Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Today I am delighted to present an interview with a writer acquaintance, Paul Magnan. His debut novel,  Kyu, The Unknown: The Coming of Dis (Book 1) is the first in an urban fantasy series set in an alternate world.   The Territories have been unified for a thousand years, brought together under the sword of Harra … Continue reading Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Revenants Abroad Free through December 31

I decided to make Revenants Abroad free through the end of the year on Smashwords. Amazon doesn't allow a price below .99 unless I put it into the KDP Select program, which I can't do right now. I'm still hoping the Multnomah County Library will pick it up, and it has to be available on … Continue reading Revenants Abroad Free through December 31

Side Projects

Some stories take longer to gel in my head than others. The cast and crew of Revenants Abroad was nearly effortless. Andrej in particular, who was of course the genesis of the story, appeared in my head fully-formed, ready for action. Anne-Marie took longer for me to get to know. Neko ... what can I … Continue reading Side Projects

Backing Away

How's everyone doing? Boy, it's been a tough week, hasn't it? It's been, at the very least, anxiety-inducing. So, in order to try to preserve what's left of my sanity, I am beginning a new relationship with social media. I've been fairly active on Twitter since I joined in 2010, which has been both good … Continue reading Backing Away

Indie Author News – Multnomah Co. Library Wants to Read Your Book

I was tipped off to The Library Writers Project just this morning. The Multnomah Co. Library is looking for books by local authors: From October 11 to December 15, 2016, the library will accept submissions from local authors who would like to see their books added to the library’s e-book collection. The book needs to be … Continue reading Indie Author News – Multnomah Co. Library Wants to Read Your Book

A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review

I can't say enough good about "A (Unauthorized) Writer's Guide to Harry Potter." I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this from the author. This is probably the single most engaging book on writing I’ve read. It’s beautifully written, and full of clear direction to take your work further by asking the right … Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter – Review

World Dracula Day 2016

  I didn't know there was one! Today is the anniversary of the first publication of "Dracula" in 1897. In honor of that, here some links to fun Dracula-related things (sites, podcasts): http://www.bramstoker.org/novels/05dracula.html The Dracula Chronicles The Vampire Historian - World Dracula Day Mini-sode (from 2015, don't see anything more recent) The 1977 "Count Dracula" … Continue reading World Dracula Day 2016

Do Your Research

On Twitter this morning, an author I follow retweeted another author that he follows, who spake thusly:   Still looking for the right publisher for my newest #book . If anyone knows of a good publisher or agent, please let me know. No selfpub plz   And I thought, he's kidding, right? There is no … Continue reading Do Your Research