Hi, SEers! Mae here on my day to share a favorite book. This is always a tough one for me as there are so many great choices. Although my preferred reading genre is mystery/suspense/thriller, I often find gems elsewhere. Such is the case with A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. What makes this story … Continue reading Friday Book Share: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Hello, SEers, and welcome to another Five for Friday. For “Mae Day,” I want to trot out five books that greatly influenced my life as a writer. We all have them, right? Those books that left a lasting impression, and are responsible for pushing you into putting words on paper. This is a quick look … Continue reading Five for Friday: Books You Never Forget
Happy Friday, SEers! Mae here, with my first cover share of the year. Shari Lapena is one of my auto-buy authors, but when I first saw the book cover below, I had no idea who she was. I spied An Unwanted Guest over the summer while visiting family in North Carolina. I walked into the … Continue reading Friday Cover Share: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
Happy January, SEers! Mae here, with my first post of the New Year, and I’m glad to have you with me. To kick off 2019, I’d like to pose a question. Are you a POV Snob? I was (please note the past tense before you round up pitchforks and torches). Shameful, I know. It’s hard … Continue reading Are You a POV Snob?
Happy last day of November, SEers! We’re doing something a little different on Story Empire today. We’ve chosen one word to use as a theme and are sharing a few short sentences built around that word from one of our books. Our theme word is “Tree." Pretty basic, right? But it can appear in so … Continue reading Building on a Theme