Character on the Couch: David B. Coe’s Melyor i Lakin

It’s a special Saturday edition of Characters on the Couch! Why? Because as I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been buried under book release and nonfiction deadline stuff, and I let all kinds of balls drop in the past two months. All I can say is I’m really sorry, but trust me, this … Continue reading Character on the Couch: David B. Coe’s Melyor i Lakin

Guest spot – Cover reveal for The Twisting

Today I’m really excited to be part of the cover reveal for Laurel Wanrow’s second book The Twisting. I read and LOVED the first book in the series (my review is below by the Goodreads giveaway), so I’m excited to see that this one is sharing a book birthday with the paperback release of  my … Continue reading Guest spot – Cover reveal for The Twisting

Book Reviews: Red the Were Hunter and Solace Shattered

So the theme of my reviews this evening is fantasy from the urban fantasy writer’s perspective. First, my long overdue review of Rebekah Ganiere’s novel Red the Were Hunter. What if you were the key to an ancient prophecy that would begin to heal your lands, but fulfilling your destiny meant you had to turn … Continue reading Book Reviews: Red the Were Hunter and Solace Shattered

Author/Character Interview: Rebekah Ganiere and Co.

I apologize for being a little discombobulated lately. See my previous post about my cat. But, I’m happy today to welcome the lovely Rebekah Ganiere and get to know some of her characters. I also appreciate Rebekah being a guinea pig for this format and her fun and imaginative answers. 1. If your character were … Continue reading Author/Character Interview: Rebekah Ganiere and Co.

The Mountain’s Shadow Release Day & Acknowledgements

Today my novel The Mountain’s Shadow has been released into the electronic world. As I walked through downtown Decatur this morning running errands, I imagined invisible electronic copies zooming over my head as people bought it. This is truly a dream come true for me, and since there’s not an acknowledgements section in the book, … Continue reading The Mountain’s Shadow Release Day & Acknowledgements

A Writer on the Couch: Guest posting at Jill Archer’s Blog

Today I am guest posting over at Jill Archer’s blog about how psychology informs my writing, which lots of people assume, and how writing makes me a better psychologist, which tends to surprise people. This is also a good opportunity to remind y’all that I’ve got a Characters on the Couch project, and I plan … Continue reading A Writer on the Couch: Guest posting at Jill Archer’s Blog

Metapost: A Little Light Self-Promotion…

In January, I entered publisher Buddhapuss Ink’s Mystery Times Ten contest, and in March I got an email that I had been selected as one of the twenty finalists. This meant a lot because my story had impressed the teen panelists, who I figured would be the toughest of all. Then I got an email … Continue reading Metapost: A Little Light Self-Promotion…

Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency — Bert’s Bowl and Raven’s Song

The Agency: Bert’s Bowl and Raven’s Song Thomas glanced over his shoulder at the new bartender, who rearranged the glass liquor bottles. “I’d put those in classic bartending order,” Thomas said. Bert didn’t turn around. “Yeah, and I’m putting them in Royal Bar order.” Thomas shook his head, then jumped when he saw that the … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency — Bert’s Bowl and Raven’s Song

Random Fiction: The Emancipation of Thomas Forrest

My mind works in random ways. I didn’t mean for The Agency to kick off a mini-serial, but it appears to have. Since others requested more about Thomas/Forrest and Raven, and it’s fascinating to have a character with enough independence to try and change his own name, I felt they deserved a little more air … Continue reading Random Fiction: The Emancipation of Thomas Forrest