What’s in a name? What’s in a title? I know it’s important to readers, but how about authors? Can a title influence the plot or the heart of the story? Does a title influence a writer? Hmm?
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I had tried to come up with a new title before submitting it to publishers. One of my beta readers thought it needed s... Read more of this blog post »
A Day at the Office or The Bastard
All she wants is to spend the day with her beloved husband. Instead she's going to spend it at the office, another day sacrificed to the toxic reign of The Bastard.
A short story examining the ruinous... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve just returned from a multi-city book tour. There were happy meetings and reunions, great Q&A sessions, bookstores converted to speakeasies, and at the last stop, a basket of champagne and strawberries from my publisher. I enjoy posting photos from readings and cities I visit to support...Read more of this blog post »
Ah, it’s good to have confirmation that there’s no reason to ever, ever bother reading The Da Vinci Code, no matter how many other people loved it.
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Hilton Head Beach, South Carolina
It's summertime! Time for vacations and stay-vacations and everything in between.
If you could travel anywhere this summer, all expenses paid, where would you go? South of France? Disneyland? A patisserie in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower?
Would you climb Machu... Read more of this blog post »
Patrick Harford sees hope as magical and beautiful, too delicate to hold—and everything in his life has proved him right. An unhealthy home leaves him hiding in the shadows as he tries to come to terms with his sexuality.
Patrick finds solace among the performers at the Allegaheny Mountains Renais...Read more of this blog post »
• June 18, 2013
My readers have put Once Upon a Tower on the New York Times bestseller list! I’m so honored and pleased. It was a great week — I had a lot of fun on tour and got this wonderful news when I was in a fabulous chocolate shop with a group of readers from my BookClub!
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By Jessica Spotswood
I adore Jess--she's one of my favorite people. ANDshe writes wonderful books. This is the second in the Cahill Wit... Read more of this blog post »
Image © DC Comics, Inc.
Another big crossover thing is about to begin, but this issue is still entertaining and does not feel like part of a story with things missing. Despero is on the JL satellite and looking for the “real” Justice League, but finding only the newbies, who are definitely not r...Read more of this blog post »
More ebook outlets will appear in the next few weeks. As new outlets become active, they will be listed on:
http://www.stephenrenneberg.com/... Read more of this blog post »
Every year I hope this summer will be different. I start out good. And then the summer blahs hit.
Maybe it’s the soaring temps (although not this year – it’s been rather cool and rainy). Maybe it’s the kids being out of school. They stay up super late, so I don’t sleep as well. I’m tempted to stay...Read more of this blog post »
Good Tuesday Morning, everyone! I just wanted to let you know about my latest reissues. These are both short stories and priced at .99 a piece exclusively at Amazon.
From the time of Arthur and Camelot, she has traveled the world, dispensing her magical swe...Read more of this blog post »
I (finally) started the rewrite of Cherry Season yesterday. (But shush, don’t get too excited, we might scare it away.) So I won’t be blogging til I finish it. I mean, I know I’m blogging now, but I’m only blogging to say I won’t be blogging so that’s fine, obviously. (And now that I’ve just watc...Read more of this blog post »
Below is the Table of Contents of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS COMPANION: City of Bones, Shadowhunters, and The Sight: The Unauthorized Guide.
The book is now available in fine bookstores everywhere.
(St. Martin’s Press, June 2013)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. Whic...Read more of this blog post »
I spend far too much time on trivialities in this blog, ignoring what it should truly be about. Words. Stories, creation and art – the ups and downs of the particular life behind my own stories. Some things matter more than others, and today, I have decided, is a very good day.
First, unrelated to...Read more of this blog post »
So HarperCollins is doing a cool thing, and I wanted to let you all know about it. The idea is that ebooks could be so much more than they are, but so far nobody’s really figured out what that’s supposed to be. Right now we’re basically treating ebooks as print books, and the experience of readin...Read more of this blog post »
Ah, this is a very interesting mystery indeed! Was Queen Elizabeth I really an imposter? And was that imposter a man?
It may be time to check the grave…
By CHRISTOPHER...Read more of this blog post »
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This picture is incredibly badass, but I think my favorite part how the demon’s body rembles bark from a tree. Truly inventive. Not mention the scary needle-like teeth a...Read more of this blog post »
Now a Killer Is Turning the Meat Market into a Meat Wagon.
One by one, he's killing them. Lurking in the digital underworld of Men4HookUpNow, he lures, seduces, charms, reaching out through instant messages to the unwary. They invite him over. He's... Read more of this blog post »
Here’s a look at the comic books I have coming out this week. Make sure to pick them up from your favorite retailer. And pre-order them for next time!
Once again, we have a double dose of THE SIXTH GUN!
THE SIXTH GUN #32
Becky travels a spiritual crossroads that reveals the true power of the Six… w...Read more of this blog post »
Here are the questions and answers from last week!
How did you come up with Blackthorne? The name and the story/place behind it?
I wanted Blackthorneto be the anti-Gallagher—some place with lots of secrets and shadows and a very unsavory past. To be a Gallagher Girl is kind of golden. Rever...Read more of this blog post »
--ALWAYS WATCHING, Chapter Thirty-Seven
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i may end up being filled with regret for writing this, because babies change so quickly, but i have been having an amazing time with ramona lately! i don’t know if she’s experiencing a developmental stage that i just find especially fun & easy, or i’m really getting the hang of this mom thin...Read more of this blog post »
Also, I was working on my film The shifters as well...more here http://shifterevolutions.blogspot.com
But I'm Back! I'm now working on FALLING ANGELS... Read more of this blog post »
I finished this project up long before I thought I would. All that’s left is uploading the digital versions to the various sites and pulling the trigger on the print version at Amazon. So it got me thinking. For those of you who like print, how’d you like to pre-order an autographed copy? (Can’t...Read more of this blog post »