Today I am honored to interview Karissa Laurel on the release of her latest book Touch of Smoke, a paranormal romance available as both e-book and paper book. Tell me about your book, and is it a standalone or part of a series? Touch of Smoke is a paranormal romance that takes place in the … Continue reading Author Interview – Karissa Laurel, “Touch of Smoke”
Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction
Today I have a real treat for you guys. I'm delighted to host a guest post by Harry Connolly, author of the Twenty Palaces series, and The Great Way, his new fantasy trilogy. I've been a fan of Harry's for years, and was thrilled to be able to participate in Harry's blog tour. He has … Continue reading Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction
Game of Thrones Books vs Television Series
SO, I've had few hits on the blog lately from people using the search terms "will Game of Thrones follow the books." I can tell you in no uncertain terms I Have No Idea.® My best guess is they will follow the books relatively faithfully, concerning major events, but some scenes not in the book … Continue reading Game of Thrones Books vs Television Series
Patrick Rothfuss Sings!
Yes, it's true. But first, I totally underestimated how many people were fanatical enough to drive out to Beaverton last night to see Patrick Rothfuss in person. One person raised his hand when Patrick asked who had driven more than 3 hours to get there, while many hands went up for one – two hours. … Continue reading Patrick Rothfuss Sings!
A Day in the Life
of a writer, by Harry Connolly. If nothing else, this should assuage some of the guilt over not keeping an immaculate house. I think my housekeeping guilt is cured! Thanks, Harry!
I am really annoyed by a blog and particular post I ran across earlier today. I don't think I want to name it, and didn't leave a comment because frankly I couldn't think of anything to say except "get over yourself." It was ironically enough titled "Authors Behaving Badly" and I guess you can search … Continue reading Sour Grapes?
Michael Crichton Dies
Another author has left us. LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show "ER" and wrote the best-sellers "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain," "Sphere" and "Rising Sun," has died in Los Angeles, his public relations firm said in a news release. Crichton died unexpectedly Tuesday "after a courageous and private … Continue reading Michael Crichton Dies
My favorite authors, the ones I really admire, are the ones who write (or wrote) about ordinary life in such a way that they brought their worlds to life so clearly and compellingly that you feel as if you could step right into their characters' world, their very living room, and interact with them in … Continue reading Favorite Authors