Even more excellent fan art appearing on DeviantArt! This one almost slipped under the radar, as it was posted over a week ago. Glad I caught it because it’s an awesome sketch of one of my favorite side characters. Check it out:
Here is what the artist had to say:
Ragen, The messenger, almost l...Read more of this blog post »
I was delighted to find I’ve had a few nominations in the Goodreads M/M Group 2013 Members’ Choice Awards:
1. Favourite all-time m/m author
5. Best Anthology (Summer Lovin’)
16. Best Action/Suspense/Adventure (Fall Hard)
17. Best Alternate Universe (Trick of Time)
19. Best Contemporary (Fall Hard...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve caught shortlist fever. It’s irresistible—this impulse to sum up the year.
I will begin with the books I gobbled up and which made a lasting impression. It’s a very odd mix this year of wise, irreverent, profoundly sad and profoundly lurid. (Compare it to the well-rounded list for 2012.)
Note:...Read more of this blog post »
No Tea, No Shade
No Tea, No Shade
You’re Welcome. Love, Your Cat
Double Black – Jett & Goldie
What a thrilling honor! Several of my stories have been nominated for a Member’s Choice Awards for the M/M Group on Goodreads. It’s a fun group, very active which is nice because y...Read more of this blog post »
This is a Worldbuilders blog.
This year’s fundraiser has taken off amazingly fast, breaking all the records we’ve had in the past.
For example, this year we raised more money in our first week than we did in the entire first year we ran worldbuilders, back in 2008.
Needless to say, this gives me a...Read more of this blog post »
Lots of my friends did really well, and I think LA Witt essentially ended up owning most of th... Read more of this blog post »
Eve... Read more of this blog post »
If you have any questions for me, I’m doing a Q&A over at Goodreads all week. You can find it here, as part of David Estes’s YA fan group.
I also wanted to share a blog post David recently put up. It’s some of the soundest advice I’ve seen for aspiring writers. Definitely worth a read. My favo...Read more of this blog post »
On my tree, a wooden wreath of spools, beads, twine and ribbon, another craft from one of my younger sister’s December 1st birthday parties. If it were made of fake evergreen limbs, it would surely get lost on these imitation branches, and its weight makes it sag a bit. But it got me thinking tha...Read more of this blog post »
Today’s guest post is brought to you by Carl Shaw.
From Literati to Twitterati
5 Great Authors to Follow on Twitter
It seems as though everyone is making use of Twitter at the moment, and authors are no exception. From connecting with fans of their works to publicizing their latest book, more aut...Read more of this blog post »
This was during the awkward days. When bus tickets would end in .5. And when the government had stopped the use of 25 paise coins. And when my college kept changing principal’s the way parents change baby diapers. And when the university decided 75% is decent is when it comes to attendance. On t... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been busy recording audiobooks, including a few of my own. Today, I complete the audio trifecta of Original Wil Wheaton Works Read By Me, Wil Wheaton, with the release of The Happiest Days of Our Lives: The Deluxe Audio Edition.
The text is taken from the special deluxe edition that Subterran...Read more of this blog post »
So I’m sitting here trying to think of a blog post for today, and I get an email from a woman who is preparing to sit down and write her first novel, but she has questions. I read a little farther, and it turns out that she’s thinking ahead. Far, far ahead. She’s not just planning to write a tril...Read more of this blog post »
My heart breaks today. My poor Algie died. I went out and found him, cuddled up in his bed. It looked like he just closed his eyes and went to sleep. I patted his head thinking he was still sleeping.
He so loved life and enjoyed running around. Everything was a big game to him and he loved it h... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been haunting the weather maps lately, looking snow. Last night, they gave us an 80% chance of less than an inch, which is an odd way of saying we might get snow, but alas, though it is snowing right now, the map has changed from 80% to 30%, with no more in the forecast until the weekend. An...Read more of this blog post »
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“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”
- Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor wi...
I’ve been asked a lot lately by new writers whether they should self-publish their first novel or go with a traditional publisher.
To me the answer is very obvious: find an agent and publish the traditional way.
What follows is my reasons why I think the answer is obvious but first a disclaimer.
