Casualty of An Indie Publisher

On August 12, 2015, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

I’ve always waxed poetic about wanting to self publish.  I like the control, the lack of rejections (which I know would about destroy me over time), and the knowledge that if something isn’t right, it’s my fault. I take the same mentality when it comes to my hair.  I always…

Q&A with Karla Tipton, Author of Dangerous Reflections

On February 21, 2015, Posted by , In Book Promo, With 3 Comments

Dangerous Reflections is an Edwardian London-based story about a graduate student who travels through time to help save her dying grandmother. What inspired you to write a time travel book that features mystery and magic? I’ve always written stories with time travel and paranormal elements since elementary school. The time…

Science in Fiction – Faster Than Light Travel

Faster than Light Travel (FTL) has always bothered me.  As a scientist, it makes no sense to me, but it has become a popular trope in science fiction.  Scientifically and mathematically, it doesn’t make sense. I’ll start with some simpler concepts…   Speeds approaching the Speed of Light So, according…

Book Excerpt: Bright Fire by M.J. Austin @mjaustinbooks

On February 4, 2015, Posted by , In Book Excerpt,Book Promo, With No Comments

Delfia thought she was a normal girl about to turn sixteen until her adoptive parents are murdered by creatures from the underworld. Her life gets thrown into chaos as she teams up with her best friend, a strange guy, and a prophetess. She soon discovers her biological father, Hades, ordered…

Character POV – Mila – On the Run

On January 31, 2015, Posted by , In Character POV,Mila Dragomirov, With No Comments

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine.  She told me she blogs.  I asked about what, and she told me she blogs in the POV of a zombie.  I thought it was an awesome idea, and so I thought I would try something similar.  Every once in a…

Book Review Request Queue

On January 22, 2015, Posted by , In Administrative, With No Comments

I am slowly but surely plowing through my queue of book review requests.  There are hundreds.  I’ve dropped it down under 200 now, and will hopefully be sending out requests for ebooks soon. That being said, I have changed the form for Book Review Requests.  It is simpler, so it’ll take…

What I’ve been up to…

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Writing, With No Comments

So, I know I’ve been a little lost lately, but I’m getting better.  I’ve finally started writing in Seize again. No more writer’s block, and I know how the rest of the book will go, so I suspect it won’t be long before I’ve finished the first draft.  Soon I’ll…

Chapter Length: What length is the RIGHT length?

On January 14, 2015, Posted by , In Writing, With 6 Comments

It might seem like on odd question, and one most people wouldn’t even consider when writing a book, but it a surprisingly important one.  Of course, this isn’t a first draft sort of consideration.  All you should be worrying about at that time is the story itself.  But in later…

NaNoWriMo is officially over! #nanowrimo2014

On December 2, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

It’s December 1st, and many of us (me included) are coming off that month-long frenetic obsession called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, FYI).  My goal had been to write 50k by Thanksgiving (which was the same goal as last year), since family has this way of absorbing all your time. …

Writing a Blurb

On October 5, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

In the past, I’ve had trouble writing blurbs or book descriptions.  When writing one for Forever After, I had the hardest time, finding myself completely stumped. Sure, I’ve found plenty of resources giving suggestions on how to write effective blurbs, but that was never the problem.  The problem seemed to…