the story behind ‘the curse giver’ by Dora Machado

The Curse Giver was an accident, a professional indiscretion, if you will, conceived during one of my little escapades, and born out of unchecked passion. Yep, I might as well come clean. Even the most disciplined writer can be unfaithful to her projects and no matter how thoroughly taken one is with one’s current novel,…

The Story Behind Grim by Joseph Spencer

I began Grim because I missed writing terribly. For the first decade of my professional career, I’d written at regional daily newspapers with the pressure to produce entertaining and informative stories on a tight deadline. The pursuit of my writing goals led me to papers across the country in Illinois, Iowa, Virginia and Colorado, but…