Some unshaven thoughts on reading including, but not limited to: my book, attention, disconnection, imagination, growth, and time. It’s not as serious as it sounds, but six times more interesting. Enjoy.
When I sat down to write my first novel, not once did I think I would be where I am today! At that time, I wanted to prove to myself, and to my family, that I could finish writingonebook. I wasn’t sure what would come of that book and there were many times I wondered why it was so important to pr...Read more of this blog post »
First, I finally finished reading London Bridges by James Patterson. It was typical Patterson fare pitting the good guy -- FBI Agent Alex Cross -- against a particularly vicious villain called the Wolf. In this pa... Read more of this blog post »
For everyone that loved Incomplete and couldn't wait to read the conclusion of Grayson and Lily's story: IT'S HERE. Complete is told by Lily and moves forward in... Read more of this blog post »
Sometimes, you just need to unplug. I’m going to be off Tumblr, Twitter and (mostly) email from Friday through Sunday while I go to London, see Les Miserables, and finally watch the Veronica Mars movie. Please forgive me if I’m a bit slow to reply to things til Monday!
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I wish I had a Managing and Editorial department when I was working my novel The Consequential E... Read more of this blog post »
Yep, that’s a printed test proof of Keepers of Arden. I might be a tad excited. I screamed when I opened it, so… yeah, I’m excited. I’m in the process of reading it again, going through each page to make sure there’s nothing wrong in the formatting, but so far, so good. Hopefully, by the end of...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been putting off writing this post as I hadn’t made up my mind if I would share my doubts or not. (seems I do that a lot) On one hand, it shows my struggles and how scared I was pushing that button; on the otherhand, it shows how insecure I am as a writer.
But, I figured, you all know (if y...Read more of this blog post »
This Crumbling Pageant
Persephone Fury is the Dark daughter, the one they hide.
England, 1811. Few are aware of a hidden magical England, a people not ruled by... Read more of this blog post »
Games. My kids are addicted to minecraft, and apparently it's contagious, for I seem to have caught that bug myself. My husband is addicted to Skyrim, and now the beta testing f... Read more of this blog post »
National magazine selects THE LAST STRATIOTE in its search for the best indie books of 2013.
Traverse City, MI, March 13, 2014 — Today, Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced th... Read more of this blog post »
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And please join us next Tuesday when Rachel Grant interviewshisto...Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday, I was notified that The Last Hour of Gann was a finalist in the DABWAHA Tournament! Behold!
Dear R. Lee,
Congratulations on being nominated for the DABWAHA, the tournament of romance novels run by The TBR LLC, Dear Author and Smart Bitches. We’re kicking off our tournament on March 23,...Read more of this blog post »
The work in progress picks up life for one of the characters in my debut novel, Mariah’s Marriage. She’s Daisy.
I thought I would write a short novella in six weeks, maybe, telling her story. Well, like all characters, she had other ideas. However, today, or more accurately last night in the wee...Read more of this blog post »
"When a good church girl starts singing in a jazz club and falls for the music—as well as a handsome African American man—she struggles to reconcile her childhood faith with her newfound passions.
Raised in the Danish Baptist Church, Rose Sorens... Read more of this blog post »
A Review of Peter Tieryas Liu’s Watering Heaven (Signal 8 Press, 2012).
Another book on my to-read list: Peter Tieryas Liu’s quirky and impressionistic debut Watering Heaven: A Collection of Short Stories. Though t... Read more of this blog post »
The magazine is available in a variety of e-reader formats, including the Kindle.
I'd love to know what you think -- I have a f... Read more of this blog post »
Great News! The Thursday Tangents have the honor of being on the final ballot for New Zealand’s 2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards, in the Best Fan Writing category. Needless to say, Alan and I are both quite pleased.
For the Wednesday Wandering this week, page back one for a look at the role of persona...Read more of this blog post »
Now that we're clear on what an unlikable female character looks like in the wild, why don't we dive into that a little bit further and talk about why we need unlikable characters? Today, Justina Ireland -- who has had her own girl characters called unlikable -- talks about this label, what it m... Read more of this blog post »
Hello! Once again I am honored to have historical fiction writer Collette Cameron writing on my blog! Squee! She is writing about the ancient rock formations in Scotland, which utterly fascinated me. This part of history–druids, astrology, etc.–is amazing! For your reading enjoyment I’ve added so...Read more of this blog post »
Daughters of the Sea Book #2
By Kristen Day
The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…
After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the... Read more of this blog post »
In the past decade I consciously removed stuff left behind by a habituated lifestyle lived in the rhythm of 9 to 5. You could say that since I left the 9-5 I have retuned my nervous system to a new pitch. Still I find residue of a worker life. Just recently for example, I noticed that the items... Read more of this blog post »
Some romance author friends and I are holding a quick giveaway. Follow the Rafflecopter! a Rafflecopter giveaway Books and Prizes Spring Giveaway!Click To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleRead more of this blog post »
My contribution to this boxed set is COLLATERAL (Debt Collection #1)--the first book in the spinoff series about Besian's crew.
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What man cannot do in eternity, God can do in an instant, and He does it in response to our prayers. Thomas Chalmers said, “Prayer does not enable us to do a greater work for God. Prayer is a greater work for God.” Samuel demonstrated this principle when he said, “Now then, stand still and see th...Read more of this blog post »
When I was in Kindergarten I lived in Los Angeles. Laurel Canyon to be exact, on Appian Way. I went to Wonderland Elementary school with Rae Dawn Chong, and I played at Glen Campbell’s house. I remember that all my friends had cleaning ladies who took care of them after school (remember, this w...Read more of this blog post »
We do exactly as he says. Nick knocks to tell us the pizza is being delivered. Nathan helps me off the bed. The pizza, sodas, milk, and water is all set up in the media room.
Grace Jackson comes in on a cloud of perfume and gives me a warm kiss on the forehead. Her eyes are glowing with...Read more of this blog post »
My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He’s the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something.
RELEASE DAY IS FOUR DAYS AWAY AND I'M GIVING THINGS AWAY!
Here's how it's going to work:Each day leading up to March 17th, I will be giving away an eARC of Promise Me Forever(and Promise Me This if you've yet to read it and want to).To enter, there will be a different task to do each day.Each day... Read more of this blog post »
You see, HIDING EZRA was a screenplay first-before it was a novel. A filmmaker optioned the story when it was just in the outline stage,... Read more of this blog post »
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Don’t miss the launch party for YA Series Insider Bree Despain’s THE SHADOW PRINCE on Saturday, March 15th, 2 p.m., at The King’s English Bookshop! Join Bree for a book talk, reading, signing, and tons of prizes!
Can’t make the b...