We read their books. We love their stories. We move in with their characters, yet we often know very little about the author behind it all.
Spoils of Olympus II: World on Fire by Christian Kachel – Historical Fiction/War & Military/Post-Alexandrian Greece
“A master tactician and student of war, Kachel brings history to life - upfront and personal- an engaging foray into the chaotic aftermath of Alexander the Great.”
Book Clubs and Readers find out about the latest book deals, book sales, author promotions and goodies, and news from Chanticleer Communty Authors in this special CBR news column just for you!
TIPS for FICTION WRITERS – from Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk and Kiffer Brown – Chanticleer Writers Toolbox Series
Sometimes we all need reminders to keep us on track and focused while writing. We hope that you will find these tips handy.
The FINALISTS for the NELLIE BLY Book Awards for Long Form Journalism – a division of the 2019 CIBAs
Please join us in cheering on the following authors whose works comprise the FINALISTS of the first Nellie Bly Book Awards for Journalistic Non-Fiction, Investigative Works, and Long Form Journalism.
The USA was founded. Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor. Jane Austin's works were published anonymously. Thomas Paine publishes his treatise "The Rights of Man." These are but a few historic events that happened in the Goethe years. It is our honor to recognize these awarding-winning historical fiction authors whose works educate and inform us about the post-1750s past.
SPOTLIGHT on DANTE ROSSETTI - Where Young Adult novels rock and those that write them are recognized! #CIBAs #YoungAdultNovels Welcome to the CIBAs -
The field narrows for the 2019 OZMA Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction. Congratulations to the FINALISTS! These are outstanding works!
June SPOTLIGHT on CHAUCER AWARDS – Early Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romantic Fiction, Crusades, Medieval
As in Chaucer's words in the Nun's Priest Tale of the Canterbury Tales, "For crowing there was not his equal in all the land." And crowing we are about these CHAUCER Book Awards for Historical Fiction Award Winners!
The FINALISTS for the PARANORMAL Book Awards for Supernatural Fiction – a division of the 2019 CIBAs
Congratulations to these authors whose works have advanced to the 2019 FINALISTS Level of Achievement for the Paranormal Book Awards for Supernatural Fiction.
Part Two: LANGUAGE and NAME-CRAFT in WRITING FICTION – a Chanticleer Writers Toolbox Blogpost – Jessica Morrell and Kiffer Brown
Using names as foreshadowing clues and smart plotting devices is indicative of finely honed writing craft. Here are some helpful links and tips.
The FINALISTS for the GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for High Stakes Thrillers – a division of the 2019 CIBAs
The field narrows for the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for High Stakes Suspense and Thrillers, International Espionage, Lab Lit. Congratulations to the FINALISTS! There are some great page-turners in this list!
LANGUAGE and NAMES in WRITING FICTION – a Chanticleer Writer’s Toolbox Series – Jessica Morrell & Kiffer Brown
The right choice of words and vocabulary create subtext in fiction works making them compelling and memorable. Read on for examples by Michelle Cox, Wendy Delaney, Kerry Greenwood, J.K.Rowling, Shakespeare, George R.R. Martin, and others.