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I am the epitome of permanent discontent! Which means this…. when I'm working on the first draft of a book, all I can think... Read more of this blog post »
There are many reasons a writer puts pen to paper. Some do it in hope of fame and fortune, others to show off how clever they are or make people laugh, others to scratch an itch or exorcise a demon, others just to pay the bills. I’d say there are as many reasons to write as there are writers, but...Read more of this blog post »
For an author, people watching is a must for character development. Every person on this planet, and other planet... Read more of this blog post »
So. Now that we’ve covered the basics, we can get into the juicy stuff.
When it comes to talking about my less than stellar mental health, I find I’m often surprisingly glib. This means that more than once I’ve had people tell me, “You’re so brave for sharing your experiences.”
Honestly? I don’t th...Read more of this blog post »
What a fun tour for my new book! Thanks to all my wonderful fans who came out to celebrate with me.
Katwalk is the story of a young woman who wakes up one day and decides to start over
My sexy, angsty and romantic serial THE AFFAIR begins on 9/16! To celebrate the first three weeks of steamy reading in September, I’m giving away an iPad mini and a sighed copy of Because You Are Mine at Fresh Fiction! Enter at Fresh Fiction to qualify to win!
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IN HER WAKE is now LIVE!The heartbreaking story that started it all, this is a true prequel novella that explains what really happened BEFORE TEN TINY BREATHS. Do you think you know the story already? Well, there's a lot you don't know. Though it is a novella,the story packs a punch. Be ready fo... Read more of this blog post »
You guys, I’m intrigued by this upcoming release by Karpov Kinrade. Check it out, and you’ll see what I mean.
He called me “wife.”
This man standing naked in front of me. Tall. Dark. Sexy as sin…
He’s my husband?
Disjointed images from the night before, the night I can’t entirely remember, float into...Read more of this blog post »
A few months ago I asked whattypes of blog posts you guys would like to see more of, and there was an overwhelming response for craft-based posts. And I’m right there with you. There is a lot to say on the craft of writing—entire shelves are dedicated to it in most bookstores!—but no matter how m...Read more of this blog post »
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Puntualissimo esce a settembre (a giorni in edicola anche se alcuni lettori mi segnalano di averlo già trovato e io ho ricevuto l’ambita ‘casa’ con le copie autore) IL PROFESSIONISTA STORY08 che ripropone IL GRANDE COLPO DEL MARSIGLIESE (che per questioni di diritti era stato posticipato) e l’in...
Normally Tuesday blogs are a problem when I’m coming off of a three day weekend. But this isn’t just any big weekend, it’s back-to-school week in the Sabatini house. And that mean’s yesterday, September 1st, was the official kick off to Kim’s New Year. January 1st might be for resolutions, but Se...Read more of this blog post »
Today marks the release of Cece Bell’s incredible graphic novel, El Deafo. It’s a memoir about how Cece suffered hearing loss when she was four years old, wore special hearing aids and learned to lip read, and her journey of acceptance and fitting in and finding true friends through her elementar...Read more of this blog post »
Just finished my paper quilled rendition of Leigh Bardugo's Siege and Storm! It’s the second book in The Grisha Trilogy, which is incredible and which I recommend to everyone ^_^
Oh. my. word. This is so very, very beautiful.Read more of this blog post »
Back in 2008, I asked the question “Is Christian Horror Becoming a Trend?” The “horror” label has always posed problems for Christian writers, publishers, and filmmakers. Terms like “thriller” or “supernatural suspense” are far more manageable when dealing with anything potentially “faith-based.”...Read more of this blog post »
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend! To celebrate Labor Day and how hard we LABOR all year I have decided to give away FREE copies ofRush to the Altar!
I have also marked downA Highlander for Christmasto only $1.99. You can get two of my books for just two bucks! Just... Read more of this blog post »
We're super shy ar... Read more of this blog post »
No, not inthat way. I’m told this condition is one of a kind and that surgery will correct it enough so that small children and pets no longer tumble into catatonic states upon seeing me.
No, I mean in the way that you sometimes struggle with what to write. Writing...Read more of this blog post »
What a few days.
The Requiem Ball was beautiful chaos. People came in ballgowns and jeans and tuxedos and T-shirts, but everyone was wearing a mask, and everyone was equal. The Bleeding Heart Crypt was where the first book was launched, way back in 2007, and so it was a fitting venue to see of... Read more of this blog post »
The reception in the US, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty's recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century attests to growing concern about rising...Read more of this blog post »
Look at me trying to write something all meaningful. So, yeah the protagonist of you story is the one who changes the most to one teacher, and the protagonist is either the one in the story that changes the most … Continue reading →
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How do you do a task in the strength of another? How do you exert your will to do something in such a way that you are relying on the will of another to make it happen?
Here are some passages from the Bible that press this question on us:
“By the Spirit put to death the deeds of the body” (Romans 8...Read more of this blog post »
I turned to see a slim girl our age standing at my desk. She wore black from head to toe and her short pixie cut platinum blonde hair was parted on the side and smoothed tight to her head. He... Read more of this blog post »
As previously reported, horror novelist James Newman was the victim of a freak accident involving a tree.
WIDOWMAKERS is a new benefit anthology for James and his family. It features stories by myself, Brian Hodge, J.F. Gonzalez, Elizabeth Massie, Ray Garton, Maurice Broaddus, Ronald Kelly, Jame...Read more of this blog post »
When I came up with the idea behind Wicked in May of 2014, I really didn’t know what I wanted as a cover, but I knew I wanted to work with Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations again. She was the master of magic behind the original Wait for You cover, which has been one of my favorite covers of mine.
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Release Day is here! Night Unbound , the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians series, is now available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats! Woohoo!! If this is your first time hearing about it, here's the blurb:
For centu...Read more of this blog post »
Why the book and title? I had to get your attention, just like engineers, soldiers, pilots, astronauts, passengers, policemen, firemen, etc. need to get someone’s attention just before a catastrophe occurs in order to either prevent the event or save lives. And engineers, systems analysts, worker...Read more of this blog post »
Clare Cermac’s adjusting to a new man in her life—and a lot of ghosts. The passing of Clare’s aunt gave way to a sizeable inheritance of not only money, but also the ability to communicate w... Read more of this blog post »
Last week, I asked all of you to think of questions you’ve always wanted to ask me and post it in the comment section. So, here are my answers to a few of your questions, and Ill try to answer the rest of your questions over the next few weeks.
Destany asked: Can you write wherever you are, no ma...Read more of this blog post »
And let’s say you do your best. You put in all the effort you can. But then when your book comes out, the Internet gets angry. You slowly realize that, for once, the Internet might be right. You made a cultural misstep. If this happens, take comfort in the fact that even flawed characters can in...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks for following along these past few days. I do have winners to announce, so keep reading. And I will have a celebration for the release, I just wanted to see whether Amazon was continue to be a butt—and they are only being half-butt’s today. The ebook is ready to download, thank goodness, b...Read more of this blog post »
All right, ducklings, let’s get this party started. I picked the 10 winners based on what ideas and thoughts sprang to mind after reading their entries – what I end up writing for each might not be an on-the-nose response, but it will certainly use those entries as a springboard.
If you are among...Read more of this blog post »
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Share and Win Giveaway so I think it’s time for another!! UNDER HIS PROTECTION, the next book in my Red Stone Security series is officially out for 2.99!
How the giveaway works: Each time you spread the word about UNDER HIS PROTECTION being on sale, it counts a... Read more of this blog post »
When Sue and I first chatted about the idea of setting up our virtual ice cream shop, and writing about the customers passing through, I was... Read more of this blog post »
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