Category Archives: #MakeItLocal

Last Day of Crypticon

Last day of Crypticon and we are looking forward to getting some rest tonight. If nothing exciting happens today at all we will still go home happy. It’s been a great event and I’m planning on visiting next year already. … Continue reading

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Reviews Contest: Win $25—100 Amazon Gift Card

Crypticon is going really well and I’m thrilled with how excited readers are about the Bitter Suites. That makes me excited. Writers write to be read, right? I’m so excited I think it’s time for a contest. I want to … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites Back Online!

I’ve been getting messages that Bitter Suites has been listed as unavailable on Amazon. Yes, it has been unavailable and that is my fault. I decided to add a blurb to the back cover ahead of Crypticon and didn’t think … Continue reading

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Feed the Authors

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Markets and Jobs for Writers

Erika Dreifus, a freelance writer and book publicist, publishes a weekly list of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). She is also the editor and publisher … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites Update

Thank you, everyone! Bitter Suites has been available on Amazon for about a week, and I’m happy with the reception so far. Five reviews are up on Amazon already and it’s been hovering in the 3k list for post-apocalyptic books. … Continue reading

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Still Life Example

I’ve been occupied with the Horror Writer Association’s online writing workshop I’ve been taking. One of the assignments we’ve been doing are known as “still lifes.” Like a painted still life, we look at something someone else created and try … Continue reading

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What is Creativity?

Today I watched this video from Shots of Awe with JASON SILVA on creativity. I think he explains the creative process well as something that doesn’t come from us so much as through us. When I write, the story already exists outside … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites is Available NOW on Amazon

Surprise! Bitter Suites is now available in paperback on Amazon. The Kindle version is in production and should be available this week. The audio version should be available within the month. I will be signing copies at Crypticon in Kansas … Continue reading

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Resignation Submitted

It’s official. I’ve turned in my notice at our night factory job at Amazon. I’ve accepted a part time position with an extremely flexible schedule so that I can focus on writing more. The move allows me to supplement my … Continue reading

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