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2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: The Halloween Special with AUTHOR, C. S. Boyack, @VIRGILANTE

My yearly Halloween celebration includes C. S. Boyack and his amazing collection of speculative fiction novels. I can't imagine Halloween without hearing about his newest release in the Hat Series, "The Ballad of Mrs. Molony." First, let me introduce C. S. Boyack! Happy Halloween, Craig! I’m glad you’re here to celebrate the holiday and to… Continue reading 2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: The Halloween Special with AUTHOR, C. S. Boyack, @VIRGILANTE

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Balad of Mrs. Molony,” BY AUTHOR, C. S. BOYACK, @VIRGILANTE

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Lizzie and the hat are back, and this time they're chasing vampires across a subculture of America. A pair of rodeo cowboys are holding a woman captive to use like a milk cow since they joined the undead.The person who put them onto the trail is also… Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Balad of Mrs. Molony,” BY AUTHOR, C. S. BOYACK, @VIRGILANTE

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Viral Blues,” BY AUTHOR, C. S. Boyack, @virgilante

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Someone knows about the hat. The creature from another dimension that helps Lizzie fight against the creatures of darkness.They are summoned to a cryptic meeting with a secret society, where they meet other people with enhanced skills. It turns out someone, or something, has been tampering with… Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Viral Blues,” BY AUTHOR, C. S. Boyack, @virgilante

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Blessing of Krozem: A Tale of Ziraf’s World,” BY AUTHOR, Lorinda J. Taylor, @TermiteWriter

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book What would it really be like to be immortal? And how important is the power of friendship and the need for communion with one’s fellow humans? On Ziraf’s World, a planet in a universe far away from ours, an old priest named Gilzara decides to ask the… Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Blessing of Krozem: A Tale of Ziraf’s World,” BY AUTHOR, Lorinda J. Taylor, @TermiteWriter

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COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Tallis Steelyard, A Guide for Writers & Other Stories” BY AUTHOR, Jim Webster, @JimWebster

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book: We continue to explore the wit, wisdom and jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard. In this invaluable publication Tallis Steelyard discusses the ways in which a writer can bring their work to the attention of the masses and more importantly, sell the book to them. As well as… Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Tallis Steelyard, A Guide for Writers & Other Stories” BY AUTHOR, Jim Webster, @JimWebster

author interviews

Conversations with Colleen: The Halloween Special with C. S. Boyack, @Virgilante

 Hello, Everyone! Happy Halloween! The last few years I've reserved my Halloween interview spot for C. S. Boyack, one of my favorite speculative fiction authors. Craig has written several books that fit into the Halloween genre. One of my all-time favorite books he's written is called Panama. Just, don't read this one alone in… Continue reading Conversations with Colleen: The Halloween Special with C. S. Boyack, @Virgilante

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Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Voyage of the Lanternfish” by Author, @Virgilante, C. S. Boyack

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS An honorable man is mistaken for his disreputable father. Now he's pushed into a political scheme to start a war that will spread across multiple kingdoms. James Cuttler's fiancé is being held captive to ensure he goes through with the plan.He soon decides his skills are at sea and procures a… Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Voyage of the Lanternfish” by Author, @Virgilante, C. S. Boyack

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Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “The Hat,” by C. S. Boyack

Title: The Hat, A Novella Amazon Author Page: C. S. Boyack Goodreads Publication Date: January 11, 2018 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Science fiction & fantasy, Superheros, Paranormal & Urban   https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B078YYCNSF&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_HLJzAb02X5ET4 IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned… Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “The Hat,” by C. S. Boyack

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Writing Speculative Fiction – Guest Post by Craig Boyack…

Craig Boyack shares this thoughts about writing speculative fiction. A must read! ❤

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I write what I call speculative fiction. Many of the definitions out there never really give a crystal clear idea of what the genres mean, so I picked this name and made my own definition. To me, speculative fiction involves at least one unreal element.

Speculative fiction is a big enough field to keep me happy. It includes paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, super heroes, and everything similar. I think I’ve dabbled in all of it to one degree or another.

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One of the things I try to do is enough research to make it digestible. I’ve always said, “I don’t have to be perfect, I just have to be plausible.” The plausible parts make it easier for the reader to take that leap of faith when I need them to.

I did an extensive amount of research for my novel, Panama. I set this during the…

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