Guest Post – Books that Inspired – Finding Worth in Fiction – by Timothy C. Ward

It’s amazing to think of my journey from first reading books to writing my own. Before I worked on editing my novel’s chapter six of draft four, I finished reading, Wool, by Hugh Howey, the best Sci-Fi since, Ender’s Game, the Sci-Fi that showed I could enjoy a young adult hero, and which shocked me to find that it was over. Somehow I was so enthralled with Ender’s story that I didn’t realize I was on the last pages until that last page appeared. That was my first Sci-Fi, and from there I consumed the nine Dune Prequels. As a slow reader, looking at those books on my friend’s shelf, I thought I’d never read them all. The love for […]

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Get Published Episode 80 – Tad Williams has Options

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode80.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHappy April Fools Day to those of you listening to this episode on the 1st. To the rest of you, I hope you had a fun April 1st. There has been a lot going on around here lately. I managed to finish the final set of revisions on my upcoming YA Novel, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero. Next is layout and sending out Advanced Reader Copies for review. This is pins and needles time for me. I really hope people like it and give me lots of good reviews! Now that revising Mik is out of the way (at least temporarily), I’m back to work getting GalaxyBillies ready for […]

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THE SUGARPLUM FAVOR (A Christmas Story) by Tad Williams

Tad Williams’ new short story collection, A Stark And Wormy Knight, is available now, worldwide, as an ebook, $4.99 (or equivalent) for one month http://www.amazon.com/Stark-Wormy-Knight-ebook/dp/B006P2QX3U The following story is unique to this blog and a few others.  Happy Holidays. THE SUGARPLUM FAVOR (A Christmas Story) Tad Williams Danny Mendoza counted his change three times in while the teacher talked about what they were all supposed to bring for the class winter holiday party tomorrow.  It was really a Christmas party, at least in Danny’s class, because that’s what all the kids’ families’ celebrated.  Danny had his party contribution covered.  He had volunteered to bring napkins and paper plates and cups because his family had some left over from his little […]

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