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USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author S.M. Schmitz

Sci-fi Romances and Mythic Fantasies with a little bit of heart and a whole lot of snark

Blog posts : "resurrected"

Book Crazy Virtual Book Fair

July 27, 2016

The Alliance of Self-Published Authors is hosting a virtual Book Fair, and I'm delighted to participate by having my own "booth" at the fair to display my sci-fi romance novels! So here's my booth, what I have on display for the virtual book fair, and a little about the books.

My first trilogy, the Resurrected trilogy, is a second chance romance (the ultimate second chance romance - I mean, one of them dies and is resurrected by an alien) and it's also a science fiction conspiracy thrill…

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A New Cast in the Resurrected Universe (aka When Writers Get Bored)

July 25, 2016

Despite its edgy, and often uncomfortable, content, the Resurrected trilogy has always been one of my favorite worlds I've created. I've long wanted to add to that universe, even though Lottie's story was finished. 

And now, I am.

In September, I'll be releasing a spin-off novel to the Resurrected trilogy featuring a new cast of characters. Lottie's story is still at the heart of this world, and this novel takes place largely during the same time as Final Sacrifice, but the story ce…

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A day in the Life of Literary Characters

February 14, 2016

Ever wonder what happens in the daily lives of your favorite characters? In between the inter-planetary travel and murder conspiracies and finding out your dead fiancee isn't actually dead, they probably have pretty normal, mundane lives like us... right?

Lottie from my Resurrected trilogy sent these to me to prove they're really quite ordinary... most of the time. 

Like when she has to remind her husband he's not getting out of dinner parties he doesn't want to go to...

 

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On Writing Strong Female Characters

January 13, 2016

Each of my novels - even those narrated by men - features at least one strong, capable female character. I don't write books with damsels in distress. I write love stories, and while the male protagonists in my books often play a decisive role in resolving the danger the protagonists face, it's almost always the female protagonist who saves them all.

But each of my female protagonists share another characteristic: they are compassionate toward other people. I've always believed it's a mistak…

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A few ACTUAL New Year's Resolutions

January 1, 2016

A few writer's resolutions for the New Year, all of which I fully anticipate breaking by… oh, let's say March:

1. I resolve to stop writing so many novels in which the protagonist is either a CIA agent or soldier. I don't want to become predictable, but there's a reason five of the nine novels I'll have published (including THE GOLDEN EAGLE and its sequel) feature such protagonists.

When I was an undergraduate, I decided to major in history and I knew I would eventually return to graduat…

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My New Year's Resolutions… or Goals… or Something Like That

December 30, 2015

2016 is already promising to be a busy and productive year! 

The Golden Eagle, a dystopian romantic suspense, will be releasing in January. Its sequel, The Silver Crescent, should be ready no later than Spring 2016, and I also have my first stand-alone novel, a paranormal psychological suspense (how's that for bending genres?) is also in the works and will most likely be ready by Spring 2016 as well.

Resurrected has been selected to be part of a multi-author paranormal romance box set …

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