There's a relatively new online magazine well worth reading (first issue September 2013). It's called Pen and Plot. It can be found here.
The current issue of Pen and Plot is out now and includes articles, short stories, and tips for everyone.
As the editor, Rosean Mile says, 'With Valentine's Day around the corner, we're reminded to celebrate and reflect on the deep feelings we have for our loved ones. In A.J. Kirby's compelling short story, "Ashes to Ashes," a couple faces loss, and in the midst of their grief find the staying power of love. A love for stories is what binds Pen and Plot. Nancy Wood shares her love for storytelling in her article, "How Books We Love Inspire Us to Write." Nik Morton reminds us, in his piece "About Writing," to stay positive and creative!'
Rosean is the author of The Scales of Six, an excellent unclassifiable thriller that has garnered 14 good reviews on Amazon.com.
Blurb: When personal crises force Fran Wheeler to re-boot her life in Manhattan, she and her irrepressible sister Gail endeavour
to make a fortune selling a miraculous beauty shampoo concocted from a rare
Indonesian plant that can transform all hair types into gorgeous locks. But
dreams of impending wealth are quelled by the shocking revelation of the
shampoo’s horrifying side effects. Against a backdrop of career and money
problems, shady competitors, legal challenges and romance, Fran, Gail and an
exotic Indonesian scientist must race against biological, corporate and media
forces to save Fran’s boss, and a legion of young women whose quest for beauty
is transforming them in ways they never imagined. Testing human greed against
forces of nature, The Scales of Six blends suspense, intrigue, and surreal
circumstance to weave a new story about an old myth coming to life in the
The Scales of Six is an intriguing story that centres on
greed and the force of nature. Author Rosean Mile successfully incorporates the
elements of financial struggle, business competition, vanity and romance in her
novel. Together with an old myth that surrounds the Sumatran plant, all these
elements come together to produce an interesting story that should excite the
readers. I particularly like the development of the plot with its exciting build
up of suspense and the mixing of the traditional and contemporary world. Exotic
Indonesia is absolutely the right setting for the traditional and the surreal
while the corporate world of America provides a real and ruthless world of
contemporary business... The Scales of Six is surely a relevant read. - Readers’
Favorite, Maria Beltran
What a fabulous little gem. If you are looking for
something original and delectable, please don't hesitate to give yourself this
wonderful and surprising treat of a novel! - Jill Dearman, author of Bang the