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K B’s Interview with Me

K.B.: Hello and welcome to Creekside Café, Sherri Hollister’s virtual café where writers connect! I’m K.B. Davenport, author of Magic in Autumn Springs and your guest interviewer this week. I’ll be chatting with Sherri about writing, life and what she has in store for us next. Hello, Sherri! Thanks for letting me interview you this week!  Sherri: Oh wow, KB, it’s strange to be on the other side. … Continue reading K B’s Interview with Me

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Christmas party in July

https://books.bookfunnel.com/christmas_in_july/b5ssnp1aog Evergreen Crystals was supposed to be my first true romance but as I was writing it I just got stuck. After attending a writers’ retreat weekend with my friend Adrienne Dunning, she made me realize that what I enjoyed writing was suspense thrillers with romantic elements. That night I started rewriting Evergreen Crystals and it became more than I expected it to be. I … Continue reading Christmas party in July

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Have a Heart

https://cota.org/campaigns/COTAforLainee/blog/our-story Our Story Posted June 2, 2021 Lainee Jordan is a 14-year-old girl who loves horses. She is awaiting a heart transplant and can use all the help and prayers out there! The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to … Continue reading Have a Heart

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Celebrating Father’s Day with My Books

My daddy isn’t here any longer but his memory lives on in my sons, in my memories and in the stories I write. He wasn’t perfect, we often butted heads, probably because we were too much alike, but he is missed and he is still a part of our lives. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and to those who do the job of daddy, thank you for stepping up. Continue reading Celebrating Father’s Day with My Books

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Welcome Back to Creekside Cafe Tiffany Christina Lewis

I’d like to welcome my fellow crime fiction author, Tiffany Christina Lewis back to Creekside Café. Y’all may remember our previous interview. Tiffany is a publisher at Rebellion LIT, she works tirelessly to support other authors. I was lucky enough to have been interviewed on Rebellion LIT. Welcome Tiffany, it’s so good to have you back. Tiffany: Thank you for speaking with me again Sherri! … Continue reading Welcome Back to Creekside Cafe Tiffany Christina Lewis

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A Twist on Traditional Spaghetti

1 pound ground Turkey 1 pound Italian sausage 2 Tablespoons Italian Salad Dressing 1 can White Kidney Beans or Cannellini Beans 1 Can mushroom soup 1 bag frozen spinach 1 can crushed tomatoes 2-3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup chopped Onion 1/4 cup roasted red pepper Italian seasonings (oregano, basil and rosemary) to taste, I’m heavy-handed Spaghetti noodles cooked Parmigiana cheese Mozzarella cheese Cook meat, crumble … Continue reading A Twist on Traditional Spaghetti

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Writing Competition

Dear Writers: In 2021, Haunted Pamlico and the Pamlico Writers Group are teaming up again to sponsor the second-annual Haunt Season Writing Competition. We’re seeking poems, ghost stories, creepy tales, science fiction or horror fiction related to the haunting season, which peaks in October. We will accept prose entries of 2,000 words or poems of unspecified length by email at hauntedpamlico1@gmail.com. We’ll take submissions from May … Continue reading Writing Competition

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Fight Scenes from My Writer Friends

My friends have sent examples of fight scenes from their books. See the variety of fights and how they set them up. As you read them, I realize that they are out of context but see how they set them up, the emotions, the choreography of the fight. Study the scenes. When you read a book you love in the genre you want to write, … Continue reading Fight Scenes from My Writer Friends

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Tips and Hacks for Writing a Fight or Action Scene

Writing a Fight or Action Scene Some of these ideas can be used to write other scenes, especially romantic action scenes but without the fighting unless you are into that, no judgement here. Like sex scenes, fight scenes are often added to a story to make it more interesting but if you do not engage the reader prior to the scene or make the scene … Continue reading Tips and Hacks for Writing a Fight or Action Scene

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Following Other Authors into the Abyss

I am a HUGE advocate of studying writing craft books, listening to author interviews, and writing advice videos and podcasts. I take a lot of online classes in a variety of subjects to improve my writing. One of my pet peeves, the thing that will make me so angry, is when an author tells me their way, is the ONLY way to write! Now, I … Continue reading Following Other Authors into the Abyss

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Jennifer Lane’s Rivals-Cover Reveal

Title: Rivals Author: Jennifer Lane Release: March 19, 2021 Genre: Sports Romance Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55099095-rivals Cover Design: Dan Irons, Designs by Irons Blurb: “I embrace my rival. But only to strangle him.” ~Jean Racine After landing her dream job as head volleyball coach at Ohio State University, Lauren Chase’s career has become a nightmare. Her only hope of saving her job is to recruit a star … Continue reading Jennifer Lane’s Rivals-Cover Reveal

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Roxy is here!

