Author Archives: Michelle Diener

About Michelle Diener

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.

Tear-jerkers

I just read a book that was a real tear-jerker. I actually realised I was reluctant to pick it up and continue reading it because I couldn’t stop the tears while I was reading. Sometimes I can see when I’m … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Christina Phillips

Once again, I’m so pleased to have historical and paranormal romance author Christina Phillips as a guest on MM. Christina’s wonderful Roman historical romance has been re-released and as someone who read it when it first came out, I can … Continue reading

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Science fiction romance

I am really thrilled to say that my science fiction romance novel, Dark Horse, just won a Prism Award for Best Futuristic at the San Diego RWA conference last Thursday. And just as excited to say that Dark Minds, the … Continue reading

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Looking forward to reading . . .

There is nothing better than looking forward to reading something you’re pretty sure you’re going to love. I know I’ll soon have Edie’s latest book to critique, and I’m looking forward to that, but I’m also looking forward to reading … Continue reading

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Finding New Books

I love finding new-to-me authors, and I use a variety of different methods to do so. I subscribe to a few deal books newsletters, although I have to admit I delete them unread more often than I open them, just … Continue reading

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The bits readers skip

I think it was Elmore Leonard who wrote that writers shouldn’t write the bits that readers skip. I try to do that with my own work, writing what we call in the writer biz ‘tight’, in other words, there is … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Claire Boston

I’m so thrilled to have Claire Boston as a guest on Magical Musings today. Claire and I both live in Western Australia and have fun catching up in person every now and then. Here she is, talking about making the … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Grace Snider

Writing – My Wailing Wall In the final months of my father’s life, one of my brothers looked at me, my shoulders hunched over my laptop, and asked, “Do you have to write so much?” His question took me aback, … Continue reading

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The Power of Personal Recommendation

I’m a member of the Australian Romance Readers Association, and at the start of every month, members list the books they’ve read during the month that’s just past and indicate which ones they most enjoyed. Those email threads make for … Continue reading

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Following Series

I just realised that a series I love had a couple of new books out that I didn’t know about. It’s great, because I suddenly have two books to read that I am really looking forward to, but I decided … Continue reading

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