Snarkology Halloween Hop: Victorian Ghosts and Hysteria

  Follow the hop for more fun, great books, and awesome prizes. (Click Image) This year I’m thrilled and honored to be part of the Snarkology Halloween Hop. There are lots of bloggers participating, each with their own prize, and the grand prizes for the actual blog hop are fabulous, too. Click here to enter … Continue reading Snarkology Halloween Hop: Victorian Ghosts and Hysteria

Character on the Couch: Jillian Neal’s Brock and Hope

Today I’m delighted to have Jillian Neal and her characters from her newly released novel Gypsy Hope to the couch. We authors typically try to use our powers for good, but Jillian is taking it a step further. For every copy of Gypsy Hope sold, Jillian is donating $1 to the ProLiteracy organization to help … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Jillian Neal’s Brock and Hope

Characters on the Couch: Aidee Ladnier’s Charlotte

Today we get to meet Charlotte, aka “Charly,” the other half of the paranormally talented duo from Aidee Ladnier’s ongoing project. Character Two name: Charlotte (Charly) Age: 16 Gender: Female Species (if applicable): Human Cultural or historical context (if important to the story, e.g., if it’s a Regency): Modern day teenager, American South Brief description … Continue reading Characters on the Couch: Aidee Ladnier’s Charlotte

Character on the Couch: Aidee Ladnier’s Miranda

Today I’m so excited to have an unpublished character for my couch. I love featuring the published ones, but I admit that these are even more fun for me. Meet Aidee Ladnier’s Miranda: Character One name: Miranda Age: 16 Gender: Female Species (if applicable): Human Cultural or historical context: Modern day teenager, American South Brief … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Aidee Ladnier’s Miranda

Published Character on the Couch: A Couples’ Session with Theodora and Seth

This Thursday I’m happy to welcome Theo and Seth of Catherine Butzen’s The God Collector, out last month. This sounds like a fantastic book, and I got my copy from Amazon today. Of course, I’m partial to heroes named Seth these days. 😉 Their love is ancient history if they can’t catch the thief out … Continue reading Published Character on the Couch: A Couples’ Session with Theodora and Seth

Published Character on the Couch: Tara from Brighid’s Flame

Just a quick note about an upcoming appearance… I’ll be signing books and chatting with fans this coming Saturday, March 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 at Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith, New Hampshire. I’ll try to bring up some of this lovely Southern weather for y’all! Today I’m happy to welcome Cate Morgan, who is … Continue reading Published Character on the Couch: Tara from Brighid’s Flame

Character on the Couch: Officer Brady

After a brief hiatus to address some work and health issues, I’m back to welcoming characters to my couch. Georgia Romance Writers colleague S.L. Morgan brought me this interesting young policeman, who isn’t being cooperative. Character name: Brady Age: 31-32 Gender: Male Brief description and relevant history: Brady is a police detective, he became a … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Officer Brady

Blood’s Shadow release day!

It’s release day for Blood’s Shadow, the third Lycanthropy Files book! Thank you especially to my editor Holly Atkinson and Samhain Publishing for helping this dream come true. I’d also like to thank my readers for taking a chance on a new author. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these books as much as I’ve loved … Continue reading Blood’s Shadow release day!

Character on the Couch: Getting Catty with Another Villain

Someone didn’t get his coffee this morning. (Image attribution via Wikimedia Commons: Puma concolor shot at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum |Source=self-made |Author= User:Cm0rris0n) Fellow author of shifter literature Abigail Owen approached me wanting to make the villain of her second book, Kyle Carstairs, a bit more menacing. Here’s our initial exchange: Character name: Kyle Carstairs … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Getting Catty with Another Villain

Guest Post on Fresh Fiction: Why I write — and read — Urban Fantasy

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Southern Magic Readers’ Luncheon in my home town of Birmingham, Alabama, where I met one of the editors for the Fresh Fiction website. As they say down here, we got to talking, and I pitched my writing/psychology blog posts as a possible guest spot for them. She … Continue reading Guest Post on Fresh Fiction: Why I write — and read — Urban Fantasy