Featured Author: Cheri Schmidt

Author, Cheri Schmidt

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Solstice TourEnjoy this month-long tour featuring authors of all fantasy genres.  Maybe among them you will find a new favorite! (Note that I have not read all of these works, and their appearance here is not necessarily a personal endorsement.)

Cheri Schmidt is today’s featured author from the Magic of Solstice Fantasy Writers’ Tour.

Help us get to know you better!  What do you write, and how do you describe yourself as an author?

I write fantasy/paranormal romance. For now… Who knows what I’ll write next. I guess I write like I draw. I was an artist before I was a writer and in art they teach you to scratch out the basic shape and then fill in the detail after that. Give it dimension, add shadows and highlights… So I crank out the basic story line—which is really the bones of the plot and dialogue. And then come back in and touch…

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Today’s Guest: KJ Hawkins

The Magical Muse

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KJ Hawkins joins us today to tell us about herself and her writing. Her first published work is out in an anthology. Please enjoy getting to know KJ and enjoy the excerpt she was kind enough to share with us.

Bio: KJ Hawkins is a young fantasy author making her way into print. She has had a strong love for fantasy since she was nine years old.

As an adult the magic stayed with her inspiring her to write stories of adventure and magic. Hawkins, at her best, brings personality to every word she writes, exciting her readers with every page.

Fun Fact:  KJ Hawkins is actually a pen name taken from the initials of her real first and last name. Hawkins came from her favorite childhood film, Treasure Planet, the lead character is James Hawkins!

The Magical Muse: A Collection of Fantasy Stories

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Story Blurb:

Trisha finds herself in…

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Magic of Solstice blog tour – Louise Findlay

Author, Louise Findlay


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Today on the Magic of Solstice blog tour we welcome Louise Findlay. Louise writes fantasy (generally short stories) and inspirational poetry. She enjoys reading and writing about mythological creatures such as angels and demons but has a soft spot for vampires. Louise is currently in the midst of writing a vampire novella about two vampire clans whose deputy’s clash in a big way, entitled A Spy in the Sagax Vampires.

She shares with us today the beginning of her poem, The Rogue’s Odyssey  which was originally included in the Dreamless Roads anthology.

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by Louise Findlay

Copyright © 2015 Louise Findlay.

It was the dead of night, on horseback I fled,

fled from the knights of the realm.

Their intent, to flay me alive,

was keeping me going, keeping me going.

A rogue I was, honourable though,

but they were scarce in supply.

They hit me…

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