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Fun for Friday: April 2019 Writing Prompts

| March 29, 2019

After a ridiculously slow January, it feels like this year is just zipping past. Hopefully things will slow down a bit in April so we can enjoy the nice spring weather in the Northern Hemisphere. And hopefully those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are having a pleasant autumn! This month’s prompts are spring focused, […]

Let’s Talk Historical Fantasy!

| March 28, 2019

On Saturday, March 30th (that’s this Saturday!), I’m taking part in a Facebook event for authors of historical fantasy. Along with three other historical fantasy authors, I’ll be talking about my writing in that genre. My slot is from 1:30-2:00 Pacific time, and the whole event runs from 1:00-3:00 Pacific time! You can find out […]

Movie Recommendation: Captain Marvel

| March 27, 2019

It took us a little longer than many people, but we’ve finally seen Captain Marvel, and I can say, without a doubt, that it’s highly recommended! Of all the Marvel comics I read, Captain Marvel is the one I’m most consistent with, because I like the story and I like how much fun it is. The […]

In Sight of the Finish Line for Brass and Glass 3

| March 26, 2019

I’m so close to the end of my second pass edits on Brass and Glass 3 that I can almost taste it! By Sunday, I’ll be sending it back to my editors for them to review. Then they’ll have one more round of things for me to tidy up, and then it’ll go to the copy […]

When Do You Write?

| March 25, 2019

During ECCC, I ran into one of my friends who I don’t see all that often, and we wound up hanging out for the majority of Saturday. While we were having a late lunch, he mentioned wanting to write but never having time for it, and he asked how I got so much done with […]

Fun for Friday: 52 Weeks of Photo Writing Prompts

| March 22, 2019

Did you know that when it comes to images as writing prompts, your brain has an easier time coming up with an idea when there’s more than one image involved? That’s what author and editor John Matthew Fox explains in his post containing 52 weeks of writing prompts. By having three disparate images for each […]

Ready to be Scared of Summer Camp?

| March 21, 2019

Summer camp can be a scary experience for those who have never gone before, and even some veterans of the camp experience. In my serial novella, Camp Haunt, things are scarier than normal for the campers at Camp Fairmarsh, where all sorts of weird things are happening in the summer of 2003. Told as a […]

Review of The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus by Alanna McFall

| March 20, 2019

My latest review is now up at Mad Scientist Journal, for Alanna McFall’s The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus, a road trip story that combines the absurd and the everyday. Written with a deft hand, it’s a great story that will make you laugh but might also make you cry! If you’re interested in checking it out, the […]

Volatile Figments: A Different Shade of Darkness

| March 19, 2019

One of the stories in Volatile Figments that I had a lot of fun writing was “Miasma.” It drew upon my time at universities, my theatre involvement, and The King in Yellow. For those unfamiliar with the last of those things, Robert W. Chambers wrote a collection of short stories called The King in Yellow, four of […]

Emerald City Comic Con Recap

| March 18, 2019

I didn’t get to spend a ton of time at Emerald City Comic Con this past weekend, between my day job and writing that needed to get done. But I cruised the sales areas on Friday night (and chatted with my vendor friends) and spent most of Saturday at the convention or nearby. I went […]