Adrienne Tropp

Adrienne Tropp is the author of Somebody Forgot to Tell Harry: Harry Reid’s Journey from Searchlight to Spotlight, a young person’s biography of Senator Harry Reid. The book is written for children ages 8 through 12 (grades 3-6). It is the first book in the Nevada Biographies for Children...

Some Books Are To Be Chewed

By J.S. Anderson, author of Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Alphaios, first in a series of intriguing, suspenseful literature published by Lucky Bat Books. Our thanks to the author for this blog. May reading be such a pleasure for all! Set into the sidewalk on East 41st Street in New York City,...

Welcome, Shane Borrowman

This week we are welcoming Shane Borrowman, editor, writer, and educator, to our stellar team of Lucky Bat Books managing editors. You’ll find Shane doing both developmental editing and copy-editing for a wide range of books, from one of his non-fiction loves−creative nonfiction−to suspense, genre,...

N. M. Cedeño

N. M. Cedeño was born and raised, and still lives, in Texas with her husband and their beautiful offspring. She attended the University of Texas at Austin. Raised as a reader, she cut her teeth on Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, Ngaio Marsh, and Mary Stewart books that she borrowed from her mother’s...

Mr. Kissinger and Me

Elevating our expectations: Guest blog by J.S. Anderson, Lucky Bat Books Author of Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Alphaios. There’s a story, likely apocryphal but nonetheless useful, about Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State during much of the 1970s.  Whatever one thought of his policies, he...

Lauren Fogle Boyd

Historical Fiction and Mystery. From History Professor and Author, Lauren Fogle Boyd, a harrowing and heartwarming story. The Story: In the suffocating atmosphere of the Third Reich, art becomes a political issue. When the renowned modern artist Dietrich Junger is condemned by Hitler’s puritanical...

Do You Have the Right to Tell Your Story?

It seems so simple: Something interesting and noteworthy happens to you, you have gained wisdom and insights from it, and you decide to tell your story to the world. It’s your story, right? You’re allowed. Well…sort of. We all know that memoir can be sticky, with releases and the need to...

Show It, Don’t Tell It, in 5 Easy Steps

by Jessica Santina.  “Show, don’t tell.” That’s the advice your English teacher used to give you. But similar to “write what you know,” this sort of sage advice has the flavor of the bland and too-worn anymore. What the heck does that mean, anyway? Here’s what: What...

The 5 Most Overused Words (and how to stop using them)

by Jessica Santina.  If much of the writing that happens these days is any indication, there really is nothing new under the sun. People have amazing dinners, amazing weekends with family, amazingly productive workdays. Just this morning, E Online wanted me to read its list of “10 amazing facts”...

Editing and Veggies – How to Pick What You Need!

by Louisa Swann. Growing a book is like growing a garden – you work your soil, plant the seeds, and let them grow, hoping they’ll become the magnificent plant you picture in your mind.  Sometimes the plants seem to take care of themselves and sometimes they need a little more help, but there’s one...