Just a little tidbit stolen from Facebook. Even seasoned writers may not know some of these.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FINALISTS OF THE 2020 LITERARY CONTEST
Listed alphabetically by author name
D. Hirss of Missoula, MT
Doolittle of Jacksonville, NC
O’Chruadhlaoich of Dallas, TX
Brehm of Flagstaff, AZ
Nielson Flagstaff, AZ
Nichols of Glendale, AZ
Austin of Scottsdale, AZ
G. Smith of Oracle, AZ
Isadora of Paradise Valley, AZ
Osterlitz of Phoenix, AZ.
Crum of Flagstaff, AZ
Lyman of Prescott, AZ
Smith of Flagstaff, AZ
Martig of Phoenix, AZ
McMaster of Surprise, AZ
V. Bartlow of Flagstaff, AZ
Molony of Phoenix, AZ
Lewis Floyd of Tucson, AZ
Schwartz of Tucson, AZ
P. Collins of Prescott, AZ
E. Sweeney of Tucson, AZ
Ransdell of Tucson, AZ
Tenery of Oracle, AZ
Fine of Scottsdale, AZ
Renner of Phoenix, AZ
Cantrell of Cave Creek, AZ
Novotny of Fountain Hills, AZ
Rodo Sofranac of Phoenix, AZ
The winners will be officially announced and prizes awarded on November 7, 2020
The Arizona Literary Magazine (2021 edition) featuring the winners will also be available on November 7, 2020.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
I love colorful characters and I confess that the villains in my stories are just as interesting and fascinating as the hero and heroine. It’s not by accident. First, a hero or heroine can only be as heroic as the villain is dangerous. A weak villain presents no threat to the protagonist. Then, there is the liberating factor.
|Some memorable villains in the two Archangel books.
|Ancient Enemy series:
"Captain Kavak certainly ranks as one of the worst villains ever encountered!"
Ever since, I make it a point to develop my villains, and some of them are so evil, they will give you thrills and shivers. That’s the case for the villains of my September release, Malaika’s Secret. Admiral Mort Lowell was born on a dark moon of Tenebra II. Half Human and half Tenebran, he was rejected by both races as a child for his hybrid looks. Drawing support from a mysterious secret society, he quickly rose in the ranks of the Galactic Trade Alliance.
Monday, September 14, 2020
|The Arizona Authors board at the 2015 Literary Banquet. The theme was Western
|Toby Heathcotte, Cherie Lee and Vijaya Schartz, having high tea in Glendale in 2015
|Cherie Lee and her 2015 Literary Award
|Vijaya Schartz, Scottsdale Library book signing
|Exiled from the association, Connie Osterlitz, Cherie Lee, and Vijaya Schartz, at Toby Heathcotte's house for critique group meeting.
|Vijaya Schartz & Russel Azbill - 2019 Awards Banquet
Editor of the Arizona Authors Association Newsletter
Monday, September 7, 2020
|Toby Heathcotte, President 2006-2015
|Toby and Vijaya at the 2007 Arizona Literary Banquet
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Strong heroines, brave heroes, cats, romance with a kick
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