Haha, not the spy/secret-agent kind of agent... Where have I been? It’s been three weeks since my last post! I’ve been busy polishing up a mystery novel I’m querying. I’m excited to say that an experienced and talented agent now has my first three chapters in hand. Fingers crossed and all that! My advice to … Continue reading An Agent?
Butt in chair, fingers on keyboard: word counts, first drafts, second drafts, and the occasional serendipitous sentence.
I'm visiting the fabulous Joan Hall today. Pop over while I talk about the Alaskan wilderness, vampires, and wildfires. I'll close comments here and see ya there! Today's feature image by Louis Magnotti on unsplash.
An Interview and My First Dog Meat Review!
I was tickled pink to be interviewed by fellow author (and Bigfoot expert) Lionel Ray Green for his Fresh Blood series. Check it out! AND I got my first review for my upcoming dystopian novella, Dog Meat! Pax on her YouTube channel enjoyed, um, had fun with, uh... maybe you should just see what she … Continue reading An Interview and My First Dog Meat Review!
Cover Reveal: Dog Meat
I’m so excited! It’s a cover reveal for my debut novella, Dog Meat! My thanks goes to Potter's Grove Press for taking me on. Dog Meat takes place in a dystopian setting called the Colony. The Colony is fictional. The dogs’ nightmare is real. It’s a gritty cover for a gritty story. Dog Meat by … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Dog Meat
Have you noticed all the Westerns lately? They’re sneaking into all sorts of genres. Here’s a sampling: Western Cosmic Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s “Wish Bones“ in Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror ed by C.R. Langille https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Stars-Stone-Arches-Collection-ebook/dp/B09XGPTZY8 Schoonover with her sophisticated plots and character insight has become an auto-buy author for me. … Continue reading The Western
Using Real Life Horrors in Fiction or, “Why would anyone write about THAT?”
1877 Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty in 1877. If you’ve read the story you might remember the horrific chopped tail flashback, the beatings, and Black Beauty’s infected feet. Sewell’s story was so effective in educating people about the need to treat horses properly that the Massachusetts SPCA sponsored the book’s publication in the States. 1995 … Continue reading Using Real Life Horrors in Fiction or, “Why would anyone write about THAT?”