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

Characters on the Couch: SherrieLea Morgan’s Marcus

This week I’m excited to welcome fellow author SherrieLea Morgan back to the couch with a character from her new release GhostDrums. Sherrie and I are in the box set A Wicked Halloween (still free in KU) together, and I also enjoyed her novella A Timed Wager. Marine Veteran Marcus Lincoln returns home after almost being … Continue reading Characters on the Couch: SherrieLea Morgan’s Marcus

Characters on the Couch: Viola Carr’s Lizzie and Eliza

It’s often said that we authors have voices in our heads. Viola Carr has voices with their own voices. She’s currently in the midst of the very clever Electric Empire steampunk series. The second, The Devious Dr. Jekyll, came out Tuesday.   THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk … Continue reading Characters on the Couch: Viola Carr’s Lizzie and Eliza

Eros Element, Aether Psychics Book One

I first found out about steampunk when my friend and fellow author James Bassett suggested I submit a story to his and Stephen Antczak’s steampunk fairytale retelling anthology Clockwork Fairy Tales. I did, and they rejected it, which goes to show that having friends in the industry doesn’t necessarily get you anywhere, but I was … Continue reading Eros Element, Aether Psychics Book One

In Progress: 12 Days to Perfect Blog Hop

So here we are about a week before A Perfect Man comes out, and I’m so excited! I’m currently doing a 12 Days to Perfect Blog Hop, and here’s where I’ve been so far: 5/1/15 Magic City Writing blog:  Meet the adorable kitten Timothy Mouse (aka the intern, see photo to the right) as he … Continue reading In Progress: 12 Days to Perfect Blog Hop

Tony Noland on Superheros and Booze: A Guest Post from a Fellow Author

I know Tony through Twitter, where he keeps me laughing with his wry wit, blatant geekiness, and clever observations about the writing and publishing life. He’s also one of the few Twitter writing friends I’ve met in person. My husband and I were visiting my sister in Philadelphia, and Tony agreed to meet up with … Continue reading Tony Noland on Superheros and Booze: A Guest Post from a Fellow Author

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Six

Chapter SixPotato Pancake Universe Thom brought them to the Fried Green Tomato, a Southern food cafĂ©. “Nice place,” said Thurston. “Do they have potato pancakes?” Thom waved to the heavyset guy behind the counter, who held up his fingers in a double “Peace” sign. “I don’t know, but I can ask.” Instead of turning right … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Six

Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency — A Wish and a Dragon

I’m lucky to live in a place where new restaurants open frequently, and many of them last. Since you first met Thomas Forrest and Raven, Thomas has been emancipated (click here for that story), and they’re about to open a pub at the edge of the River Styx. For more Friday Flash Fiction, search the … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency — A Wish and a Dragon

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

Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency

The idea for this one came out of a conversation I had last weekend with a friend who asked what I wanted in a minion. Yes, I love my friends. If you know of any minions looking for work, please direct them my way. I promise I’ll be nice to them as long as they … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency