The Author's Salon is in the Monterey Room; you'll find the event schedule at the link above. Thanks again for being... Read more of this blog post »
The séances continued.... Read more of this blog post »
1. I’ve got a brilliant idea! I must write it immediately!
2. Procrastinate for anything from a week to a year.
3. Start writing.
4. Suspect it wasn’t such a good idea after all.
5. Write for a while with less enthusiasm.
6. Have another brilliant idea.
7. Either give up and start that one or push on w...
The Kings Croft will be available for FREE download tomorrow ( Sat 25th May 2013 ) for you to enjoy ...
This is the full book ( not a preview ) so please do take advantage.
Here is a link to the UK site >>
And a link to the USA site >>
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Three days ago, Kameron Hurley wrote an amazing pieceon the erasure of women’s stories in particular, but especially their contribution to combat, in the course of which she linked to somethingI wrote last year aboutdefault narrative settings. The response to her article – and, by way of the domi...Read more of this blog post »
Here is something yanked straight from the jaws of science fiction – and yet this is real science…
BY NATALIE WOLCHOVER, SIMONS SCIENCE NEWS (via Wired)
“In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public...Read more of this blog post »
I am working on the “extras” for the US paperback version of IF I SHOULD DIE, and a lot of you requested interviews with different characters. Well, now’s your time to ask ANYTHING you want of ANYONE in the books (or of me)! Picture me sitting in a room with Vincent, Jules, Kate, Georgia, Ambrose...Read more of this blog post »
roboppy / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Nobody hates foods! In fact, all of us love to eat now and then. Food, among other things, is something that we enjoy. It is said that good food is one that sustains a person and provides the body with important nutrients. …
The post Food: 10 Foods to Try in Flo...Read more of this blog post »
Caroline, who has made some pretty fantastic fan art in the past, entered the Wear Your Wards Contest with this awesome necklace enclosed in a warded wooden box. Check it out.
Here is what she has to say about her entry:
A simple wooden box, originally birch painted with acrylic paint and a coa...Read more of this blog post »
THE UK MEET COUNTDOWN CONTINUES!!
Already at 85% maximum capacity - Don't leave it too late to book and miss out!
CHECK OUT who's coming already :)
It's only seven weeks until UK Meet 2013, which means deadline for signing up is ap... Read more of this blog post »
Avalyn and Father Purgeon sat at the desk. The priest was still soaking in what she’d told him earlier. The cigarette buds in the ashtray had piled up. He lit another and looked over at Sarah, asleep on the couch. She looked peaceful. About as peaceful as a corpse, Father Purg... Read more of this blog post »
Hey everyone, this week I’m answering a question that has been posed multiple times. A lot of you want to better understand Cam and his actions, so he is the theme for today’s Q. Special thanks to Hope, Ashlea, Nick, and many others for asking!
Q: Did Cam ever really love Luce? What is Cam’s true...Read more of this blog post »
It can be told: we have a deal on the house. Papers are signed. Now to just get through the process.
Now to help the kids deal with leaving friends.
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Apparently CNN—a sucky, biased, boring, news channel which is only watched in airports and doctor’s waiting rooms—has a website with blogs on it! Of course, their blogs are of the same high quality that we’ve come to expect from CNN on TV.
Recently I was able to participate in a Twitter fight with...Read more of this blog post »
For those in the Pittsburgh area, you can celebrate with me and pick up your copy at my release party, hosted by Mystery Lover’s Bookshop. The Facebook invite is here, and more information is also on my Ap...Read more of this blog post »
I’m going to be testing and evaluating the Google Chromebook for the day job, so of course I’m going to take advantage and evaluate it as a writer as well.
The attached photos are of the Samsung model we purchased. It has an 11″ matte display, USB, HDMI, and SD card ports, and a full-size keyboard...Read more of this blog post »
I spent4 hours writing part of book number 8.
I added a flying tiger, a Elf queen. Several different elf clans, ogres and Dawain a tracker.
Hold on to your seat the new adventure is about to start.
Can Ashley, Daniyyel, Aodh and their new friends save the world and defeat... Read more of this blog post »
Hello dear readers!
Here is the second installment of our anniversary trip to Portugal. The sweet little town of Sintra is less than an hour's train ride from Lisbon, and we spent days 3-5 of our trip there.
