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For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.
This week’s story: Be polite, and be fair.
Can’t see the video? Click here.
I love short mantras that cover a lot of situations. Do...Read more of this blog post »
Hello to you and your girlfriend. Is that an Appetite for Destruction T-shirt I spy in your profile picture?
I’ll begin by answering a question you didn’t ask. I don’t believe in an afterlife like Elsewhere and I absolutely didn’t write the book to propose a viable afterlife or even a viable world...Read more of this blog post »
Lookie, lookie! The release of THE UNDEAD POOL is months away, but things are starting to happen. No cover yet, but we have a cover synopsis! I don’t think you have to be a member of Goodreads to read the book’s blurb, but you do to register your vote that you want to read it. (It’s not a contest...Read more of this blog post »
A big happy book birthday to the anthology Defy the Dark edited by the awesome Saundra Mitchell, and including my short story “Ghost Town”!
Here’s what this book is about:
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The seventeen original stories in Defy the Dark, an eerie, mind-bending YA anthology, could only take place in darkness.
In Oklahoma most any gas station can do it.
In Washington, in Spokane, there are 2 state-run inspection operations, and the addy listed on the internet is wrong…it lists it as 930 N Hamilton, but that’s Gonzaga U. It’s actually hidden by the buildings on the other side, and is on Cataldo. I found...Read more of this blog post »
You will know much too much about me and some things about the book by the end of this blog entry.
Beautiful.Read more of this blog post »
In which Grace teaches you how to fake being smarter than you are in 50 easy steps. Some of them might possibly involve cheese. Maybe.
Today's paternity leave video is brought to you by the delightful: http://www.youtube.com/dailygrace
Adalah sukar untuk dicari kesepakatan terhadap penentuan tarikh mula munculnya gerakan Syiah. Ia berpunca daripada perbezaan pandangan pelbagai pihak di dalam menentukan pengasas atau pencetus kepada gerakan itu sendiri. Kontro...Read more of this blog post »
And in Turkey, the prime minister is threatening to treat demonstrators as terrorists, calling for a new constitution, and threatening to send in the Army.
The world is full of surprises, isn’t it?
I know, I know. We all get tons of book news from Publishers Weekly, Publishers, Marketplace, SLJ, ALA, and the New York Times.
But there are TONS of authors busting their asses every day running contests and giveaways, self-publishing books, promoting their work when all they really want to do is...Read more of this blog post »
To celebrate the release of Project Gemini, The New Recruit will be FREE on Amazon Kindle for five days. Starting on Tuesday, June 18 through Saturday, June 22, you’ll be able to download the ebook for FREE.
This is a great chance to give Spencer and the spy kids a try. If you like YA or know of s...Read more of this blog post »
Repost to include Robin as he did fight with Niko and Cal in the Trojan War.For those who have read Slashback and are up on the reincarnation twist, here is Niko as Achilles and Cal as his cousin Patroclus–not that the Trojan War ended well for them, but life goes on…and on…and on. Newly added is...Read more of this blog post »
I thought there would be a more propitiatory connection to early flight, all my research suggests the French were once particularly... Read more of this blog post »
I challenge any of you to listen to one of our politicians spe... Read more of this blog post »
Ponying up the money for a day trip into New York City in order to see a Broadway performance of "Chicago," and then hanging around the stage door after the show led to the best (early) birthday present ever:
And I even got a week-early "Happy Birthday!"
He was fantastic as... Read more of this blog post »
Life is peaceful and quiet and surpremely uneventful, which makes for a pleasant enough time, but doesn't give me much blogable material.
You know (well, most of you don't) I have a very good friendwho calls meon average once a week, and she always asks me wh... Read more of this blog post »
Wow! I’ve been getting such wonderful feedback about MINE TO TAKE! Thank you! I am thrilled that readers are enjoying the story!
