IT’S FINALLY HERE! My debut novel, Dark Lament, has finally arrived!
I started this book in 2006, shelved it for 8 years, and finally returned to it in 2015. Thank you all so much for your patience on this long journey and for sticking with me.
The launch of book 2 isn’t far down the road. More de...Read more of this blog post »
Today I have a powerful story to share. It’s not spine-tingling horror, but it is haunting in
a very different way. And it’s definitely related to our Halloween interests: “The Ghoul Goes West” by Dale Bailey at Tor.com.
Here’s a teaser:
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My brother Denny died when I was twenty-...
Feeling under the weather, got some writing done yesterday, almost 2000 words. Probably won't write today. Weed was legalized 2 days ago if I'm not mistaken, just bought some a couple hours ago. The express purpose isn't so much in getting high, but I figure this'll help me resist cravings... Read more of this blog post »
На 28-ми октомври, неделя от 15:00ч, ще се състои премиерата на новата ми книга, фентъзи приключението "Звездата на Гибелта"!
Много бих се радвал, ако присъствате на събитието. Заповядайте в зала 201 на Дом на Културата "Средец" и ще може да се сдобиете с книгата с автограф!
Звездата н... Read more of this blog post »
I'm so excited that the Kindle edition for my latest novel, True Colours, has just been published and is available on Amazon! It is also currently available on Kindle Unlimited. The paperback will be published very soon!
You can read the blurb on the Amazon sales page here:
https://www.... Read more of this blog post »
INTERVIEW - Tangled Web (Deadly Curiosities, #3) by Gail Z. Martin #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/k9jI30mimii
Stalk by Victoria Danann - B... Read more of this blog post »
DYLAN is Now ONLY $0.99 at Amazon UK
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Also available at other retailers (not on sale)
➜KOBO: http:... Read more of this blog post »
Good morning, afternoon, & evening (depending on what your time zone is. ;)
I have been writing the highly requested book, a sequel to TESTIMONIALS TALES & FEMALES.
A lot of you whom read my debut novella suggested that I write another book on the characters.
The story that deve...Read more of this blog post »
The natural place to begin our inquiry is with the most recent noble to have openly claimed to use magic: The Last Wizard, King Bruno Zaberwald. Or more accurately:
His Arcane Majesty,
Bruno of House Zaberwald, First of His Name
Archmage of Pentavia
King of the Huntlands
Lord of the Forest, the Hills,... Read more of this blog post »
If you didn't pick up Cock Tales earlier this year, then you missed out on Swag. It was a short story featuring the one and only Lincoln Freaking Landry. ;)
Well, guess what. Lincoln is SUPER jealous that the Gibson Boys are getting all the glory... Read more of this blog post »
Halloween is coming, and you need scary stuff to read. Why not try a 99-cent short story (free if you have Kindle Unlimited!) full of Appalachian weirdness, body horror, and dark secrets buried deep in the earth?
https://www.amazon.co... Read more of this blog post »
"Heaven Bound" was written i... Read more of this blog post »
"How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts" gives safe, positive ways to connect with our departed loved ones and how to avoid those we don't want to connect with.
Many questions from the... Read more of this blog post »
The reason: the LOC page pops around on my computer screen like cold water dropped into hot oil. When I try to enlarge the type to readable size it rushes at me l... Read more of this blog post »
Hi everyone! I have a couple of great asks in my inbox, but it turns out I’m going to be spending the day at my parents’ house to keep an eye on my sister’s sick pup. Tumblr is a nightmare to use on my tiny netbook, so I’ll either get to those asks tonight or (more likely) tomorrow morning. Hope...Read more of this blog post »
I’m not very popular in my writers’ group.
They keep telling me not to write dystopias. The reason is that my fiction has a nasty habit of coming true. I’ve been encouraged to write light, fluffy tales of wonderful things happening to everyone.
But that would be boring, wouldn’t it?
So today’s bo...Read more of this blog post »
I can hardly BELIEVE IT!!! [image error]
After over three years of research, writing, more research, re-writing, and editing Lily and Fred’s beautiful, real-life love-story is an honest-to-goodness printed book!
