Jim Bronyaur's Blog
April 3, 2012
I'm so happy to have Leigh Lane here with me today… as she talks "Why Poe?"
byLeigh M. Lane
Edgar Allan Poe is to Gothic romance/horror what Stephen King is to the supernatural thriller. I very affectionately refer to the former as the Master and the latter as the King. While neither was the first to tackle his genre, he was/is, without question, the best in his class.
When the idea first hit me to write a Gothic horror tribute to Poe, the first thing I did was search the Internet to s...
March 22, 2012
I've been traveling the internet lately… promoting If Errands Could Kill.
Check out these posts/interviews:
March 16, 2012
I think they work together…
Suspense and mystery.
We try to find out who did what to whom and why, but within that, we need a swirl of possibilities and events to make that final scene all come together.
Building suspense can be fun, but also a pain in the you-know-what.
In the first Minivan Mom Mystery book, I had a few key scenes in mind from the second I sat down at the keyboard. I had this idea for a black car to play throughout the book. It was actually easy to write the suspense scenes...
March 15, 2012
I found two very cool links… writing advice from Steinbeck and Orwell…
March 14, 2012
To show my thanks for all the love of horror I have received, I decided to make Within the Walls (part one) as a freebie today… that's today only… so hurry, click and download! Oh, and when you're done, be sure to leave a review.
I'm not one to get in the mix of controversy… but in the past month, there has been a huge uproar about the changes that PayPal had made to their TOS. Primarily, it dealt with certain subjects that were often explored in the erotica genre.
I'm not here to debate what should and shouldn't be published, but the notion of a single company refusing something was quite scary. I hovered on the sidelines and watched the battle ensue because that's where I felt most comfortable. The initial idea...
March 12, 2012
I cannot express how thankful I am for anyone who clicks here on this blog, my other blog, my Twitter, my Facebook, or just happens to see my name or book on Amazon and goes for a copy.
This past weekend had been my personal best sales weekend ever in a single weekend. On a personal note, I needed it because this weekend saw so many changes that it was a little emotional for me.
I attribute the Select program for the boost but then again, without the readers (YOU!) clicking to buy, I'd have...
March 8, 2012
Well now, it's been a fun ride in the past 24 hours.
I put If Errands Could Kill as a free book yesterday and the response was amazing. I saw four digit downloads, was in the Top 5 in Women's Sleuths and came oh-so darn close to breaking the Top 100 in the Kindle Store.
I'm waiting right now for all the rankings, etc. to reset themselves and see what happens with the sales of the book, but either way, I feel it was a success for a couple reasons…
First off, this is a series. I'm fine right...
March 7, 2012
So, I've been having fun on my other blog… creating days like Chocolate Milk Tuesday and Pink Floyd Wednesday, but I still want to talk about writing… I have to because I'm a writer.
And over there, things get a little crazy… mixed in, mixed up, etc., so I figured why not jump back here and talk about books and writing.
Let's start with a great post I read today by Tonya Kappes… she's now a "hybrid author" which means she uses elements of both traditional and indie publishing. Last year there ...
January 1, 2012
To kick off the new year I'm condensing my blogs. I started this as a business side blog while I had a personal blog.
Frankly, the business side of things gets a little repetitive… so I'm merging the blogs.
My "new" "main" blog will be here: http://jimsworldofhorrorandmusicandstuff.blogspot.com/ I invite you to join me there where I'll be posting like I do here but it'll also have stuff about what I'm reading, listening to, watching… my personal thoughts on life, quotes, Tweets, and my link ...