Category Archives: #ReadLocal

A Suite Peek

The paperback formatting for Bitter Suites is finished and ready for Amazon. As it goes under review, I took a few screenshots to show off how it has turned out. I love the chapter designations. They were designed to look … Continue reading

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Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging

I don’t celebrate my own birthday with much fanfare, but when my blog turns another year older I’m always stoked. I started this blog on June 23, 2010 and have posted almost daily since. Why do I blog so obsessively? It … Continue reading

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5th Annual Book Pipeline Competition

The 5th Annual Book Pipeline Competition seeks material for film or television adaptation. Open to writers worldwide, the contest accepts any genre, fiction or non-fiction. Published or unpublished. Visit Book Pipeline here. One Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and circulation … Continue reading

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Partnering with Kyra Starr Author Services

There’s a new tab on this page for Kyra Starr Author Services. I’ve worked with Kyra for years for my book covers, trailers and now audio books. She has done all my covers from The Braid to the recent Bitter … Continue reading

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Bitter Suites Cover Reveal

You may have noticed I’ve been a little scarce the past few days. I am busy in the final birthing phase of Bitter Suites, available on Amazon Friday, July 13, 2018. Thanks to the always brilliant work from Kyra Starr, … Continue reading

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Massive Paying Markets, No-Fee Submission List

Erica Verrillo just published another extensive list of submission calls for the next month on her blog, Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity. There are requests for flash fiction, speculative fiction and poetry, creative nonfiction, children’s stories, along with themed … Continue reading

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Madness Muse Seeks Poetry

Madness Muse Press is now accepting submissions of poetry with a political/sociological edge. They seek stories on addiction and recovery including poetry, personal accounts of growth or stories of family with addiction. Please send up to five poems or stories to Submissions … Continue reading

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“Moloch Dreams” Accepted to HWA Poetry Showcase

Happy to announce that my submission to the HWA Poetry Showcase, Vol. V, has been accepted for inclusion in this year’s volume. My poetry submission was titled “Moloch Dreams.” This is my fourth year in a row to be included. HWA … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse #2: The Daunting Riddle

Grab the duct tape and plastic wrap—it’s time for another Exquisite Corpse! Last month I asked for contributors to email me lines individually so no one knew what line had gone before. The first exquisite corpse was created through a Facebook … Continue reading

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How to Take Care of Your Writer

It’s very rude to interrupt a working writer. How sad the world would be if J.K. Rowling had decided dirty laundry was more important than Harry Potter. What if Mrs. Tolkien had henpecked J.R. into mowing the lawn instead staring … Continue reading

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