Fangtastic Friday Welcomes Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco’s new self-published novel, Identity Shift, is HOT!

Of Parasols and Cannon Balls…Fangtastic Friday Goes STEAMPUNK

Do you like steampunk? Do you know what it is…and isn’t? Today’s post examines steampunk’s essential elements.

Fangtastic Friday Welcomes Rob Tobin

Rob Tobin’s insights into the world of publishing should resonate with writers.

Be an Innovator, Not a Pretender

This is a call-to-arms to all paranormal writers to do something DIFFERENT in your next book. And by different, I mean different. I mean it! As both a writer and an avid reader, I’ve been noticing lately the sheer volume of re-hashed plots and characters.  If I read one more knock-off of Christine Feehan’s Drake … Continue reading

Fangtastic Friday Goes on Tour

I’m not sure three speaking engagements constitute a tour, but the second week of October was busy in my day planner, and I learned a lot about independent booksellers and college programs for writers, as well as meeting an icon in the romance industry. On October 5, I spoke at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville as the kickoff to … Continue reading

The Gutenberg Effect

A couple years ago I spoke with a fellow writer friend who had passed on a contract with one of the more successful e-publishing companies. Her reasoning: the contract was too restrictive. They wanted the first right of refusal on all future work and lifetime rights. And I remember being appalled at the audacity. In … Continue reading

The Write Direction

With the RWA Nationals looming on the horizon and my current project targeted for Loose Id coming to a close (finally) I’ve been agonizing over what I should start next. Here’s the issue; I have a pitch appointment with my dream agent in five weeks time and I’m making the play for New York. Any … Continue reading

The Amazon-Macmillan Fiasco

You have to hand it to the publishing industry – there’s never a dull moment. Saturday morning I logged into twitter and found a flurry of tweets from many established authors in the romance industry. Evidently, readers could no longer buy certain books on Amazon and these authors were urging people to go to Barnes and Noble, Borders, or other … Continue reading

Zombie Love – the Next Big Thing?

Those of you who have been following the blog know that I like to speculate every now and again on what the “next best thing” will be in publishing. Today I’d like to talk about something I’ve been seeing more and more in romance novels — zombies. Come on, be honest…when you think zombies, you … Continue reading

The Harlequin Fiasco

Let me start with a little promo – The book trailer contest is very close. I’m currently second, but only one vote separates first, second and third. So if you have time, I’d really appreciate you hopping on over to “You Gotta Read Videos” and vote for my book trailer “Up on the Housetop” (Video … Continue reading

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