A while back, I won a drawing for a free mystery item from author R. J. Blain. They were giving out copies of damaged, proof books, books with old covers, that type of thing. I was stoked, and then life distracted, and I forgot. R. J. Blain writes a variety of fiction, including under the … Continue reading R. J. Blain – Author Gift!
I've been following my favorite author on her Facebook page, and one of the things that really impresses me (other than her amazing books and genuine care for her fans) is that she treats her writing like a business. It's not a nine to five - she gets up in the afternoon and works until … Continue reading Treating Writing as a Business
Okay, first of all 'Interesting Things Just For You' is a long enough preface that I suspect the actually interesting part of the title is hidden if you get updates by email. So I'm shortening that. That said, if you haven't already run across Sarra Cannon, I'm totally throwing her onto your radar. If you're … Continue reading ITJFU: Sarra Cannon at Heart Breathings Author and YouTuber
So this is a mini rant. I don't think I've ever done one here, actually, but I was pretty steamed. Your favorite author releases a book. Great! Now, what do you do? Do you: Buy/borrow it, read it and leave glowing (or not) review about the contents of the book Not buy it and leave … Continue reading Rant: Don’t Be THAT Book Reviewer
Susan Copperfield is an author I follow on Facebook, and I entered a giveaway in her group for a mystery box... oh, sometime in the beginning of June, I think? Well... I won! And here's what was in it. *smile* A close up of the Bookmarks: The pens which include a variety of them under … Continue reading Mystery Box from Susan Copperfield!
If you're a Neil Gaiman fan, you probably heard about his event at the House on the Rock on Halloween in 2010. They were celebrating the tenth anniversary of his novel 'American Gods', I believe. (No, not an affiliate link. I'll tell you if it's an affiliate link.) Here's the thing. My friends are HUGE … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and How My Best Friend Rode the Carousal at House on the Rock
You may or may not be familiar with Patreon. It's a service that allows creatives to put out a work a month and people to sponsor that work. Right now, I have two authors I sponsor - Kameron Hurley for $1 and Holly Lisle for $5. It really can be that cheap! It charges me … Continue reading Patreon Fail
(Or I got my critique back from Kristen Lamb!) I was lucky enough to snag a 20 page critique from Kristen Lamb, and I worked up my authorly nerves and sent her my pages. Note that pretty much no one but my mom has ever read my writing, much less a Professional. Waited ten days. … Continue reading Oh, That Stings!
I read. I read a lot, although I tend to stick to Fantasy and Urban Fantasy. I love magic and supernatural things! Paranormal Romance is okay but a little too heavy on the romance, which does make sense as it IS romance, but it isn't my preferred genre. I also read Young Adult (YA) in … Continue reading Reverse Harem: A Surprising (and Engrossing!) Genre I Wasn’t Aware Of