Writing

Happy Birthday Red! and Midweek #ROW80 Update

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Red turns 1 year old today. It’s done well in its first year, passing the 3k mark sometime a month or two ago (I confess, I haven’t been watching that closely).  3,000 copies sold used to be the benchmark for success in the traditional world.  Not sure if that still holds, but it’s definitely respectable, […]

Books

Summer Sale

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Forgot to mention in my earlier post, so I’ll just do a quickie update to say that all of my books are ON SALE for 50% off at Smashwords for the month of July! Forsaken By Shadow and Devils Eye are each $1.50, or they can be had within my omnibus edition Genesis for $2.50. My debut […]

Writing

The Dangers of Cliche

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I find myself thinking a lot about cliche lately.  Cliche is generally something we’re taught to avoid in writing.  We don’t want cliched plot or heroes.  But every now and then, you find a use for them.  In particular, with secondary characters.  See, using cliches or stereotypes allows for instant descriptions.  You give us these […]

Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary

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Well, DABWAHA is over, at least for me.  Despite the AMAZING efforts of #TeamKait, which got us ahead of Veronica Roth for about 45 minutes yesterday–a feat which I watched with more nail biting and nerves than I did that year MSU and Ole Miss went into double overtime during Egg Bowl–, we ultimately lost […]

Personal

Round 2 Voters ACTIVATE

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GO GO GO!  Voting is live at DABWAHA for Round 2 where I face off against VERONICA ROTH! Let’s give her a run for her money! It’s happening from MIDNIGHT until NOON CST Be sure to go cast your vote from every IP address, computer, or phone you can find!  Let’s show ’em what our […]

Personal

Ode To #TeamKait–WE WON!

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I’m posting late this morning due to the fact that a) I didn’t get home from the Evil Day Job last night until 10:40 and decided to stay up until the polls closed (I totally took off work today), b) stayed up an hour after that discussing plot stuff with hubby (who was totally on […]

Personal

Voting is TODAY at DABWAHA!

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Calling all friends, readers, and fans!  Today is THE DAY!  (I’m excited, you’re just going to have to deal with all the capslockiness and exclamation points) Voting between Red and Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed In Blood begins at 12 noon EST  CST (this has been updated!) and runs until midnight EST CST. We have 12 […]

Books

Wanna Help Me Win DABWAHA? Here’s How

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*This post is sticky.  See below for new content.* I am still flailing after yesterday’s news that Red has been nominated as a finalist in the DABWAHA (Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors) YA category.  As I said before, it’s a total honor just to be nominated. But let’s face it.  I’ve got […]

Books

Red Now Available In Paperback!

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Tis the season for fairy tales Red is available in paperback! Just in time for the holidays, Red is available in paperback!  Currently it’s only up at Amazon and Createspace.  It will eventually trickle over to Barnes and Noble and The Book Depository (for international readers–they have FREE SHIPPING!), but I’m not sure that will […]