The Fun of Fiction: An Interview with Karla Huebner

It’s always a pleasure to feature authors who live or work in my area, and Karla Hueber falls into that camp. She’s Professor of Art History at Wright State University here in Dayton, Ohio, and she specializes in “1750-present with research interests that include Czech modernism, surrealism, and gender and sexuality.” Though an accomplished nonfiction…

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Moving Goals: An Interview with Shameez Patel Papathanasiou

Conducting author interviews introduces me to so many authors I might not have crossed paths with. Shameez Patel Papathanasiou falls into that category. A fantasy author living in Cape Town, South Africa, Shameez probably never put on her list of people to “meet” a women’s fiction author in Ohio. But technology is so good to…

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Family and Friendship: An Interview with Elaine Stock

Being a part of the 2021 Debuts allowed me to connect with several authors releasing books in 2022, including Elaine Stock, who is a fellow member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Elaine “enjoys creating stories showing how all faiths, races, and belief systems are interconnected and need each other,” and her latest book, We…

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Anything Is Possible: An Interview with Nikki Vallance

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: one of the benefits of social media is the capacity for connection, especially with people like author Nikki Vallance. We met online months ago, and her enthusiasm and positivity have somehow crossed the ocean and stuck with me. Nikki’s debut novel, Pivotal, released in 2019 from…

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Contemplating the What If: An Interview with Maggie Giles

Writing groups and communities, whether in person or virtual, are must haves for writers. And author Maggie Giles believes in them wholeheartedly. She’s a member of Scribophile, an online group that helps writers gain feedback and learn about publishing, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), “a professional, enriching, supportive, and diverse international community for…

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Dreaming Bigger: An Interview with Kara Tatelbaum

Did you know that today is International Dance Day? I didn’t either, and honestly, I would not have known about it (I’m no dancer) except that I had the lovely honor of interviewing Kara Tatelbaum, whose latest book, Putting My Heels Down: A Memoir of Having a Dream , , , and a Day Job,…

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