Ever Wanted to Know a Story’s Origin Story? Now’s Your Chance

So I have a little story for y’all (this one’s personal rather than my usual fare, lol) In 1994, email became a thing, and we loved it. By 1996, I realized I could send our serialized versions of my stories to my friends because they seemed to like them and were interested. LADY OF A…

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Billionaires Siphon Away Creators’ Earnings. Here’s How to Stop Them.

I thought that might get your attention. Who doesn’t like to look at a hot, shirtless guy? But the big subject I wanted to write about today is paying creators (artists, musicians, authors) directly. One of the biggest frustrations a lot of authors feel is having most of our income go to what my friend…

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Wednesday Randomness: Halloween

Good morning! This weekend is Halloween and it’s also the time of Samhain (pronounced Sav-en in Scotland), All Saints Day, and Dia de Los Muertos. I’ve been doing some research on the proper ways to celebrate these holidays for an upcoming book, but I was struck at how much in common these holidays had. For…

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Leaving Facebook: Breaking the Social Media Monopoly

As you might be aware, I’m thinking of leaving Facebook for a variety of reasons, striking off into a better place to interact with readers but also find peace. I’m not heading off into the bush like a hermit, but I’m just not willing to play by the rules Facebook is enacting. I recognize it’s…

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First Time Fiction – Morning After

This year we’re doing a monthly post about First Times: First Kiss, First Meeting, First Argument, etc. This month we’re focused on First Morning After. The except below is from DUDE WITH A COOL CAR, book 2 of the Concrete Angels MC series. Cooper DeVille is an undercover US Marshal, and he just spent the…

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First Time Fiction – First Kiss

This year we’re doing a monthly post about First Times: First Kiss, First Meeting, First Argument, etc. This month we’re focused on First Kiss. The except below is from THE VALKYRIE’S SWORD, book 2 of the Warbler Peninsula series. Balder is a former assassin with the fanatical group Sword of God and Svanhild is a…

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