Featured Writing

Garlic Press

by Michael Sandler Call it fierce appetite for gadgets, strawberry huller, a lobster pick good for fishing out olives. Lives imbue my favorite, cracking walnuts in a pinch, juicing lemons— but mostly for exuding garlic. Mom’s joke: a real chef would cook his goose with one. She used to clear…

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The Penmen Profile: Children’s Book Author Cynthia Reeg

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Cynthia Reeg writes middle-grade fiction and educational children’s books. The first book in her “Monster or Die” trilogy, “From the Grave,” was published in October 2016. Reeg’s Pet Grammar Parade books use animals to teach children about different parts of speech. In addition to these books, the…

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The Penmen Profile: Folklore Enthusiast Erica Obey

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Paranormal mystery, fantasy and historical romance author Erica Obey discovered a passion for creative writing through her interest in folklore. This discovery led to her obtaining an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Obey’s debut novel, “Back to the Garden” (2013), garnered praise from fellow authors Pat Conroy…

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James Patterson: What I’ve Learned

Did you know James Patterson’s first book was rejected 37 times by publishers? Look where he is today! Check out this video to find out what this prolific author learned along the way.

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The Penmen Profile: New Author D.W. Craigie

by Pamme Boutselis Books—and stories—have always played an integral role in D.W. Craigie’s life. It wasn’t until high school that he tried his own hand at writing stories, and he went on to earn his undergraduate degree in English. His confidence in his own ability to write wavered upon graduation,…

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The Penmen Profile: Terri Rochenski, Author of “Eye of the Soul”

by Gabbi Hall In the 8th grade, Terri Rochenski wrote “Gundi’s Great Adventure,” and while it “never hit the bestseller list,” it did begin Terri’s love affair with storytelling. Her first novel was published in October 2013 with J. Taylor Publishing, and Terri told us about her road to publication…

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Author Brian Freyermuth on the Game of Writing

by Pamme Boutselis New author Brian Freyermuth has written and designed bestselling video games since the early 90s. He recently turned his attention to writing a novel, “Demon Dance,” an urban fantasy that called on many of the skills he’s learned throughout the years in creating games. Freyermuth shared his…

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Demon Jack Patrick Donovan

SNHU Student Patrick Donovan Talks About Demon Jack

by Jeannette Kirchner SNHU graduate student, Patrick Donovan, is a self-proclaimed nerd in addition to being a father, student and writer. He talked with us about his new urban fantasy book, “Demon Jack,” published by Fable Press. Tell us a little bit about yourself. About me? Honestly, I’m not really…

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