I was seven years old and I was mad as hell. I had been riding Emmet’s skateboard, even though he told me not to, and I had fallen off. My knees were scraped and so were my elbows. I didn’t just fall off of the board because I was a terrible rider. I was pretty good and getting better... Read more of this blog post »
I hate self-promo. So do you. Therefore, be warned that this post is an update on me and what I’m writing/doing, rather than writing advice or publishing snark, and feel free to run away. (Although there’s a free story, if you make it that far.)
Big award nomination news
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The Orange-Olive Oil Cake Caper
When you’re a houseguest, you try to be helpful. So even though I was staying with one of the best bakers in the world, the night we had a dinner party I offered to make dessert.
“It would be great,” said Nancy Silverton, “if you’d bake Dario’s Olive Oil Cake. I wan...Read more of this blog post »
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1.Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra - My Father 2.Devi Mahaymayam in English Rhyme
3.Chants of Hindu Gods & Goddesses 4.Goals of Life
1. Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra... Read more of this blog post »
I am so excited to tell you guys about a new author group I’ve joined. It’s called Infinite Ink, and we’re a group of nine YA and NA (new adult) authors who write sci-fi or fantasy. To build awareness, we’re giving away a $25 Amazon gift card as well as prize packs full of our books! Intereste...Read more of this blog post »
I’m honored to announce that today is my character’s–Seth’s–Birthday!!! It’s also the Ides of March, and the Son of Set cover reveal!! (If you are wondering if there is a link to all three of these events, there is!Unfortunately, it’s a secret. I’ll just say, it all has to do with Seth and his b...Read more of this blog post »
I want to be where you are.Because I know wherever that isThere is music, stories and laughter. And there is wisdom.Oh, not from books and universitiesBut gained through hard times andAcceptance of one’s frailties.
For how foolish is the one who looksIn the mirror daily and sa... Read more of this blog post »
Which means not straight away - I'm working on the final draft of something new at the moment, and don... Read more of this blog post »
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Determined to escape her failed pop career and focus on her classical training, Maude Laurent moves back to France and enrolls at the prestigious National Academy of Arts.Between balls, charity events... Read more of this blog post »
I haven’t posted for a bit, so I thought I should give you an update. I have a few things coming up and a new novel in the works.
APRIL: an anthology of 4 novellas called “Stitch” is coming out from Dreamspinner Press. The anthology includes novellas by myself, Jamie Fessenden, Kim Fiel...Read more of this blog post »
Author Michael K Rose
… would still be Michael, obviously.
It wasn’t easy getting an interview with author Michael K Rose.
For one thing, he lives in the Phoenix area and I was taught to never play with matches.
For another, Mr Rose is quite often not on this planet (he does tend rather to hop about...Read more of this blog post »
Some weeks just align themselves into themes don’t they? On Sunday I watched Rust Cohle stare into a space abyss and then a few days later I stayed up all night zipping from star to star myself, feeling just as empty. Out There is a new iOS game that casts you as a lonely engineer lost in th... Read more of this blog post »
NetiquetteI am pretty sure my site got downgraded in Google search ranking last week because I changed my index page and was posting quotes on Goodreads with backlinks. I came to this conclusion when Goodreads changed the rules and stopped me from doing it. Good domains will not... Read more of this blog post »
My new book Everlasting Sin is now available. It is a standalone book with no cliffhanger. Everlasting Sin is a new adult contemporary romance novel. I hope you enjoy it!!
Tattooed. Hot. My best friend’s brother. Off-limits, except for that one night.
That One Night
Cannot be spoken o...
bulk :: 12st 8
gym visits :: 4
hours of badminton :: 2
swims swum :: 1
muscles pulled :: 1
pulled muscles butched out :: 1
episodes of Breaking Bad watched :: 10
blips :: 1
My mum had a bad night last night. She was up four or five times with diarrhoea and then vomiting. This is not as rare an occurren...Read more of this blog post »
FREE ALERT! I’ve got my first fantasy novelette trio coming out in June, and I just put the first story, called The Scent of Yellow Flowers, up on Wattpad so you can check it out for free. I hope you like it. Please let me know what you think. It certainly has a few surprises in it:
Read The Scent...Read more of this blog post »
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El domingo pasado hacía un día espléndido y, ni corta ni perezosa, salí al parque cargada con mi portátil y mi cantimplora de Boston University. No necesitaba nada más, era una cita con mi novela y los pájaros cantores que me servían de melodía.
