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