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Gearing up for Rocktober 2015

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Yep, it’s that time again. Actually, it’s a little late for me to get started on Rocktober. But here we are. The days are counting down and … I have space at The Rock of Pages for Rocktober this year. Lots of space. If you’re an author of Rock Fiction, come on over and write […]

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Featured New Book: Dancing in Stilettos by Rebecca J Clark

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Let’s welcome Rebecca J Clark to West of Mars! She’s got a new book out and it sounds like a lot of fun. Read on! What song makes me think of my book? Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, because it’s the only thing that will stop my heroine’s young son when he’s having a tantrum, […]

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#SaystheEditor Fiction and the Gun Culture

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I first noticed it a year or two ago: unless it was a fantasy set in a different world or a Regency romance, almost every book I worked on was guaranteed to have a gun in it. Mystery? But of course there were guns, and not merely the service weapons that cops carry and, hopefully, […]

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Featured New Book Spotlight: Midnight Caller by Haley Whitehall

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

Let’s all welcome both Haley Whitehall AND the Featured New Book Spotlight back from hiatus! I’ve been busy editing over here at West of Mars, so hitting up people for submissions has fallen by the wayside. Thanks to whoever posted about the spotlight on Facebook; I’ve got a bunch of new books to share with […]

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#SaystheEditor Bogged Down

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

…and there it was again. A post in a writer’s group on Facebook. “I got a bad review! Oh, no! What do I do!” I don’t understand why it’s so hard for us to understand how to respond: you do nothing. However, this turned out to be the exception. A few others in the group […]

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