Due to a series of fortuitous events, I will be attending StokerCon 2022 in Denver, Colorado, this week, from Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15! However, for the first time in years, I am not attending a convention as a programming participant. (sad trombone noises) But JL! You are not a horror writer! I … Continue reading StokerCon 2022 Schedule
This weekend I'll be attending Pulpfest for the very first time! This convention is outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press, is celebrating their sixteenth anniversary with special events within the convention. Sixteen years is kind of a big deal for a small press, but then again, RDSP is kind of a … Continue reading Pulpfest 2019 Schedule
Happy Halloween! I'm traveling tomorrow, so getting a jump on my monthly round-up post today. Please enjoy this picture of a vampire writer in her natural habitat from a Halloween party I attended this weekend. Apparently Waldo has gone to the dark side. Tonight I'll be packing for my trip and giving out candy to … Continue reading October Wrap-Up & November Goals
Today is release day for the newest Raw Dog Screaming Press authors: Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray! I read this book ages ago, and I've been so excited to share it with all of you. ABOUT THE BOOK On the verge of losing her laboratory, her savings, and all respect for herself, Pandora (Penny) Yee … Continue reading Book Spotlight & Review: HOUNDS OF THE UNDERWORLD (Path of Ra #1) by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray
For day 2 of the Steel Blood blog tour, I visited the Raw Dog Screaming Press blog for the first annual State of the Empires! Here's a short excerpt: In the past few months, since the official announcement of Steel Blood, people keep congratulating me on finishing my book trilogy. While many fantasy series do typically come … Continue reading State of the Empires at Raw Dog Screaming Press: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #2
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
I had a great time yesterday spending the day at the Raw Dog Screaming Press booth at AWP 2017 in Washington, DC. While my official book signing time was from 1-3 PM, I ended up enjoying a full day chatting with people who stopped by, answering questions about the press, and talking about my books and … Continue reading Con Report: AWP 2017
It's kind of crazy to think that it's been 5 years since I've been involved with Raw Dog Screaming Press. There are other dates to mark that anniversary that might be more "official," such as the date my first book with them was announced (at DogCon 3), but I quietly mark the beginning of this … Continue reading Con Report: DogCon 5
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for Steel Victory in the 2015 RDSP Reader's Choice Award poll! As you can see, this super snazzy belt and bragging rights for the next year are on the line! Congratulations to my fellow finalists: All the Darkness in the World by Andy Deane (horror novel) An … Continue reading Reader’s Choice Award Finalists
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
As the Dog Star Books authors prepare to invade Cleveland ConCoction (March 11-13), our fearless leader* Matt Betts is conducting interviews so that other con attendees can get to know us ahead of time.** Go here to see my answers to some science-fiction questions*** and be sure to follow Matt's blog to learn more about the rest … Continue reading Countdown to Cleveland ConCoction!
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!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural writing retreat held at the brand new Broadkill Resort! My amazing publishers at Raw Dog Screaming Press recently purchased a beach house in Milton, Delaware, where I and a handful of other authors spent a few days work-shopping, writing, and brainstorming projects--along with … Continue reading Con Report: Broadkill Resort Writing Retreat
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