Category Archives: Fantasy vs Reality

Yes, That Really Happened

Our question for this week is, “Have you used something that happened to you in real life in any of your stories? Did you change it at all?” I’ve often remarked that each of my female protagonists shares something with … Continue reading

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What a Character!

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” I’ve based many of my characters on people … Continue reading

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Not So Easy Being Android

Maybe you thought impersonating an android was easy By Jeff Salter It’s “free” week here at 4F1H, so for my Hound Day post, I’m reaching back to spring of 2018, when this novel was released by TouchPoint Press. Concept:  Amateur … Continue reading

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What’s On My Mind?

This week, our resident hound asked whether or not we’ve included specifics of our daydreams into any of our stories. I’ve been doing a lot of quilting lately, and when I saw the topic of daydreams my mind immediately went … Continue reading

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Real World Distractions

This week, our hound offers a topic familiar to most people. He asks, “What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? What can you do to correct this?” The first question is easy to answer. Family responsibilities (for me) have doubled … Continue reading

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Favorite Beasts are a Myth

What are my favorite Mythological Beasts? Wow. Most of them are actually pretty bad. Except for unicorns. I was never terribly impressed with unicorns. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up in the Middle Ages, nor was I a little … Continue reading

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Moving Dreams

This week’s question: “Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going?” Oh, yes indeed, I have dreamt! I would not have said that when I was young. I grew up outside of … Continue reading

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“I’ll Take Forgetful Authors for $400, Alex.”

This week, one of the foxes asked a question about game shows: “What one would you be on and how would you do?” It just so happens that on the odd occasion that I feel like watching television – which … Continue reading

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Guest Fox, Kadee Carder

Welcome to Hound Day, Kadee By Jeff Salter When I realized Kadee Carder had a new book coming out right after the New Year started, I definitely wanted to be in on the launch. She’s graciously agreed to submit to … Continue reading

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Lost in Space

The Extent of My Extra-Terrestrial Travel By Jeff Salter This week we’re asked whether we’d travel in space (assuming we could safely return). The question focused on Mars and the Moon, though I don’t think they’re necessarily the most charming … Continue reading

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