Minerva Wakes re-release, and new revision freebie

The Story: Ahead of a coming storm, Minerva Kiakra is fighting her way through crowded grocery aisles, when the last box of cereal is yanked from her grasp… …by the impossible. She does not see a dragon. Does not. Does NOT. And when the same dragon cuts her off in traffic? No, no, no. But the thing she doesn’t want … Continue reading →

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Intern Program #1: FICTION Critter, Editor, Copyeditor, Text Layout, Cover Design, Fiction Launch Path

I’ve created my first intern program: COMMERCIAL FICTION DEVELOPMENT. The first intern program is for people who want to work with WRITERS OF FICTION (and personal non-fiction). And who want to get paid to do this. I’m looking for people with whom I can work LONG-TERM. I want to build a team I can rely on to work with every … Continue reading →

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Production Covers and NEW Afterwords: Arhel Trilogy, and Sympathy for the Devil

First, I’ve decided to write a new afterword for every one of my books I reprint. One of the things I did last week. 😀 I had a lot of fun writing them, and got to talk about the experience of writing them, and then working with them again years later. I also got the entire Arhel Trilogy finished in … Continue reading →

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FINAL covers for the ARHEL series

I ran through all three covers with Matt, and decided on final designs. Went with a cloth background for the books, moved the border in and faded it just a touch, and completely redesigned the titles for all three books. Also changed the gold border from rounded to squared, and thinned it down a bit. These aren’t quite as shockingly … Continue reading →

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The New Paranormal Suspense Covers

I finished the following covers for my upcoming novels today: Midnight Rain I See You Last Girl Dancing Night Echoes Because of a bit of a financial bump, I’m pushing hard to get all the backlist up in the next couple of months. To my amazement (because I thought exactly the opposite), I think the suspense novels are going to … Continue reading →

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Discussing “Fun…With Teeth”

Back when I first got published, I signed a lot of my books with a little extra exuberance—I drew a toothy smiley face and wrote in under it the words “Fun…With Teeth.” Which was how I saw my fiction—I always wanted my readers to laugh, but I wanted some real edge in there, too. Because, let’s face it. Sometimes I … Continue reading →

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Say It With Me: Deadlines Are Our FRIENDS

So, boy, oh, boy. Just agreed to my deadline schedule for the new book. I’m struggling with Hawkspar. Must get that book finished. Promptly, yes? It was officially due last December, and Anna has been lovely about the delays, but I’m not . I want to have the book done, and done well, so that we can get it edited … Continue reading →

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