New York City: The Final Frontier?

My husband and I took a short trip up to New York City this past weekend. We met two guys from Israel on a cruise last year, and the amazing power of social media allowed us to keep in touch! When both of them were back on our side of the globe, we couldn’t passContinue reading “New York City: The Final Frontier?”

Where else can you find me?

Other places you can find me on the wide expanse of the Interwebs, beyond the typical social media! I have an Amazon Author Page here. And I have a GoodReads author page here. I am working on becoming an official GoodReads Author, and have plans for lots of cool stuff when I do! Please considerContinue reading “Where else can you find me?”

August Wrap-Up & September Goals

August Wrap-Up: Goal: Write 10,000 words of book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: A little over 5,500 words. Part of that was because I didn’t even start writing until August 18, and the other part was crippling uncertainty as to the way I was starting the novel, which is one of the hardest parts of anyContinue reading “August Wrap-Up & September Goals”

Upcoming Event and Other Tidbits

Had a whirlwind of a weekend, so your regularly scheduled blog post is a day late. Oops! So here’s a bunch of news to make up for it. This Thursday I will be featured by the Morgantown Poets! I and fellow Raw Dog Screaming Press author B.E. Burkhead (author of THE UNDERSIDE OF THE RAINBOW)Continue reading “Upcoming Event and Other Tidbits”

Review: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi

As I think I’ve mentioned in a previous book review, I’m a bit of hipster when it comes to popular books. REDSHIRTS, by John Scalzi, was another book that I’d heard great things about, but since everyone was reading it already, I put it off in favor of other books on my epic to-be-read pile.Continue reading “Review: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi”

Deleted Scene from STEEL VICTORY

I’m such a bum. Forgot to do a book review last Thursday and I’ve got no mental energy for a blog post today. The good news is that is because I’ve been living and breathing the start of book 3. The better news is this means you get a deleted scene from STEEL VICTORY! SpoilersContinue reading “Deleted Scene from STEEL VICTORY”

July Wrap-Up and August Goals

July = Success! My goals for the month of July were relatively simple: Complete a scene-by-scene outline of book 3 (tentatively called STEEL BLOOD) and finish the initial rewrite of the first prequel short story (formerly called “Peacekeeping” but now in search of a new name). I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo with the goalContinue reading “July Wrap-Up and August Goals”

Review: THE CURIOUS CASE by Gail Carriger

This is a short story, rather than a novel, so you’ll forgive me if my review of it is short and sweet as well. This story serves as a lovely taste of the shared world of Gail Carriger’s three series, the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Finishing School, in terms of both world-building and writing style. TheContinue reading “Review: THE CURIOUS CASE by Gail Carriger”

Review: INDELIBLE INK by Matt Betts

Disclaimer: Betts is a fellow Dog Star Books author and I consider him a friend. However, I purchased a copy of this novel for full price. Comparing INDELIBLE INK to Matt Betts’ first novel, the steampunk/zombie/giant monster/Weird West extravaganza ODD MEN OUT, does both books a disservice.  Instead, INDELIBLE INK is a creature all itsContinue reading “Review: INDELIBLE INK by Matt Betts”