Hidden Gems in The Ones We Choose

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I don’t have very many hidden Easter eggs in my book…aside from locations that Angelinos might recognize — Pitfire Pizza is a real restaurant on Venice Blvd, Annesley College where Paige works is located where Pepperdine University resides, although I completely rewrote the architecture and overall vibe to match my own University of the Pacific in Stockton (Pepperdine architecture is much more modern than the brick and ivy buildings I…

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What Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About Gunshot Wounds and Other Inside Info From Kimmery

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

  This week we are writing about Easter Eggs. Not the chicken byproduct you decorate with pastel colors in the spring, but hidden messages—winks, secret puzzles, and inside jokes—concealed within the pages of our books. Almost all authors include at least a couple of these little nods in their work, whether intentionally or unintentionally, but few of us take it to the lengths of someone like Dan Brown, whose books…

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References and Rhetorical Flourishes

Monday, July 9, 2018

So the question posed to the Debs this week was: Are there any “easter eggs” or “hidden Mickeys” inside your book? And my answer? Boy howdy, are there ever. There are so many, in fact, that I’m offering up an annotated copy of From Unseen Fire once I hit my next Patreon goal, with every one of them marked out and commented upon. (So if you’re interested in knowing what they…

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