Monthly Archives March 2010

New Blog Coming Soon!

Many of you already follow my Fact, Fiction & Folly blog, where I write about writing! Here on this blog, I will write specifically about my fiction writing, my stories, my novels, my works in progress, and all that other good rot.

Stay tuned. More is coming soon!

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Author Interview: Joan H. Young

I’ve been crazy about being outside since I was old enough to proclaim my wishes to the world, and to propel myself on two legs. Although I have other interests, I always seem to gravitate back to the out-of-doors– exploring, learning, drawing, writing, explaining my passion for all things natural to others.
Hiking has always been my first love, probably followed by botany. Both of these were put on temporary hiatus while raising a family of boys, without a camper or plant lover in the crew. 

However, boys grow up! I quickly re-trained the husband to expect my disappearance for long stretches in the woods, and a childhood friend and I began hiking the 4000-mile North Country National Scenic Trail. Soon I was writing about that experience as well, and have now written the first book by a hiker of that trail, North Country Cache. If all goes as planned, I will also be the first woman to hike the entire trail, officially finishing my quest in August of this year, 2010.

The husband is getting used to receiving calls from the police saying that my car has been abandoned in the woods, the boys just think I’m crazy, and I’m having the time of my life. Now, if I could just support this addiction…

Tell us a little bit about your book/s.

Joan H...

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Author Interivew: Lucinda Gunnin

Lucinda Gunnin Mini-bio:

Lucinda Gunnin is a writer and freelance reporter who currently lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and fellow author Steven Thor Gunnin. She enjoys hot cocoa with her fellow dreamers and women writers at Longbranch Coffeehouse every other Sunday and spends as much quality time as possible each day with her cat Rain. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, photography and a good mystery novel. 

As a freshman in college, Gunnin believed writing was easy, so the quote from Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” never quite worked for her until she tried her hand at fiction.

She first saw the line on a poster in the office of her journalism instructor and remembered it years later as she struggled to write her first novel. It was then her husband–author and graphic designer Steven Thor Gunnin–suggested she try writing a short story instead. Cindy took his suggestion and ran with it, discovering she loves the process of writing short stories. Still, she kept the story largely to herself until she found a home at Accentuate Writers Forum and with the love and support of her fellow forum members, she found the courage to share her writing with the rest of the world.

Since finding the Accentuate Write...

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