TUESDAYS – Free Fiction. I tell you a story (or piece of a serial).
SATURDAYS – Book Review. I’ll let you know about a book I read recently and how I liked it.
SUNDAYS – Short Story of the Week. I choose a story from around the web to share with you all.
This is my blog schedule until future notice. I try to keep a tight ship most of the time, though sometimes I mess up and skip a post; other times you’ll get extra posts on unplanned days.
Let’s say it’s the whims of the creative mind and call it even.
I had never heard of Taylor Stevens or her Vanessa Michael Munroe series before, but after reading this book, Stevens has made me a fan.
The book’s blurb says it all by quoting Lee Child:
“Munroe is a sensational character and Stevens is a sensational writer.”
Continue reading “The Doll [Book Review]”
When I heard there was going to be a ‘white nationalist’ (read: Nazi) rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, I shook my head. Another headline full of hate in deeply troubling times, and there was nothing I, or really most of us, could do to stop it.
Then I heard the worst news. One of the racists in the rally had murdered a counter-protester, Heather Heyer, a woman friends and relatives had described as “passionate”, “a people person” who always stood up for people she believed were being bullied.
An organization called Unity C-ville has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for the victims of this brutal attack. You can donate directly here.
I will be donating 50% of the proceeds in the next 72 hours from the sales of my work to this worthwhile cause. That goes for all my books, stories, and collections.
It is my aim in publishing to raise my queer, female-bodied, gender nonconformative voice for people like me and people who aren’t like me, to show that different is good, that we are all worthwhile, and we all deserve to be heard.
We cannot fight hate with hate, or violence with violence. All we can do is look inside ourselves for the change we wish to see in the world, and provide support and love to those who need it.
Be safe out there, folks.
Today’s story explores the strange, intoxicating madness of adolescence.
Two prompts: 13 Week Streak & InMon
Continue reading “Daring [Free Short Fiction]”
As I’ve done for a few weeks now, I tasked myself with choosing my favorite short story or flash fiction story for the previous week.
My latest pick is short… but not that sweet.
Continue reading “Short Story of the Week for August 6, 2017”
I’ve been on my indie publishing journey for four years now, and the one most important thing I’ve learned along the way is that you never stop learning new things.
Everything changes constantly in the publishing world. The only thing that doesn’t change? What really matters: getting a book into the hands of a reader.
Continue reading “I Must Write My Book [Book Review]”
As part of the 13 Week Streak, I have been writing a serial story that follows a P.I. named Farrah Gray as she searches a small town called ParaDice Point for clues in a case about missing kids, car thieves, and murder.
The next installment follows the rest of the story’s links. Feel free to skip down to part 6 if you’ve been following along.
Continue reading “Stakeout: ParaDice Point #6 [Free Short Fiction]”