Red Siren
Susan Meissner

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And Celeberate Susan Meissner’s Birthday With Little Indulgences

Enter the drawing to win a box of fun delights to chase away the winter blues. Box includes:

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Trish Perry

Real Life Is Stranger


Them’s big boots to fill, pardner. And you don’t want to write a plotline that’s been done to death, right? So how about a story about a rough and tumble gal making her way in a relatively rustic setting when she gets shot by her stove?

Yes. Her stove, which was unmanned at the time. Ridiculous? Maybe...

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Jan Flanders (Etiquette)

Fiction Etiquette with a Southern Twist Twisted Southern

Jan Flanders

A hearty New Year’s greeting, class. Now, do not squint at me with those bloodshot eyes, baby doll. This is not too early an hour to be considerin’ the Sacred Laws of Fiction Etiquette. Didn’t your mama warn you against partyin’ into the wee hours of the mornin’? Let this be a lesson to you, sweetheart. On the stroke of midnight, Ah was sound asleep in mah...

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Confession Corner

The Pursuit of Perfection

D J Mansker

I have to get this poster up by the weekend. The parade of homes starts this Saturday. A lot of people will be milling about, and I want to put my best footing forward. Hee hee! I kill me. Maybe I could march in the parade. If those homes can take to the street, my little confessional booth ought to be able to make it. Ha! Ha! I’m on a roll.

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Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim

Greetings, dear readers.

Today we offer you a continuation in our six-part series called “The Six As of Addiction.” Today’s letter is from a reader who wonders if writing is beginning to endanger his sense of reality...

Dear Dr. Jim,

I’m contacting you in hopes you might put some of my family’s recent worries to rest; my wife and kids seem to think that my writing career has begun to “take control” of me (if you can believe such an absurd notion). I’ve been at work on my latest novel for several months now and am enjoying...

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