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How to deal with multiple story syndrome

A fair-haired beauty from the 18th century American frontier wakes me up at 4 a.m., her home burned, her father dead. I don’t know what happens next, but this girl–currently named Honor–demands that her story be told. She might be blonde, but she’s anything but your stereotypical airhead, and she

Happy New Year!

If the last five months of my life were a TV show, it would probably be some sort of embarrassing reality show in which a camera follows me around and captures all my less than graceful moments. I stumble, blurt out something painfully incorrect or humiliating, or realize I am wearing

Kat Shehata is the author of Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, now available on Amazon.

Author Kat Shehata discusses new release

The following post is an interview with Kat Shehata, author of Sea Biscuit vs. War Admiral, a non-fiction book for children about history’s most famous horse race. RH:  Your latest book, Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, was released on June 13. What can readers expect from this story? KS: Seabiscuit’s story embodies the

The Beauty of the Blank Page

I have heard several authors compare writing a novel to raising a child. First, an idea takes root inside and grows into a unique plot that explores the nature of life and truth. Then, the author spends months, or even years, drafting and developing that plot until it begins to

New Facebook Page

Nothing like a good “Ah-ha!” moment to make you feel like a complete idiot. You know the ones I’m talking about. Those great ideas that come along at the suggestion of someone or something else, and you find yourself wondering: “Why didn’t I think of that?” I must admit that

Cloud Nine

Many cultures believe the New Year signifies a new beginning–the one time each year one can start over and make things better. In America, that often includes fad diets, gym memberships, and vows to lose those extra pounds packed on as a result of eating too many Christmas cookies. I