Me sumergí en otro mundo con mis personajes y me inv...Read more of this blog post »
I’m writing this post following a rather disconcerting conversation I had with my talented book blogger friends, Megan and Laura. We were chatting about our general experiences of blogging when they told me some horrifying tales concerning how certain authors engage with them.
For me, the most ala...Read more of this blog post »
With the new TV series Gotham currently being cast there has been a bit of buzz around what the storyline is going to be about. Unfortunately it is not going to be based upon this excellent series by Brubaker and Ruc...Read more of this blog post »
No matter how strong a girl is, bad things happen. One of those bad things is human trafficking. Here are some statistics found on the Covering House website:
Human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States. (United Nations)
Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being... Read more of this blog post »
Jack will be attending Scares That Care, in Williamsburg, VA from June 27-29.
Scares That Care is a different kind of convention, and if you are in the neighborhood (or even if you’re not), you should really consider attending. Not only are there great guests, but it’s for a great cause.
From their...Read more of this blog post »
March 15, 2014
I had the oddest dream last night when I went to a show, and Howard Devoto was playing and after he sang his one song, "The Light Pours Out Of Me", there was only one person in the audience besides me, and every time he clapped, it made a shallow echo sound. He clapped very slowly... Read more of this blog post »
There is a reciprocal action between ourselves and our social environment. We make society what it is and then society makes people what they are, and it becomes a kind of vicious cycle. Therefore, to transform society, people must be changed, and to transform people, society must be changed.
Th...Read more of this blog post »
I heard a number of people talking recently about the supposed hoverboard demonstration, talking almost as if they thought we’d really figured this out and made a commercially viable product. I hope you knew this was fake, because it is.
I know we all want hoverboards. Well, at least most of us. I...Read more of this blog post »
The Ditmar awards are the Australian national awards for speculative fiction that are voted on by members of the speculative fiction community. The awards are usually attached to the National Convention, which is being held this year in Melbourne at Continuum X.
The nomination process for the 2014...Read more of this blog post »
Οι διαπροσωπικές σχέσεις των καταξιωμένων λογοτεχνών πάντα έχουν ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον. Ο Νίκος Καββαδίας διηγήθηκε ένα περιστατικό με πρωταγωνιστές τον ίδιο και τον νομπελίστα ποιητή Γιώργο Σεφέρη το οποίο τον πίκρανε πολύ. Συγκεκριμένα, κατά τη διάρκεια των ταξιδιών του, και συγκεκριμένα το 195... Read more of this blog post »
Cinema Theater, 1985, with JoAnn Morreale.
For a while now I’ve been tracking the consolidation of digital cinema. After a blog series, I melded the entries with other information and created the e-bookPandora’s Digital Box. (To the readers who bought it, thanks!) Last year, in a blog c...Read more of this blog post »
Where is the watch?
I never drank scotch.
It was right there,
As always at my lair.
Not down the crack.
Stolen by... Read more of this blog post »
Today I'm posting because apparently, when one publishes one's own book, publishing becomes a family affair. And Zoe has taken on the task of creatin... Read more of this blog post »
The postman delivered a heavy box of books from my publishers the other day. It’s an amazing feeling to see your story become a real book – with pages and a (very cool) cover and everything!!!!!! Makes me feel like a child on Christmas Day.
I’m not sure that my dogs Potter and Storm felt the same...Read more of this blog post »
Dear readers, you are absolutely going to want to take part in the Spring Scavenger Hunt, April 4-6. You'll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX plus $100 in Kindle credit. And if you don't win that, you could win one of two prize packs including ALL OF THESE BOOKS!
I know many of the authors... Read more of this blog post »
It’s time for another #StarkOnSaturday excerpt fromTame Me, a new novella featuring Jamie Archer, which will be released on March 25.
We’re getting so close to the release date! I’m excited! Here’s an other snippet to whet your appetite. Enjoy!
Dear god I want him to touch me. I’ve slept with a lo...Read more of this blog post »
There is a phenomenon that I have detected in the wide world of Caldecott Awards. A phenomenon to which one cannot ascribe blame, but rather occurs in a bubble outside of any logic or comprehension. It’s something I’ve noticed for a little while but have never put a name to.
Inspiration for this p...Read more of this blog post »
8 sentence snippet of our writing. You can find other great snippets HERE!
Hello! This week I’d like to share the next paragraph to my psychological thriller THE SHED. Still haven’t started edits on it yet, so if anything jumps out at you, plea... Read more of this blog post »