I don’t deal well with excessive routine, particularly routine established for the convenience of others. When somebody starts ranting about how children need structure, I’m the gal in the back row muttering, “and they need regular, safe doses of freedom, a chance to land on their butts every onc...Read more of this blog post »
I’VE BEEN PESTERING Lee Reich–who’s a master at making compost, growing common and unusual fruit, pruning and more–for any extra [read more…]
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If there is a modern equivalent to a writer collecting typewriters, it is a writer collecting writing software. I have played around with lots of different writing software over the years. Among my favorites are tools like the versatile Scrivener, and the cloud-based Google Docs.
This week, I have...Read more of this blog post »
“You didn’t force me. Against my better judgment, and despite all the therapy sessions and spells, I just couldn’t help myself. You’re like crack to my heart.” His gaze narrowed. “Did you just compare me to a highly addictive, dangerous drug?” “Yes.” “Mon amour.”...Read more of this blog post »
Apparently some kind of sportsball contest is going on this weekend, but that’s no reason to put your phone down — we still have plenty of cool stuff for you to try out in our apps of the week roundup. Whether you’re looking to organize your daily thoughts, start your day off with a cartoonish […...Read more of this blog post »
I wonder if I'd been born in the 18... Read more of this blog post »
So here’s a snippet from Lovers Leap, my romantic comedy due out on Leap Day, 29th February:
Story so far: Our unlikely hero Rufus has just found a stranger, Michael, walking out of the sea, fully clothed and dripping wet, on the Isle of Wight in February…
He swallowed, because this was starting to...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been absent here due to a bit of a health crisis. The scary kind that catches you unaware, even me, seasoned health-problem pro that I am!
I was feeling crunched, worrying about finishing an essay for the upcoming Horror Writers Association newsletter, an article for Poet’s Market, edits for...Read more of this blog post »
CRUNCHES LIKE THE BONES OF CRIMINALS EVEN IN MILK WHITER THAN MY MOTHER’S PEARL SKITTERING ACROSS THE BLOOD-SOAKED ASPHALT OF CRIME ALLEY YES FATHER I SHALL BECOME CEREAL
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…but that never stops me from trying, and I have fun making dumb stuff like this:
I think you can apply this philosophy to lots of things in life, especially if you’re a creative person.
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Publisher: Choc Lit @ChocLituk
Recommended by the WH Smith Travel Fiction Buyer
Shortlisted for the LoveStories Awards 2015
A Being Anne’s Book of the Year 2015
The Rest of My Life - When is it time to stop running?
“You can’t run away... Read more of this blog post »
“I once had a favourite image for falling asleep…After waiting a minute or two before switching off my lamp, collecting awareness so that I would fully appreciate the embrace of darkness, I turned face downwards, sprawled my arms and legs, and my bed became a raft which floated me out onto the se...Read more of this blog post »
My e-book Flashed! is available for FREE to download on your Kindle today through Monday!
A novel is a love affair, with its ups and downs, but a short story can sometimes be nothing more than a one night stand, a brief date, or a quick kiss in the dark. Flashed! is a collection of 36 very...Read more of this blog post »
A few years ago, I co-editedFungi with Silvia Moreno-Garcia. In the time since, my affection for William Hope Hodgson’s “The Voice in the Night” and its peculiar 1963 Toho film adaptationMatango–as well as all fungal monsters everywhere–has been well documented. However, in all that time, there w...Read more of this blog post »
It is a windy day in Texas. Sunny but windy. The squirrels are out in force, raiding the bird feeder we hung for mocking birds. Tulip is fascinated. The squirrels have no shame and they sometimes jump on windowsills to derisively fluff their tails and yell squirrel obscenities at the cats. We’re...Read more of this blog post »
"One thing that books teach us is that if your life sucks right now, you just haven't gotten to the good part." - Tim Federle, author of the Better Nate Than Ever. His new YA, The Great American Whatever, comes out from Simon & Schuster in March. More info about Tim at TimFede...Read more of this blog post »
For example “How can weprevent runaway AI (Artificial Intelligence)from becoming a dystopian threat to humanity?” Interesting discussions! My own suggestion – unlike any... Read more of this blog post »
The first book of Alignment series, The Silent City, is free on bookshelves such as Amazon, B&N, Kobo and etc.
You know about Wattpad?
Alignment has appeared on Wattpad too:
I'm happy to announce that The Silent City has chosen to be one of the featured bo... Read more of this blog post »
Neither guard changed their expression or pose. One responded. “Lord Mandrean has not left his chambers this morning. He will not be disturbed, Madame. Return to your quarters and we will relay your request. If he desire... Read more of this blog post »
It is time again for The Bonjour Amigos Hypocrite of the Week Award where our erudite panel travels the globe seeking out cold-blooded, unrepentant perpetrators of hypocrisy.
BA is staying pretty close to home this week. Very close, in fact.
It is so hard not to pick the low hanging... Read more of this blog post »
I had a great opportunity come my way this past December. CFTV was putting together a new show called The Write Stuff hosted by Veronique Mandal which would focus on two different writers each episode and they were looking to do a horror themed episode. Guess who got the call? My friend, and fell...Read more of this blog post »
All four of the books are now publi... Read more of this blog post »
The last journal entry had to do with song lyrics that resonated with me and this one will be no different except for the song in question. As I was at the YMCA doing my water-walking today, the Slash and Myles Kennedy song “Bent To Fly” came up on my waterproof MP3 player. Until... Read more of this blog post »
Please Comb Gently My Hair
folks something’s happening here
a woman yells that she’s murdered/ it’s me that woman
and the same woman looks inside the old well
upon the chains lifting the bucket
everyone is silent if the w... Read more of this blog post »
What if every moment, every thought, every action, smile and word. All your laughter, gifts, talents, arguments, fights, pauses and dreams are all geared upward?
There is nothing that can de-evolve you, actually bring... Read more of this blog post »
As our family grieved the loss of Oscar, our beloved old hound dog who went home to Spirit in September, many comforts and truths were illuminated for us in nature. I’ve been drawn to seek the wisdom of the wolves, those canid elders of the dogs who share our modern lives. Wolves, and through the... Read more of this blog post »
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