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Cusp of Night by Mae Clair #Free 2/20-2/25 #GhostFiction #Mystery

Another good review for Mae Ckair, this time for Cuso of Night.

From the Pen of Mae Clair

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FREE EBOOK 
2/20—2/25
Ghost Fiction • Mystery • Supernatural Suspense
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Hi, everyone. Goose bump alert! If you haven’t already scooped up Cusp of Night, book one of my Hode’s Hill series of novels, now is the time! Cusp will be free today through February 25th.

book cover for Cusp of Night, a mystery/suspense novel by Mae ClairBLURB:
Recently settled in Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the town’s folklore, especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A devil-like creature with uncanny abilities responsible for several horrific murders, the Fiend has evolved into the stuff of urban myth. But the past lives again when Maya witnesses an assault during the annual “Fiend Fest.” The victim is developer Leland Hode, patriarch of the town’s most powerful family, and he was attacked by someone dressed like the Fiend.

Compelled to discover who is behind the attack and why, Maya uncovers a shortlist of enemies of the Hode clan. The…

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The 2019 Interview Series Featuring C.S. Boyack

Here’s an interview of C. S. Boyack courtesy of Don Massenzio

Author Don Massenzio

image1What is your most interesting writing quirk?

Honestly, it’s bulldogs. I own two, Frankie and Otto. Otto weighs in at 65-70 pounds, and Frankie seems to hold steady at 55. They relate to my writing, in that they’re usually in my lap as I write. Otto always, Frankie less so. I have what’s called a chair-and-a-half with an ottoman. He usually takes up that half and leans his head against my shoulder as I write. When she joins in, she’s usually on the ottoman with her head across my legs.

It would feel odd if they weren’t there at this point. I require quiet when I write, and they’re good for that… unless the squirrel runs by on the fence. Then we take a quick break, freshen up the coffee and get back to it.

What do you think are the elements of a good story?

There are so many…

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A Writer’s Fiefdom

Where writers do their work by Mae Clair on Story Empire.

Story Empire

Hello, SEers! You’re with Mae today with a post on fiefdoms. Probably not what you think, but it does come down to personal real estate.

Writers need a special place to create. It doesn’t matter where as long as we can put our stamp on it.

When I was a kid that place was my bedroom, where I spent hours scribbling in spiral bound notebooks. When I got my first typewriter at age fifteen (a manual), I took over my parents’ dining room table. Each day, we would move my papers and notes along with the typewriter to the floor when dinner rolled around. When the table was cleared, my parents gladly gave me my space back. To this day, I love how they encouraged me.

When my husband and I married, the dining room table pattern continued through each of the apartments we leased. When we bought our first…

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