Congratulations to fellow Raw Dog Screaming Press author on her upcoming poetry collection! I'm pleased to share the cover with you today, and you can find information about the book and author below. ABOUT THE BOOK Hold your screams and enter a world of seasonal creatures, dreams of bones, and confessions modeled from open eyes … Continue reading Cover Reveal: A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES by Christina Sng
Congratulations to fellow RDSP author Kristin Dearborn on the amazing cover! This is definitely one of those books that make me go, "I'm not one for reading horror, but..." Can't wait to read this!
Today I'm celebrating the launch of K.W. Taylor's first science-fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers! This book is close to my heart because I have been friends with the author since she was still writing it, cheered her on as it passed as her thesis for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program, and then threw … Continue reading Review: THE CURIOSITY KILLERS by K.W. Taylor
The official release date for Steel Magic, book 2 of the Steel Empires series and direct sequel to Steel Victory, is July 2016! This novel features the first solo adventure of Toria and Kane, journeymen mercenaries of Limani, as they embark on a magical quest. Soon I will be hosting an official cover reveal to … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC cover reveal coming soon
I was excited to be part of the Dog Star Books invasion of Cleveland ConCoction this year, and I'm happy to report that this was one of the best conventions I've ever attended. I hadn't been to a full media (versus strictly literary) convention in a few years and this was a fun way to … Continue reading Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2016
My fellow Dog Star Books author, Matt Betts, is betraying his speculative fiction roots by writing for the parent company of our imprint: Raw Dog Screaming Press. The audacity! The outrage! He's publishing a book of...pirate poetry. Like, actual pirates. With parrots and peg legs. "Poet. Pirate. It’s all the same really. They both pillage, … Continue reading Cover Reveal: UNDERWATER FISTFIGHT by Matt Betts
I had the honor of proofreading the science-fiction (time travel/steampunk/murder mystery) novel THE CURIOSITY KILLERS by fellow Dog Star Books author K.W. Taylor late last year. Hands down, it is one of the best novels I've read within the past few years, and I'm really excited for the rest of you to get to read … Continue reading THE CURIOSITY KILLERS Cover Reveal!
And now for the good news that I teased yesterday! I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed the contract with my publisher, Dog Star Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press, for the sequel to STEEL VICTORY. STEEL MAGIC will be released in 2016, and follows the adventures of warrior-mages Toria and Kane as they set off on … Continue reading STEEL VICTORY sequel coming in 2016!
This past weekend (October 23-25, 2015), I attended the fourth annual DogCon, the annual convention hosted by my publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press. Its a wandering convention, and this year we took over Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The first event on Friday night was a lecture by Michael Arnzen, who spoke about the "popular uncanny" (think uncanny … Continue reading Con Report: DogCon IV
I am so excited to be attending DogCon IV this weekend, the annual convention hosted by my phenomenal publishing company, Raw Dog Screaming Press. This will be the third DogCon I've attended, and both previous events have been a blast. With the fantastic line-up of activities planned for this weekend, this DogCon will be right up … Continue reading DogCon IV this weekend in Philadelphia!
Some facts you might not know about speculative fiction writer K.W. Taylor: Like me, she is from Dayton, Ohio. By law, all Dayton writers must go by their initials for publication. Her adorable tabby cat Dharma and my blue-point Siamese Alex are having a sordid long-distance romance. In our spare time, we front a postmodern industrial synth band … Continue reading KW Taylor: New Dog Star Books author!
I was tagged by Breeanna Pierce, my amazing critique partner, to complete a 20-question survey designed to get to know authors in the blog-o-sphere. For the original post on the tag and the participation guidelines, go here. When did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be? I started writing … Continue reading Confessions of a Writer Tag
Last Thursday, August 20, the Morgantown Poets Society hosted authors from Raw Dog Screaming Press at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. STEEL VICTORY and I were joined by bizarro poet B.E. Burkhead, with his new poetry collection THE UNDERSIDE OF THE RAINBOW. My friend Julia was kind enough to take some pictures, which I've shared here. … Continue reading STEEL VICTORY and the Morgantown Poets Society
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 its … Continue reading Review: INDELIBLE INK by Matt Betts
The second part of my interview series with Dog Star Books was posted on Friday! This focused more on my writing style and habits. Click here to learn about what made me want to become a writer, how I balance writing with real life, and where my favorite writing spots are! PS. We are at … Continue reading Dog Star Books Interview, part 2!
My imprint, Dog Star Books, posted part 1 of an interview series with me today! Click here to learn about some of the influences for STEEL VICTORY, find out why you will adore my leading ladies, and read a short excerpt from the novel. Stayed tuned for part 2 of the interview, which will focus … Continue reading Dog Star Books Interview, part 1!
UNVEILING THE RAINBOW Artist Steven Archer has created a raw, textured cover to match B.E. Burkhead’s gritty, and unapologetic realism. In this poetry collection Burkhead shows readers what happens when they take off their rose-colored glasses and look at the world around them. Instead of fields of freshly grown flowers, he writes of alleys with … Continue reading COVER REVEAL: The Underside of the Rainbow by B. E. Burkhead
Thanks for joining me as I continue the tour of my new Web site! The next tab at the top of the page I'd like to discuss is named "Books." I only have two fiction publications so far. But they're both pretty epic, so you'll have to excuse the short list. In 2014, a friend … Continue reading In Which We Discuss Why We’re All Really Here