Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

What's up Next Movie Fans?

Captain Marvel -
Watched it!
Loved it!

Don't really have a review for this post because I'm interested in something else...
What's next on your movie watching radar?

Avengers: End Game?

Hobbs & Shaw?

Pokemon Detective Pikachu?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

A Masquerade: Oddly Suited blog tour

So yeah...there's a tour and you're ALLLLL invited to make each stop and enjoy the fun.

I doubt there'll be any guitars broken along the way, but we'll certainly do our best to make sure each stop is entertaining.

Mon 18th March: Spotlight @ The Story of a Writer
Fri 22nd March: Guest post by Anstice Brown @ Nicki Elson’s Not-So-Deep Thoughts
Sun 24th March: Interview with Jennifer Lane @ Nancee Cain, Romance with a Serrated Edge
Tues 26th March: Guest post by Angela Brown @ Blog of Author J Lenni Dorner
Wed 27th March: Debut author spotlight @ Operation Awesome
Fri 29th March: Spotlight @ April Blogging from A-Z Challenge
Mon 1st April: Interview with Deborah Solice @ Dusting the Soul
Thurs 4th April: Spotlight @ Elements of Emaginette
Fri 5th April: Guest post by C.D Gallant-King @ Writer’s Gambit
Mon 8th April: Interview with Elizabeth Mueller @ Just Jemi
Fri 12th April: Guest post by Carrie-Anne Brownian @ Jennifer Lane Books
Mon 15th April: Guest post by Chelsea Marie Ballard @ My Pet Blog
Tues 16th April: Guest post by Myles Christensen @ Quiet Fury Books
Mon 22nd April: Interview with all the authors @ Alex J. Cavanaugh
Sat 4th May: Interview with L.G Keltner @ The Cynical Sailor & His Salty Sidekick


Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

Link info for book:
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Release date – April 30, 2019
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/masqueradeoddlysuited/
Universal links

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG & To Be or Not To Be The Good Guy

It's that time again, a chance to gather around the campfire called the blogosphere and share in our thoughts, experiences, highs, and lows regarding this journey called the writing life. That is the great thing about the Insecrue Writer's Support Group. It really is about support. When you finish reading and commenting here, click to get to the Linky List of blogs and enjoy another and another and another :-)

Also, if you happen to have a million things going on in your brain but not sure what to talk about for the first Wednesday of the month, questions are provided, like the one this month:

Whose perspective do you like to write from the best?
The hero (protagonist)?
The villian (antagonist)?
Why?

My answer: For my novel, Neverlove, I actually enjoyed writing from the villian's perspective more than expected. Then again, Neverlove didn't have just one villian. Overall, I tend to favor the hero/heroine. But I also don't make them easy, simple, and happy. They tend to be broken, hurt, or otherwise torn in some way that lends to their ability to make mistakes they have to learn from...to be human.

What about you? The hero or the villian...which spective do you like to write the best?
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

The Wandering Mind


This castle is a lot like my writing brain, off in the clouds, floating along with the current. Recently, it's been hijacked by a different story.

I am a little excited about this. Not exactly different for me, but it won't be fantasy or a fairy tale mash up.

What are you currently reading or writing?
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

You Don't Mess...With Family

The next step in the Fable Ranger Return fun times is to get this pretty into my hands - erm - I mean, your hands. To that end, a print cover has been designed and we're just waiting for the final whistle to blow. Check it out!
Purchase your ebook from Amazon today!

Casey is home! But not for long…
Casey’s short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.
Snow White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a war.
And has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?
Don’t miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology

In Fable Ranger Return, the saga continues for Casey and her nemesis, Dovetail. But this time, it's a family affair. And like any book, I would love for those who've read the story to please post your review on Amazon.

Be on the look out as I'm excited to host a special giveaway specifically in appreciation to reviewers of Return.

Whether from a reader's or a writer's perspective, what are your thoughts on book reviews? Do you read them? Find them helpful?
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

A Valentine's Release: Fable Ranger, Return

Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Release Day!
YAY!!!

