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Which Cast is Better Contest

By - March 31, 2015

Citizens of the blog-o-sphere, I need your help. Even after my husband and I lined up who we thought would be the best cast if Color Blind were made a movie, he still insists he cast it better than me. So, we decided to let you decide. Read more »

Rise and Shine with Romance: Diana Gabaldon's Literary Influences

By - August 23, 2013

RISE AND SHINE WITH ROMANCE is almost over, but first, welcome NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the OUTLANDER series, DIANA GABALDON, who is telling about her literary influences and giving away a signed copy of one of her books, as well as thriller author DACO, who is giving away copies of her new book! Read more »

The Next Big Thing: What I'm Working On Now

By Colby Marshall - October 30, 2012

Wonderful fellow author Lisa Bouchard was kind enough to tag me in an ongoing game of The Next Big Thing, a blog circle where authors have a chance to discuss their current Works in Progress/what they’re currently working on now. So, on to the post! Read more »

When Reality Meets Fear: Why I Write What I Do

By Colby Marshall - September 11, 2012

Days like today give me a lot to think about as a writer, particularly one who writes tales meant to thrill and scare, to toe the edge of reality for the sake of entertainment. It's fun to write things that give readers a chance to be just a little terrified--in the safety of their own living room recliners. Read more »

What's in a Name: Character Monikers and Where They Come From

By Colby Marshall - August 12, 2012

I recently received my revisions from my editor on Chain of Command, and one thing I would have to do was change a couple of character names. Now, the names I have to change aren't those of significant characters, but rather, a couple of minor ones that were a little too similar. This got me to thinking, though, what goes into naming a character. For some authors, character names are extremely personal, sentimental even. We've all heard the famous joke, "Don't mess with a writer. She will put you into a book and kill you." Read more »
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