Allison Pataki Makes History Come To Life

Readers might not think that the Hungarian court is one of history’s more fascinating topics. But author Allison Pataki thinks otherwise. In her novel, The Accidental Empress, she captivates us with her story about a woman time seemed to forget, Sisi, the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.  Read more of this post

October Is The Perfect Month To Work Hard And Play Harder

Jathan Fink

Jathan welcomes October with open arms.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

I always feel like autumn never officially starts until October, when the temperatures finally drop and the evenings are cool, pumpkins make their appearance everywhere, including my oven, and apples are ripe for harvesting. But it also means that summer fun is over and it is time to settle into a stricter writing routine. Every writer has his or her own strategy. Some are planners, others like to see where their writing takes them, and then some, like myself, plan a loose outline so they know where the story is headed, yet are open to the possibilities. That’s what has been happening to me lately.  Read more of this post

September Starts With A Bug And Other Special Events [VIDEOS]

Jathan Fink

Jathan welcomes September with optimism. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

My September started today with a little help from a bug. My wife and I moved into our new place over the weekend after months of living in hotels, something I don’t mind doing if I have to, but which can quickly get old. Hotel living can also leave you utterly exhausted. Think noisy guests that never sleep, unruly children that think it is fun to body slam connecting walls, and barking dogs that must have spotted a squirrel outside the window. So yes, we weren’t getting really good rest, and we’re still catching up. But back to the bug.  Read more of this post

A Message from Jathan Fink, August 2015

Texas wildflowers

Texas wildflowers (Photo courtesy Jon Clegg, Flickr)

Hi Everyone,

The long, lazy days of summer are in full swing, especially here in Texas where temperatures in Dallas/Fort Worth have reached 108 degrees in some places, and taking a walk is the equivalent of swimming underwater without a snorkel, the air is so thick with humidity. Even so, every time August rolls around, I can’t help but feel as though the magic of summer has slowly started to wane. Read more of this post

Remember the Past and Preserve Your Legacy

Jathan and Grandma Cane

Jathan and his great grandmother, Catherine Warilow. (Photo courtesy Fink Family Archives)

Hi everyone,

Do you ever feel as though the universe is trying to tell you something? Lately it seems like everything has one resounding theme: remembrance. Read more of this post


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