The Day I Met Alexander Skarsgard

Over on #NALitChat, we've been talking about writerly inspiration - what inspires our stories, our characters, our dialogue . . . and how we can pay it forward and inspire others with our characters, stories and actions. We'll hit on this subject tonight -- join us at 9pm EST over on the Twitter (#NALitChat) and share some of your inspirational stories! Since it's #TBT, I thought I'd give a little throwback nod to the real-life Nordic god who inspired my imaginary Norse hunks. Anybody else swoon right along with me every time they see a picture of that Swedish dreamboat, Alexander Skarsgård? Sigh. If you haven't guessed, I stared at a lot of pictures of Skarsy when I was writing the Elsker

Confessions of a Star Wars Fangirl

You know those bat-poop-crazy Star Wars fans who literally camped out overnight on the concrete basement floor of a convention center just to see J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy present the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens? Those seriously crazy people who SLEPT ON THE BASEMENT FLOOR?? I am so totally one of those people! *waves* Hei hei, y'all! My name is S.T. Bende, and I am a Star Wars fangirl. I was right there last week at Star Wars Celebration 7 (because let's face it, if there's anything affiliated with Disney, ever, I am right there). And the BIG event of Star Wars Celebration was Thursday morning's presentation of the new The Force Awakens trailer. Naturally

Gods and Mortals: 14 FREE e-books!

If you know anything about me, it's that I <3 mythology. So some of my myth-fangirl writer-friends and I got together to put this gorgeous gaggle of books into one FREE boxed set! We're so excited to get this set out there, and we hope you'll help us spread the word -- it's FREE for a limited time, and we want everyone who wants one to nab a copy. You can find it on IBOOKS, GOOGLE PLAY, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE. Hopefully it'll keep you in books through spring break and beyond. ;) Happy reading, and skal, y'all! Here's the official rundown: Fourteen full-length novels with modern humans facing off against heroes, Norse and Greek gods, and monsters of old ... over one million words of divinely

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