2017 Publication Schedule: The Second Half

Earlier this year, I released my first science fiction novel, Banquet. And last year, I published several others. So what’s in store for the rest of the year?

Hint: One is something readers have been waiting for more than a year to get their hands on; the other is something I never thought I would continue.

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My Life is Not a Porno

I recently submitted my new science fiction book, Banquet, to a promotion for speculative fiction.

I was excited to find the promotion, because I thought it would be the perfect place to get more readers for this new genre I was trying to break into.

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But before I could be accepted, the person running the promotion emailed me back with a strange question. Continue reading “My Life is Not a Porno”

A finished manuscript is a terrible thing to waste.

This is it.

It’s happened!

I managed it – again!

This morning I completed another manuscript first draft. This one is the sequel to The Set Up, and its name is Sweat.

cover of Sweat by Adan Ramie

Sweat is about a woman named Haley who – while trying to get over her first love – meets a sexy personal trainer with a black hole of a past that threatens to swallow her up.

Or something like that. I’ll let you lovely readers know when it’s available for pre-order.

Subscribers to my email list will get the first three chapters as soon as they’re polished up and shiny. So, y’know, you probably want to subscribe if you’re into free chapters, giveaways, and stuff like that.


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Writing to Live: You call it a hobby; I call it my lifeblood.

“Why do you write?”

This is one of those questions we writers all get a lot. It may come in different forms, but it’s always the same idea. What makes our brain so different that scribbling (or typing) is the only way we can make ourselves feel sufficiently heard in the world?

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2 Things I Learned from 3 Years of Reading Challenges

Happy New Year, everyone!

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I hope you celebrated with the people you care about most on New Year’s Eve, and recuperated enough on New Year’s Day to feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed again this morning.

What’s on the agenda today?

Reading, of course!

I was going back through my old blog posts, the ones I managed to save when I changed over to my new domain in late 2016, and found I had started a trend of doing To Be Read challenges. Naturally, I’ll be doing that again this year, but I wanted to explore what I went through from 2013 to 2016 in trying these challenges, and what I might could learn about myself through the process.

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Looking back on my beginnings: The First Anthologies to Publish My Work

Two years ago this month, I published the following post on my little blog that almost no one read. I guess it just goes to show that you can start from nowhere, and end up being a published author.

I can’t believe how far I’ve come, and I look forward to more years of writing, publishing, and collaborating with other awesome writers and editors.

Watch this space in the future for writing tips, discussions, author interviews, and more.

Here’s the post:

The First Anthologies to Publish Me

Originally published 2014-12-12: Anthologies | Beyond the Nightlight and Strange Portals

I’m proud to announce that my short stories have been featured in two anthologies recently, Beyond the Nightlight and Strange Portals.

My story, “In Mirrors”, is featured in Beyond the Nightlight. I have two in Strange Portals. Click on the covers for more information. I can’t begin to express how happy I am that I was chosen to be among the many talented writers in each of these anthologies.

Stay tuned for more information and progress reports on my upcoming novel, [Maladaptation], the story of two young women in love and snared by a dark destiny.

Grab the books mentioned by clicking on the covers below.

Have a great New Year, everyone!

cover of Beyond the Nightlight horror anthology cover of the Ink Slingers Fantasy/Horror anthology, Strange Portals cover of Maladaptation, a suspense thriller, by Adan Ramie


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Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!

When this year began, I had a couple of goals in mind. I knew I wanted to grow my readership, publish at least three books, and start some new habits that would help me toward my ultimate goals of being a full-time author with a healthy body and mind.

But as we know, even the best laid plans can sometimes go awry, and I’ve never been much of a planner anyway. So, even though I had a basic idea of what I wanted to do this year, I tried winging it… with mixed results.

Lessons from a Plantser

One of the biggest lessons I learned this year came relatively late, but I think it’s pretty important, so I’m throwing it up front. I got the notice that my domain name would be expiring in October, and had to decide what I wanted to do. Would I simply renew it, and stick with the plan I had through WordPress.com, or would I change to a new service?

The easier way would have been to stick with WP.com. I already had it set up. I had a following. I had posts and pages from two years of trying to make this website thing my online home. I even had a theme I liked relatively well.

So, naturally, I decided to change.

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