Coffin Hop Blog Tour

The last week of October I'll be participating in the Coffin Hop Blog Tour facilitated and organized by Axel Howerton and RL Treadway. The Facebook group is here if you want to jump on this crazy train. I'm still not entirely sure what I'm supposed to do, but it will involve some sort of giveaway … Continue reading Coffin Hop Blog Tour

Moving Forward

  So it looks like it's really going to happen, I'm really going to unleash Andrej, Neko, and Anne-Marie on the world, probably late this summer. This is, quite frankly, terrifying. Honest to dog, I don't know how I'm going to make myself do all the obligatory marketing and selling. I don't want to become … Continue reading Moving Forward

Cover Me

  My time lately has been concentrated on researching book covers: designs, designers, how-to, software, stock photos, pre-made vs. commissioned. What I've decided is since I want to give the book its best chance possible I am going to commission cover art. My reasons are thus: 1. I want good art that will stand out, … Continue reading Cover Me

Weekly Card – Queen of Wands

So this week I had to go with the All Hallows Tarot by Robyn Tisch Hollister. And we have the Queen of Wands. Wands are associated with the element of Fire, and creativity. All Queens are associated with Water, so we have Water (emotion) of Fire (passion, creativity, energy). Competent, strong-willed women who do what … Continue reading Weekly Card – Queen of Wands

Meditations on Ray Bradbury

Several weeks ago, I wrote this post about Ray Bradbury for his birthday. In celebration of the anniversary of his birth I treated myself to a stack of his books which I had not read before, chief among them being Something Wicked This Way Comes. I just finished it Saturday night (October 12). This is … Continue reading Meditations on Ray Bradbury

Weekly Card, First Week of June

I thought we needed kittehs this week, so I busted out the Baroque Bohemian Cats. So. We have The Hierophant, holding the keys to the Kingdom, standing there in his fine robes. I can't help but think of the 'Impressive Clergyman' from The Princess Bride: "Mawwiage... is what bwings us togeva... today." Ok, no marriage … Continue reading Weekly Card, First Week of June

Weekly Card, A Bit Late

The Hermit from Ian Daniels Tarot of Vampyres. I've felt like a hermit the last few days, locking myself in the house to get the revisions done on the vampire novel and sent off to beta readers. I've also been OD'ing on "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and its soundtrack while I write. Seems fitting on … Continue reading Weekly Card, A Bit Late

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

But what the hey, eh? This weekend has been all editing, all the time. I'm working on the vampire novel, prepping it for a volunteer beta reader, and consequently going over it all AGAIN. I'm happy to report that the scenes that made me tear up or laugh as I was writing them are still … Continue reading Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Dispatch from the Zone – My Excuse

It's been an odd couple of weeks for me. Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday, where I grumbled about having to take Friday as personal vacation because my company doesn't give it as a holiday (as my previous companies have done), all was well until that Sunday night. I'm only telling this now because a lot … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – My Excuse

I don’t want to go into space

It has recently come to my attention that I'm not ready to go into space. Not that there's even a remote possibility.  But you know how every time there's news from the space program, like talk starts up about colonizing Mars or someone doing a freefall jump from 24 miles up, and inevitably people pose … Continue reading I don’t want to go into space