Author meet Reader and Reader meet Author

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Book News, Musings, Reader Fun, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Author meet Reader and Reader meet Author

Authors, I am pleased to introduce you to these excellent Readers. And Readers, it is an honor to present these fine Authors to you. Now, check the comments section. Shake hands. *smiles* *wipes away happy tears*   THE RULES 1. Authors: – post in the comments a short and sweet synopsis of your book (like 300 words or less). Please make summaries visible with “quotes” or by italicizing (use HTML). Don’t forget to add your book title and name! – a link to your website – one main link to where your book can be purchased online (please, just pick one). Shorten the link to a bitly if you don’t plan to use HTML shortcuts. I will post my book in the comments as an example. * NOTE: No erotica or sexually explicit content, please. I am a young adult writer and have a wide age range of visitors to my site. I will not approve your comment if you do so. Thank you!   2. Readers: – All right, so maybe that would be asking too much 😉 But, definitely check out the books below. After all, making new book friends is what this is all about. – Feel free to comment and share – And, of course: HAPPY READING!  ...

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Help! Will write for music…

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Book News, Reader Fun, The Biodome Chronicles | 0 comments

Help! Will write for music…

I LOVE to listen to music while writing. It’s a huge part of my process in crafting a story and characters. Here is my current PLAYLIST for ELEMENTS, book two in “The Biodome Chronicles”. These songs continually feed my imagination and emotively flesh out the characters’ journey in my mind. But I need more music! *raises hands in air like a mad scientist* So I come to you to keep the inspiration burning brightly:1) What songs would you add to this list that make you think of Fillion, Leaf, Willow, Coal, and/or Lynden? 2) What songs speak to YOU? Comment below (with links if possible) and I’ll add a Reader Selection page in my “end of the book features” with full credit! 😀  (Be sure to leave the name tag in the comments that you want me to publish in the book, even if it is “anonymous”) Thank you, Moss. Truth....

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Four Traveling Questions, Four Insightful Answers

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Book News | 0 comments

Four Traveling Questions, Four Insightful Answers

My thanks to the talented Amanda June Hagarty for the fun invitation to join the traveling blog tour.      The first time I met Amanda, she wore a shirt that said, “I’m a bad girl, I should be published”, and I knew that we would get along fabulously. Besides being a bad girl, she boasts the titles of SFF Writer, Virtual Land Baroness, and Rowdy Canadian Transplant, just to name a few. Don’t believe me? Just read her about page! “Clean Slate”, her debut novelette, features a man who wakes up on a mortuary slab in Victorian England. Only, he’s not from England, let alone the 19th century.  This story is intriguing, adventurous, and mind bending. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop! The plot is twisty and overflows with suspense. The main character haunts your heart and mind – you feel for him and you fear him. It is a gripping tale of loss and discovery that will make you beg for more. And thank goodness there is! Amanda is currently hard at work, expanding this novelette into a full-feature novel. She also writes a serial for Wattpad titled, “Little Lacey”, which has, not surprisingly, garnered quite the following.  And if that’s not impressive enough, she also writes a science fiction serial for the Bellingham Herald called, “Memories of Light: A post-apocalyptic story of Bellingham 100 years in the future.”   The traveling blog tour asked me four questions, and so without further ado: 1)      What am I working on? My sanity.  Oh wait…I mean, ELEMENTS, book two in “The Biodome Chronicles.”   The continuation of Leaf, Willow, and Fillion’s journey fully captures my imagination and tugs on my heart. I can’t wait to share it with all the readers! But finding the time lately has proven difficult. This results in frustrated characters itching to be heard, which translates into a batty author. Over the summer I plan to plunk away at ELEMENTS with hopes to have a beta copy ready by August. Fingers crossed!   2)      How does my work differ from others in its genre? “The Biodome Chronicles” was a risky mash-up of cyberpunk and a fantasy-like, present-day medieval culture.  I wanted two polar extremes and decided these two genre ideas best represented the high technology future I wished to illustrate and the agrarian past I wanted to romanticize. Additionally, I slowed the pace of the story down to get into the heads of the characters more deeply in order to better reflect the role-playing elements of the story. It reads similar to literary fiction, another risk I took for in this genre; but one I knew was right for this particular story and cast of characters. After publishing, I learned that LEGACY fit within the definition of Ecopunk and Nanopunk Fiction, both which are emerging Cyberpunk derivatives. Kinda cool and exciting to have unknowingly participated...

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Squeeeee….!!!

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Book News | 0 comments

Squeeeee….!!!

I am excited to announce that LEGACY won The Indie Excellence Finalist Book Award for Science Fiction and placed in the top six in that category! Thank you National Indie Excellence Book Awards! Congrats to the other four Science Fiction finalists and winner! Now if you will excuse me, I’m about to swoon! (Ahem…yeah, that’s really me in my SCA garb, rock’n my geek status like a...

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