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Author Interview

"Know why you're a writer and make sure it matches what you write." -J.A. Carter-Winward Wade One of the cool parts about doing interviews for online promotions is you get to edit your answers before you send them off! Here's an interview I did after my novel, Wade, won the IndieReader Discovery Award for best… Continue reading Author Interview

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SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

How literature and life intersect via character development Odysseus, photo by JAcW from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC I decided to take some scientifically-driven quizzes online via Buzzfeed. Well, I wasn't surprised at all by the results. I took three, and I was pleased to learn I am just like Jo from Little Women!… Continue reading SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

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Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

(Cue harp music…) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… One, two, three, four, five… Wait, that isn’t how the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning goes, is it? In fact, she doesn’t say a single number, nor spell one out.  The reason for that is numbers fail to capture all the nuances… Continue reading LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

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Connection – #alonetogether

Please enjoy the sample poem below from my upcoming release, and remember--there are more ways to connect than you realize. - J.A.   connection from my earliest memories whether i was with friends or family or just roller-skating in front of my house, waving at passersby in tan station wagons i remember. i remember feeling… Continue reading Connection – #alonetogether