Tonight: Charlie returns from Oz. Things…happened there. Check it out! I’ll be live tweeting at 9pm PST as well. Any comments on the episode, leave them here! Thanks for supportingRead more of this blog post »
I’ve often been asked what I’d be if I wasn’t a writer. My answer? A comedienne.And even though I chose to become a writer, I’m lucky enough to still be able to let the funny side of me out to play. It comes out in my writing (remember when Miranda turned Sock into a skunk?), but I also get to le...Read more of this blog post »
by Micah R. Sisk
Old man Danbury pushed his wooden turnip cart before him on his way to market.
“Grandpa!” Caleb called out. Other children pushed close behind him.
“Now, Caleb, I ain’t got time to stop. Keep up if you want to talk.”
“Grandpa was in... Read more of this blog post »
So I���m sitting here, working on my 10th book���how did that happen?���and thinking about pacing. As someone who writes fantasy, I���m always faced with a dilemma, a push-pull problem: the need to introduce the world and its rules, without dragging down the plot. I like to think I do this���I ce...Read more of this blog post »
It’s my birthday next week and I’m feeling old. So to cheer myself up I went looking for things that were older. I hit on things like the pyramids, the great barrier reef the ice and snow at the south pole…..but you know what I found out? The sun is 4.5 billion years old! I think for 4.5 billion...Read more of this blog post »
For everyone bored by my obsession with Kindle Unlimited (KU) and Amazon’s algorithms, skip this post.
Since starting my self-publishing journey late in October 2014, my learning curve has been massive. It’s meant I’ve written less than I’d have liked, but you can’t research, strategise and test s...Read more of this blog post »
“See, there he is, Mr. Boone,” Mercedes said to me. “Just like I told you on the phone, Conway Adkins dead as a fence post in his very... Read more of this blog post »
Thank you to everyone who entered the Australia Day Book Giveaway– what a great tour of wonderful places in Australia you’ve taken me on! Our internet was on go-slow yesterday, so I’m a little late replying to comments and drawing the winners, but I’ve set random.org to work today to select two w...Read more of this blog post »
By Jody Hedlund@JodyHedlund
I recently got a REALLY bad review on my book, Love Unexpected . The title read "No! No! No! Dirty, dirty, dirty!" The reviewer left one-star, but I'm sure she would have left a negative number if that were possible.
When I first saw the review title, I was startled.... Read more of this blog post »
Time for a few retorts and responses to comments here.
Let me first deal with Mr Courtnadge, who wrote of my complaint that it felt a bit lonely to be against the Iraq war: ‘A bit of an exaggeration, author. The Stop The War march in London was one of the biggest the capital has ever seen ; you we...Read more of this blog post »
Forced back to his hometown in Florida, John's craving a hit with every memory... Read more of this blog post »
I got another wonderful package in the mail--5 real copies of the Australian version of TLTWSG.
Pretty, right?(See below for how another rafflecopter, where you can win a copy or one of the last 2 ARCs before the book a... Read more of this blog post »
Recently, as a way of supplementing my fiction income, I’ve started writing some nonfiction pieces for genre magazines.�� The first fruits of this endeavor appear in this month’s issue of the UK-based Scream magazine.�� I interviewed Nightmare on Elm Street 3‘s Jennifer Rubin and Halloween 5‘s Do...Read more of this blog post »
���Not everything can be returned to its original form,��� Norm said after a long pause.
���What is that supposed to mean?��� Lee asked. He didn���t want to alienate Norm. Something about the way Norm watched him eased his stress. Worries faded before Norm���s compassionate gaze.
���I can���t tell...Read more of this blog post »
Canada is going backwards.
I imagine it will be appealed, but it's a horrible blow. I hope the Law So... Read more of this blog post »
Leslie Kelly … if you don’t know the name, you haven’t been reading me forever! Leslie is an original Plotmonkey – the Blog and writing group who entertained you online for over five years. Les is a bestselling Harlequin Blaze author (which is how we met) and we have worked/plotted/and been frien...Read more of this blog post »
I have a beta reader all lined up for my next romance, and last week I cruised along - only a few thousand words and the last day of the adventure to write in a frenzy and hit send to my critique friend. I even had a list of projects written down for bouts of... Read more of this blog post »
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A BIG bear romance.
Dr. Jess is his soulmate. His grizzly knows it. He knows it. Suspects she does as well. But he does have one dilemma standing in his way.
Talk about inconvenient.
Good thing Travis is tenacious. Even if h...Read more of this blog post »
What you have here is a drawing that I did on my new tablet. It’s actually been a really long time since I’ve drawn. I mean I was an art major, back in the day, but that was 25 years ago. But this new tablet, see, it has a touch sensitive stylus. So… I started doodling and now I have this thing...Read more of this blog post »
Aerial view of the first convoy to go from India to China over the re- opened Burma Road. (US Army Center of Military History)
75 Years Ago—Jan. 28, 1940: King George of Britain announces court will not be held this year due to the war.
70 Years Ago—Jan. 28, 1945: Burma Road reopens as first Allie...Read more of this blog post »
So it’s pretty well known in the SF community that Author Myke Cole and I have been friends for a long time. We met in high school back in 1990, which is… shit. 25 years ago now.
Wow. I feel old.
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A Satirical Map of Europe in 1877.
I dunno—the picture of Russia looks an awful lot like a certain Vlady …Read more of this blog post »
Just wanted to let you all know that the recently-released MILLER’S CREEK FORGIVENESS COLLECTION consisting of A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (the fifth Miller’s Creek novel) and THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS (the companion Bible study on the theme of forgiveness) is free for Amazon Kindle January 27-31. (...Read more of this blog post »
Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne NOT Feuding on Fashion Police, Despite Report
A so-called “insider” for Life & Style explains, “Kelly and Kathy are already having issues. Kelly can't stand Kathy. She doesn't think she's as funny as [the late Joan Rivers, wh... Read more of this blog post »
I’m at Casblanca Authors today talking about movies. What are you looking forward to seeing? I’ll give you a hint… I’m dying to see a certain scifi/romance/action movie with Sean Bean, Mila Kunis, and Channing Tatum. Want to see the trailer? Go to Casablanca!
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