For those interested in viewing the three minute segment, it is filed at http://abc27.com/2015/08/04/author-sp....
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The fourth book in the Fairyland series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is out today!
Yes, that is a boy and Chicago and a knitted wombat on the cover. Do not fear! This is still a series about September and her adventures in Fairyland, and you will absolutely find out what happened after the admitt...Read more of this blog post »
There are many Rules of DragonCon that those of us who are perennials have adopted over the years. Most of them revolve around elevators (You have to go down to go up. Always make room for the handicapped. Always follow a Ghostbuster) or walkways (Don’t take photos in the walkways. Avoid the habi...Read more of this blog post »
Plus, the paperback is available.
All at this pithy link: http://www.amazon.com/MISSES-BRONT%C3...
If you love the Brontes, Victorian novels, alternate history and a whole bunch more, please chec... Read more of this blog post »
Obviously I believe in my work. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding, so we'll jus... Read more of this blog post »
Due to the fact that the writing process of this book has taken so long, I have decided to include bonus material at the end of the book.
This bonus material comes in the form of a separate short ebook which details some of my personal experiences with the UFO phenomenon which I orig... Read more of this blog post »
2.7 million viewers tuned into "I Am Cait" on the E! Network to share in the not-so-private sexual transformation of former Olympian Bruce Jenner.
Therefore, we have reduced the price of our satire "Bonjour Amig... Read more of this blog post »
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 »
We’re doing Challenge Coins again! Last time we did a Kickstarter and sold over $100,000 worth of them, which turned out to be a LOT of freaking coins. So we’ve learned from last time around and will be doing a few things differently.
This post was written by Jack Wylder. He’s the poor guy who act...Read more of this blog post »
Today’s the day: my latest book, THE ETERNAL WORLD, is on sale everywhere from William Morrow. If you haven’t already, you can get your copy fromAmazon,Barnes & Noble,iBooks, or from your local bookstore throughIndieBound.
But if you prefer the personal touch, you’re in Los Angeles tonight,...Read more of this blog post »
Route 66 with Hop A Long Travel of Norway
during their stop at the Powerhouse Visitor Center
in Kingman, Arizona. The title for today's post is somewhat lengthy but it stilldoes not adequately describe everything that has happened over the cour... Read more of this blog post »
I’m currently working on revisions to my novel manuscript. I’ve been over the draft numerous times, so I’m not finding a lot of typos or grammar errors. My focus this time through, rather, is on style and continuity.
But I am spotting the occasional error, and I want to bring one of those to your...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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One hot Summer.
Who will you fall in love with?
Three Adjectives to Describe Him: Confident, Charming, Impulsive
Something Most People Don’t Know About Him: Grayson’s first kiss was with a girl he met on the island of Winlock Harbor. To this day, he’s never told anyone her rea...Read more of this blog post »
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Bram Stoker’s Dracula movie fanart by Haruhiko Mikimotoin the February 1993 issue of Animage.
“…In 2011, the World Health Organization classified the kind of low-energy radiation that cell phones emit as “possibly carcinogenic” because of a link between cell phone use and a type of malignant brain tumor called glioma...Read more of this blog post »
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 »
Evernote has roughly 150 million users, and I personally use it at least 10 times a day. It is my external brain for capturing all the information, documents, online articles, lists, etc. in my life.
In this episode, Phil...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 »
Whipped cream & handcuffs.
Any questions?Seduced in Secret
I talk about lightning strike books a lot…where an idea pretty much just hits me out of nowhere and this was honestly the first one that blasted me like that. It was twelve years ago maybe, and I wrote the 12000 word story in a r...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 »
If your firewall blocks the image, try seeing it on Twitter.
If you are not from around here, you probably don’t know that Google’s self-driving cars are a daily sighting in Mountainview California.
- Super capacitors are coming and that’s a big deal.
- A head-cooling helmet that ge...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 »
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