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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Origin Story

Ha! Check it out. I found the origin of “angry superheroes.” Here you go. Fresh from my old, old, old home school blog. Because, hey, I know you care. A lot. Really. So, why “angrysuperheroes”? A good question. It started with C’s faces. Budding actress that she is, she used to run around being a… Read more »

Because you can't have too many dancing cats…

We told the kids today that, yes, we would get them a kitten (hopefully the 10+ year old cat will not freak). This prompted many hugs and kisses…and the eldest child finding this video.