D...Read more of this blog post »
Several years ago, I had a Christmas cookie bonanza of my own. It was the year Shug came out, and I wanted to do something nice for all the people at S&S who had worked so hard on the book. So I started baking. I baked six different kinds of cookies, dozens and dozens of each. This was one of...Read more of this blog post »
and Jane FINALLY (see the epic 6.5 hour struggle with Comcast…) got the new router set up.
It wasn’t glitchless, but we got it. Jane got it.
Neither she nor I is as energetic as we wish, but hey, the router does work.
Yesterday she got mulch for the new trees. WE hope this will be soon enough, beca...Read more of this blog post »
Goodreads is having their annual Member's Choice Awards. Fire Horse is in the running for Best Athletes and Best Cover. If you would like to vote for your favorite author, story, and cover for 2013, now's your chance. You don't have to be a member of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group to vote.
Here's... Read more of this blog post »
I seem to need a night semi-off.* So I thought I’d give you a book rec. I should do this more often. All this frelling reading should be GOOD for something, shouldn’t it?
I read this quite recently—on Astarte. On the Kindle app on my iPad. There have been various outbursts on the forum about the f...Read more of this blog post »
In which John eats slobber carrots with drool, gross barbecue with drool, and hat. I'm glad to have this punishment behind me. Thanks to Henry and nerdfighteria for the horror.
Hey, the Project for Awesome starts in ONE WEEK! Get your thumbnails here: http://www.projectforawesome.com/thum... and...
Just wanted to drop a quick line thatall audiobooks are 50% off in December at Tantor Audio! Thisincludes the FBI/US Attorney series,Practice Makes Perfect,and tons of other great audiobooks.More info can be found here.
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Ta dah! I am way beyond excited to share the cover of my debut Pippa Croft novel, the First Time We Met – the e book is available for pre-order on Amazon now with the paperback to follow.
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I started out in college as a fine arts major. Even though I ultimately ended up being a writer, I still see the world in pictures.
When I’m building a new story, images allow me to physically see the characters and the places the way I visualize them in my mind. Inspiration boards are also a grea...Read more of this blog post »
By Leslie L Cox
Format:Kindle EditionKatrina's book is a quick read with a lot of insight, intuitive views on the mind and how it works in various situations but also a great amount of hear... Read more of this blog post »
So, it’s that time of year again. What time? You know, when we all look back and say “What the hell happened?” This year started horribly for me personally. My father passed away on December 11, 2012, and I believed my world was crumbling in on me. A couple of weeks after the funeral, Kurt took...Read more of this blog post »
(Two weeks is plenty of time for Christmas shopping, right? Right??)
Want to know some things I’ve fallen in love with this year, that now I’m giving to a lot of people on my list?
Pre-reader book: Journey, by Aaron Becker. This is a gift of time as well, and self, since there are no words, just a...Read more of this blog post »
Okay, here we go!
I’d originally planned to post this a chapter at a time, but that makes for some awfully long blog posts. So I’m breaking it up a little bit more. I’m quite nervous about this, since I’ve never done anything like this before–a whole story on the blog, a “Pay what you want if you...Read more of this blog post »
Black Arts serial release, first chapter, part 8 “I saw her last on Monday. I kissed her and...
Official Release Day Today’s the day. The Official Release Day of Skin […]...
Reading order Chronology of Books and Stories WeSa and the... Read more of this blog post »
*It’s not entirely surprising that guys organizing crime online are getting charged with being organized crime figures.
*What’s weird is when your brainy, twenty-something geek neighbor is hauled from his basement apartment by a truckload of feds, when he never showed a visible sign of harming so...Read more of this blog post »
This is one of those oversharing posts. You’ve been warned.
In the morning I wake up because Kid 2 is wailing.
She, pointing to her face.
Kid 2 has an attack of allergies. Her eyes are puffy and red. She looks like a raccoon, except instead of having a black mask, it looks like someone rubb...Read more of this blog post »
Here are some things I need to finish:
You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.
Patience and Fortitude
Nothing made Matthew hate himself more than waiting for the e... Read more of this blog post »
I am thrilled to announce that my publisher is dropping the price of the Mischief of the Mistletoe e-book for the holiday season.
For those who prefer paper-y thingies, you can currently...Read more of this blog post »
Be sure to visit these blogs to celebrate the upcoming re-release of AFTER DARK (as a mass market!) and enter to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards!!
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