October 28, 2019

The first sign of trouble came when Serenity ordered a beer.

"I'm sorry Miss, but we had to dump it all out."

Serenity furrowed her brow at the young man standing behind the bar. He was tall and gawkish, probably the son of the proprietor. The Riverhouse, as far as she could tell, was the only saloon in town.

"Whiskey?" she asked.

He shook his head. "Got rid of everything, all the way down to the milk. There's water from the well,...

May 15, 2018

There’s always something so ruggedly satisfying about stories of the Wild West. Tombstone, Riders of the Purple Sage, Lonesome Dove, True Grit, just about anything by Louis L’amour (hot damn, that man wrote a lot). The Western genre has enjoyed something of a resurgence in the last decade or so, with the popularity of books like Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, televisions shows like Deadwood and Firefly, and movies like Appa...

March 7, 2018

It's Release Day for one of my favorite indie authors, Miss Torie James, and I couldn't be happier. Even as I write this, my pre-ordered copy of her newest book

November 20, 2017

Aren't vampires 'played out' yet?

There's been a rise in criticism for the vampire in romantic and young adult fiction lately, especially in the wake of wildly popular titles like Twilight, The Vampire Dairies, True Blood, and so on. Lots of readers and viewers would very much like vampires to go back to their frightening horror movie roots.  So why do we love vampires in our love stories like peanut butter in our chocolate? Wh...

November 20, 2017

It is inevitable. No matter how skilled a writer you are, you are one day going to run into the dreaded Bad Review. A public bashing. The "lone star". There's no way around it: it will happen. When it does, it's bound to sting.

September 16, 2017

 We're gearing up for some busy times here at Strange Ways Station. We have lots of projects in the works, a new release on the way, some contests and a new sister site to share artwork and character commissions!

First, the big news: the sequel to The Pact is set to release in January of 2018. We've just completed our second round of edits and we'll probably have one more round before the book is totally ready, but I'm very exc...

August 27, 2017

In just a couple of weeks, my days of leisurely sleeping in until seven and binge-watching Law and Order reruns comes to an end.

August 18, 2017

Cheryl Low might be an Evil Queen, sipping tea and peeping on everyone from high up in her posh tower—a job she got only after being fired from her gig as Wicked Witch for eating half the gingerbread house.

…Or she might be a relatively mundane human with a love for all things sugary and soap opera slaps.

Find out by following her on social media @cherylwlow or check her webpage, cheryllow.com. The answer might surprise you! But...

August 8, 2017

I've been a little disappointed with the paranormal romance genre lately.  In fact, the last book I tried to read, I couldn't finish.  It feels so formulaic.  So rehashed. Why are we all writing the same things over and over? 

A little tip for my fellow writers of the genre: if it's a trope, don't use it. Please.  It is by definition already cliche. It does nothing for you. It makes your story stale. 

Whenever people ask me what...

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