so. we moved last week. we hired movers before we discovered that i was pregnant, & thank god we did because the miscarriage really took it out of me. for the last week before we moved, i was in a lot of physical pain (cramps, migraines, etc) & was basically useless as far as gathering bo...Read more of this blog post »
From Further Secrets of Adulthood: “_____ is a good servant but a bad master.”
What else would you suggest?
How would you fill in that blank?
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I'm putting out a book called Gunlaw in instalments every Tuesday and Thursday on Wattpad. It's in the subgenre that folks call "weird western". That's fantasy with gunslingers to you and me.
Please join in the read and help me out with feedback!
Wattpad's free and easy to join. The story can be fo... Read more of this blog post »
It’s Titansgrave Tuesday!
Chapter Nine isn’t in the book, it wasn’t in the schedule, and it wasn’t something any of us thought about until the day before. If you want to know more details, keep reading. I recommend that you don’t continue this post until you’ve seen the episode, though I avoid any...Read more of this blog post »
Let me preface this with a caveat. To the police, our lower Westwood neighborhood is one of the safest in L.A. There are a scattering of home burglaries but most criminals working the area have taken to stealing from cars. The latest wr... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday was pretty much the first time in twenty years that I woke up on a Monday and wasn’t ready to write. Oh, I’ve got stuff I could do, but every time I sit down, I get ugly and bad-tempered. I worked all of last year with a stress headache caused by the uncertainty of changing publishers,...Read more of this blog post »
“Meditation is evolution’s strategy to bring out our full potential.”
TaraBrach (@TaraBrach)is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world.
She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washingt...Read more of this blog post »
Jeff’s Il Duce Pose
This year I was once again invited to give a seminar on plotting a novel at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference held in New York City at the rockin’ Roosevelt Hotel. Sure, I’m a cheap date because I live in New Jersey and thus can be booked for this conference for the cost o...Read more of this blog post »
Marge & Jo working off the Texas BBQ at the astronaut gym #AstronautWivesClub
Work begins again. We are getting to the weeks where I prep for the new semester as both a teacher and an admin, but having just completed catching up on phone messages and emails, I figured I would take a break to write to you all. Whoops. Phone. BRB.
That was the husband calling about which Mo...Read more of this blog post »
* The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
I got to read this in advance and liked it so much I gave it a quote:
"This is an intense, exciting novel, where survival is always on the line, set in a fascinating, original and dangerous world with an intriguing mystery at the heart of i... Read more of this blog post »
Likewise there exists DRAGON VIRUS, the collection/linked novella of stories set in that universe.
But I have a great many stories that fall into neither category, that are currently out of print and out of contract. So now it falls to me... Read more of this blog post »
I’m very pleased to announce the first fruits of the Infected Books and Voodoo Press partnership… THE GIRL IN THE BASEMENT – Wayne Simmons‘ nasty little bestselling tale, is now available in German. German readers, pick up a copy ofDas Mädchen im Keller: Psychothriller from iBooks or Amazon.
And t...Read more of this blog post »
Happy Book Birthday, everybody.
So, there is a huge issue in Magic Shifts. The book states that Muslims conquered North Africa in seventh century B.C. Yeah. Should be A.D.
We are off by two letters and a twelve hundred years. I am hoping to have it corrected, but yeah, that is totally us typoing, a...Read more of this blog post »
Today is the day! The final Pink book, The Lure of the Moonflower, is in stores.
I still can’t quite entirely believe we’re up to Jane’s story. Someone pinch me, please?
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Blog – Irish trip & research
I wrote this blog before we left for research, but security issues being what they are, I’m going to be posting some of the blogs out of order. It’s a shame a few bad apples spoil things, but there it is.
I’m sitting in my office, just after dawn. The sky is still...Read more of this blog post »
"[A] surprisingly playful romance... The blend of intimate tenderness and globe-spanning action reaches new highs in Singh’s most exciting novel yet."
- Publishers Weekly on Archangel's Enigma (Starred Review)
The second advance excerpt of Archangel's Enigma is now available! I hope you enjoy. :) Read more of this blog post »
I'm curious to know what my readers think of the ending. One editor d... Read more of this blog post »
Book: I Am The Alpha
Series: The Moon Forged Trilogy: Book 1
Authors: A.J. Downey & Ryan Kells
Release Date: 8/4/2015
The pack has ruled over its territory, the wilds of Washington, for a generation, but that has all crumbled with the murder of the Alpha. Wi... Read more of this blog post »
It's historical fiction week on Goodreads. Yay. To celebrate I thought I'd offer a few words on why I write historical fiction. So here goes.
Why historical fiction? The simple answer is in two parts 1) my fantasy series based on an alternative Viking Age Iceland that I'd been trying to writ... Read more of this blog post »
Click below to check out the book's launch page!
You can read the Prologue and first chapter there!
Also, be sure to add Hollywood Dirt to your Goodreads list - it is coming out on September 7th! The cover will be revealed ve... Read more of this blog post »
I like writing that feels tight.
You know the kind.
The kind that progresses so much while you read it that you forget to breathe. The kind that gives you anxiety because you know the next sentence is going to be even more dynamic than the last. There is no fluff. There is no over-fill when it c...Read more of this blog post »
2. Just finished the revision of Wildfire Psi, book 4 of the Guardians of t... Read more of this blog post »
The books in question are
BRAINTEASERS (Book #2 of my Surfing a... Read more of this blog post »
Title: Illicit Angels.
Author: Alicia Taylor.
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense.
Release date: August 15th 2015.
Eternity Rivera had a fairy tale life until one fateful night intruders stormed her home, destroying it and her parents in their passing, leaving her and her baby sister...Read more of this blog post »
One century ago in the 1915 trenches of World War I, a young engineer named Hugh Lofting was moved by the sufferings of innocent horses and mules drafted into the horrifying vortex of human destruction. Needing something to say in letters home to his small children, he invented a certain doctor t...Read more of this blog post »
Check it out!
http://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Evil-Jas... Read more of this blog post »
Are you a reviewer or book blogger who uses NetGalley? If so, THE QUEEN, the eighth and final (for now, not forever) book in my Original Sinners series is now up for review. https://s2.netgalley.com/catalog/book...
Remember, the reading order is...
The Mistres... Read more of this blog post »
In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…
After breaking... Read more of this blog post »
SALE ! SALE! SALE!
As you can tell, I might be just a tiiiiny bit excited about this. My awesome publisher has drop the price of Aimee & the Heartthrob from 2.99 to .99 for one week. This is kind of a huge deal because it’s the first time any of the Backstage Pass books have gone on sale,...Read more of this blog post »
Hot on the heels of some details about the Sixth Doctor’s Big Finish regeneration story being shared in...Read more of this blog post »
My pal Kim Wells, author of Hoodoopocalypse and The Book of Safkhet, made me this sleek new trailer for The Bleak December. It took us a little while to pick out the music, but I ...
I always used to read one book at a time. Because that was how everyone rolled back in the day, when the dinosaurs ruled etc. etc. My book of choice went everywh... Read more of this blog post »
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