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J. Libby

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I am a chronically sleep deprived night owl with a 6 a.m. day job, I was voted by co-workers as best choice to lead an army and most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse. Girl. Writer. Sometime traveler. Other things I love include Candy Crush Saga, books, school, movies, shoes, John Crichton, and traveling to places I've never been.

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J. Libby I have a serious yen for romantic fiction. It's my guilty pleasure! Thus, this question is almost impossible to answer. I'm a huge fan of Dean…moreI have a serious yen for romantic fiction. It's my guilty pleasure! Thus, this question is almost impossible to answer. I'm a huge fan of Dean Roubillard and Blue Bailey from Susan Elizabeth Phillips's Natural Born Charmer. I adore Christian and Maddie from Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm. But if I'm super honest, well, you can't beat Buffy and Angel. Unless, of course, you're John Crichton and Aeryn Sun. Basically, tortured star-crossed lovers are my thing. And kick ass women with smart mouths and a hankering for a difficult, broody hero whose ass she is quite capable of kicking should the need arise. And he loves her for it. For the tough, fragile ball of complexity that she is; he wouldn't have her any other way.(less)
J. Libby The big brick wall of writer's block. What can you really say about it? It's a pain in the ass and it comes with the territory. One of the best bits…moreThe big brick wall of writer's block. What can you really say about it? It's a pain in the ass and it comes with the territory. One of the best bits of advice I've ever gotten is to write anyway. Put one word on the page after another until you finish a scene or a chapter or some pre-determined goal that only you can create for yourself. Don't worry about the words being perfect or pretty. They just need to be functional. You can ALWAYS revise later.(less)
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All This and Love

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Fall, I've discovered, is the beginning of writing season for me. If such a thing can exist. Imagine. Seasons of writing. It's a pattern, the burst and then the lull. The somnambulant haze of the summer months when all I really want to do is play in the sun. I run wild in bare feet and short skirts, with the sun on my legs and my shoulders. The citrus-vanilla scent of sunscreen and the tender s... Read more of this blog post »
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Teaser from the upcoming All This and Love (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Love is difficult enough without adding in zombies, werewolves, succubi, and ghosts. In my debut collection, love in many flavors takes center stage. From the catacombs beneath an unnamed city to an abandoned town after The End, lust, star-crossed romance, and sibling affection are complicated by some of the things that go bump in the night. And, maybe, an apocalypse or two. Here's a teaser from the title short... "all this, and love"
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