This week I crossed a professional milestone! Up until now, the longest book I’ve written is Starting Point at 92K words. But my current WIP, Yanni’s Story, has breezed past that and is currently at 106K!! There’s probably another 12K to go, maybe more.
Yanni’s Story is written in t...Read more of this blog post »
If you're Irish, be ready to fight for who gets the bill.
THE IRISH are a fiercely generous lot. Ask anyone. We insist on paying for rounds in the pub, even if we're with ten other people, and their drinks are coming in around €8 a pop. And we've already had as much as we c... Read more of this blog post »
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Si giunge così alla sesta e penultima tappa di questo Blog Tour e Time Deal sta conquistando sempre più lettori. Per questo non potete perdervi il giveaway finale che vi darà l'opportunità di portare a casa una copia del nuovo libro di Leonardo Patrignani. Ma che cos'è Time Deal? Ebbene prendete... Read more of this blog post »
Ο Ρικλς ήταν στην πραγματικότητα ένας πολύ γλυκός άνθρωπος, ο οποίος ε... Read more of this blog post »
Oh yes I have.
Several things got me started, Tricia Drameh’s post:
Then something similar on Chuck Wendig’s blog about giving books time to ferment:
It’s time for another cuppa and catchup! This time I invited the lovely Liz de Jager along to talk about writing YA, bullet journals and pearls of wisdom for her younger writing self…
Rachel Connor: Welcome to my humble blog, Liz! Tell us a bit about yourself and what creative stuff you’re work...Read more of this blog post »
Para celebrar la salida en formato papel de “Las Sinergias de Marcio”, hasta el 16 de julio, por la compra del libro en cualquiera de sus formatos obtendrás un segundo libro en formato ebook.
Es muy sencillo:
1) Pilla tu ejemplar en cualquiera de sus formatos: http://amzn.to/2tNlYtr
a) Formato... Read more of this blog post »
A Slice of the Seventies is the first book in the Mug trilogy. It tells the story of Jersey-born Mug, a troubled girl from a recently broken home. It covers her experiences as a teenager at the Isle of... Read more of this blog post »
[image error]“Television today plays too great a part in our national life for us to allow it to fall into misuse by unprincipled hucksters. We must demonstrate at the polls tomorrow that we will not be treated like suckers at a nation-wide Republican carnival.” The words aren’t mine. Nor are the...Read more of this blog post »
This week there were several discussions about dark romance and erotica.
It’s also known as transgressive fiction.
Or rape fiction. Or more derisively “rape as romance” as it’s called in the romance community. Some of these discussions concerned the nature of trigger warnings, and how to make...Read more of this blog post »
Right now, I’m looking for characters. I have a new, delicious novel a-brewin’ and I’m looking for characters to fill the pages. But where do they come from?
Main characters I have known and loved…
Kate Fullerton, the main character of The Tea Chest, arrived between the time it took for me to sni...Read more of this blog post »
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I have arrived in heaven and it’s snowing outside and I couldn’t be happier!!!! If you are ever in NYC make sure to stop by Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe because it’s magnificent and I never wanna leave
About two-thirds of the book takes place in Springdale, Utah, near or in Zion National Park, one of my favorite places on Earth.
View of Zion Canyon... Read more of this blog post »
This weekend CCA released the video of the keynotes and confe... Read more of this blog post »
Free UK ebook site Bookangel saluted my western-romance parody over on Goodreads. Among other complimentary remarks, they referred to 50 Shades of Zane Grey as ". . . a hysterically funny and very keenly observed skewering of Fifty Shades of Grey."
Read more here.
A depressing day, surr... Read more of this blog post »
I’m back from vacation!! Though it was a vacation from work, it wasn’t one of those on-the-beach relaxing vacations. It was a DisneyWorld vacation! We walked a lot every day. We came home exhausted. I’ve spent this whole Sunday recovering since we got home late last night. I’m going to share what...Read more of this blog post »
I want a garden like this!
OMG – I’ve discovered gardening… I think I’m in love!! Is this another symptom of middle age setting in??Read more of this blog post »
Ask the apostle Paul what the fruits of the Spirit are, and the first thing he says is love (Galatians 5:22). Paul would say love is the greatest of the fruit of the Spirit, just as he said love was the greatest gift of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 13:13).
Then ask Paul what love is, and what does h...Read more of this blog post »
And try my M&M ice cream cookie sandwiches!
