Author Archives: RieSheridanRose

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.

Writing Tip: Found Object Poetry

When I was in the theater, I ran across a unit for creating characters by taking found objects and listing characteristics of the object to build aspects of your character. For example: This fern might be characterized as vulnerable delicate … Continue reading

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RIEVIEW: Odd Thomas

   Like a pair of looms, using sunshine and their own silhouettes, two enormous California live oaks wove veils of gold and purple, which they flung across the driveway.    Penny appeared to shimmer and to darkle  as  she  passed … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: What’s Your Word Count?

Staring at at a blank page can be daunting, but remember…you don’t have to set out to write a novel every time you begin to write. There are almost as many flavors of fiction as there were of original Baskin … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Creating a Compelling Character

What makes Huck Finn someone that everyone who has ever read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remembers forever? Why were so many watchers of Game of Thrones rooting for Tyrion Lannister to make it … Continue reading

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Here are some of my best fireworks. (I don’t take that great of pictures of them, but I like to try…)   I swear I have better SOMEWHERE…and if I find them, I may switch out. 😉

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Fish Tale

And we have come to the end of the trail. The final story in the book is “Fish Tale.” The newly-wed Roxanne is taking a well-deserved break at the lake at the bottom of the hill when she spies a … Continue reading

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Fangs for the Memories

Everything that has gone before has been leading to this moment–the sunset wedding that Roxanne has dreamed of. Of course, none of it goes smoothly. The wedding is scheduled for six, and at four o’clock there’s a storm raging. From … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Jar

“When You Wish Upon a Jar” started life as a fan-fiction story in the 80s. I was a big fan of the short-lived and long lamented paranormal investigation series Shadow Chasers. (In fact, Felix the wizard is based on Edgar … Continue reading

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Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

On a well-deserved night out, Bruce and Roxanne have a close encounter with a tree that leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere…or, it’s supposed to be–what’s that cottage up ahead? As usual, things take a turn, and Roxanne … Continue reading

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These Bones Are Made for Walking…

This story originally appeared as a bonus on the website that used to exist for the Home for Wayward Spirits. (And may one day again…I am toying with the idea–because everyone needs four websites to keep track of, right?) Bruce … Continue reading

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