Here is my interview with Neil Orr

Here’s a few things my friend Neil Orr had to say!

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Name – Neil Orr

Age – 44

Where are you from – Currently I’m in Goodyear, Arizona. A suburb of Phoenix.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life ect  I was 18 when I joined the United States Navy.  I was given an Honorable Discharge for Medical reasons, ending my Military Career.  I ended up in Law Enforcement, first in Nevada, then in Arizona, where I was forced to cut my career short, yet again.  After surgery and a couple of years, I was forced to change Careers and start over

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Neil: My debut novel, Shad’rah hit Amazon on the 27th of November and I’m currently hammering out Hatchburrow, Book 2 of the Kiyor’lin Series

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

Neil: The first short story I did was for a contest back when I…

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A Little Halloween Story

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“Hey, Jack!” Round, orange…evil. I stared out from my place upon the porch steps and tried my best to grab the interest of the other lantern. Smoke issued from the openings that were at least ostensibly his eyes.

“Did you see those kids?” I began with small-talk, but he continued to ignore me. “That pirate one was chewing something sticky, and he dropped a bit on my stem.” The other jack-o-lantern simply grinned with an impassive expression— without answering my need for attention.

The wind howled plaintively through the trees blowing a few brightly colored leaves against my painted smile. I watched through the shadows as something moved toward our house. The candles near my head sputtered and went out, leaving me and the other pumpkin in darkness.

Footsteps on the path resounded in the chill night air. “Teens! We gotta run!” I shouted, but the truth was I knew…

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A Series Must Start Somewhere . . .

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In my third and last post (for now) on the work of self-published author, Patrick O’Scheen, I turn the blog over to the man himself for his thoughts and reflections on the art of series writing. Take it away Patrick.

SEER guest post imageOne, two…three…four…more. A series starts somewhere. It grows from a simple story into an elaborate sequence of plots all tied together by a place, a time, a theme, an opinion, or a thread. They are multiples of the same…that are different.

Authors choose to divide a single story into a series of books for various reasons. Often the plot is too complex to be contained in a single tome, but usually it is a question of document size. Books beyond what is considered a normal word number are separated into volumes for the sake of magnitude. However, some authors also consider a cliff-hanger a way to bolster bookshelf sales.

Others…

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Star-crossed Love in the Land of Marithe – A Book Review of “Seer” by Patrick O’Scheen

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This business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the God-eclipsing activities that make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust that his fellows have tacitly placed in him. (Aldous Huxley)

Welcome to part two of a three post series on the work of self-published author, Patrick O’Scheen. In the first post, I linked back to a review I did of Dreamer and I reposted an interview done with O’Scheen. Today, I will share my review of Seer, Book Two in the Chronicles of Marithe.

Seer – A Book Review

Seer – Patrick O’Scheen’s second book in the Chronicles of Marithe is an exciting, page-turning read. I recommend it for those readers who love dragons, spell casters and wizards, demon kings and beautifully, exotic women who sing like angels or are prey to visions of what may or may not come to be.

Seer, takes us…

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A Little Halloween Story

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“Hey, Jack!” Round, orange…evil. I stared out from my place upon the porch steps and tried my best to grab the interest of the other lantern. Smoke issued from the openings that were at least ostensibly his eyes.

“Did you see those kids?” I began with small-talk, but he continued to ignore me. “That pirate one was chewing something sticky, and he dropped a bit on my stem.” The other jack-o-lantern simply grinned with an impassive expression— without answering my need for attention.

The wind howled plaintively through the trees blowing a few brightly colored leaves against my painted smile. I watched through the shadows as something moved toward our house. The candles near my head sputtered and went out, leaving me and the other pumpkin in darkness.

Footsteps on the path resounded in the chill night air. “Teens! We gotta run!” I shouted, but the truth was I knew that we weren’t going anywhere…

Everyone knows what they like to do with Halloween pumpkins…

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The Chronicles of Marithe–Dreamer & Seer by Patrick O’Scheen

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SEER guest post Dreamer coverFor the month of October, I plan to be having all kinds of fun romping around with my granddaughters. I’ve also got some great things lined up for my blog readers.

I’m going to kick off the month of October with a three part series on the work of fellow self-published author, Patrick O’Scheen. Some of you may remember that I interviewed Patrick when his first book, Dreamer came out. Today, I’ll link you back to and re-run my interview.

In part two, I’ll post my review of Patrick’s new book – Seer – the sequel to Dreamer. And the third part will be a guest post by himself – the man – the author of the Chronicles of Marithe, Patrick O’Scheen. So, here we go!

Fantasy is a popular genre, folks. It has gone main-stream. Most readers have certainly put a toe in the water. (The Hobbit, Lord…

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