Our first Sintra destination was Quinta da Regaleira. While planning our trip, I'd read a... Read more of this blog post »
The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer is a delightful YA mystery which has kept me entranced right from the very beginning. Yes, I know I hardly qualify as the target audience for this novel, but I forget my age when I read books. In many ways, The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer is like H... Read more of this blog post »
(And yes, I'm finishing up book 6, tentatively titled A Wolf in the Fold.)
h... Read more of this blog post »
Dearly Beloved You Guys,
My heart is overwhelmed by the amazing response I’ve been getting from the NYT piece. The stories you all are sending me about people and families succeeding, struggling, and living bravely with disability are both beautiful and truly humbling. I wish I could reply to ever...Read more of this blog post »
Check them out! Read more of this blog post »
In case any of you enterprising and impatient cats are searching Amazon occasionally, don’t flip out when you see the product page for DUST. It’s just a pre-order page. The book will release on August 17th, which gives me plenty of time to write it, have it edited, and get the physical edition pr...Read more of this blog post »
I was born in the U.K., but made America my home in my early 20s. I paint and voice act for a humble living, the latter being the more humble. The reason being, the paintbox came first, the... Read more of this blog post »
I remember when they gave out the first RITA finalist pins — it was at the 2001 conference in Washington, and it was my first RWA conference, and my first book was a RITA finalist.
The pins were new and it was a surprise for everyone when, as we registered they gave them out. They gav... Read more of this blog post »
If you set your bar at "amazing," it's awfully difficult to start.
Your first paragraph, sketch, formula, sample or concept isn't going to be amazing. Your tenth one might not be either.
Confronted with the gap between your vision of perfect and the reality of what you've created, the easiest path...Read more of this blog post »
I will be updating some of the details regarding Misjudged today, including the synopsis, so keep a look out!
A very exciting but manic time, so I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Lots of love,
Sarah Elizabeth :) xxx
Summer movie blockbuster season has begun, and I admit it: I like a good summer blockbuster. Last weekend I saw both Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3. Basically, I heard that both movies featured potentially problematic villains, and I couldn’t resist comparing them. I’ve been thinking abou...Read more of this blog post »
Or why we find some conventions harder than others to get to…
Chattacon is as far as Atlanta, when you’re considering driving from where we are, in Spokane…and there aren’t roads between Here and some of There.
We’re going to be looking at Kansas City, which is not much closer, but maybe easier to...
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In searching for a special way to photograph her daughter Emma on her 5th birthday, Jaime Moore decided to dress her up as the most influential women in history. She writes about the series:
I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone...
The Title Says It All
Don’t be put off by the silly cartoon cover. This cookbook has some serious meat!
Published by the editors of Glamour magazine (complete with a stick-girl drawing that makes Barbie look heavy), it’s easy to dismiss the collection as a guide to living and working in the big...Read more of this blog post »
Don't get me wrong- I love the pink. The pink stands out. It's bubblegum sweet. It screams "eighties" to me.
BUT... The pink looks YOUNG. As adorable as i... Read more of this blog post »
This morning around the breakfast table, we opened our box of question cards. Each person receives a card, and each person answers a question. Seth’s card asked him to state our family motto. Because Seth takes such things seriously, he needed time to consider this and asked us to return to him....Read more of this blog post »
MMM is a collection of seven books from seven authors- one of them yours truly.
A Cutthroat Business is in there.
So is my critique partner Jamie Lee Scott's Let Us Prey , a humorous P... Read more of this blog post »
As the guy who wrote Uglies, there are certain kinds of news stories that are forwarded to me by everyone. Hi-tech tattoos, bizarre plastic surgery, stuff that hovers, and of course anything having to do with beauty. So it was no surprise that a recent story about the Miss Korea contest flooded m...Read more of this blog post »
(Diane, please send me your mailing address at jane.jameson AT hotmail.com)
I will be giving away one signed copy of A WITCH'S HANDBOOK OF KISSES AND CURSES every day between... Read more of this blog post »
After a delay that was making me twitch (and no, I don't know why there was a delay), TRICKS OF THE TRADE (Paranormal Scene Investigations #3) is available digitally in the UK!Read more of this blog post »
Originally published October 9, 1998, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1299
So was it worth it? Image, I mean. Understand, I’m not speaking of the company in the past tense, although some people already are.
I’m speaking of the original launch, filled with high-flown cries of independence. A group of frie...Read more of this blog post »