Jeanne Owens, author

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Gorge – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

He should have known better than to gorge on a scary movie marathon for Halloween. His sleep was disturbed by nightmares, and when he awoke abruptly and laid there, his heart pounding, he wasn’t sure if the sudden noise that had woken him had been real or part of a dream.

This day-late post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “gorge”:



The Ghost In The Pub – An Excerpt From A Goddess Awakens #Halloween

Jeanne Owens, author

For your Halloween reading pleasure, an excerpt from my current work in progress, in which one of the characters, Loren, has an experience with a ghost.


Althea and Loren stood just inside the door and looked about them at the spacious room. To their left was the pub’s bar, a long oaken counter. On the wall behind the bar was a long shelf with bottles of liquor, glasses of various sizes, and mugs. At the end of the shelf there was a door that Loren figured must lead to the kitchen area. A dozen bar stools stood before the bar. On the wall to their right was a large fireplace full of ashes. Tables and chairs filled most of the space of the room. Empty lanterns were hung along the walls. Across the room from Althea and Loren was a staircase leading, Althea thought, to the sleeping quarters on…

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It’s finally here!


Last year I published a review for a book that was very special to me. Not only was it written by my friend the extraordinaryCain S. Latraniit was also a novel that I have enjoyed immensely. The book was calledRise-The War Witch Saga 1and it was an incredibly well written fantasy book that I absolutely loved. In fact the last time I enjoyed a fantasy novel this much was years ago when I was reading the Dragonlance saga and first got introduced to my all time favorite book character Raistlin. Today it’s the 21st of October. It’s a date that might not mean a lot to you, but for a certain author called Cain it’s a very important one. Cain has been through a lot these past couple of years. Most notably the tragic passing of his wife understandably caused him an enormous amount of grief…

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What’s In a Name? And How Do You Choose One?

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Happy Moon’s Day, Everybody! Marcia here, with some thoughts about names. Shakespeare’s words above might be true for roses, but are they always true for the characters in our books? I’m not so sure. Certain names can trigger specific memories and images for each of us, for sure, but not always in ways that are what we want readers to picture when we tell our stories.

For instance, what would you choose to name a gorgeous, well-built Adonis of a hero like this one? Gomer? Probably not, unless you were deliberately being humorous or ironic.

And what about your nerdy little computer geek who saves the world? He might turn out to be a hero, but I’m guessing a name like Goliath would be a poor choice, for the same reason.

It’s not that names always have to point to what your hero/heroine looks like, or even what he or…

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The 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time | TIME

It think I counted 14 that I have read, but some I have copies of that are waiting to be read.

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

Only read 34, I’ve got some reading to do. I’ve bought a lot on kindle but haven’t gotten to them yet

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Fable – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

She thought the adventurous stories her grandmother used to tell about her youth had been nothing but one fable after another, but while going through her things after she passed, Julia found a hidden journal and photos squirreled away in a hidden compartment of a desk that proved they had been true after all.

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “fable”: