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!
MINOR CHARACTERS – the SPICE of FICTION – Part One – From Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writers’ Toolbox Series
Writers who neglect minor characters are neglecting essential ingredients in their works. It would be like omitting garlic or oregano from pasta sauce or cumin from chili. Jessica shares some tips and examples with us in this insightful post.
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." Goethe "His lifetime, spanning some of the most monumental disruptions in modern history, is referred to as a single whole, the Goethezeit, or Age of Goethe." Adam Kirch
Book Piracy: Why You Should Care and What You Can Do About It by award-winning author, Susan Faw. This is the first in a three-part series on the ever-expanding issue of book piracy and ways to counter it.
CREATING UNFORGETTABLE SECONDARY CHARACTERS – Part Two of ESSENCE of CHARACTERS from Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writer’s Toolbox Series
There are so many tricky aspects of crafting fiction, so many techniques to master. And then there’s revision with all its myriad decisions. So many authors pay little heed to secondary characters, but to their works' detriment. Jessica Morrell says, "I always view secondary characters as a measuring stick for a writer’s prowess." She shares some of her tips for character development with us.
ESSENCE of CHARACTERS – Part One – From the Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writer’s Toolbox Series
No matter your process, it’s crucial to nail a character’s humanity and complexity on the page. And to nail his or her essence from the first breath he/she takes in your story.
We feel that the sentiment expressed by the Pre-Raphaelite movement exemplifies what inspires many authors to pick up their proverbial pens to express their emotions and their observations of the visceral dynamics of living.
MAY SPOTLIGHT on GERTRUDE WARNER Awards for Middle-Grade Readers – a division of the prestigious CIBAs
We titled the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs) division for middle-grade readers The Gertrude Warner Awards in honor of the author of the well-loved children's series "The Boxcar Children."
DECLUTTERING SENTENCES by ELIMINATING JUNK WORDS – from Jessica Morrell’s Editor’s Desk – Writing Toolbox Series
Declutttering sentences give Jessica Morrell the same thrill that Marie Kondo (author of "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up") experiences when she organizes sock drawers or attacks a kitchen's junk drawer. Continue reading to see Jessica's list of junk words.
Click here to discover who took home the coveted 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs) Blue Ribbons. The winners were recognized at the al Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Banquet Ceremony that took place April 26 - 28, 2019.
We are deeply honored to announce the 2018 Winners of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs). The winners were recognized at the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Banquet Ceremony.