Character on the Couch: Eva Gordon’s Bayla

Occasionally on Facebook I’ll put together a call to author groups I belong to for newsletter shares. If you’re part of my newsletter, you’ll likely recognize this character from a¬†January feature. This was the book I had to grab for myself, and my review is below. I admire authors who tackle tricky issues in their … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Eva Gordon’s Bayla

Aether Rising Is Available

If you’re wondering whether it’s a good idea to release a fiction book a week before a nonfiction book deadline, the answer is no. I was pretty much in the writer cave, and it slipped my mind to post about Aether Rising actually being out, although I managed social media okay. So, here’s the official … Continue reading Aether Rising Is Available

Aether Rising Preorder Available

Hello, and happy New Year! I’ve been a crazy busy between¬†the holidays, jumping back into work, and now coming up on a huge nonfiction book deadline. One of my major projects has been getting Aether Rising, the fourth and final book in the Aether Psychics series, ready for publication. It will release next Tuesday, January … Continue reading Aether Rising Preorder Available

Characters on the Couch: Leanna Renee Hieber’s Clara and Harold

Today I’m excited to welcome Clara and Harold, two of the main characters from Leana Renee Hieber’s Gaslamp Fantasy trilogy. I met Leanna first at DragonCon and then at last year’s Authors After Dark. She is charming and approachable, and I can’t wait to read this series! Welcome to The Eterna Files, written by Leanna … Continue reading Characters on the Couch: Leanna Renee Hieber’s Clara and Harold

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

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

Book Review: Don’t Fall Asleep: A Dream Assassin Novel by Laura Eno

It’s hard to write, finish, and revise a book, and it takes courage and money to get it out there if the author wants to self-publish. Readers who are interested in self-published books but who don’t want to waste their time on low-quality ones need a place to go for reviews. I’ll post a review … Continue reading Book Review: Don’t Fall Asleep: A Dream Assassin Novel by Laura Eno

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Thirteen

Chapter ThirteenA Different Set of Ears Lightning flashed outside, and Gurney and Troxley appeared. Gurney raised his weapon to Thurston and Maximilian. “What’s going on here?” “He’s interrogating me beyond my rights!” Maximilian gasped. “Is that true?” asked Troxley. “Time is of the essence, gentlemen.” Thurston was back to his polite self, although still holding … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Thirteen

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Twelve

Chapter TwelveUntangling a Soul Thom could tell there was something wrong at Lancaster Jewels. Even though it looked fine from the outside, the telltale alarm light was off. There was also something off about the shadows inside. “How are we going to get in?” asked Debtra. “Did Max/Lancaster just walk through the walls?” “Souls can … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Twelve

Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Eleven

Chapter ElevenSearch for a Soul Thurston heard the bed springs squeak and footsteps before Debtra opened the door. “What’s going on in there?” Thurston looked past his student to see a red-faced and suspiciously rumpled Thom standing in the room. “Absolutely nothing.” With a cool glance behind her, Debtra stepped into the hall and crossed … Continue reading Serial Fiction: Monument Minders, Chapter Eleven