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.

Introducing Something New to MM

We love interacting with the MM readership, and over the holidays, Edie came up with a great idea which we’ve expanded and turned into something called Friday Finds. We’ll be running Friday Finds every Friday and it will be a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rachel Johns

Rachel Johns is an Australian romance author, and one of a few authors I’m able to meet with face to face from time to time. Please welcome her to Magical Musings! Rachel writes Australian rural romance, and I thought it … Continue reading

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Postcard from the edge

I am writing this in a mountain cottage literally on the edge of a steep cliff with the most amazing view of a mountain called the Amphitheatre. This was the stomping ground of my childhood. Many, many holidays were spent … Continue reading

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My daughter finished primary school today and from next year she’ll be in high school. There was a graduation ceremony, which was so wonderful, and I saw not only her but all her friends all grown up in their smart … Continue reading

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Worth Doing

I’ve always been suspicious of things that come too easily. It’s probably the way I was brought up. My grandparents from both sides were Scottish and had that dour Methodist philosophy of hard work and a slightly guilty conscience if … Continue reading

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Meeting Readers

Tonight (I’m 14 hours ahead of the States, so my night, your early morning :)) I gave a talk at the Koorliny Arts Centre in Perth, Australia. It was a great evening and the audience asked some really great questions. … Continue reading

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Review: Something Crazy by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey

Book info: Title: Something Crazy (Countermeasure: Bits of Life, #2) Authors: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey Release Date: October 28, 2014 Publisher: Éire Publishing Rating: 5 Stars Source: ARC received from the Authors Book Summary: Trevor knows the secret to … Continue reading

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Why We Read Fiction

I recently wrote a scene between a main character and an alien, explaining why people would want to read something they know isn’t true aka stories. It was an interesting scene for me to write, putting down why I love … Continue reading

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Holiday Spirit (with giveaway)

Misty wrote a post yesterday about the joys of autumn and how winter is almost upon the US. In Australia, it’s the other way around, spring has sprung and we’re edging toward summer, but no matter which way round your … Continue reading

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Guest post: Historical author Stephanie Thornton

They say to write what you know, which is pretty sound advice, unless you happen to be writing about the 13th century wife and daughters of Genghis Khan. Then you pretty much have to improvise. For both of my prior … Continue reading

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