jk's blog

Whining about being a kick ass character (or not)

Today, I’m over at the Whine Sisters site blogging about why I wouldn’t want to be one of those iconic female kick ass characters: Let’s talk action-gals, shall we? Because there was a point in my life, when I thought that being Buffy or Sydney Bristow (Alias is my current pm comfort watch) would be… Read more »

Spreading the Love & Sharing Some Secrets…

On Friday, my neighbor in the Cen Tex area, the awesome SJ Driscoll, whose bio makes me feel like a slacker, passed the torch for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, SJ! Now, I confess that I wasn’t previously familiar with the award, but after reading SJ’s blog, I’m totally down with the idea and am… Read more »

Creating a hashtag column in HootSuite

This is a technical post for the benefit of my fellow students in Kristen Lamb’s social media class (which, by the way, I’m highly recommending!), but obviously I hope that anyone who’s lost in Hoot Suite (an app that I absolutely love) will find this helpful. Several folks have posted on twitter and on our… Read more »

My first historical! Really!

Yes, yes, yes! More Shadowkeeper books coming out this year (the covers for the next three–this summer–are awesome, and I’ll post on Monday). But I’ve been lax in shouting out about my enovella, MIDNIGHT, which features Caris and Tiberius, star-crossed lovers. I had a bit of a Romeo and Juliet thing going as I wrote… Read more »

Big A** Breakfast

The other day, some friends were giving me grief about my huge weekday breakfasts. I’d mentioned that I accidentally left the broiler on all day, and they naturally asked what the heck I was broiling at 5:45am. My reply? The top of an omelette (it’s hard getting an omelette thoroughly cooked without burning the bottom!)…. Read more »

Hey folks!

I’m in the process of updating my blogs so that we’ve got one portal for me (I’m feeling schizo lately). Rather than put up a maintenance page, I’m just pointing domain names here for the time being. But soon (really!) we’ll have a nice, purty new juliekenner and jkbeck blog. (If you got here via… Read more »

Boy, this site is quiet…

Okay folks, sorry about the quiet. Hubby’s home for summer, I’m on deadline, and yada yada yada. But things are coming: * Catherine and I will post another chapter of Hour of the Dragon soon! * News coming from Julie Kenner soon (hint: think Kate and demon hunting soccer moms, and Beth and vampires!) *… Read more »

Come meet Herman!!!!!

A new chapter posted in HOUR OF THE DRAGON. Click the link in the left sidebar to go to the Table of Contents and start at Chapter One, or click HERE to jump straight to the new Chapter Four!

Got me some cover copy!

And more news on the Shadow Keepers front: Got great back cover copy for November’s e-novella, Midnight. Check it out at http://jkbeck.com/shadow-keepers-midnight/

Shadow Keepers Update

Just heard from Bantam that the ebook, SHADOW KEEPERS: MIDNIGHT, has been bumped. It’s going to be released in the fall, closer to the release of the next three books in the series. So stay tuned! And sorry for the delay….I know a lot of you have been asking why it’s not up on Amazon… Read more »