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Four Seas Ice Cream and Undertow

It’s no secret that much of what is in UNDERTOW is “doable” in real life on Cape Cod. It’s like a teen’s guide on what to do on the Cape. Jump from the Town Neck bridge? Yup. Bonfire on Sandy Neck? Check! Drive out on the sand with a vehicle? Damn straight! Nosh on decadent […]

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Welcome to Cape Cod

So . . . I have been totally neglectful of my blog, but it wasn’t because I was addicted to reruns of X-Files or something. I was finishing some edits to STORMFRONT which will launch this summer on Cape Cod (end of July  . . . I am hoping). I am also a mom and a […]

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Chuck Wendig and Young Adult Fiction

I write YA (upper YA, if we are getting technical). My main audience is in the 15/16 year old range right through adulthood. The UNDERTOW series is a thinking person’s mystery, threaded through a wild cast of supernatural characters. My focus has always been on building real characters who jump off the page and haunt people […]

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Sturgis West High School Fiction Craft Classes

I will be at STURGIS WEST this coming week, teaching Fiction Craft to the entire 10th grade!  If you are a 10th grader, my schedule runs as follows:   APRIL 15th: Classes D+E will learn about pinpointing the “What If” question and how to build rich characters with voice, body language, music, and attitude. APRIL […]

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Some Cool Competitions for Writers

Alright . . . since you are saying, “Hmmmm . . . how shall I use my time to avoid working on my latest literary endeavour?” I shall supply thee with distractions:   Gotham Writers is hosting a ten-word story contest. Click here for details. The Cape Cod Writer’s Center is hosting its first ever Writing […]

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Bug versus Windshield

My son puked on the bus I drive this morning, and I had no paper towels. A crack formed in the bus windshield and slowly lengthened as I drove. I managed to shrink a favorite top to my daughter’s teenaged-size (she was thrilled). It poured buckets and my parked car ended up an oasis in […]

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This day rocks!

Today has been a killer day, not only because two great writers (Lisa Burstein and Jim Hill) agreed to partake in the Blog-Tour-Writing-Process-Thing (thanks Trisha Leaver!), but I also finished STORMFRONT. I could actually run around screaming at the top of my lungs, but I would freak out the neighbors . . . though they […]

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

I am taking part in The Writing Process Blog Tour, which is a cool way to introduce myself to other authors and readers that may not normally stumble over to my blog. Each author will offer brief insights into their writing processes and, in turn, they will introduce you to more authors. I was invited […]

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How I Write the Darkness

We are what we write, or so I am told. Some people have been reading the advanced pages of STORMFRONT and have mentioned that some of the most potent scenes are also the darkest, which I believe is true of life. We so often remember the toughest moments, rather than the blissful ones. My mother always accused me […]

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The Barnstable Patriot and Undertow.

Friday could have sucked. It could have sucked because I was dumb enough to blurt out, “SURE I’ll drive the band to Rhode Island,” when I really needed to grind through STORMFRONT. It could have sucked because the dog barfed on my new rug, but only after I realized she demolished my gloves. It could […]

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Kate Conway

Confessions of a Cape Cod Realtor-Writer

Tales of Black-Winged Night

a black, queer, adoptee's journey to self-love, self-expression, and freedom.

From Sunsets To Sunrises

Living Life Lessons

jenacidebybibliophile

Book Reviewer and Blogger

Heartstring Eulogies

Conjured by Sarah Doughty

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Darrick Dean

Find your Purpose. Find your Story.

YA Author Rendezvous

Creativity Unleashed: Books for the young and the young at heart

Undercurrents

Exploring those mysterious, underlying forces fueling a writing life

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

Book Twister Reviews

"A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it." - Christopher Hitchens

Holly Storrow

Watch. Read. Write. Life.

THE SPELLBOUND READER

BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS, NEW RELEASES & MORE

Let's Get Published

Mastermind Community for Fiction Writers