Monday, October 31, 2011

Merry Halloween

I've never had to clean snow off of my Halloween decorations before.

I think Mother Nature has her holidays mixed up. It's supposed to know on Christmas Eve, not two days before Halloween. I hope our early Nor'easter is not a harbinger of the bad winter to come.

How are you spending your Halloween? I hope it isn't shoveling snow.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Good editing makes all the difference

This news story about a giant Lego man who washed ashore in Florida caught my attention this morning.

The 100-pound counterfeit statue [it's not really Lego, say spokesman for the company], is emblazoned with the words: NO REAL THAN YOU ARE. Which is good for a laugh if you think about it.

But imagine if someone had edited that to read: NO LESS REAL THAN YOU ARE.

Then it becomes a chilling philosophical comment about life, our perceptions and the nature of reality in general. Don't you think?

A good editor could have made all the difference.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The hardest part

Today I'm over at Killer Chicks talking about the hardest part of writing a book. Stop by and tell me what your greatest obstacle is to reaching THE END.

Friday, October 21, 2011

World ends at 10:00, Film at 11:00

In case you missed it when it happened "invisibly" back in May, the world will be ending again today according to our favorite crackpot evangelist Harold Camping.

So today would be a good day to buy a lot of books. With no world stuff going on tomorrow, or ever again, we'll all have a lot of time to read.

**Edited on October 22, 2011 to add: Hmm, I guess we missed it again. Darn these invisible endings of the world.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dark Sins and Desert Sands

Alas, I did not win Book of the Week at the Long and Short Reviews, but kudos go to my fellow Romance Diva Stephanie Draven, who did with her Silhouette Nocturne Book: Dark Sins and Desert Sands.

Read more about Stephanie's book HERE. Congratulations Stephanie!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book of the Week Nomination

INTERVIEW WITH A GARGOYLE, is up for Book of the Week at the Long and Short Reviews!
I'm in excellent company over there. Check out the list of nominated books and cast your vote for Book of the Week!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Long and the Short of It

Five Books!

The Long and Short Reviews gave Interview with a Gargoyle a positively glowing 5-Book review. Here's a snippet:

Interview with a Gargoyle is a super amazing story with fascinating characters and a love between two kindred souls. The details were superb, the editing squeaky clean, and the dialogue brisk, entertaining and insightful to the characters. There is nothing I didn’t like about this book.

Of course, this only means I have to work a lot harder on the sequel. Wish me luck!

** Edited to add - on October 11, 2011 INTERVIEW is #7 on the Samhain Best Seller list in some very prestigious company.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Interview with a Gargoyle

It's finally available! I'd like to thank everyone who pre-ordered INTERVIEW WITH A GARGOYLE. I hope you find it worth the wait.

So much work went into this book, it’s hard to believe I finally ended up with a finished product considering how many times I rewrote it, shifted scenes around, added and removed things. At one point, I was literally cutting and pasting – with scissors and tape – scenes in a new order so the narrative would flow better. I thought it was a risk getting into the villian’s head, but since that’s where the hero Blake spends so much of his time, I felt the reader had to be there with him to understand the madness and desperation behind the Witch Hunter’s curse. There are scenes in this book that still bring me to tears, years after they were first written.

Visit Samhain Publishing for an excerpt - and on Wednesday, stop by Killer Chicks to read an interview with the gargoyle himself, my hero, Blake DeWitt.

Monday, October 03, 2011


I’m all over the place today – check out my post about hot alien anteater shifters at Lucy Woodhull’s Miss Worded Blog, and later today you can drop by Excerpt Monday for a chance to win a copy of INTERVIEW WITH A GARGOYLE, which releases tomorrow! It’s like getting two for one.

And in case you haven’t noticed, the blog looks a little different. Blogger’s new design template attacked me out of the blue yesterday, so I had to do some last minute updates. I hope to get everything all spiffy again soon, so stay tuned.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Is this getting ridiculous?

I've been having to jump through hoops lately to post a comment to anyone's blog on Blogger. I've looked up the problem and solving it seems to consist of 'not clicking stay signed in' when you sign into your Google account. Not much of a resolution.

I'm wondering if this is why I get so few comments here and I'm seeing a drop in comments on other blogs.

Well, Blogger? Let's get off our butts and figure out why no one can post comments anymore. Obviously it's a widespread problem since it seems to be the top issue on the Blogger message boards. What's the deal?

What's the point of interactive blogs if people can't post comments to them??