Today I’m over on Brenda Drake’s blog critiquing a query and some first pages for Pitchwars. Query letters may be the hardest part of writing the book. Maybe.
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Today I’d like to discuss what remains of fairy tales and how it was likely very different for the people hearing them. This explains in some ways the fascination I have with fairy tales and retellings. If you read an original fairy tale without embellishment, odds are you’ll come away… Read more »
When I was a young person, my parents bought me a typewriter. It wasn’t because they had nothing to do. I was diagnosed with disgraphia. Which is to say, my brain and my fingertips don’t get along. Fine motor control is painful (literally) after a short time and degrades further…. Read more »
Today I’m over at All Things Urban Fantasy talking about the villains I love to hate. There’s also an ARC giveaway!
Today I’m delighted to participate in the cover reveal for Kelly Walker’s new novel, “Begin with Goodbye.” Isn’t it gorgeous? Kelly’s a long time critique partner of mine and did the images for my website as well, so it’s not surprising the cover looks great. BLURB- Revenge is best… Read more »
I have these beautiful signed ARCs of Free Agent. An ARC is an early printing of the book, with a plain cover and some copy errors. These ARCs are signed by me and available for you to win. I can’t wait to share this with you. The contest is open… Read more »
While it feels strange to be talking about sequels when you haven’t gotten to read the first book, I’m delighted to say we have a deal to publish a novella in between “Free Agent” and “Armageddon Rules.” This means that once you’ve devoured (and hopefully loved!) Free Agent, you’ll be… Read more »
With the complete of Free Agent’ galley proofing, I’ve had time to go back and do a sort of writer’s spring cleaning. By that I mean I sorted through all my archived writing. In there I found the first three books I ever tried to write. I remember reading an… Read more »
I have the typeset file for Free Agent on my SurfaceRT right now, reading it line by line, looking for typos. I’m very nearly done with this book, but getting ready for book two by reviewing the cover copy. That’s all the words that appear on the front, spine, and… Read more »
I sat down last night and opened a blank document. Not a new book…yet. A blank document that will contain all my thoughts and ideas for a new book, just blurted out straight into it. And then the research starts. The name choosing. The nailing down of ideas and fleshing… Read more »