The Balloon

I first met Lula Gibson in first grade. We were in Mrs. Mullins's class along with about thirty other kids. For the next twelve or so years of our lives, ten months out of the year, we spent on average five days a week together. We weren't in the same class every...

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Say Again?

There are words and phrases that become so much a part of us, we don't realize how special they are when we use them. When I sit down to write, most of the time I don't have to consciously think about what a character's voice sounds like. I don't mean what the timbre...

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A Daily Blog?

Over the last eighteen months or so, I've given up on blogging. There were a few reasons for this departure, some personal, some professional. I've been focusing on other things, and the blog has fallen… Well, I won't say behind since there wasn't a schedule to which...

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Shadows… again?

Update: As of October 7, 2017, the series relaunch has begun! Please visit www.authoralexcollins.com for more details. Wow, it’s been a while! I’m so sorry – I always have good intentions about not neglecting this blog. Someday, I’ll get better. Maybe. Eh… probably...

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A Quick Note from Molly Campbell

A Quick Note from Molly Dear Awesome and Fabulous Readers, Molly Campbell here. I’m getting ready to run away from home, and I didn’t want to just up and leave without letting you know I was going. See, life isn’t working out quite the way I’d hoped it would. My job...

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Is it Just Fiction – G.M. Barlean

For the first installment in this series featuring author Jeff Brackett, please click here.  In this digital age, friendships are started and grow over great distances like never before. I have a lot of friends who are authors, but I've never met them - we live too...

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