the name was Meinel’s Resort. I am wondering if you are also related to them.
Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Stephanie xxxxxx

 

 

Well, Stephanie got an immediate reply.  Because, yes, that was my Great-Great Aunt and Uncle who owned the place that she was talking about.  My grandfathers (who is featured in The Northwood Lodge) Aunt and Uncle.  Uncle Walter sponsored my grandfather to come over from Germany.  He was the first Meinel of our family to come over (as far as we know).  How cool is that, I put out a little novella with my family pictures, even one of Uncle Walter in it, and lo, and behold, the current owner finds it and me to contact!  We’ve had several emails back and forth.  I’m loving sharing family pictures with her of a place from eighty or so years ago.  How wonderful is that?

She has asked permission to put up a picture for their history days in the town up there of my uncle, who was fairly well-known back in the day.  His fishing stories will forever be told…

Well, Uncle Walter, you live on infamy…

 

 

FREE Sampler Give-A-Way for Lesfic Science Fiction & Fantasy

28827156_223920125013923_7819300390513860092_o.jpgDid the word FREE come through clear enough?  Yep, each of the following distinguished authors is offering up a sampling of their works for you to peruse.  Hopefully you will either buy their works, or discover a few new authors/books.  Authors/writers, please join the Lesfic Marketing Alliance on Facebook, tell them K’Anne sent you!

Who is involved: Eliza Andrews, May Dawney, Jea Hawkins, Isabella Svendsen, Barbara Winkes, Annette Mori, Adan Ramie, Prudence MacLeod, Kate Genet, Maria Siopis, Niamh Murphy, Lucy True, and yours truly, K’Anne Meinel.

Why?  1) Lesbian Science Fiction & Fantasy isn’t as well-known, well-represented, or people don’t realize we are out there.  Yes, as we researched this, we found more and more authors who we would have liked to include, but hey, you have to JOIN the group!

2) It’s an alliance, promoting each other, and Lesbian Fiction…this time it’s Science Fiction and Fantasy

3) Why not?

Where? The AWESOME Eliza Andrews offered to host this event, send you the samplers you request, and promote the various authors who are participating.  Click HERE to see them all and request yours.

When? Now, April 1-15th…get your FREE samplers and support these authors who write these fabulous tales.

My own offering is for Recombinant Love, which, I’m pleased to announce am working on a sequel for.  It’s tentative sequel name is: Peripatetic Love.  Each book will be a stand-alone.

So PLEASE, check out these great authors I am pleased to be associated with!