Tag Archive | stories

The Year Ahead

Well, the calendar has turned another page and we’ve all made it to 2016. Books and writing are, of course, in the works for this new year. Here are the plans for a couple of XC authors: Janet Loftis will be completing a couple of new short stories early in the year and may add […]

Looking for Some CARnal Knowledge?

Janet Loftis’s collection of sexy stories Wheels and Deals has been updated to contain a new title and a new cover. What do you think? Come find out more~

Six Tales of Wonder, Adventure, and Heartbreak

  Fantasy fuses with history and anthropology in this new collection from two XC Publishing authors. Available now for FREE.

What’s New in Our Worlds – May (Part 1)

Normally we include an entire month in our recaps but this month we got a little off-schedule. That’s okay, you don’t mind hearing from us again, do you? Janet Loftis – has published some blog posts about her recent trip to Baja California. She soaked up some new ideas for stories while whale watching and drinking […]

March 2014 Roundup

March 2014 Roundup

Better late than never, as they say. Our authors have been super busy this spring! Janet Loftis has had ongoing adventures, some of them unpleasant (migraines, car problems) and some of them awesome (discovering new eateries, experimenting with acupuncture), but none of them boring! Be sure to check out her blog for her latest recaps. […]

Let’s Talk About Toys!

Yes, those sorts of toys, because this is my second blog post so I might as well jump right into the Too Much Information pool. Also, this is an adult blog and if you’re under-aged and reading this then, shame on you! *shakes finger* That will be the extent of my pseudo-parenting, thank you. Moving […]

The Dreaded Backstory

Ask a novelist one thing they hate about writing and they will probably list “backstory” as pretty high up on the list. Sometimes we’ve taken great pains (and weeks and weeks of research) to create an amazing world and populate it with a multitude of persons, creatures, warring factions, pious religions, and every sort of […]

Honesty in the Dating World

I listen to a radio show in the morning. People call or email in and tell the hosts about a date they recently went on that had—in their opinion—gone relatively well, and yet the second party had not returned their calls or texts, and they wanted to know why. Frequently it is because something went […]

The Hero – Balance in Pairs

A bit of background… I recently read that one of the keys to a successful blog is knowing who you are blogging to. Since I am a writer, obviously my blog readers should be, well, readers. Not just blog readers, but novel readers, and probably not just blog and novel readers but the sort of […]

The Idea Stork

The Stork, Of Course “Where do you get your ideas?” I hear this question frequently and it always makes me laugh. “From the Idea Stork,” I want to reply, “similar to the one that brings babies and those spiders that randomly show up in the bathtub.” It might be a more satisfying answer than the […]

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