Summer's story was completely different from the others. She was the youngest child I had ever died for thus far; she was merely eight years old when I took control of her body. She was a beautiful little girl--big, lively hazel eyes and long, curly bronze hair, and an ange... Read more of this blog post »
You guys are wonderful, and please don't stop.
P.S. CEASE AND DESIST is in its final stages of revisions. I have the BEST betas ever. They complement each other's critiquing style perfectly, and OH... Read more of this blog post »
In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Q&A on Beginnings, we answer some of your questions on the matter. Here are some of the questions:
What are there differences between the beginnings in different forms?
How do you begin in media res when you’re not writing action?
What’s the biggest mi... Read more of this blog post »
Are you looking for a short, quick route to answers about what you should do with... Read more of this blog post »
I figured...you can't really go wrong with a shirtless dude, right? The Frat Brat is my freebie story that's coming out this summer through the M/M Romance Group's Don't Read in the Closet event. Once it's available, I'll be p... Read more of this blog post »
I have the free will to will it away,not to drink water , write poems.Write about free... Read more of this blog post »
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This book was a great read, the plot was very well put together. It kept you wanting to read to find out
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It had just the right balance of happiness and sadness for me, lot... Read more of this blog post »
Guess what day it is? Besides release day for Broken Arrow?
It’s another freebie alert!
What better way to start off your week than with a batch of FREE e-books?
Here’s a batch of (LEGAL)freebies for you to enjoy. Remember to check the prices BEFORE you one-click, and I make no assurances to the qu...Read more of this blog post »
Roasted vegetables are just downright delightful, no two ways about it. Something happens when the high heat of the oven hits the natural sugars in the vegetables . . . wait, what’s that called again? . . . It’s on the tip of my tongue . . .
Oh! I just remembered: Bliss. Bliss is what happens.
I lo...Read more of this blog post »
I didn’t believe them when they told me, but when I was in Washington, D.C. a few months back, when having dinner with my friends Carol and Joe, they swore that if I stopped at Zahav in Philadelphia on the way back, that I’d have a life-changing experience. While I wish that at least several t...Read more of this blog post »
In my (bestselling) book Better Than Before, I set forth my “Four Tendencies” framework, which divides people into one of four categories, depending on how they respond to expectations. To take the quiz to find out your Tendency, go here. To read generally about the Four Tendencies, go here.
Since...Read more of this blog post »
I was tagged on Facebook to list 15 small things that make me happy.
1. In-jokes with friends, the stupider the better as it gives you warm fuzzes about your shared history.
2. Sticking my face in the cat's warm belly on a cold day.
3. Hearing the Tigers' theme song at the end of a victorious game.
4...Read more of this blog post »
Last Monday, while we were reading about Nugget the brave,a pastor in Sioux City was writing anarticleabout that very passage (chapter 15). Leeli andNugget reminded him ofhis daughter’s first experience with grief. His article iswise and tender-hearted, and I commend it to you. Thanks, Pastor Kev...Read more of this blog post »
What has been happening this week? It’s been crazy busy. I haven’t had a ton of time to read, so I sat down and read most of today (with the exception of doing a little bit of work and washing the dishes). I have been spending most of the day wandering the moors, reading The Annotated Wuthering H...Read more of this blog post »
Judging by the soft, blue/gray glow behind the blinds, it was just after dawn when the goddamn cat decided to walk around our bathroom and howl for no goddamn reason.
I sat up in bed, startling both of our dogs, and stomped across the bedroom.
“Jesus fuck, Luna. Shut the fuck up,” I grumbled, as I...Read more of this blog post »
I am so pleased with the great response to Chasing Claire!! Especially as a follow up to Raine Falling!! I can't thank you enough for your praise, interest and all the postings, reviews and emails!! For a writer I think that the second book is kind of a tough one, especially if the... Read more of this blog post »
The Edgar Awards will be presented Wednesday evening in New York City. I love attending these awards (see above for the biggest reason). This year I was a judge for the Best Paperback or Ebook Original. I am damn well going to be there to see the award presented.
The full list of this year’s E...Read more of this blog post »
Because this website is changing servers, there’s a possibility that this week’s blog post, scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, may be slightly delayed.