Where Daffodils Bloom is a labor of love that I am so excited to be able to share with...Read more of this blog post »
Fall and going into late fall always seems like the perfect time to start watching darker TV shows.
Now I don’t mean anything horror like. Cause fuck that.
Here’s my list of darker shows I tend to rewatch or watch around the fall:
1. Criminal Minds
I will forever love Criminal Mind...Read more of this blog post »
I'm Sorry But... Sacrifices | I'm sorry... for missing your phone call | My willingness to make sacrifices to become a novelist was thoroughly put to the test over the past two years.
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Need reasons to order signed books from me? Here’s another one—the flyleaf. I’ll sign the bookplate on this oh-so-pretty page. I adore all the chrysanthemums scattered across this cover.
Little detail: we chose this particular bookplate shape in order to emulate a traditional Japan...Read more of this blog post »
Last week, Baxter interviewed Kellan Ayrwick, the protagonist amateur sleuth from the Braxton Campus Mystery series. This week, Baxter’s cornered Nana D, Kellan’s lovable grandmother and sidekick who is the queen of sarcasm in his world. If you’re unfamiliar with my latest book, Academic Curvebal...Read more of this blog post »
1. Last night I made homemade mayo (so easy!) and today I did 8 pullups in a row. I FEEL INVINCABLE.
2. I have been putting off getting a haircut for too many months now and my hair is officially stringy and raggedy. Also, somewhat related, my mid-30s have not been kind to my hair thickness. Wher...Read more of this blog post »
Everyone has areas of their home that make them grimace when they think about them, right? It brings on the whole ‘pit in the bottom of your stomach’ thing that you hope one day that it will just magically sort itself out. The broken toilet flush, the bin where the lid doesn’t close properly, y... Read more of this blog post »
Some career authors avoid reading reviews but I’m not one of them. For example, I came across this 1-star critique of my novel from a Goodreads reviewer: “This book is a mess.”
That was my first bad review. I remember reading it and be... Read more of this blog post »
After the first couple of hours slaving away in the office, I usually wander down to the canteen at work to grab a coffee. There, I can escape the trials of the latest software conundrum by having a frivolous chat with work colleagues. Subjects range from football to politics, to th...Read more of this blog post »
This is the original quote written by Rachel Marie Martin Inspired by the book The Brave Art of Motherhood “Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” words by Rachel Marie Martin To use […]
The p...Read more of this blog post »
The sun is glorious on this October day. It’s hard to believe Autumn is just around the corner. These blossoms survived a bouquet cull and I’m so glad they perked up instead of expiring in the bin. Sometimes all it takes is a little love and care for living things to find their beau...Read more of this blog post »
A Roberto Burgos Cantor.
Dentro de los pocos libros de mi abuelo, recuperados por mí tras su muerte, había sólo uno de verdadero valor literario. Los conservo todos, por supuesto, pero es el sentimiento, no el gusto, la salvaguarda del resto. El único protegido tanto por mi corazón como por mi...Read more of this blog post »
Once again, I was watching the show Forged in Fire, and found myself moved to write Pathfinder Roleplaying Game stats for the features weapon. In this case it was a pollaxe, which is similar in some regards to the halberd and lucerne hammer, but distinct enough (and was common enough) I think it...Read more of this blog post »
While waiting for a new book to come out (THE RIVER WIDOW, December 1), one of the best things an author can do is begin working on a new project. I've written before about timing, and this may seem crazy, but my novel for 2019 (MERCY... Read more of this blog post »
A nuestra puerta llegan oportunidades que dejamos pasar por miedo o falta de confianza en nosotros mismos.
Son tantas veces las que lo hemos hecho , que no le damos importancia a que una más engrose la larga lista de oportunidades desaprovechadas.
Solo cuando escasean las echamos de menos y nos lam...Read more of this blog post »
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That's one of the questions Barbara Kingsolver probes in her new novel, Unsheltered . Weaving between the present and the past, it follows two families in Vineland, New Jersey, living in different moments of cultural crisis....more