No Capes and No Action Figures

A Secret of NIMH lunchbox with characters from the animated movie

I’m an only child, and growing up I was what they called a strong-willed child. I’ve always been very close to my parents, but I’ve also always had my own mind, and I’ve sometimes been crazy stubborn about following my own mind. I hope I’m not the only one who…

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Giftmas Guest Post by Pamela Q. Fernandes

Tea light candles glow in rows - Giftmas 2017 - Shining a Light

Shining a Light This year our Giftmas theme has been shining a light. And it reminds me so much of the verse from John 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” There’s a great darkness enveloping our world. You see it the news…

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Giftmas 2018: Shining a Light

The Light Defeats the Dark It’s been decades since I first read A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, and I’ve been meaning to reread the whole series for some time now. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was in need of a particular kind of reading…I wanted to read…

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Let Giftmas 2017 Begin!

Blue and white Giftmas 2017 logo for the blog tour to benefit the Edmonton Food Bank

Rhonda Parrish has been coordinating a Giftmas blog tour for some years now. Last year, which was when I joined, she added a fundraising aspect to the blog tour. In addition to writing about holiday traditions and our 2017 theme of Shining a Light, we’re supporting Edmonton’s Food Bank. Giftmas…

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Video Intro to My Fantasy Fiction

GIF of Stephanie A. Cain saying her name, captioned "Get to know my books."

While I was at the Greenwood Public Library Author Fair back in October, film student Victoria Johnson was kindly doing a project filming all of the authors talking about their books. After her editing, I want to share the video with you! If you haven’t read any of my books…

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Upcoming Author Fairs

Stephanie A. Cain and Jennifer Foehner Wells at ACPL panel

Fort Wayne, Indiana Every year I’m fortunate enough to be invited to the Allen County Public Library’s Author Fair in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ll have a table set up where you can buy my books, talk with me about reading, and get free candy! I’ll also be on a panel,…

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Making the Invisible Story Un-invisible: Guest Post by Garrett Hutson

Almost a year ago, I wrote a blog post recommending Garret Hutson’s debut mystery novel, In a Safe Town. Today, Garrett drops by my blog to talk about his second mystery novel, The Jade Dragon, which I also loved. His first novel is set in 1980s Indiana. The Jade Dragon is the first in a…

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Happy Book Birthday to The Weather War!

Who’s ready for The Weather War? I know I am! I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of the novel. It’s been quite a journey trying to get this just right–but I am one-hundred-percent confident that, by delaying the release of the novel, I’ve made The Weather War the best novel it…

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Giveaway: Weather War Release Package

The Weather War is less than a month away! To celebrate the novel’s release (on Talk Like a Pirate Day, which you know Arama is happy about), I’m hosting a giveaway! I’ll be sending Weather War-related gift packages to two lucky winners. The big package will have series-themed stickers, a…

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The Weather War cover reveal and preorders

Cover of The Weather War by Stephanie A. Cain: Two women face off on a beach; one holds two daggers, the other is calling lightning to hand. A storm rages in the background

I’m so excited to show you the awesome cover Nicole Cardiff created for The Weather War! I am in love with this cover. I have it as the wallpaper on both of my computers (even the one I don’t write on) because it’s so perfect. The figures on the cover are…

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