But I'm laughing anyway.
have done some interior decorating
covering up my frown with fancy pictures
of a beautiful life.
I get out of bed now without a pep talk.
I smile, even practice in the mirror.
I laugh at all the jokes.
A friend says,... Read more of this blog post »
This was my first Giveaway on goodreads and 397 users entered. I have 10 copies of the paperback to send out. As a special reward for those 10, I will personally sign each book for everyone who won!
Thanks again! Read more of this blog post »
*coughs* Last week I booked a trip to the City of Lights, and I'll spend a month there this summer.
After Nico-kitty died, I was in a pretty big funk. I'd put off traveling while he was sick, and although I'd started doing some job-hunting, nothing really panned out.... Read more of this blog post »
Friday, September 26
I ha... Read more of this blog post »
The collection was announced long ago, but with all the hoopla surrounding National Poetry Month, we thought we'd better... Read more of this blog post »
He stood by the window with a snifter of brandy. Swirling the precious liquor in is hand, he called out, “Jelena, could I at least have some ale instead of this lamp oil you’ve... Read more of this blog post »
Last week, I had a chance to attend the Boothbay Literacy Institute with master-teachers like Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Penny Kittle, Donalyn Miller and Lester Laminack.
Boothbay is unlike any other conference I have ever attended because it is intentional in creating a space where there is time...Read more of this blog post »
Lama Milkweed L. Augustine PhD. from the book "Eternal I.V. Pole" co. 2003... Read more of this blog post »
We try to narrow down the different kinds of humor with descriptive words like w... Read more of this blog post »
I would love to touch someone and see inside them, or hold a missing person’s article of clothing and ge... Read more of this blog post »
1. Two Steps Back
Dallin used to sell himself and do some pretty dirty-wrong things that he loved in the dark. But he had gone honest... until the economy went bust. Then he went back to his old pimp and asked for some work.... Read more of this blog post »
Photo used in The Bow of Destiny book trailer
The news is out! Miami and I lost out on LeBron to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But you can still be on my team by supporting my Indiegogo campaign for The Bow of Destiny today!!! Support levels are reasonable and even if LeBron isn’t on the team – yet –...Read more of this blog post »
Why Should You Pin a Promo Tweet Daily?
Let's say I retweet you. I might, I retweet a lot of authors, particularly in the Urban Fantasy and si... Read more of this blog post »
If the lazies have gotten hold of you, and you just want to crash about the house in stay-cation mode (because let’s be honest: who has the money to travel?) then you might be looking for something kinda-trashy-but-good to read.
I completely sympathize. Might I suggest however, that your genre itc...Read more of this blog post »
It’s difficultpreparing for the upturn when the tanks of goodwill are on empty, promises have been broken and the next piece...Read more of this blog post »
As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m trying to be more sociable in my blogging. I want to reach out tomore readers, both for this blog and for the stories I’m planning to self-publish in the near future. Guest blog posts seem to be a good way of doing this – I’ve enjoyed writing a few for everwa...Read more of this blog post »
I just had an amazing question thrown at me by a good solid christian!
...and why wouldn't this be at the top of their list of questions to ask?
If they are going to invest in a book...Why would they want to be violated by it, however real?
Here is the question:
Is the, becoming pre... Read more of this blog post »
Portada y contraportada de la versión impresa de Ojo de gato
¡Sí, por fin lo he conseguido! Después de un montón de años de no ser otra cosa que unos bytes perdidos en una carpeta de mi ordenador, voy a poder tener el libro en mis manos. Durante mucho tiempo pensé que esto no sucedería nunca, que...Read more of this blog post »
It's an Urban... Read more of this blog post »
Author, Kate Wrath:
There are reviewers, and then there are reviewers. When I asked Rae Slater to review my novel, it was not without trepidation. Why? Because she is an amazing, thoughtful, intelligent reviewer. She doesn’t miss much, and she doesn’t hold back. And while, yes, these are the perfe...Read more of this blog post »
My last correspondence with Yvette left me oozing unease. My sister said you were tormented by guilt I believe unfounded. Mama, everyone at Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote relished in the gifts you sent for our first Mad Tea Party.
Cordelia said to tell you that the... Read more of this blog post »
Every writer at some point in their career (at least, the ones I know) wish that their beloved piece will eventually be adapted into a big screen movie. I’m no different. My most asked question as a novelist next to “What is the book about,” is “Who inspired ______.” I’d be lying if I said I hadn...Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have read all of Iain Banks Books, and unusually perhaps this one I have always enjoyed.
Canal Dreams tells the story of Hisako Onoda a Japanese Cello super star prodigy who when invited to play the major capitals of Europe refuses to fly, and in... Read more of this blog post »
I’m having those feel... Read more of this blog post »
When I decided to write about supernatural creatures, I knew I wante... Read more of this blog post »
I am still working on revisions to the manuscript. At the start of this I naively thought that writin... Read more of this blog post »
Every writer knows the ultimate secret to being prolific is Butt-in-Chair time. Workshops, how-to books, marketing- there’s a place for many things but they can never be a replacement for good old fashioned putting-words-to-a-page.
As I’ve been carefully eyeing the release of Shade City, it occurr...Read more of this blog post »
Please mark your calendars for the official ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY on July 28, 2014 for my new novel Jane Austen’s First Love on Austenprose.com. I’ll be blogging about my inspiration for the novel, which reveals the untold story inspired by actual events, of the teenage Jane Austen’s relatio...Read more of this blog post »
At the center of The Skye in June, is the protagonist that bears the title’s namesake. June MacDonald is born into a family that is heavily religious and at the head of it, Jimmy, her controlling and sometimes abusive father. The plot takes the characters from the shores of Glasglow, Scotland to...Read more of this blog post »
Today, I’m not going to tell you anything new about my books or what’s going on in my writing world. What I want to tell you now is something that happened to me this week.
Read more of this blog post »
Also on July 12th in 1543, Henry VIII wed his sixth wife, Catherine Parr. We can never be sure, of course, but my own feeling is that o... Read more of this blog post »
Ask the Author: Featured Authors