Love is in the air and so is Fable Ranger, Return. If you didn't get a chance to pre-order, you can get your ebook copy today for $2.99.
And...
For today only, you can get Fable Ranger, Summons for FREE!!

Here's more about Return

Casey is home! But not for long…

Casey’s short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.

Snow White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a war.

And has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?


Don’t miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology.

Sharing this great news and making Summons free for today only is my Valentine's day gift to you. What are your Valentine's day plans?



Monday, February 11, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

Look Who Has Returned

So, you've probably heard the news that my short story, A Diver's Ball, was selected to be a part of the IWSG Anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited. It's an honor to be among a very talented group of authors for this shared publishing experience.

Well, things have being moving rather quickly regarding another writing project. I hope you enjoyed Fable Ranger, Summons, because Casey is back with another - and her final - adventure.

Casey is home! But not for long…

Casey’s short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.

Snow White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a war.

And has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?

Don’t miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology.

It is available for pre-order on Amazon. Order your copy and have it on your kindle or kindle-app device in just a few days.


Let's celebrate!

Monday, January 28, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

Masquerade: Oddly Suited...Revealed!


If you were on Twitter this weekend, you may have noticed puzzle pieces shared in anticipation of the big reveal for the cover of Masquerade: Oddly Suited, the IWSG Anthology.
Here is the piece I shared:

Now it is time to bring the puzzle pieces together.
Credit to Dancing Lemur Press
Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

Link info for:
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Release date – April 30, 2019
Young Adult Fiction: Romance - General/Paranormal/Contemporary
Print ISBN 9781939844644
EBook ISBN 9781939844651
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG Anthology Contest Winners

IWSG Anthology Contest Winners

Here are the stories and authors that have been selected for our fourth anthology: 

Oddly Suited by LG Keltner
Sea of Sorrows by AV Brown
Behind the Catcher’s Mask by Jennifer Lane
A Diver’s Ball by Angela Brown
Fearless Heart by Deborah Solice
The Dark Charade by CD Gallant-King
The Cog Prince by Elizabeth Mueller
Flower of Ronda by Myles Christensen
Remedy by Chelsea Ballard
Charleston Masquerade by Carrie-Anne Brownian 

The top story has the honors of being included in the title. LG Keltner’s story came out on top! The official title of our next anthology – Masquerade: Oddly Suited. Congratulations, LG. (She was also in the top spot for our first anthology, Parallels: Felix Was Here.) 

The IWSG Admins spent many hours reading the entries and fourteen were sent to our special judges. We certainly wish to thank them for taking time away from their own work to read the entries: 

Elizabeth S. Craig, author
Kelly Van Sant, agent at Red Sofa Literary Agency 
Elana Johnson, author
DL Hammons, Write Club founder
S.A. Larsen,author
Kristin Smith, author
Gwen Gardner, author and previous IWSG anthology winner

Look for Masquerade: Oddly Suited late spring! 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG - Let 2019 Begin

Not only is it the first Wednesday of the month, it is the first Wednesday of 2019. So to anyone stopping by, I want to wish you a Happy New Year!
Now that we've got the pleasantries done, let's get down to the nitty gritty.

Wait, I don't have a whole lot of nit or grit for this post, so I'll just go with the question that was posed for this month's IWSG post:

What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?

So let me see...
One of my favorite questions, though it still boggles my mind, is "How do you do it?" People often wonder how I balance being a single mom, having an extracurricularly active teen daughter, work full time and writing.

Truth: I can't say I know how I do it. It just happens. Such a blah answer, I know. But each day I try to live fully, at work and at home, and I prioritize what it important, which is my God and my daughter. Everything falls into place after them.

As for a least favorite question, I suppose it is a question that is a legitimate question, but it, too, boggles my mind, and it's "Why do you write?"

Truth: Why do I breathe? Why do I eat food or drink water? Words are like life to me so reading and writing are as natural to me as blinking.

So what about you? Share your answers in the comments below.