Fully embracing summer right now as I take another bite out of an ice cream sandwich that’s so full of rainbow goodness, a bowl of lucky charms would be jealous. While also kicking my feet up with the AC blasting and all the blinds closed because (1...Read more of this blog post »
Por prescripción médica.Para la salud mental.Para el corazón dolorido.Para la morriña.Para los días grises y para los azules.Porque tú lo vales.Una Gloria al día, las penas espantaría.
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As an excuse to let Peter Capaldi exclaim “a Mondasian Cyberman!” it’s a solid one. This is not an inherently less worthwhile pursuit than getting Ysanne Churchman back to do the Alpha Centauri voice, so let’s roll with it. After all, the other Peladon-related angle to work here is “the Monster o...Read more of this blog post »
I recently was asked to do an interview with a site called Airship Ambassador, a steampunk site. They had found me via my story, “Caress”, which is a steampunk mm romance that was published in Dreamspinner’s “Steamed Up” anthology and again in Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative F...Read more of this blog post »
Last year, I finally put into process a thing I’d been wanting to make a tradition in my reading life. I dedicated an entire month to reading nothing but backlist titles. Backlist titles seem to fall to the wayside, especially when it comes to blogging, since so many new and upcoming titles h...Read more of this blog post »
Drafting THESE REBEL WAVES Book 2. Yes, already. And yes, I typed “Pirate Book 2” first because it’ll always be Pirate Book in my heart. Expect a #minutewriters vid re: the sheer suck of drafting soon. #amwritingRead more of this blog post »
MUMMIES LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN MUMMIES
WHAT NEW TECHNOLOGY REVEALS
INTERACT WITH THE LONG BURIED DEAD
THE SECRETS OF AMERICA REVEALED
THE PRESIDENT, THE HOLLYWOOD STAR
THE ATHLETE, THE SCIENTIST
SEE THEIR FALSE TEETH AND HAIR
THEIR CAVITIES, THEIR FACE LIFTS
An exciting... Read more of this blog post »
The rough draft of “Lover’s Knot” is now complete. I am having the novella copy edited, and as soon as I receive it back, I’ll upload it to Amazon and Smashwords. So you may want to avoid downloading it until then, to ensure that you have the best quality copy possible. However, i...Read more of this blog post »
Se conoce como primer manuscrito o primer borrador a lo que será la primera versión de la novela, ya que después de escribirla tocará dejarla reposar en un cajón para luego retomarla y empezar el trabajo más duro, de chapa y pintura, que consiste en arreglar y pulir versión tras versión hasta que...Read more of this blog post »
Well, it's Sunday and time to switch gears on writing projects. I found it easier to treat my overwhelming number of projects as iterations like software development. Work from Monday to Sunday, then decide the next project (which may be the same one). Unfortunately I have some obligations that n...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]Hace poco más de un mes te presenté la serie Historias para disfrutar de la historia, ¿te acuerdas? ¿No? A ver, haz memoria, ¿algo de ficción histórica?... Está bien, calamidad, te refresco eso que tienes entre las orejas, que ya sé que andas a cien cosas a la vez.
Se trata de una se...Read more of this blog post »
“Protect me from knowing what I don’t need to know. Protect me from even knowing that there are things to know that I don’t know. Protect me from knowing that I decided not to know about the things that I decided not to know about. Amen. Lord, lord, lord. Protect me from the consequences of the... Read more of this blog post »
She was going to be sick.
She groaned, and the man at... Read more of this blog post »
Postanowiłem wrócić do tradycji notek drogowych, bo się przestraszyłem, że niektórzy na serio wierzą, że w zeszłym tygodniu rozpoczęła się budowa południowej obwodnicy Warszawy - bo minister ceremonialnie nacisnął guzik.
Budowa trwa już od maja, o czym warszawscy kierowcy powinni wiedzieć, bo już...Read more of this blog post »
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In 2004, I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. While receiving treatments, well-meaning friends arrived laden with gifts and bags of books. An avid reader, I looked forward to discovering new authors and genres. Tha... Read more of this blog post »
So here we are, almost the end of June and I am reassured that my Winter fuel payment will still be paid. For now. Last Winter, I probably spent it at least 20 time over. The price of oil is supposed to be lower than at any time over the past few years, yet I was spending every penny I earned on... Read more of this blog post »
"What the h... Read more of this blog post »
Simply put, the best sentence(s) I’ve read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.
I’m a novelist. My business is with souls and what goes on in them.
The Dain Curse
by Dashiell Hammett
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The water in the pool was still silky warm, but today it... Read more of this blog post »
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