Flash Sales, by Clare Dugmore
Thanks to a glitch on Amazon, a number of titles are on sale, including digital and paperback releases, for an unknown duration. Be sure to grab a bargain while the sales are still in effect! Static Mayhem, by Edward Aubry. Digital editioncurrenty 99 Cents A year after the world was thrown into magical chaos, Harrison […]
Will AI Replace Writers?, by Matt Weber
The capabilities of artificial intelligence have grown by leaps and bounds in the past half-decade. Some of this is driven by improvements in algorithm design, some by hardware, but the results are on the Internet for just about anyone to see: Facebook’s face recognition and Apple’s autocomplete are both supported by neural networks. And AI […]
New Developments in Space Exploration – and Seven Stories to Create from Them, by William Boyd
Space. Spaaaaaaaaaaace. Space is the absence of things.  Humans, composed as we are of matter and living as we do on the surface of a massive ball of the stuff and blanketed by miles of atmosphere, only know short lives of matter and small distances. Space is the antithesis of all these things.  Devoid of […]
Double 99 Cents Sale, by Clare Dugmore
Good news, book lovers! We have two titles on offer for you for a limited period. Wilbert Stanton’s recently released steampunk take on the fey world and Greek mythology, GEARS OF FATE, is 99 cents from July 25 – 26. Edward Aubry’s post-apoclyptic fantasy, PRELUDE TO MAYHEM, is 99 cents July 25 – 27, in […]
Artificial Intelligence in YA, by Dani Eide
Robots have long been a favorite of fans all across Asia. Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro was not considered successful at the box office in the United States, yet it became de Toro’s most commercially successful film to date earning a worldwide total of more than $411 million—$114 million in China alone. In […]
Author Event at Lansdowne Woods, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is excited to announce that Courtney Sloan, Keith Fentonmiller, and Adriana Arrington will be at Lansdowne Woods, VA on Wednesday July 19, speaking about the inspiration for their stories, the publishing process, and forthcoming subscription box service CQ are soon to launch, followed by short readings of their novels, and questions from those […]
Reviews: the Good, the Bad, and the Necessary, by Jordan Elizabeth
When my first book, ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, came out in 2014, I talked about it constantly.  Family, friends, and coworkers were happy (I assume they were happy!) to buy a copy.  Whenever I sold one to them, I asked that when they were done, they leave a review. They would lift their eyebrows at […]
8 Tips on How to Write Credible Family Characters, by Helena Halme
Most characters in a story will have a family member featuring at least in a minor role in the plot. But how should you write them to make them credible? All characters need to be credible A character in a script, a novel or novella needs to have a personality, inner conflicts, outer conflicts, nuance […]
Teaching Grit, by Dani Eide
Recently I read an article* about the characteristics of grit and how important it is for success. In the article it says: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, grit in the context of behavior is defined as “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.” Strength is a much touted personality trait that is a part of nearly every […]
The Big Ol’ Book Convention, by Jordan Elizabeth
Oftentimes, readers or other authors will ask me why I don’t frequent a lot of “big” book conventions. I have done some in the past and I plan to do more in the future, but I’m going to be honest here – I sell more books at intimate gatherings, like libraries and craft fairs. “That’s […]