Review Tour: September Releases, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from September 28 – October 11, you’ll find reviews for our September releases – Hour of Mischief by Aimee Hyndman, Simulation by Tara Tyler, Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth, and Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David Hammons. Hour of Mischief by Aimee Hyndman Born in a whorehouse […]
Reviewer Recruitment Event, by Clare Dugmore
Reviews and reader feedback are the lifeblood of any author and publisher, and Curiosity Quills is eternally thankful for our amazing reviewers, and subscribers to the reviewer mailing list who request review copies or sign up for review tours every month. But there’s always room for improvement, and we’d love to reach even more readers […]
Silent Clarion, Chapter Sixty-Four, by Matthew Graybosch
The choice was simple enough. If I made myself complicit in Ian Malkin’s conspiracy, I would get a shot at the life I had always wanted. If I kept my oath and held true to my ideals, my only reward would be the ignominious death of a traitor. It would have been reasonable to consider […]
Life in the Woods: How I Came to Love Rural Living, by Clare Dugmore
Life in the Woods: How I Came to Love Rural Living, by Vicki Keire This is the first in a series of occasional posts about life in a beautiful but isolated region of the United States We moved to the Ocala National Forest from a small city about two and a half years ago. While […]
Avoiding Deus Ex Machinas: Stop Making Life Too Easy For Your Characters, by Clare Dugmore
  I was working on a new chapter of my web serial novel, All It Takes, recently when my husband (who edits my story) complained that the events happening within the chapter were too convenient and were resolved too quickly. As illustrated in the above screen cap, he didn’t approve of my main character, Megan, […]
Celebrating Mad Hatter Day, with author David Hammons, by Clare Dugmore
Today is Mad Hatter Day, a celebration of the character the Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland. The original picture of the Mad Hatter by John Tenniel in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (more commonly known as Alice In Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll) always depicts him wearing a hat, bearing the note “In This Style 10/6”. […]
Kindle Unlimited Event, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is excited to announce that for October 5, 2015 only, Book Enthusiast Promotions, will be featuring SEVEN CQ titles that are available for free on Kindle Unlimited! So, checkout what titles are on offer, and grab a bargain! How To Date Dead Guys, by Ann Noser College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s […]
Your First Audiobook: Part 2, by Robert J Defendi
The stress of preparing an audiobook can be high. Sometimes you need to cut loose. Sometimes it’s enough to tie Wymore to the grill of a car take a little joy ride. But that’s neither here nor there. The second week of recording went better. I practiced Friday night again. This time, I added a […]
Undertale: The Greatest Victory Is The Battle Not Fought, by Jason Purdy
I’ve been playing Undertale recently. It’s a stellar little 8 bit RPG, created by one man army Toby Fox, who has serious skills and deserves every ounce of praise that’s being heaped on him. You see, Undertale is unlike anything you’ve ever played before. While graphically and thematically similar to classic NES RPGs – It’ll […]
Genre-Bending Books:  What to Do With Non-Cookie-Cutter Books?, by Nikki Tetreault
Readers like what they like, and most of the time we describe our book tastes through their genres and subgenres . How a book is categorized can (and often does) make the difference between the right readers finding and falling in love with it or becoming another obsolete novel lost in the Amazon slushpile. The […]
Bizarre Fall Festivals, by Clare Dugmore

Bizarre Fall Festivals

September 30, 2015
By Clare Dugmore
Bizarre Fall Festivals, by Vicki Keire Last week, I blogged about celebrating the turning of the seasons when living in a place where the weather tends to stay the same. It got me thinking about celebrations in general, and how we always celebrate the same two fall events: Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong. […]
Silent Clarion, Chapter Sixty-Three, by Matthew Graybosch
My uninvited guest—Ian Malkin, Maestro, or the Devil himself, for all I knew—favored me with an indulgent smile. “Call it sufficiently advanced technology. Or magic, if you prefer. It doesn’t matter to me either way.” “How dare you claim me as your daughter?” Though I had heard everything he said, it seemed irrelevant in the […]