Long and Short by Jean Roberta

Novelists and short story writers can be classified as different groups, with some overlap. In a workshop on erotic fiction that I ran recently for a local writers’ group, a man complained that he couldn’t find a publisher for his erotic romance novel, which was well over 100,000 words. My advice was to write something…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Carried Away” by Jean Roberta

Zephyr would never tire of flying, and she teased Avis by flitting over and under her. The more experienced falcon threatened to drop the silken ribbon from her beak, and this prompted Zephyr to try beaming a thought into her companion’s mind. Don’t drop it. Those pearls were a wedding present. Thank you for them,…

Free as the Air by Jean Roberta

Air has always been associated with freedom, but as Janice Joplin sang in the late 1960s, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” Road-trip stories about colorful characters traveling from place to place appeal to readers who feel trapped in their jobs and their relationships, burdened by debt and by dependents, whether these…

Jean Roberta, an IN THE AIR Author Interview

On the verge of a new anthology, we are celebrating IN THE AIR with a behind the scenes view of authors and their stories. Here’s a look at Jean Roberta and her story “Carried Away”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created. Many fantasy stories are set…