Hey, everyone! I'm so excited to announce that today I've got a book blitz going on. For those of you who aren't familiar with my longer works and want a sample, now's the time. Below is an excerpt from my vampire novel, Twice Bitten. I hope you enjoy. A very big thanks to Debra at … Continue reading Book Blitz!
When this blog posts, I will be in California at the Left Coast Lesbian Conference (LCLC), co-presenting a workshop on editing your manuscript for submission. I will also be doing a reading, and as I reviewed Twice Bitten to see what I wanted to read, I realized that in the short time since I last … Continue reading California, Here I Come!
First, my chat and reading over at the Bar Rag is up for your listening pleasure. If you're interested, stop by when you get a chance to get a sample of Twice Bitten. Now, onto emotional stuff. In one way or another, writers face their fears. Some do it directly by writing about something traumatic … Continue reading The Painful Journeys of Writing
In my other life, I write nonfiction. I have a book published and am working on a second. The first was self-published and then got picked up by a small publishing house. For my second, I’m trying to get an agent so that I can, hopefully, sell it to a larger house. Here’s the thing: … Continue reading On Reviews
A sequel? What is it about sequels that people like so much? The movies are glutted with sequels and publishers and editors will love you if you offer a book that is not just a stand-alone but ready for sequels (which, after two, becomes a series). Is it that people fall in love with the … Continue reading A Bit on Sequels
At this year's GCLS, I was on a panel called “Zombie, Vampires, and Fairies, Oh My.” Along with Isabella, Linda Kay Silva, Diane DeKalb-Rittenhouse, we talked about creating paranormal characters. One of the questions was about stereotypes—specifically, as writers, how do we keep our characters from becoming stereotypical? And the alternative question: Or is stereotyping … Continue reading What Makes a Vampire?