Books for Veterans Day

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Veterans Day

 Whatever one’s reason, whether out of patriotism or out of a need for income and livelihood, those who have chosen to take up arms in service of their country are deserving of respect. The potential and too often real sacrifices of soldiers have at times been forgotten, buried or even used by one political cause […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Historical Revisionism

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Historical Revisionism

 As it is with people, history is complicated and nuanced. Rarely, if ever is history clean-cut or black-and-white, with one side or individual being the sole party at fault. Unfortunately, over the centuries and generations the retellings of history have been at times altered, exaggerated, or even ignored, sometimes for the sake of simplification or […]

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Xlibris Reviews| Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Reviews| Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

 In this entry of Xlibris Reviews, we take a look at a story with an entirely original yet organically depicted fantasy world in D.J. Butler’s Witchy Eye.     The Plot Sarah Calhoun, raised as one of the children of the Elector Andrew Calhoun, learns she is an inheritor to two great legacies, that of […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Original Fantasy Settings

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Reviews| Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

 For decades, fantasy stories have had a tendency to take place in what some would call the Traditional Fantasy Setting. While variations and origins might vary, at their most basic, many fantasy stories revolve around a traditional formula of humans, elves, dwarves and maybe some other races, all living in a medieval, pseudo-European land. This […]

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Xlibris| Forgotten Fiction: Robert W. Chambers

by Maricel Alcantara

 
In this entry of Forgotten Treasures, Xlibris Publishing explores Robert W. Chambers

 In this entry of Forgotten Fiction, Xlibris Publishing explores Robert W. Chambers, a writer with a wide and varied career. Born in Brooklyn, USA in 1865, Chambers rose to writing prominence the 1890s, up until his death in the 1930s. His genres include weird fiction, horror, romance, wartime adventure (written during World War I), and […]

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