Tag: writers

Interview: Steven Radecki, Father of Building Baby Brother

Where did you get the idea for Building Baby Brother? To be honest, I don’t remember where the actual idea for the plot came from. The story itself started as part of an exercise that, well, kind of got out hand. My son’s charter had planned to sponsor an event to help foster reading and writing skills by asking students and willing family members to write a short story and then read it out loud at this event. Always willing to write, particularly for a good cause such as that one, I started pondering possible story ideas. I knew I...

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New Book Release: “Building Baby Brother” by Steven Radecki

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Building Baby Brother by Steven Radecki. Children will always grow up, whether we’re ready for them to or not. One truth about parenthood that I’ve learned is that there will come a time when your children will ask you difficult, and perhaps even uncomfortable, questions for which they expect you to have the answers. It’s also true that we often find it difficult to deny our children the things that they most desire — like freedom.

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Measuring Success: With the Metric System

We asked our authors to share how they measure success when it comes to their writing and their books. We hope you enjoy them. How do I measure success? With the metric system. Seriously, success is difficult to describe, which in part is why we're writing about it here. My own personal measure of success is not by sales or publishing, though, those are great perks of the job. My measure of success is finishing. Yes, I want people to read my stories, enjoy them and even re-read them. But, to me, that's validation, not actual success. Success is starting...

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Measuring Success: Telling Stories

We asked our authors to share how they measure success when it comes to their writing and their books. We hope you enjoy them. When I first started writing, I wrote primarily for myself. Success was getting the words out on paper, by pen or typewriter. Then I started posting stories with other people in forums and a blog. People liked my characters and their stories. People commented, which meant they read my stuff. Someone else actually liked what I was doing! My level of success changed. It was to get published. Because of my fear, I sent out four,...

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How Do You Measure Success?

One of the more interesting lessons we've learned since starting Paper Angel Press is that every author is unique. (Okay, we knew that going in...) What we have also learned is that every author brings with them their own way of measuring their success when a book is published. We've asked our authors to share with you their thoughts and insights on how they measure their own success. We will be sharing those with you over the next few weeks, so watch this space!

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New Book Release: “Best Intentions (Book One of the Glass Bottles Series)” by J Dark

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Best Intentions (Book One of the Glass Bottles Series) by J Dark. When your past is left undone, it will come find you. Fern Fatelli is a private investigator, specializing in more shady activities than finding children. The situation that launches her deeper into the uncertain realm of Magick is Fern being hired to expose Hervald Thensome, a prominent businessman in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as an adulterer. From this point on, Fern’s situation spirals deeper into the realm of magic and danger. Attacks by a mysterious man, and her own contracted...

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New Book Release: “The Iron and The Loom” by Flavia Idà

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of The Iron and The Loom by Flavia Idà. How many times, she wondered, had she woven together cloth that his sword had then torn apart along with the flesh underneath? The year is 1136, the place Tropèa, a walled sea town in Southern Italy during the Norman domination. Kallyna d’Àrgira, a master of the arts of the loom who can turn the world into silk thread, is pledged in marriage by her father to Raimo Trani, a man she hates. After a sudden tragedy leaves her at Raimo’s mercy, into her...

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New Book Release: “Homecoming (A War Mage Novel)” by Jake Logan

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Homecoming (A War Mage Novel) by Jake Logan. Even wizards in the U.S. armed forces have to go home some time. First Magus Brent Rogers of the US Army stationed in Afghanistan is ordered to return home on furlough. Considered a war mage, he is trained to find enemies at a distance, to blow up their bombs, and to alert his men of danger. None of this is needed in the city of Worcester, his hometown. Brent has to learn to relax, to not see threats in every corner, and to...

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New Book Release: “Is Home Your Happy Place?: The Unruly Woman’s Approach to Space Healing” by Christy Diane Farr

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Is Home Your Happy Place?: The Unruly Woman's Approach to Space Healing by Christy Diane Farr. We make our environment and it makes us right back. There are dozens of good books with different approaches to help you tame your space and take back your life. But what if you try and try but simply can’t lift the words off the page and into your actual life? What if their methods works at first but then you find yourself completely stuck again? What if you slay stacks of mail and old...

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Why Are We Doing This?

Why start a small press? The answer to that question, as you might guess, is neither a short nor a simple one. The reasons are chiefly personal, but they were also borne from the desire to do the right thing for other aspiring authors. Since I was seventeen, I have written stories with an eye toward eventual professional publication. Although I did get a technical non-fiction book published, I never managed to fully complete a novel. As time passed, and I continued to write . . . and not finish, I finally began to understand why. Revising and editing is...

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