Friday, May 08, 2015

What is Laura Bickle reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Laura Bickle, author of Dark Alchemy.

Her entry begins:
I’m reading Sara Wiseman’s Writing with the Muse: Opening to Conscious Creativity. I do believe that any kind of creation – whether it’s writing, gardening, doll-making, painting, or sculpting – requires an openness to the world around them. Artists of all kinds have a give and take with the world, a way of communicating with ideas. Each one evolves their own technique of receiving input and producing a finished work that represents the artist’s experience in the world. I’ve enjoyed Wiseman’s previous work, and I like her approach to opening to inspiration, wandering with ideas, and transmuting...[read on]
About Dark Alchemy, from the publisher:
Stephen King's The Gunslinger meets Breaking Bad in Laura Bickle's novel Dark Alchemy.

Some secrets are better left buried

Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming seeking clues to her father's disappearance years ago. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up—desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can't scientifically explain—her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town's most powerful interests. Petra's father wasn't the only one searching for the alchemical secrets of Temperance, and those still looking are now ready to kill. Armed with nothing but shaky alliances, a pair of antique guns, and a relic she doesn't understand, the only thing Petra knows for sure is that she and her coyote sidekick are going to have to move fast—or die next.
Learn more about the book and author at Laura Bickle's website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

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