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
I try to write the best books I possibly can, and with my limited free time to devote to writing, it should be no surprise that it takes me a while to finish even a first draft. Once that's done, the revisions and rewrites begin before I allow beta readers to see it. This flies… Continue reading I Do It My Way
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
A little Friday the 13th treat! And you don't have to be a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. If you need a different format (ePub or PDF) contact me and I can send you the file.
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
Last weekend I was sick with a cold, and because I was sick I turned on the tv and thereby caught this program about books, WellREAD, on OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting). I’m always excited to find a show about books, and it was doubly exciting to come in on a show discussing books on witches… Continue reading WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches
I gave up making New Year's resolutions years ago. Generally, it seems a week into the new year most are already forgotten. It's not that I don't have goals, but sometimes the resolutions I've made were not all that intrinsic to my interests or that important in the long term. Lose weight? Sure. Exercise more?… Continue reading 2016, We’re Counting on You
This is a flash piece I wrote for The Future Fire's Tenth anniversary writing contest. Even though the word "contest" is plainly stated, my brain somehow glossed over it and I didn't realize it WAS a contest until I was contacted and told I'd tied for the win. So I've got a couple of lovely… Continue reading Ten Brides
Too good not to share. Check out WTFBadRomanceCovers Even if you have never/will never read a romance novel, some of these are just hilarious. Also a study in "what not to do" with a book cover.
Just a few more recent pics. Here's the nearly-full moon on June 30, and the Venus-Jupiter conjunction that same night (basically the moon was to the south, and I turned around to face west-northwest to see the conjunction). The brighter of the two planets is Venus. Even though Jupiter is MUCH larger, it's so much… Continue reading Around the ‘hood and beyond