Okay, now that I'm back from London and getting over my Thanksgiving food-overdose, I'm finally starting to catch up (or trying to). Here's the first recap of what happened while I was gone:
World After made the USA Today bestseller list (Whoo-hoo!)
I did an interview with BBC Radio 2 with Claudia...Read more of this blog post »
Falters like a little boat upon the sea
All our souls are deeper than you can see
You can have everything if you let yourself be
Everybody is a part of anything, anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be."
What is the secret to happiness? We've gone ove... Read more of this blog post »
Jason excused himself from the clutches of a lady named Sarah-Jane who said that she ‘loved gay men’, and ‘wasn’t Jason cute’, and ‘was it okay for her to wear black shoes with a red dress?’ She made a little moue of disappointment, but Jason couldn’t see Mark and he’d promised... Read more of this blog post »
Christmas Special ~ 'Twas the Week Before Christmas, my quirky & fun version of the beloved 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore.
Hope it brings a smile to your face. If so, please share the holiday spirit!
Karen Docter ~ Roman... Read more of this blog post »
I packed, drove, and showered quickly so I could make the morning meeting on time. I wondered if April would be there now that she seemed close to being brought on... Read more of this blog post »
Well, it’s finally here! My sophomore novel, Gentle Persuasion, has released with Harlequin Heartwarming. To celebrate, I’m giving away two delectable Hawaiian-themed prize packages (since the story takes place in Hawaii!)
First up, the “Songs of Hawaii” package which contains:
- An autographed cop...Read more of this blog post »
The prequel novella Where Madness R... Read more of this blog post »
This morning I looked at my inbox and found an e-mail exchange between Tony and someone at allromanceebooks.com about a customer who had an issue with a self-pubbed e-book. Long story short, she/he couldn't download thee-bookwith Wordbecause of Mac issues and HTML issue... Read more of this blog post »
After last week's healthy + detox meal plan, this week's brand new meal plan will continue to make eating this holiday season both easy and delicious!
Along with healthy holiday-inspired recipes (Gingerbread Oatmeal! Eggnog Shake!), I have lots of new recipes like Rustic Sweet Potato Wraps (NEW!),...Read more of this blog post »
I enjoy writing beautiful poetry, and inspirational verse, but I also like to make people laugh. I hope, sometimes, you might be moved to tears by my p... Read more of this blog post »
I have this series of posts about Debut Author Lessons.
As a sort of holiday present, I thought I’d do some more this month but… to make them as helpful as possible, I thought I’d see if you have any requests.
Just leave a question down below in comments. I’ll see how many I can answer.
The post Do...Read more of this blog post »
I have an innate passion for copy editing and proofreading -- I take great ple... Read more of this blog post »
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Hi:) I’m MJ O’Shea, here to talk a little bit about my newest release Newton’s Laws of Attraction.
One of the things people who’ve read a few of my books will notice is that I like to include a jokey supporting character, someone who has a a bit of a mouth and tends to get a lot of the best lines...Read more of this blog post »
Last night, Peat appeared on Sword and Laser with Tom and Veronica. Listen to Peat talk about his daily word count for The Skull Throne, his thoughts on the current state of dark, gritty fantasy and his feelings on being the David Hasselhoff of Fantasy. Enjoy!
Peat also talks about the upcoming A...Read more of this blog post »
Read & Enjoy the ‘Tallent & Lowery Christmas Tale’.
Presented By: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/20...The Sapphire StormThe Hero's Companion13 Read more of this blog post »
"Blind Advoca... Read more of this blog post »
This is a Worldbuilders blog.
Subterranean Press was the first publisher to ever sponsor Worldbuilders. They make some damnfine books, then donate them to Worldbuilders so we can share the wealth among the geek community and help raise money for Heifer International.
Simply said, Subterranean P...Read more of this blog post »
Click here to buy on Kindle.
Book 4 of the series, Porpoisefully Yours , is s... Read more of this blog post »
This Wednesday: How to spot a psychopath.
I love finding–or inventing–ways to categorize people. I agree with philosopher Isaiah Berlin, who observed, “Every classification throws light on something.”
I’ve devised several of these, and of the one...Read more of this blog post »
And that is why we never had our tree up on December 4th. Or December 10th or 17th. First came Advent. And my father, a Lutheran minister, wouldn’t let us forget that. We’d bring out the Advent log of birch—ancient Druidic tree of renewal—with three purple and one pink candle, and would do Advent...Read more of this blog post »
(Something Drew would never do ;) ) But...he isn't big on patience.
It's live on Amazon!! The HFM Release Day Giveaway will include all receipts from Dec 4th & 5th!! Send 'em to me at email@example.com and get ready... Read more of this blog post »
Wedlocked: Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen by Carol Marinelli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Only now getting around to rating this on Goodreads. Fantastic heroine, strong, smart, logical. Hero initially comes off as a jerk and doesn't start being sympathetic until a few chapters in, but after that he... Read more of this blog post »
Started: Nov. 17
Finished: Dec. 4
Notes: When one thinks of a modern elitist, snobby, literary writer sitting around coffee shops in New York City, for many Jonathan Franzen's is the name and the face that comes to mind. To boot, he has somewhat a reputation for being an ass, e... Read more of this blog post »
It was a stupid argument.
Not least because it served to bring about the very thing Archer did not want. Now he was on his own for Solstice AND Christmas. And perhaps for the foreseeable future.
“You’re not an Irregular anymore,” he had protested, when Rake first brought up the subject of the Ch... Read more of this blog post »
TUESDAY / NOVEMBER 28
Mid-air, the vampire’s fist rammed against Johnny’s wolf-form breastbone, knocking him back enough that his jaws closed on empty air.
The vampire followed through with a round-house kick that caught Johnny on the nose before his paws ha... Read more of this blog post »
Every morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posti...Read more of this blog post »
I’m sure all of you have been waiting for the e-book with baited breath. Wrede on Writing goes live tomorrow, December 4th. It’s the first time I’ve had THREE sets of galleys to look over (epub, mobi, and the pdf that they’re using for the hardcopy version). It also got put together with stunning...Read more of this blog post »
Awww, come on, guys! (I’m laughing, really, I am.) Six people contacted Guy about their shirts, and not one of them told him the size of the shirt or the email it was ordered under. And you know what he did? He came into my office and griped at me for a good ten minutes. (head hits the desk) So t...Read more of this blog post »
This week’s video explains why readers may hate your protagonist because they feel betrayed by his unlikability.Video Transcript:
A long time ago, when this was a baby blog, I wrote a post called “Character Likability Is Overrated.” The point of this post was that characters do not have to be perf...Read more of this blog post »
I've reached the point in my story where I need make sure everything is connecting properly so the plot doesn't fall apart at the seams. That being said, I've been busy dotting my T's and crossing my I's ... or something to... Read more of this blog post »