From Pubs to Published: The Journey of Self-Publishing – Part 1

by Thomas McKinley

Every author has an interesting prelude to writing and publishing a book. For Xlibris Author Chelsea Ashe, her attempts at finding Mr. Right have thickened her own plot and resulted in the creation of her book Happy Hour Stories: The Dating Misadventures of a Girl Between Her Cocktails. And the plot further thickens. American production […]

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Xlibris Author Albert Dimitri Weds Artwork and Writing

by Thomas McKinley

There are different strokes of pen for different writers. Xlibris has always catered to authors of varied literary interests and intent. Author Albert Dimitri, also fondly known as Dimitri Kasongo, has merged his love of writing with his original vocation: art. Although he was born in Belgium, he grew up in Congo then moved to […]

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NaNoWriMo kicks off in November

by Thomas McKinley

Can you whip up a novel in 30 days? That’s the challenge of the annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Organizers of this 30-day writing challenge call it “a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing” and reminds every aspiring novelist that “the world needs your novel.” In an interview from online news website SFGate, NaNoWriMo […]

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Author Jodie Zammit Draws Writing Inspiration from Nature

by Thomas McKinley

To each writer is his or her own muse. For Xlibris author Jodie Zammit, Mother Nature keeps her writing lamp burning. Jodie talks about her childhood memories revealing how she fell in love with nature. This love has become instrumental to the creation of her debut fantasy book People of the Shadows. Young, wild, and […]

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