Book One: The Marrilian Updates

Hello Loyal Quirni Followers! The Marrilian is getting another light overhaul as we prep for a paperback book launch, so I wanted to give you an update about that. Yup. We're releasing to paperback through Amazon! It should be out some time this month. Happy May~! Have you published your paperback to Amazon? Let us … Continue reading Book One: The Marrilian Updates

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Becoming A.L.L. Edwards

Andrea I have progressed from publishing e-books to preparing our first paperback publication and now we see how clunky our names look on the cover. A.L. Edwards and L.D. Edwards was the default way that the e-book publication software assigned the authorship and therefore the way the names appeared on the book. For an e-book, … Continue reading Becoming A.L.L. Edwards

Young Writers Society

As promised, I'm here to go over Young Writers Society! YWS is a community of writers ranging from 13+ who are looking for more detailed help with their writing development. Most of the time the "Young" in YWS is because most of the writers are teens or younger, but it is also meaning "new" writers, … Continue reading Young Writers Society

Fleshing Out an Idea

Every profession has it's quirky personality. In my line of work, the medical field, we learn to laugh at horrible things. We are intrigued by weird diseases. New doctors either think they have contracted a terrible disease every other day or they poo-poo the worst set of symptoms, as if nothing will ever go wrong. … Continue reading Fleshing Out an Idea

Open a Vein

Step into my 'Way Back Machine' and I'll take you to the 1970s. That was when I wrote the first book in the Quirni novels. It was badly written. The original Quirni novel wasn't about Erica, but Matilda. She worked through obstacles without much internal reflection. It was a book of doing. Matilda did things. … Continue reading Open a Vein

Feelings and Perspective

While we were editing the fifth book of Quirni, we ran across a section that made me cry. My heart hurt for Erica and for James, and it made me want to speak out, change it as an author, to fix things for them. Obviously I didn't because that emotional response is important. I have … Continue reading Feelings and Perspective

A Critical Eye

There used to be an ad on TV with the catch phrase 'Reading is Fundamental'. I agree. It is fundamental to improving a person's lifestyle. It is also fundamental for improving an author's writing. I'm not talking about reading someone else's work to glean the trends of the day, which is often cited as a reason … Continue reading A Critical Eye

The Orthodox of Assumption

Going through college I was exposed to several classes that had the singular goal of introducing me to multicultural experiences. It was built into the schools requirements as part of our basic core classes. I thoroughly enjoyed these classes. Not only did they give me a chance to see different perspectives, but they allowed me … Continue reading The Orthodox of Assumption