“Lainey? We playing hide and seek?” He peered into the dark past the towering trees, and sometimes back at the lake. “Well, if so, then I give up.” There was a brittleness to his playful tone. “Okay? Babe, you can come out now… Lainey?” Nathan turned in search until he was spinning in circles and… Continue reading Short story: Shadow Lake Pt. 2
Hi, everyone, I hope you'll enjoy these first six pages from my upcoming mystery novel, The Killed Conscience. If you're interested in being part of a blog tour or giving my book a review, email me at email@example.com The Killed Conscience The phone call came at midnight. Tucked away in her home in one of… Continue reading Sample ch. from my upcoming mystery novel 🙂
Traditional publishing is such a pain in the ass. Landing an agent seems like such a stroke of luck. Well...skill and dedication too. But mainly luck. As of right now, I'm going to consider myself back on the path of self-publishing. I've been on this path before--but was rather ill-prepared last time. This time I… Continue reading Blog Tour!!!
Four-and-a-half long, dark and cold months later, and I've spit out the third draft of my upcoming mystery novel, The Killed Conscience. Book blurb: Still at the beginning of her career, investigative journalist Emilee Weathers is eager for a name and hungry for the perfect story, no matter how she has to get it. When… Continue reading It’s Time to Begin
Starting out, it can be a pain in the ass getting people behind you and your ideas. Couldn’t be more appreciative of author James J. Cudney for doing this, even with his plate already so full. Checkout his most recent post as well as him and his own book, “Watching Glass Shatter.”
Mask: (a) something we all wear to protect our identity, or (b) 365 Daily Challenge word for 2017 debut novelist and today’s author alert — Jordan Antonacci
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Authors are often a mystery to their fans. Sometimes you read a book without knowing (or caring) about the author — it’s the story you must devour. Often the author is shy and doesn’t have a huge following or social media presence. And on the rare occasion, several of the author’s personality traits show up in one or two of the characters in his/her books. It’s almost like authors wear a mask both to those who read our books and even sometimes to ourselves. In today’s post, I’m exploring the concept of the word ‘mask’…
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"If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted...would you capture it, or just let it slip?" -Eminem, Lose Yourself Life is a lot. Almost too much. Sometimes it is. You've got obligations and commitments, responsibilities and deadlines, to-do lists and chores... So much to do and nowhere near enough time… Continue reading Are You Thinking About Quitting?