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Compulsively Writing More Fiction 2012 by Author, Kate Policani

I am so happy to feature fellow Discover Authors writer, Kate Policani!

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Kate’s book…
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…is now FREE!

Kate Policani has compiled and ordered her useful blog posts from 2012. Kate writes her blog to promote her self-published books and to journal her path through self-publishing. Her experiences can help you to achieve your dream of publishing your book, whether you choose to self-publish, publish traditionally, or just write for your own enjoyment. Kate Policani is a homemaker and compulsive writer from Seattle who writes Fantasy and Science Fiction. She also writes a column for the Seattle Writing Examiner.

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Add this one to your library; it’s a must have.

Fugue in C Minor by Author, Vince Dickinson

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I am pleased to present fellow “Discover Authors” storyteller Vince Dickinson’s newest release, available now at Amazon.

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Fugue in C Minor:
Song writer Max Edgars is married to alluring record executive Elleny Edgars, lives in a luxurious home in Oregon, and drives a brand new Jaguar. Trouble is; he doesn’t remember any of it. Elleny tells him he hit his head and that his memory will return.

But then a strange man named Avery tells Max he’s his best friend from Iowa, and that a witch used a spell to abduct him. Then Max meets an old man named Desmond who tells him he has the fugue; a rare condition of the brain that makes people leave and never come back. Max starts to wonder why he can’t write new songs. Why won’t Elleny tell him about his life before the concussion? And why does Avery seem so familiar to him? Max learns he has kids and an ex-wife, but does not know where they are. So he takes a detour after a gig in Kansas City, and heads north to Iowa to unlock the mystery of his past.

Fugue in C Minor is a spicy romantic thriller, with some passages inappropriate for children.

Buy it on for Kindle here for $3.99

Buy it in paperback here for $14.99

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Women’s History Month – Kate’s Influence

Meet Kate Policani – Author, Writer, Blogger, Journalist and More

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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, I asked Kate to share a little something about the woman writer who influenced her most, and below is her offering. Fascinating! Read on…

“When considering my favorite women authors, Jane Austen is the first name that comes to mind and one of my favorite authors of all time. She is a classic author holding the status of a staple of English literature. But her writing means more to me than just classics that we all read and metaphorically dissect in high school English class. Her books, and not just the ones made into movies, provided me with a wealth lacking in my culture.

Austen’s work has a wealth of culture. When I first read them in my teen years they supplied me with rich, mature subjects at a time when I was surrounded by shallow media. The stories brim with dynamic relationships and overflow with emotional intelligence. I loved, and still love, the simplicity coupled with the complexity of life. They were the opposites of my full, loud, busy life with scant substance.

My love for Austen’s books and the modesty of the period spurred me to seek other authors from her era. Bronte, Burney, and others provided me with entertaining stories as well as insight into my own culture’s downfalls and virtues. I lived in a culture where I had to cling to and protect my own innocence from intruding media filled with pornography and violence. It seems life is more violent and explicit now, at least in public, than it was through their eyes.

Austen and her contemporaries struggled with life as second-class beings, dependent on their fathers and husbands for freedoms most of us take for granted these days. Their culture was very different but their desires were the same: to be loved, to be respected, to protect those they loved, and to succeed in life. All this, Austen conveyed through story and character in a way that brought the struggles to life. As women who can own property, can be educated equally with men, and can make legal decisions ourselves, we can learn a lot from Austen’s work about strength and resourcefulness. We can remember that the freedoms we have aren’t something that women have always enjoyed, and we can be grateful to those who won those freedoms for us.”

Thank you Kate for sharing your thoughts about the woman writer who influenced you. You are not alone; there are many Jane Austen fans, and isn’t it wonderful to know that even generations later, she is still shaping lives with her masterfully crafted words.

To learn more about Kate’s wonderful collection of books and writings (and purchase a copy or two), visit her at:
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