I have realized that life is al... Read more of this blog post »
My biggest dream as a writer is not to get my books published, but for someone to write fan fiction off of my own work.
"Why do you have to write books that are so sexual?" she asked.
When I first heard it, I didn't think anything of it. I just laughed it off, saying that anyone of that age would think that way. But, later on- I started to think about that question that... Read more of this blog post »
There’s no one-size-fits all happy ending with infertility
When Patrick and I dated in high school, we talked about how gorgeous our children would be if we ever got married; having biological children was a given for both of us. Fast forward a decade: our inability to get pregnant left us heartb...Read more of this blog post »
I am thrilled to be attending the Decatur Book Festival this year, the country's largest independent book fair.https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/
Title: Best Friends Forever
Location: Children's Stage
Presentation Duration:30 mi...
I have never seen a book giveaway like this one!
My publisher, Enclave Publishing, is giving away every single ebook in our catalogue. That’s over 52 ebooks to a single winner! Read one a week for an entire year!
Who’s gonna do a happy dance with me?
Enclave specializes in Christian speculative f...Read more of this blog post »
Barb here, sitting on her front porch in Maine and writing on an flawless summer day
Back in February, I started a series of posts about how I came to terms with being a cozy writer. The first one talked about why this designation was an issue for me in the first place. The second, in March, was...Read more of this blog post »
[NOTE: I do not want this post to turn into a giant argument ordebate. I’m not asking for opinions or political affiliations other than for the sake of the humor of this post. So please read through & make sure you know I’m going for funny here rather than a true political discussion. ]...Read more of this blog post »
I’m so excited for today’s post, and I’m going to tell you a little story to explain why. Obviously, Marcy Kennedy is a fantastic, knowledgeable author and editor, and today’s topic is a favorite of mine, but there’s also a bit of “Wow, I’m honored” mixed in.
Back before Treasured Claim had even...Read more of this blog post »
Rock Beats Laser: No, no it doesn’t. The history of galactic warfare is the history of superior technology consistently crushing inferior technology in Curb-Stomp Battle after Curb-Stomp Battle. Most of the time, it’s not even sporting.
There are a very few counterexamples brought up, but when exa...Read more of this blog post »
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LAID OUTWorth the Fight #4Sidney HalstonReleasing August 18th, 2015Loveswept
Perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and Cecy Ro... Read more of this blog post »
Ray Bradbury’s FBI file is not newly uncovered—it first appeared online in 2012 at Muckrock—but it’s been making the rounds this week. And as Slate’s Future Tense points out, it seems particularly timely given all of the debates over politics in science fiction.Read more of this blog post »
We’ve watched him as the bike-ridingJax Teller from the popular drama seriesSons of Anarchy. We’ve also witnessed his hotness on the sci-fi action packed Pacific Rim. This hot English hunk is Charles “Charlie” Hunnam who hails from Newcastle, England. Like his character Jax Teller, he is also...Read more of this blog post »
We couldn't have known how that decision to drive all they way to Philadelp... Read more of this blog post »
Since attending the 2015 Romance Novel Convention about a month and a half ago, I've brought you a 5-day series on my adventures there, as well as interviews with three of our RNCasanovas, Zack Williams, Paul Gunn, and Orestis Papapetrou. If you haven't read the interviews yet, be sure to check t...Read more of this blog post »
In the 1960s & 1970s a killer stalked San Francisco. In 2000 he returned. After 20 years of hibernation, the Zodiac Killer returns after a child's dreams lead investigators to evidence connecting him with an unsolved murder.
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“He was my Prince Charming, but I wasn't his Cinderella.”
―Nora, VERY BAD THINGS
iBooks: http://apple.c... Read more of this blog post »
There’s been a trend I’ve been seeing lately that’s kind of disturbing. A fewauthors/influencers who have a strong platform in the self-publishing world have been offering advice to the newbies on the topic of marketing–a pain point for many indies. That’s not the disturbing...Read more of this blog post »
The very generous Booknista gave me the questions and the opportunity to do a video interview with myself. And so, surrounded by the lush foliage of Commons HQ, I did. (As you can see by my grim countenance, ’twas a very serious affair.)
Video link: 9 Questions: Michael Alan Peck
The post Booknis...Read more of this blog post »
Sharon is one of my fellow Aussie Owned and Read bloggers (she’s the one that named Isla’s Oath for me, due to my chronic incompetence at naming things). I’m so pleased to see Dividedcoming on the market, and with a gorgeous cover;I’ve read this storybefore and really enjoyed it, because Ryder.
Al...Read more of this blog post »
So far, I’ve done a couple of contest-type things, and asked this question on Facebook, but there hasn’t been much response. To either. So I’m asking here: should I release more chapters? What, in terms of questions raised by the series thus far, are you most anxious to learn?
Meeting my daily wor...Read more of this blog post »
(And thank you very kindly to everyone who responded.)
Someo... Read more of this blog post »
Indie Chicks Surprise!!!
We are so excited to finally be able to share this news with you! The indie chicks have come together to create Hot for the Holidays, a collection of 21 holiday short stories from some of your favorite characters!!
This group is about focusing on what we all love...read... Read more of this blog post »
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Sorry for the silence, everyone, but reallife has been kicking my butt. The rehab on the injured Achilles is ongoing and that’s a good thing. Unfortunately, my 80+ year old mother has not been doing real well this past week. Nothing terribly serious but bad enough that it has impacted her not onl...Read more of this blog post »
I work very, very hard on something.
I finish that something.
If I think it’s good enough to share, I consider publishing it.
If I finally do publish it, it flops. No one or almost no one cares, reads, or buys.
Here’s the... Read more of this blog post »
Sarcasm runs deep in my family.
When my brother read my first published piece in a newspaper he said: “I’m very impressed, you sounded just like a real journalist!”
The sarcasm is strong with this one.
I used to listen to death metal but got bored of it and gave the CDs to my brother — so it’s my fa...Read more of this blog post »
It doesn't matter how we are treated; all that matters is how we treat others.
The cross e... Read more of this blog post »
Women who get played by men aren't "dumb" or "inexperienced". Smart women get played all the time… and not because the guy is bright or smooth... but because his bullsh*t story has enough tangible possibility for it to be believable. Moreover, these "guy players" aren't useless men... they watch...Read more of this blog post »
Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
A few weeks ago, I came across a review on Goodreads mentioning Laurie Colwin and how, in that reader’s opinion, she was one of the few recent authors who wrote about happiness. My curiosity piqued, I ordered one of her novels, Happy All the Time, through m...Read more of this blog post »
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