7 tips for plotting a Children’s Book by Tony Lee Moral

1. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE STORY  Start with a story that you want to tell. Make it larger than life or base it on your personal experiences or something you’ve read. It may come from your fantastic imagination but the common thread is that it is a story you feel must be told. I wrote The Cat That Changed Americaafter reading about a mountain lion … Continue reading 7 tips for plotting a Children’s Book by Tony Lee Moral

If you go down to the woods today

Looking to lose yourself for a couple of hours with a good book? Ghost Maven is published in a new edition through Amazon and Barnes and Noble or through ordering via your local bookstore. Celebrate the coming of spring with a romantic suspense mystery set in the redwoods and coastal bays of California. #books #novels #romance #suspense #blairwitch #thehauntingofhillhouse #thehauntingofblymanor #reading #mystery #reading #literature #goodreads … Continue reading If you go down to the woods today

The Cat That Changed America Book features in Reading with Your Kids podcast

Click on the link here to listen to the podcast: https://readingwithyourkids.libsyn.com/reading-with-your-kids-the-cat-that-changed-america #lockdown #cats #books #novels #childrensbooks #kidslit #childrens #kids #kidsbooks #writing #tips #inspiration #animals #tonyleemoral #authors #authortips #writers #lockdown3 #homeschool #pupils #teachers #teaching #bookwriting #science #biology #nature #animallife Continue reading The Cat That Changed America Book features in Reading with Your Kids podcast

7 Suspenseful steps for writing Successful Thrillers like The 39 Steps

Step 1. Use a MacGuffin to propel the plot A MacGuffin, which Hitchcock described as the red herring or engine of the story, is the object around which the plot revolves and motivates the actions of the characters. Often a MacGuffin is central to thrillers, spy stories, and adventures. Most of the characters in the story will base their actions on the MacGuffin, although the … Continue reading 7 Suspenseful steps for writing Successful Thrillers like The 39 Steps

The Cat That Changed America awarded a medal by Poison Free Malibu

This beautiful medal of P22 mountain lion in his home of Hollywood and Griffith Park was awarded to us by Poison Free Malibu who are campaigning against anticoagulant rodenticides and the devastating effects they have on wildlife. As writers, our passion is tell stories, tell emotional truths, engage and entertain. We write because we want to reach out to our fellow humans and share our … Continue reading The Cat That Changed America awarded a medal by Poison Free Malibu

The Cat That Changed America is reviewed in Topanga’s “The Canyon Chronicle”

The Cat That Changed America https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HKZHX3V/is reviewed in the February edition of Topanga’s The Canyon Chronicle out now.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HKZHX3V/ #lockdown #homeschool #teaching #cats #bigcats #books #wildlife #novels #reading #novelbooks #wildlifeconservation #librarybook #amazon #authors #california #usa #urbanwildlife #novelbooks #bigcats Continue reading The Cat That Changed America is reviewed in Topanga’s “The Canyon Chronicle”

5 TIPS FOR CREATING MYSTERY

1. What’s the difference between Mystery and Suspense? Many readers become confused by the two terms. Mystery is an intellectual process like a riddle or a whodunit. In a mystery, you don’t need to answer every question, it’s important to leave some questions unresolved, so that the audience will be thinking about them at the end of the book.  Suspense on the other hand, is an … Continue reading 5 TIPS FOR CREATING MYSTERY