Back in the good ol' days to be liked meant someone had to know you, to have spent time around you to come to the conclusion that you had a good heart, a kind character, an honest nature. In other words, you had to earn it with your genuine self. Gone are these days o... Read more of this blog post »
Like most people embarking on the road to becoming an entertainer, I am motivated in large part by my desire to give something of value to my audience. Sometimes I want to give you laughter, sometimes I want to give you knowledge or a new perspective, sometimes I want to give you an enriching e...Read more of this blog post »
to the rock sky.
eleven dead suns.
one thousand stars.
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Adam Weston (the male lead in my upcoming novel, Catch Me) is an alpha male. Writing an alpha male is hard. Sure, they’re super sexy, but all of that “he man bullshit” (which is whatIsabelle Jennings, my heroine, calls it) can get a strong, sassy lady’s hackles up.
Or her “panties in a tight kn...Read more of this blog post »
January 1, 2014
Since the beginning, two entities have had complete, unquestioned control over Thea: the Earth and God.
But when Thea suddenly figures out that the Earth has trapped her within a forest, she discovers that the only way to... Read more of this blog post »
- Justina Ireland, Writing About Diversity Is Harder Than I Thought (via richincolor) Read more of this blog post »
Most journalists and talk show hosts just don't seem interested in fiction. Even when the auth... Read more of this blog post »
For a limited time, you can download my novel for free over at Story Cartel in exchange for a brief honest review. Participants will also be eligible to win Amazon gift cards.Read more of this blog post »
The site has been down for a couple of days – and as you all know I’m useless at tech so had no idea how to fix it. I had a lovely online ‘chat’ with David from GoDaddy who gave me a UK number to call for support. Which I called and in no time at all the lovely gentleman in support sorted...Read more of this blog post »
Enter to win one of 5 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Feb 13-Mar 13, 2014. This giveaway is for one paperback copy of the newly released The L…Read more of this blog post »
Beautiful and lush, the western tip of South Africa is a adventures lovers delight.
Our first stop is Knysna and we hit the ground running, indulging in the first of our many sundowners as we enjoy the sunset from Knysna heads.
The next day we are up bright and early for mountain biking. We cycle t...Read more of this blog post »
We’ve shuffled with zombies, howled with werewolves, and been bitten by vampires…but, now it’s time for some fresh blood (bad pun intended). If you are writing one of these three power baddies – there’s certainly nothing wrong with it. After all, there’s probably an infinite way you can come up w...Read more of this blog post »
Lately, I have had too many conversations debating writing a series. Far too many, really. On realizing just how many, I got nervous, the anxiety fueled by my quasi-writers’ block. I kept worrying – was it because I was not too keen about my own series anymore? Was I feeling overwhelmed and in tu...Read more of this blog post »
Maureen: Well, love, today we’re goin’ to be givin’ you a wee challenge. We’re makin’ an Irish Shepherds... Read more of this blog post »
Cong... Read more of this blog post »
I’m giving away 5 print copies of Withholding Evidence over on Goodreads!
Goodreads Book Giveaway
by Rachel Grant
Giveaway ends April 04, 2014.
See the giveaway details
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This is not boring in the way bad narrative is boring; it is boring in the way life is boring, and somehow, almost perversely, that is a surpri...Read more of this blog post »
When Jason and I went through foster training 2 1/2 years ago, they made a point to tell us, "we don't call them foster children. They are children in fost... Read more of this blog post »
Here's a short excerpt from Taking Jezebel:
“All right,” the warden said disinterestedly, “let’s go. It’s a long walk from here.”
“No car?” Orson asked, half-joking but half-hoping there was one, rubbing his neck again, lips quivering.
Orson still pictured the faces of his sniggerin...
Happy Women’s History Month: Here are some great YA reads about strong feisty female characters!
what lovely company!Read more of this blog post »
But the reviews got me thinking...
I understand at least to some extent what the author (and ones like him) were hawking: magic doesn't make life wonderful, getting what you want isn... Read more of this blog post »