Books2Read https://books2read.com/b/boD5Na To order on Amazon Ebooks US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCGT6XQ UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08TCGT6XQ AUS https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08TCGT6XQ CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08TCGT6XQ Ebook ASIN: B08TCGT6XQ Print copy ASIN: B08VL7MWTJ Roxanne Harrell is the youngest of the Harrell family sisters. She is spoiled, self-centered and a bit of a screw-up, at least that’s the way her family sees her. When Roxy meets the niece she didn’t even know she had while working on … Continue reading Roxy is here!

Roxy’s Betrayal Cover Reveal Party

Janie dove at her, pushing Roxanne up against the armoire. She ripped the letters from her hand. “If you want to keep a secret, you shouldn’t stand in front of a mirror.” Moving a few feet away from Roxanne, Janie studied at the envelopes. Her eyes blurring with unshed tears as she stared back at Roxanne accusingly. “You’ve had these all this time?” Janie asked, her voice cracking. “You had these, and you kept them from me?” Continue reading Roxy’s Betrayal Cover Reveal Party

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Joanna Warrington

Welcome Joanna to my virtual café. If I ever win the lottery, I’ll build a real café on the edge of the creek where I can sit on the porch in warm weather and talk to fellow authors about books and writing. Right now, we are in the cold and rainy season here in eastern North Carolina. We rarely get snow so close to the … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Joanna Warrington

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So Long 20-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCJFND6 Happy New Year 2021, Good-Bye 2020 This year has been filled with many ups and downs. While some of you have been forced into quarantine and sought to fill your time with delicious books, I and many others were considered essential employees. For those of us blessed or forced to remain on the job, we’ve had to deal with more regulations and responsibilities. While … Continue reading So Long 20-20

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A Southern Christmas

“How do you do it?” Heather Lang asked pushing her dark red hair off her neck as White Christmas played over the store’s speakers. “Do what?” Britany picked up another ornament and put it in her basket. Her attention divided between the colorful array of Christmas ornaments and her friend’s question. The two women were neighbors having moved in across the hall from each other … Continue reading A Southern Christmas

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How to Fail at Flirting

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams Narrated by January LaVoy By the title I expected “How to Fail at Flirting” to be a lovely rom-com, and while Ms. Williams entertained with a few palm-to-the-forehead moments, it soon became apparent that this was a serious story of one woman’s journey of trust. Dr. Naya Turner should have it all. She is a strong, beautiful … Continue reading How to Fail at Flirting

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I’m a Proud Affiliate of HB90

I’m a proud affiliate of Sarra Cannon’s HB90 course! Many of you know how much I love Sarra Cannon’s YouTube videos. I met Sarra at a Heart of Carolina Writers’ Conference. I had heard of her from my fellow HCRW members who remembered when she lived in North Carolina and was a member. Sadly she had left the area before I became a member or … Continue reading I’m a Proud Affiliate of HB90

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Failing at NaNoWriMo

This is my third NaNoWriMo event. For those of you who don’t know what NaNo is, it is National Novel Writing Month challenge. The month of November celebrates the novel. Writers from all over the world get together via the internet and local groups, to write fifty thousand words in thirty days. (If you are a writer and you’ve not heard of NaNoWriMo go to … Continue reading Failing at NaNoWriMo

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Morally Gray Characters and Antiheroes

Morally Gray Characters Versus Antiheroes ~ What are they? What is the difference? Why do we like them? Morally Gray Characters are the intermediate between villain and hero, neither wholly good nor completely bad. According to the Urban Dictionary they are a character who does too much bad to be good, yet too much good to be bad, like Robin Hood or Iron Man. Hmm, … Continue reading Morally Gray Characters and Antiheroes