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New release and a free read!

Lots of cool stuff. First and foremost, THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS IS OUT! Get your hot off the press copy! From the B&N SciFi and Fantasy Blog: Revolving around the theme of occult detectives, the 14 stories included within feature beloved heroes and heroines from some of the most popular paranormal fantasy series on the… Read more »

The Occult Detectives are coming!!!

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… Read more »

The Neptune/Austin Throwdown

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,… Read more »

Come say hi in Pflugerville!

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… Read more »

Just a little demonic tease….

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… Read more »

Writers are nuts…do ya *really* wanna be one?

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… Read more »

Raindrops on roses and foreign editions

Yes, going to the mailbox is fun. You never know what you might find. The new Levenger catalog. A 20% off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond (do they mail those every day?). An overdue notice for that bill that fell down behind the printer. Or…maybe…foreign editions!!! Yes, they’re among my favorite things! There’s something… Read more »

Evil Overlord List

This is too fun not to share (follow the link for more evil goodness): This Evil Overlord List is Copyright 1996-1997 by Peter Anspach. If you enjoy it, feel free to pass it along or post it anywhere, provided that (1) it is not altered in any way, and (2) this copyright notice is attached…. Read more »

Shane Black knows action

Okay, that’s a duh headline if ever there was one, but it’s true. And while I aspire to include just geegobs of original content on this blog, at the moment, I’m reading, revising and (yes! thank you!) fixing a story problem per an epiphany in an upcoming book. Which translates to: Original content? Not so… Read more »

Adaptations

My husband and I have been hosting an Adaptations book club for a couple of years now. I’m going to try to keep a running list of the books on a page in this blog, and post info re the books we’re reading (and then watching). Tomorrow’s book is Enemies: A Love Story and I’m… Read more »