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, July 29, 2012

My Earliest Writing Dreams

It's weird. I don't think that I've ever dreamed of writing. Its always been something I've done. I suppose that as I've grown older and my writing has become more...voluminous...and book worthy I have started to dream a bit more.

It started as a common tease between my husband (also a writer) and I. My husband seeing an older Jaguar car and my little response: "When I'm anonymously famous," or "When I write a best selling novel."

Come read more on my blog!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Reason for Words

Personally, I don't mind answering a question or two about my writing - to an extent. But most times questions never stop at one or two, especially from people who don't understand the profession ... read more on The Literary Hub

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It all about the words...

Books, words, stories, plots, characters. These are all the things that have accompanied me as long as I can remember. Each night before bed, I would kneel before my bookshelf and run my hands over all the spines of my favorite stories and my friends. The likes of Mickie Mouse, The Littles, My Little Pony and, of course, The Berenstain Bears. My dad would sit on the edge of my bed and read the same beloved stories time and time again. As I got older, I started holding the books and reading along. Until one day, I was able to read them by myself. At that point, I never stopped. I would devour a book in an afternoon and pick up another. Then another after that one. It was a passion. An escape. The characters WERE my friends. I felt their pain and happiness. The butterflies fluttered in my tummy during Charlotte's Web. Their world was my world.

To continue reading click here and find out the rest of the story.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

All of the Beautiful Horses

I was four-years-old when I fell in love with books. I have fond memories of my parents reading to me and me reading to them. I was sitting on the couch with a book the day my older brother and his friend started the field across the street on fire.  When I had to change schools in third grade, it was books that were my constant companions and friends.  By age eight I was reading the likes of Piers Anthony and Walter Farley.  By age nine I had already penned a series of  stories about horses. At age eleven I wrote my first novel, also a horse story, in pencil on lined notebook paper. By age 14 I’d read almost every book in the middle school library. By age seventeen I declared I would be a journalist and have my own column by the time I was thirty (which came true, incidentally) and by the time I was nineteen, I was in college for creative writing, penning more stories and articles and submitting to professional markets. READ MORE

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Not-So Early Writing Dreams

©autiously drawn by B.C. Matthews
My earliest writing dreams, actually weren't writing dreams. As a young tween, I dreamed of joining a band, becoming a rock star, or later in my teens, of joining a symphony. I've even seen one of my early childhood drawings of a stage, a crowd of people, and a very awesome stick figure squeedly-meedly-squeeeeeeeeing on a guitar. Continue...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Why I am a writer

The most typical response to this question would be “Because I loved to tell stories from the moment I learned to talk”. In reality, it’s more difficult.

I began writing in 1996. I began many things on that year and to me it is my second birthday, the moment everything changed. But I didn’t think back then that my future ambition would be writing books as thick as on the shelves of libraries. I wanted to be a cook, or my first love – become a cow keeper! And no, I’m not joking, this has been my dream since I learned to speak.

Read more here.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jean's Earliest Writing Dreams

I have not been writing since I was a toddler.  Being an author was not my earliest dream.  But it wasn't too long after that when I began dabbling in the literary arts.  Want to read more?  Go here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Why I am a writer

This is a question I had to think about before I could answer it. I knew when I started writing. I knew many things which influenced my writing. But why did I start? What pushed me that way?

Friday, July 13, 2012


3rd Grade

I always loved story time as a kid. My mother read me Grimm’s Fairy Tales before bed every night. (I’d sneak the book down from my dresser sometimes to look at the woodcut illustrations in our edition.) You can never have too many stories about elves and shoemakers, you know.

In 3rd grade, my class was given the assignment of writing our very own short story! Up until then, I’d never actually considered the fact that people wrote these things…they just existed in my world. What a novel concept! (Pun intended.) I promptly went to work.

Head over to my blog, In Shadows, to

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Why I do this crazy thing.

 "Why couldn't I have wanted to do something easy, like brain surgery or theoretical physics? No, I had to be a writer. Sigh."

That was something I posted on twitter earlier this summer. I don't even remember what, if anything specific, triggered my frustration. Maybe it happened after staring at a blinking curser and a blank page for some time. Maybe I wrote it, taking a break from a difficult scene or edit. Regardless, I can tell you that writing has been both the hardest job I've ever done and the one I'm most passionate about.

(read the rest on the Once in a Blue Muse Blog)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Why Am I a Writer?

I never dreamed of being “a writer,” whatever that is. It’s just something I happen to be good at. I turned it to writing for a living the same way I might have turned an aptitude for math into a programming degree...

Read the rest at at Cowgirl in New England

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Earliest Writing Dreams - And What Has Happened To Them

When I was younger, I didn’t dream about writing and being a writer; I just wrote. My first story was when I was six, written on the back of 3×3 yellow luggage tags. No one understood it but me, but it pleased me. Continue reading DMBonanno.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Erin's early writing dreams

I can remember a time when I was not a writer. It wasn't until middle school that I thought of writing a book. If you want to learn a little more about my journey and why I write, read about it on my blog.