In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Like many writers, I am influenced by everything I read and especially what I enjoy. There is always the little 'how did the author do that?' moment when I finish a book and try to analyze how everything came together and why it affected me the way it did. For actual story generation, I'm more likely to be inspired and influenced by nonfiction history and science books these days. However, for the types of stories I write there is one author who has had the most lasting influence on my writing.   

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