LOVE IS ALWAYS IN SEASON FOR AUTHOR CATHERINE MCGREEVY

Gorilla Girl caught up with popular author Catherine McGreevy in this romantic month of June, when many brides are hoping to live happily ever after with “the one.” Love, though, is always in season, particularly inside the covers of Catherine’s five historical suspense novels. Gorilla Girl: What attracted you to Continue Reading

Writing prompts for March 15, 2018

1. Do you beware the “Ides of March” or not? 2. Considering George Elliot’s Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, what does “provincial” mean in its narrow-minded sense regarding the nature of marriage, idealism, or education? 3. Your taxes ready for April 15? Join the Trinity Writers as we bounce Continue Reading

Kirkus previews a “visit” to spooky Ireland

So happy to get this Kirkus review of House of Eire, just in time for readers to “fly” to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day reading! Bits I liked best: “…the momentum and suspense build steadily. ‘Ghostwriter’ takes on a dangerous new meaning when a woman honeymoons in Ireland and uncovers Continue Reading

What’s it like to take creative writing from June Gillam?

Guest Blog by a student in Delta College’s English 49B, Creative Writing Fiction, Fall 2015. In June Gillam’s class I learned tools I am certain will help me in the future. Her method of teaching involves a lot of group work and constructive criticism from one’s writing peers. In this Continue Reading

How can writers create characters for their stories?

In Writing Fiction, Janet Burroway notes that characters must be “interesting, believable, and engaging.” Writers need to make readers feel invested in what characters go through. The two most basic characters are a protagonist and an antagonist. In a nutshell, the protagonist is the main character and usually the most Continue Reading