And if you haven’t read MINE TO TAKE yet, don’t forget–my dark and sexy new romantic suspense is on sale for just .99 this week! Here’s a new excerpt, to get you in the...Read more of this blog post »
It rained hard through the night and Texas outside our windows is thoroughly soaked and kind of grey. It reminds me of a grumpy wet bird, sitting on some branch, waiting to dry out. I should get started on all this work I have to do, but I am really sleepy and a strong cup of coffee didn’t even p...Read more of this blog post »
This is just a friendly reminder that if you would like to grab a FREE e-book copy of TAKEN, my well received short story, today is the final day. Thanks to everyone for the downloads, and hopefully the subsequent reviews of this little tale.
I will be doing another post here short... Read more of this blog post »
Ever since the days of Pink I, when Miss Gwen caught her charge with a gothic novel and decided she could do better, Miss Gwen has been working on her very own masterpiece of purple prose: The Convent of Orsino, by a Lady.
Many of you have asked me about Miss Gwen’s gothic novel.
So, for your amu...Read more of this blog post »
Crossposted a... Read more of this blog post »
Joel Achenbach is a reporter for the Washington Post. He joined the paper years ago, after a successful career at the Miami Herald. (A lot of the Post’s great feature writers and editors came from Miami; they seemed to migrate north en masse.) Joel was (I’m pretty sure) the first Washington Post...Read more of this blog post »
I am SO excited. So, get this. You asked, and the publisher delivered! English language manga comics of THE DARKEST NIGHT are now available. There are two volumes and they are both available for download... right now! I don't even have words to tell you how excited I am. This is a trial run to se...Read more of this blog post »
There. All done.
Plus, a William Carlos Williams ref in the post title. I can dobrevity and... Read more of this blog post »
The History Channel’s first foray into dramatic TV, and I actually really enjoyed this 9 episode tale of semi-mythical Viking adventurer Ragnar Lodbrok. I’m nowhere near enough of an expert to comment on its precise level of realism, but it felt pretty convincing in the main to me, but much more...Read more of this blog post »
Dalton McKay’s story, REDNECK ROMEO, book 15 in the Rough Riders series, is finally here! Follow the buy links to get your copy today Take a gander at this gorgeous cover…and then I’ll leave you alone to read
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This comes out in two weeks, but I’m giving away ten (print) copies now! As always, you don’t have to like me on Facebook or sign up for the newsletter — just a comment will do. Any old comment! Just make sure to use the widget to record your entry!
Like…what are your plans for this summer? An...Read more of this blog post »
Thanks to all of you who've supported this release! I'm so excited that you're loving this book. =)
In travel news, we to... Read more of this blog post »
I’m writing book 2 in my new Carina Press trilogy, and I often play country music in the background to keep me in the mood. And I usually make up a playlist–I’m a little slow getting to it this manuscript.
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I've been stumbling across the UK, although mostly in and out of the BBC. I spent a day at the Guardian offices, editing their book website. (Here's a video:http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2013/jun/17/neil-gaiman-guardian-books-video).
My favourite thing was talking abou... Read more of this blog post »
I was sitting there with a plate of french toast and checking email when a message popped up from Tom Dark of the Heacock Hill Literary Agency.
“Greetings and Salutations,” he proclaimed!
Well, no. Actually he opened his email by saying, “I see you’re a snide supporter of the ‘Absolute Write’ gang....Read more of this blog post »
It took a radio interview for me to update the place, clean up some cobwebs. Apologies for absence, and I’m happy to share the following updates.
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I hate wide ruled paper. If there is a hell, and there is a composition class in said hell, said composition class would employ the use of wide rule.
On a pair of jeans, which pocket do you most use?
Do you have a class ring?
What ab... Read more of this blog post »
My Grandmother passed away recently. My parents had children at a very young age which meant I have been fortunate enough to have had a long time with my grandparents.
The day after my grandmother died I was working, trying to stay on task,howevermy mind kept wandering to memories of Grandma part...Read more of this blog post »
I want to take a few moments to thank my loyal readers for this, because without you I wouldn't have sold any books!
OK, so I'm not a hugely successful author who's selling hundereds of copies of every book, but my books are getting noticed, an...Read more of this blog post »
I'm painfully tired of seeing Hollywood rehash the origin story of a superhero, or a Sci-Fi classic just because someone new is playing the part. In the last decade alone, Batman has been rebooted once, and Superman twice. Seriously? Maybe instead, you coul... Read more of this blog post »