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Preach it, Charlotte...#Tremblers 
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NaNoWriMo or bust!  That was my mantra all of October. I plotted...I outlined...I scribbled on my little note cards like a pro. It started off so well. I was on fire. I was going to crush it. What really happened was I realized I was not as prepared as I th...
It started off so well. I was on fire. I was going to crush it. What really happened was I realized I was not as prepared as I thought. Actually, I was completely prepared to write a book that no longer went in the direction of what I was writing. Gaaah! Though my story was going at good clip ...
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"I was not a debutante or even a daughter anymore. I was destruction fashioned with their own hands. I was like nothing they could dare imagine…and I was coming for them."

Charlotte Blackburn, The Tremblers
#Tremblers #ya   #steampunk   #yalit   #books   #scifi   #reading  
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"10 K words is way too long for a joke..." hee hee. Not if you're committed. :)  Sorry the marketing stuff isn't the greatest. It can be a tough aspect of writing. Good luck on the outlining!
So another month came and went. As you may have guessed, I DID NOT win the Nerdist Publishing contract. Several cools books did win, however, and you could do worse than to check them out. I ordered all of the top 5 myself, a...
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"What we do and why, Blackburn. That is all that we have out here. The only thing that is worth anything at all."

— The Tremblers by Raquel Byrnes
#steampunk   #yalit   #tremblers   #reading  
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Vomitpocalypse
So everyone...EVERYONE in my family but me is sick. Like a chorus of throwing up all night long. Just so you understand, I have six kids. With me and my husband that is eight of us in the house. So that's a lot of ginger ale and crackers if you know what I ...
So everyone...EVERYONE in my family but me is sick. Like a chorus of throwing up all night long. Just so you understand, I have six kids. With me and my husband that is eight of us in the house. So that's a lot of ginger ale and crackers if you know what I mean.
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A Bend in the Road
Photo by HotBlack As I close in on what is the last book in my YA Steampunk Series, I lift my head out of the fog of writing furiously to look around. I see change. A definitive step in the direction I've been avoiding for some time...yet knew was inevitabl...
As I close in on what is the last book in my YA Steampunk Series, I lift my head out of the fog of writing furiously to look around. I see change. A definitive step in the direction I've been avoiding for some time...yet knew was inevitable. Through the years many have suggested this path, ...
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IWSG, You Can Do the Thing!
Welcome to another installment of the  Insecure Writer's Support Group  conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain,  Alex J. Cavanaugh !  Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG.  The co-hosts for November are: Tyrean Martinson   http://tyreanswritingspot. blogspot.com/ K...
Its okay to feel overwhelmed or lost in your story. Its fine if you don't have the end worked out. Not too big of a deal if life throws you a curve ball and you don't meet your writing goal... DON'T GIVE UP. I've met goals and jumped for joy...and failed to even come close and dove into some ...
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A NaNoWriMo Cure?
So I had a really rough year so far. My mother-in-law- passed away and then my own mother not three weeks later. With my husband and children reeling it was all I could do to keep our home functioning at a reasonably normal level...and that was ALL I could ...
So I had a really rough year so far. My mother-in-law- passed away and then my own mother not three weeks later. With my husband and children reeling it was all I could do to keep our home functioning at a reasonably normal level...and that was ALL I could do. I managed to get my second novel in ...
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Welcome to another installment of the  Insecure Writer's Support Group  conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain,  Alex J. Cavanaugh !  Our Twitter hashtag is  #IWSG  Also, for the IWSG members, don't forget about the Anthology Contest -- Open now until Novem...
Welcome to another installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh! Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG Also, for the IWSG members, don't forget about the Anthology Contest -- Open now until November 1st 2015. So this month finds me grappling ...
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7 Ladies That Became Unexpected Legends
You know those people that hide in the background of parties or classrooms or life? The quiet ones that out of nowhere end up being a total hellion right when its needed? For me, it began with THE TREMBLERS heroine Charlotte. The path to stop a terrible dis...
You know those people that hide in the background of parties or classrooms or life? The quiet ones that out of nowhere end up being a total hellion right when its needed? For me, it began with THE TREMBLERS heroine Charlotte. The path to stop a terrible disaster takes her from quiet debutante to ...
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6 Things We Love About Steampunk
There’s something about the glint of brass in the light of a filament bulb or maybe the ghostly miasma of steam in the glow of gas lamps that sets our imagination thrumming. Tinkerers and air ships , mechanica and magic, the world of alternative history is ...
There's something about the glint of brass in the light of a filament bulb or maybe the ghostly miasma of steam in the glow of gas lamps that sets our imagination thrumming. Tinkerers and air ships , mechanica and magic, the world of alternative history is rife with danger, mystery, ...
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Raquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk and Gothic Mystery. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.

As a teen she couldn't get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery, and thrillers. One of her favorite stories is Something Wicked This Way Comes. It changed the way she looked at scenery and the world around her.

After finishing school, marrying, and starting a family, Raquel realized she'd fallen away from her love of the written word. She began in earnest in 2000 to hone her craft and connect with other authors and book lovers.

She connected with an agent and after signing with him, sold two series. One, a suspense series that also sold into foreign translation, and the other a dark gothic mystery. Currently working on YA Steampunk, she endeavors to bring the same edgy characters and thrilling pace to the project.

Purple Knot
Ruby Dawn
Bayou Blue

Whispers on Shadow Bay
Secrets at Crescent Point

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I write Gothic Mystery, Steampunk, and Romantic Suspense.
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