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Author Interview: Kassandra Lamb & the Story Behind the Story
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Story, with a capital S. Why do we authors feel compelled to tell stories? Why do others read our stories? Why do we choose one story to tell over another? So I decided to interview a writer friend of mine who has just released the seventh book in her mystery series, and who also happens to be a retired psychologist, to see what her answers to these questions might be. So let me introduce you to Kassandra Lamb, author of the Kate Huntington mystery series. Hi, Kass, thanks for joining me today. Thanks for having me, Jen. We wouldn’t be writers if we didn’t have stories itching to come to life. So why do you feel compelled to tell stories? *laughs* Have you ever seen one of those figurines of a Native American storyteller surrounded by children, some in her lap, some hanging … Continue reading
Posted in Guest Blogs Tagged character, Fatal 48, Jennifer Jensen, Kassandra Lamb, mysteries, novel writing, novels, thrillers 8 Comments
If the weather is cooperative, we’re off at the Skellig Islands today, climbing a long, steep trail of steps and exploring an ancient monastery. In the meantime, remember when I was guest blogging? One of my gracious hosts was mystery author Kassandra Lamb, and we talked about Conner Prairie, the inspiration for my book setting. Kassandra is so awesome that she’s helping me out again, giving you something to think about while I’m taking an overdue break from my computer. She’s sharing some insights into the shocking moments our brains can’t forget – take it away, Kass! ***** While Jen is off gallivanting on a much deserved vacation, I promised to hold down the fort for her today. Between her recent release of Through the Shimmer of Time and the 13th anniversary of 9/11 this week, I’ve had history on my mind lately. We read about history, write about … Continue reading
Posted in Deep Thoughts, Guest Blogs Tagged 9/11, Challenger explosion, flashbulb moments, Jennifer Jensen, Kassandra Lamb, memories, memory, national tragedies, Zero Hero 13 Comments
There’s Sunshine on My Blog Today!
I was wowed last week by author and blogger extraordinaire Suzanne Stengl when she passed the Sunshine Award on to me. Well, to ten of us, but who’s counting? So yes, in the midst of Midwest clouds and thunderstorms, the sun also shining! The rules of the Sunshine Award are: • Include the award’s logo in a post on your blog. • Link to the person who nominated you. • Answer the 10 questions below. • Pass the award on to ten (or however many you want) “Sunshine inspiring” bloggers. Ooh – does that mean I inspire sunshine? Cool! Here are the questions, along with as many answers as I’m able to come up with: Favorite Color: I used to say “blue” automatically, but it seems to have morphed to purple. Or red. I’m wearing a lot of those these days (although I’ve got a few years to go before … Continue reading