It sounds like the title of either a SF or maybe a romantic suspense book, Two Words Collide, but it’s actually been my office for the last year or so as I shift my focus of work from pure urban fantasy where the characters are witches, vampires, and Weres, to something a little more mainstream....Read more of this blog post »
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You hear it all the time: prologues are evil. (And writers everywhere, commence howling.) Now I’ll grant that “evil” is a slight exaggeration. We might call them “dangerous” instead, except that word is pretty ironic, since one of the chief reasons a prologue is so dangerous is because itallows a...Read more of this blog post »
224 authors, review bloggers, and publishers have got together to offer something wonder... Read more of this blog post »
It sure as hell does.
I saw the film It Follows over the weekend, and it was pretty damn good: I love the premise, and I thought the execution was excellent, for the most part.
If you’re unfamiliar, It Follows is a horror film with a simple premise: A young girl has sex with a new boyfriend and is...Read more of this blog post »
This week I receivedsomeespecially lovely mailings of two forthcoming books. First of all, there was Laura Amy Schlitz’s The Hired Girl (which I have read and wrote enthusiastically about here). The ARC came most appropriately with a small notebook and a dainty white handkerchief. How perfect for...Read more of this blog post »
Distractify offers us:
20 Of History’s Most Brilliant Minds And Their Drug Of Choice
Lots of famous names here: Vincent van Gogh – Absinthe and Digitalis, Sigmund Freud – cocaine, Francis Crick – LSD, Carl Sagan – Marijuana, Benjamin Franklin – Opiates….
When this famous a...Read more of this blog post »
I think that Reeve always had a little thing for her, but it never really developed into morebecause 99% of the time they got on each other’s nerves and also, he knew Alex had real feelings for her. So he put her put of his mind and didn’t let himself go there.
[image error]Forget chickens, people. If a chicken crosses the road, it’s not going to do much to your car, even at freeway speeds. I’m thinking you’ll get something like a brief white burst of feathers, and then you might have to run the wipers a bit, but nothing structural. Nothing that might i...Read more of this blog post »
Gillian Reynolds Telepgraph UK
"Charles Paris, the original creation of Simon Brett, exists in 17 novels. Brett was 28, working as a producer at BBC radio, when he first imagined him. Surveying his small pile of unpublished manuscripts... Read more of this blog post »
I admit, I've been atrocious about blogging. I swear, I'm having flashbacks to my middle school diary. I was also a horrible journal writer, which is why I had a stack of blank diaries (with one or two entries at most). It seems I haven't evolved much beyond my 13-year-old self.
But, I kin... Read more of this blog post »
So far, so good. I'm avoiding the bad stuff, though perhaps not stringently enough. Feeling restless and edgy and yet no energy, which makes me think I need food. Sigh.
Here's the ugly truth. Yesterday I had a Kashi protein bar, lunch was 2 pieces of whole-wheat bread and nitrate free turkey (no f...Read more of this blog post »
The gorgeous cover of my upcoming release Enforcing Emory created by Catt Ford was revealed today on Prism Book Alliance. Read an excerpt and comment to win an ecopy. Pre-order links are included in the post. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of Emory and Nikolai.
http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2015/0... Read more of this blog post »
Hi! This week, for a change, I'm handing over the soapbox to a new guest blogger—one who's been publishing books almost since I was in high school: Judith Tarr.
Her first fantasy novel, The Isle of Glass, appeared in 1985, and went on to win the Crawford Award. Her space opera, Forgotten Suns, has...Read more of this blog post »
Hello everyone :)
First, thank you to everyone for their kindness and understanding about the Goodreads event story I had to withdraw from. Sara’s prompt has been taken up by Julia, and I have no doubt she is going to rock it!
Next, Axel’s Pup is now in print. It’s actually been out a little whil...Read more of this blog post »
My entire trip to New Zealand, Gentle Reader, was because of one man: Andrew. Andrew and I met at the WorldCon in Melbourne a few years ago. Apparently, he was talking to Pip and Tee and saw me in my checked outfit. He asked who I was and they told him, and then he asked to be introduced.
Andrew'... Read more of this blog post »
Facebook Post Helps Solve 34-Year Old Cold Case Murder Of Louisiana Teen
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The post Facebook Po...Read more of this blog post »
I need to made a new portfolio,
though. My old one, upper left,
is worn out.It's time to decide what I can realistically bring with me, and what I cannot. I want to bring my large, daily journal, but it's too big and heavy, so I pulled out the smaller one, shown in the... Read more of this blog post »
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