AUGUST 2023 CATCHUP
Karen Wiesner’s Karen’s Quill Newsletter
In addition to having been a popular writing reference instructor and writer, professional blurbologist and freelance editor, Karen Wiesner is the accomplished author of 150 titles published, which have been nominated/won for over a hundred and thirty awards. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, thriller, paranormal, supernatural, futuristic, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, inspirational/Christian, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles which have been repackaged in the 3D Fiction Fundamentals Collection. Karen will begin illustrating children's books starting in 2024.
In a new feature for my Friday columns on the Alien Romances Blog that I’m calling “Put This One on Your TBR List”, I’m reviewing books I love that other readers might not know about and should be told! Here's what I have so far:
The Martian, Artemis, and Project Hail Mary, science fiction novels, by Andy Weir:
The Death of Jane Lawrence, Gothic romantic horror, by Caitlin Starling:
The Expanse Series, a science fiction space opera saga, by S. A. Corey:
The Dark Elf Trilogy, a fantasy series by R.A. Salvatore:
The Mrs. Quent Trilogy, a Victorian retro-modernist, romantic historical gothic mystery series with fantastical elements by Galen Beckett:
The Luminous Dead, a sci-fi horror novel by Caitlin Starling: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/06/karen-wiesner-book-review-luminous-dead.html
Visit me online here: https://karenwiesner.weebly.com/
In “Read What You Love”, I talked about what conditions, if any, cultivate or discourage a love of the written word along with the importance of reading what you love, regardless of your age, the genre or content appropriateness, your gender, or what's considered your "level". In the last two segments, I reviewed Brandon Mull's Young Adult fantasy series Fablehaven and its sequel Dragonwatch as well as Joseph Delaney's Spooksworld, a Young Adult fantasy multi-series.
Part 1: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/06/read-what-you-love-part-1-by-karen-s.html
Part 2: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/06/read-what-you-love-part-2-by-karen-s.html
Part 3: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/06/read-what-you-love-part-3-by-karen-s.html
In “Reflections of Life", I looked back over the course of my life as an author who's looking forward to becoming an artist in retirement. I've learned to slow down and reflect on the past, savor the present, and look forward to the future. Interspersed through these ruminations each Friday, I included some of my own sketches.
Part 1: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/04/reflections-of-life-part-1-by-karen-s.html
Part 2: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/05/reflections-of-life-part-2-by-karen-s.html
Part 3: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/05/reflections-of-life-part-3-by-karen-s.html
Part 4: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/05/reflections-of-life-part-4-by-karen.html
Part 5: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/05/reflections-of-life-part-5-by-karen-s.html
In "Details of Life", I discussed changing your perspective from the negative to positive when writing an obituary for yourself or for a loved one who's still alive on the Alien Romances Blog:
In "Taking the Bucket Out of the Bucket List", I discussed the wisdom and benefits of, and strategies for, drawing up a personal bucket list as early as possible--long before the curtain of a life is drawn.
Part 1: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/03/taking-bucket-out-of-bucket-list-part-1.html
Part 2: https://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2023/04/taking-bucket-out-of-bucket-list-part-2.html
NEWEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES
ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST TRIO OF HOLIDAY ROMANCES including NEVER A BRIDE, Book 11; UNLUCKY IN LOVE, Book 12; and SHOTGUN WEDDING, Book 13
Contemporary Romance Novels
Available now in paperback and electronic formats; also available individually
FIRST DRAFT OUTLINE, 3D Fiction Fundamentals Collection: Volume 1 (previously titled FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS) and BONUS COMPANION BOOKLET
Available now in electronic and paperback
BONE OF MY BONE, Book 7: Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Romantic Paranormal Horror
Coming 2023 in electronic and paperback
Check out my Author Pages!
Writers Exchange: http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner/ and http://www.writers-exchange.com/blog/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Karen%20Wiesner
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Look for my WIP Moments on my Facebook Author Page http://www.facebook.com/KarenWiesnerAuthor where I'll be posting about what I'm working on and the progress I'm making with each stage of my projects. You can also follow my progress here: https://karenwiesner.weebly.com/works-in-progress.html
In July, I:
-Wrote EXILED HEARTS, Book 7: Peaceful Pilgrims Series (2024)
-Wrote articles/reviews for my Alien Romances Blog Friday column
In August, I'll be:
-Writing articles/reviews for my Alien Romances Blog Friday column
-Doing a final read-through of LOST AND FOUND, Books 8 and 9: Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series (2 novels in one collection)
2023 WIP Goals: https://karenwiesner.weebly.com/works-in-progress.html
Feel free to direct your friends to this newsletter!
Welcome to Karen's Quill, the blog of author Karen Wiesner. In addition to being a popular writing reference instructor and writer, professional blurbologist and freelance editor, Karen is the accomplished author of nearly 150 titles published in the past 25 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, with 9 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats.
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