Oh yeah! Almost release date for Kate’s short story…and is she in dang good company or what? Check it out:
Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can help!
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives, is your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!
Danny Hendrickson – from Laura Anne Gilman’s Casa Nostradamus series.
Kate Connor – from Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series.
John Taylor – from Simon R. Green’s Nightside series.
Jill Kismet – from Lilith Saintcrow’s Jill Kismet series.
Jessi Hardin – from Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series.
Quincey Morris – from Justin Gustainis’ Morris/Chastain Investigations series.
Marla Mason – from T. R. Pratt’s Marla Mason series.
Tony Foster – from Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Shadows series.
Dawn Madison – from Chris Marie Green’s Vampire Babylon series.
Pete Caldecott – from Caitlin Kittredge’s Black London series.
Tony Giodone – from C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp’s Tales of the Sazi series.
Jezebel – from Jackie Kessler’s Hell on Earth series.
Piers Knight – from C. J. Henderson’s Brooklyn Knight series.
Cassiel – from Rachel Caine’s Outcast Season series.
Demons may lurk, werewolves may prowl, vampires may ride the wind. These are things that go bump in the night, but we are the ones who bump back!
Years late (as usual) I’ve become a huge fan of Veronica Mars – and am extremely bummed that it was canceled before I was ready for it to be over, thank you very much. Yes, it’s all about me. While Season 3 was nowhere near as strong as 1 or 2, it was still entertaining, started to hit its stride near the end, and had some good threads developing. And then…nada.
I’d love me some Veronica Mars YA novels. Actually, I’d love to be the writer of some Veronica Mars YA novels, I’m that much a fan of the show! (And didn’t Rob Thomas start out writing YA novels…I know he wrote Rats Saw God, which was also the name of a VM episode…but was that pre- or post-? Hmmm).
Anyway, I digress from the point that I haven’t even gotten to in the first place, and that is how much fun watching a show with little inside references (that you and a few other folks, mostly Austinites) get. And, yes, after hearing them, I wiki’d Rob Thomas and, sure enough, he’s from Austin.
How did I know? Oil Can Harry’s. The Boathouse. Amy’s Ice Cream (yes, it *is* the best). Liberty Lunch (we miss you, LL….even if you were too crowded every time I went.)
In other words, Neptune, California is really Austin, Texas. How cool is that?
Now if someone would just point me to the beach…..
Just in time for Valentine’s day…on Saturday, February 12, enjoy refreshments, a romance novel book swap, games and prizes and meet authors Robyn DeHart, Jan Hudson, Julie Kenner (aka J.K. Beck)(aka ME!!!), April Kihlstrom, Julia London, Emily McKay, Jane Myers Perrine, Evelyn Palfrey, Sherry Thomas and Tracy Wolff (aka Tessa Adams and Tracy Deebs)
If you’re in the Austin area, hope you can make it! The event is from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Pflugerville Community Library at 102 Tenth Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Cross your fingers if you’re a fan of Kate and her demon-huntin’ ways (for that matter, cross your fingers even if you aren’t; I mean, I’m not proud). Got some really cool news re the Carpe Demon movie. I can’t say anything more now–and as I’ve said before, I won’t say it’s done until I’m wearing the premier dress and eating the popcorn–but things are looking good.
So, you’re interested in being a writer? Banging on the keys? Spinning stories out of straw and old Selectric ribbons? Might wanna read this first…..
You don’t want to be a writer.
No, no, I know. You think it’s all kittens and rainbows. It’s one big wordgasm, an ejaculation of unbridled creativity. It’s nougat-filled. It’s pillows, marshmallows, parades. It’s a unicorn in a jaunty hat.
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