Tina Welling shares her insights on how to open the flow of creative energy and improve writing skills by forming a relationship with nature in Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature. New York Times bestselling Steve Martini recently participated in the unprecedented writing event known as Faceoff, an eleven story anthology in which 23 of the world’s top thriller writers and their beloved and iconic series characters meet head-to-head!

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One summer day author Tina Welling was hiking in the wilderness when Mother Nature revealed to her in one sweeping moment an epiphany, and the inspiration for Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature was conceived. She felt an interconnectedness between Earth’s energy and her creative energy, and realized that forming a relationship with nature can inspire and foster one’s own creativity. In her book she covers how a Spirit Walk can help improve writing skills, and how lowering your standards can open the flow of creative energy. She is the author of three novels and her nonfiction works have appeared in a variety of anthologies.

For the first time ever, the world’s greatest thriller characters are all contained in one amazing collection of short stories in Faceoff, made possible by the International Thriller Writers organization. Where else will you be able to read about Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme meeting John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport or Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone and James Rollins’ Gray Pierce together in one tale. Steve Martini joins Vicki today, and among other things he will discuss his own character, Paul Madriani, who gets entangled with Linda Fairstein’s Alex Cooper in the book. Martini is a NYT bestselling author with two of his novels being produced as network miniseries, one on NBC and one on CBS. Of his 15 novels, 12 have featured Paul Madriani as his lead character.

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