It's Halloween and as in years past, I have published a short Halloween themed story on my site. This year, it's a take on an old European tradition of soul cakes. Soul cakes are a small cross between a biscuit and a scone, usually baked with raisins or currants. They are handed out on Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Story 2019
I have mentioned the I have been working on the third installment of the Yo-Yo Files, my urban fantasy series. Well, I have decided on a release date for it: January 20, 2020. Wow, that's a lot of 20s! The title is The Demon's in the Details. This one is going to be a bit longer … Continue reading Monday Megaphone: Announcing The Yo-Yo Files #3
As promised, my blog followers, you are getting the first look at the new cover for Five and Daemon: The Yo-Yo Files #1. The rest of the world will see it tomorrow.Isn't that just gorgeous? The sign is so perfect for Miss Lucy's shop and the little demon on top is so darn cute! Here's the blurb … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The New Cover for Five and Daemon is Here!
The newly designed cover for Five and Daemon: The Yo-Yo Files #1 is done! And I am so very happy with it! Many thanks to Kream of the Kropp TechWorks for the design, which is much nicer than the old one, and really works with the story so much better.The new cover has been submitted to all … Continue reading Monday Musings: Stay Tuned!
On Basilisk Station by David WeberMy rating: 3 of 5 starsHonor Harrington is an officer in the Royal Manticoran (Space) Navy. She has been assigned as captain of the Fearless, a light cruiser that has been outfitted with a newly designed grav lance weapon that is supposed to be able to penetrate a ship's shielding. … Continue reading Friday Review: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) by David Weber
It's at the center of every story. It is the thing that drives the action forward. It's what causes the characters to act and react. What is it? Conflict.Conflict arises when a character wants something and there are obstacles in the way of his getting that thing. It can be big (the hero must stop … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Conflicted
We did it. We went to Burger King and had an Impossible Whopper. We'd seen the Impossible Burgers at a local grocery store but didn't buy them right away. Of course, they haven't had them since. We did want to try one, though, because- well, just because.One thing I have to note right away is … Continue reading Monday Musings: Impossible
Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe My rating: 2 of 5 starsAugust Adams is an archeaobibliologist. He specializes in rare antique books and is currently employed by collectors looking to add to their collections at any price. He is on a plane returning to New York with a copy of the Gutenberg bible he has obtained for … Continue reading Friday Review: Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe
Well, for me at least, it looks something like this: Yes, I do my revising, at least the first pass, on paper. It seems to help me if I can mark on, scribble notes, cross out, highlight, and rewrite sentences on an actual piece of paper. Later passes will probably get done on the computer, … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: What Does Revision Look Like?
Oh, yes, there is a definite chill in the air these last few days, especially in the morning. We've dipped into the mid-30s overnight already, and the mornings are, if not really cold, at least requiring a light jacket for walking the dog. We've had some gray and rainy stuff but also those deep blue … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Times, They Are A-Changing