Books by A. M. Kusi

Shattered Cove Series

Orchard Inn Romance Series

The Orchard Inn
Conflict of Interest
Her Perfect Storm
Here to Stay (Novella)

Standalone

Luna and Sol: A Forbidden Love Story

Interview with A. M. Kusi

Book Cave: Let’s start off with the question I am most curious about. When and why did you decide to become authors, and how did you come to form this author team?

A. M. Kusi: Ash has been writing stories since childhood as a form of escapism from a traumatic childhood. A few years after we got married, we started blogging about marriage and relationships and writing non-fiction books. One day Ash got a story stuck in her head; she…


Outlining a book can sometimes be like pulling out teeth-your own teeth. But with an outline, you can easily get your book started, identify plot holes, cut out fluff, and reduce writer’s block. Even writers who prefer to write on the fly may need to outline a book. For instance, most publishers will want to see an entire outline of your story from start to finish. Additionally, if you’re looking for a writing grant to assist you in writing a book, almost all grants will require a comprehensive outline.

Many experienced authors believe outlines save them time and create better…


If you write fantasy, you may include one or more mythical creatures in your story. If you do, here are some things to keep in mind when writing these creatures.

Centaurs

The top half of a centaur is a human, and the bottom half, from waist down, is a horse. Depending on what you read, centaurs are either primal and mischievous beings, or intelligent and haughty beings. Regardless, they are usually displayed as a proud race of excellent archers and, or course, runners.
Here are some things to keep in mind when writing a centaur:

  • Where are the organs?
  • What do…

Reading aloud together with your child will prepare your child to succeed better than any other activity. Why? We’ll go over the reasons reading is so important in your kid’s life in this post, along with tips on how to read aloud with your child.

Why Is Reading Aloud to Your Kid Important?

Stimulates the Imagination

Of course, imagination and creativity need to be used in order to grow stronger, and reading with your kid gives them that practice and opens new worlds to them. This practice can help them dream bigger and go after their dreams in life.

Helps Your Child Understand the World

Reading introduces kids to new settings, people, situations, and events that they…


Have you ever lost track of a favorite book from your childhood because you can’t remember the title or author? Do you have the story on the tip of your tongue? Can you explain the plot, describe the cover, or know the era, but just can’t remember the one detail you need in order to actually find the book? We’ve been there and know exactly how frustrating this can be. Below are a few tips we’ve used when searching for a lost book we love.

Tips to Find a Book When You Don’t Know the Title or Author

If you’re currently suffering from a case of book amnesia, try some of these tricks…


Having an author blog is key to promoting yourself and your books. A blog will help you connect with current fans, as well as bring traffic to your website (through your newsletter, through organic searches, and through people sharing the blog post) and get your name out there. Of course, once people are there, you can also convert them to fans, perhaps by offering them a free copy of your book. But blogging is harder than it looks! Here are 10 blog mistakes to avoid, whether you are a seasoned blogger or just starting out.

Writing on a Good Topic

1. Writing posts that won’t interest the correct audience

Since you are an author…


I’m excited to share with you a few of my favorite books, books that captured my imagination and that I’ve read over and over again.


If you want to make a living as an author, you may wonder, how much do authors make? We’ll go over some basic numbers for traditionally published and indie authors.

Traditionally Published Authors

A traditionally published author may or may not receive an advance on their book for $5,000 to $10,000. Once the book is published, most publishing companies will pay the author around 10% in royalties (note: this royalty is historically based on the list price, but is increasingly more often based on the wholesale price, which are two VASTLY different amounts), but you have to earn back your advance before you…


When the world isn’t the right way up, comfort reads give me that little window of time in which to pretend it is! Here’s an eclectic mix of some great, shortish books, which have helped me escape when I’ve needed it most.


Being an author is a lot of work, and it is important to celebrate the successes in your writing journey to encourage yourself to keep going, to feel accomplishment, to increase motivation, and to give yourself a break from all that work. Here are some suggestions to help keep you happily on the writing path.

What to Celebrate?

There are many milestones you could celebrate in your writing journey, such as

  • reaching your word count or task goal for the day
  • getting in a solid block of writing in a day
  • meeting a fantastic editor who makes your writing shine
  • finishing another read-through…

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