If you are looking from a position where this is your first book, then I realise that you may feel you can't negotiate contracts, and that you are maybe lucky to have had your bo... Read more of this blog post »
Tweet about it.Make a book trailer.Ask your readers to send in images of them with your book and then pin them on Pinterest. (people love the human connection)Comment on threads in facebook groups or on other people’s threads to build y... Read more of this blog post »
When I wrote WEETZIE BAT in the early 1980'S I was obsessed with the color pink, leather motorcycle jackets, leopard prints, vintage prom dresses, beaded cardigans and rhinestone jewelry, engineer boots and creepers. I had no idea that more than a quarter century later not only would I still love...Read more of this blog post »
Today’s blog is going to be really brief because I’m in Seattle, and I just have a few hours until my first panel here at Emerald City Comic Con. And after that I just have a couple hours before my show with Paul and Storm and Joel (As I mentioned in my previous blog.)
So this blo...Read more of this blog post »
Every Damn Day
Spotted on Dear Author’s news post for today: the latest tempest-in-a-thimble publishing brouhaha, this time pertaining to an app called Clean Reader. The purpose of this app is apparently to provide an adjustable profanity filter on ebooks.
Dear Author points off to Digital Reader’...Read more of this blog post »
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In which Hank discusses the power of stories and announces a new event happening on October 9th and 10th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WOO!
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It's a MacBook Pro and I am, on the whole, fond of it and proud of it. One major problem, however, is that the DVD player/reader doesn't work. It will accept DVDs into its mouth, but... Read more of this blog post »
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Humor Dimensions: Recognition, mean, clever, bizarre
Brevity: Good (could lose the word“have” in first panel)
Inappropriateness: High (bathroom humor)
Predicted Twitter Response: Expect lots of retweets despite bathroom humor because the...Read more of this blog post »
As seems to happen with everything I post these days, this was immediately misinterperted and misreported. The us... Read more of this blog post »
Thank you guys so much for helping us overcome our arch Nemesis, J. Frost. in the dwahaba contest. Dahabwa. Drahaba, nope. Prince Aboo-boo, there.
Here without further ado is the first part of our bribe to you. More to follow.
Curran Prequel POV (part one)
It was moving day. Kate, Juli...Read more of this blog post »
Today did not start well. I woke up with a headache so bad sunlight felt like lances through my brain, and Steve sounded like he was shouting when he was speaking in a perfectly normal tone of voice. So, back to bed, with help from the feline nursing corps. Managed to sleep most of it off, and fi...Read more of this blog post »
The parijat belongs to the wind and death.She of the parijat house parapet belongs to the eveni... Read more of this blog post »
Cat Rambo, in addition to having the coolest name ever, has been an active part of SF/F for about as long as I can remember. She’s served in SFWA, and is currently running for president of the organization. She edited Fantasy Magazine. She’s a prolific author. And she has the best hair! I’m happ...Read more of this blog post »
If you are sensitive to critics’ comments, the writing “Rules Police”, experts discussing this issue, with such aplomb that they intimidate, then you must turn a deaf ear to this shrill commentary that says: You must write in a certain style in order... Read more of this blog post »
I wasn't all that surprised that they had managed to get through the locked doors on the ground floor and the one that is supposed to keep people out of my fourth floor apartment.
I mean, they're criminals a... Read more of this blog post »
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Paranormal western mystery novel
Ride the horizon of your imagination
You all be well and have a peaceful holiday.
Myth, Memory, and Transcendence in Hélène Cardona’s Dreaming My Animal Selves:
http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/b... Read more of this blog post »
If one thing is certain, it's that there is an overwhelming amount of information available about the UFO phenomenon. More so than most other topics if not all of them, in fact. Of course, a large majority of this is myth, misconception, misperception, lies, hoaxes, disinform... Read more of this blog post »
Not only did it take imagination to come up with toys that come to life when nobody's looking, the stories al... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In the opening chapters of A Treacherous Paradise, by Henning Mankell, a young woman leaves a life of desperate poverty in rural Sweden in 1904 to seek her fortune aboard a sailing ship set for Australia. The beginning took me back... Read more of this blog post »
My answer: I have no idea! It doesn't mean anything, really. When I sold the novel, I sold it under the title, First Comes Marriage, because it's a play on that childhood rhyme that opens the novel. First comes love, then c... Read more of this blog post »
John A. Connell
Ruins of War
May 5, 2015
In the winter of 1945, seven months after the Nazi defeat, Munich is in ruins. Mason Collins—former Chicago police detective, U.S. soldier, and prisoner-of-war—is now Chief Warrant Officer of the American Zone of Occupation. It’s his job to enforce... Read more of this blog post »
Another update for ya!
We’re at the 30k mark. Now, this is almost as if I’d just started writing yesterday, meaning there’s a fuckload more to get written, which translates to, no dates. I keep getting asked that. I can’t estimate, something could happen today or tomorrow in real life which will t...Read more of this blog post »
Here is an excerpt from the book which is available in hard co... Read more of this blog post »
Thanks to all of you supporting me with the WORLDS OF PROVIDENCE series!
Please, please, please be sure to write a review here on Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, or on Amazon!
I just wanted to let you know that it will continue, but I have been working on a new series of late that I just can't get out...Read more of this blog post »
My drive time over the past few weeks--since I've been writing Dusk and Ember again, and also since I've been listening to lectures on CD--have been especially creative times. Behind the wheel of my car my brain shifts into a lower gear to perform the menial and rote bu... Read more of this blog post »
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March 25-April 3
I hope you'll Enter to Win, as well as add... Read more of this blog post »
Sienna Diaz is desperate to find her... Read more of this blog post »
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