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Maria Alexander – Word Slinger Extraordinaire

Now that we've entered that special season of horror (Halloween, elections...) I have some important advice for you. No, not to vote (although you should), and no, not to buy my upcoming horror novel, The Lamia, (though you might), but to binge-read Maria Alexander...

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The Lamia, a horror novel, is almost ready.

Here's what some advance readers have to say: Here’s a thriller that never stops. Buckle up.  Drop anchor. Trim your nails. Get a flu shot. Twice. And make sure a nurse, security guard or a psychologist is in attendance while reading. Psychological terror at it’s...

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Sleepless In Laguna – Your New Local Bookstore

Sleepless In Laguna – Your New Local Bookstore

Sleepless In Laguna opened in May in Laguna Beach, and it's a first-class operation that can get you whatever you need for your next reading adventure. While they claim to be focused on romance novels and gifts, they have a wide variety of genres available, and can...

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Celebrating

I'm popping the champagne. I completed three novels this year. Two horror, and one mainstream thriller. All timely and exciting. All reviewed by two critique groups, multiple beta readers, and professionally edited. My ten year professional writing journey has been a...

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LitUp! OC – Author Reading and conversation

LitUp! OC – Author Reading and conversation

LitUp! OC on Tuesday, August 21st. Three exceptional short stories read from the short fiction anthology featuring California, "It's All in the Story." Honored to be among these two great authors, Madeline Tighe Margarita ("Earth Angel") and Anne Moose ("Solving for...

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It’s All in the Story

It’s All in the Story

  It's All in the Story is on schedule for an October publication. Published by the Southern California Writers Association (SCWA), this collection of short fiction is edited by bestselling author D. P. Lyle, and features twenty-four stories from...

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SCWA Anthology

The Southern California Writers Association is publishing an anthology of California-themed fiction short stories in October. The book will be professionally produced and available in bookstores nation-wide. If you are interested in submitting a story, here are the...

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Story Timeline – Act I Details

Much is written about story structure. My novels utilize what I call a story timeline, which lays a foundation for all of the plot points and character arc transitions that are required in a  great novel. Listed below are the nineteen unique timeline points I use when...

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