Let's give everyone something special here. This is a doodle of mine -- a crude dragon doodle colored to sheer awesomeness by my husband Brett, who's a Photoshop GENIUS. But this isn't an ordinary dragon...oh no. This is Obsidian, who shows up later in the tales -- first in a short story called "Dragon's Gift", … Continue reading Something Special
This was initially posted to the NaNoWriMo Facebook group: I've never understood why fanfic gets so denigrated. There are a lot of really good stories that I've read in various fandoms; I've read a lot of good fanfic writers that can best quite a few "original pros". The only difference between "fanfic" and "media fiction" (ie, … Continue reading About Fanfic
The cats have become acclimated to the sound of the can opener. NOT a mechanical can opener. One of the hand-crank ones. And no matter what else is running in the house, no matter what else they're doing...let either human go into the kitchen and use the can opener, and four cats will teleport there, … Continue reading Can openers, tuna…yup….
I'm excited!! Black Gate Magazine has decided to review The Severed Earth! They only review one (ONE) self-pub'd novel a month, and you have to go through a formal submission process. Black Gate isn't just a fly-by-night, either; it's had a lot of well-known fantasy authors published in its pages. So I'm excited...and extremely nervous, because … Continue reading Black Gate Magazine Will Review My Book!
We've been watching the feral litter out back -- and today we discovered ANOTHER kitten, which brings the total to 7. This little girl's the runt of the litter, smaller than the rest, and she let me & Brett pick her up and cuddle her. Once the nose-rubs started, she was purring. We've named her … Continue reading SQUEE ALERT!!
Faramir sleeping & purring. yeah. He looks amazingly like Puck, though his muzzle & paws are whiter.
Despite the health issues, I'm still struggling thru writing my Hardy Boys fanfic. I've gotten three full tales written, the first "Voodoo Doll" (based on the episode of the same name from the '70s show), "House on Possessed Hill" (a prequel, also based on another episode), and "In Excelsis Deo" (a full original 'Christmas' … Continue reading Teaser for the new HB fic, “The San Francisco Vampire”
Just got my free author's copies of The Severed Earth in the mail today, and they're GORGEOUS...and BIG. Ye gods, I wasn't quite expecting this to be that hefty! Though...well....in contrast, the first book of Wheel of Time was over 300k words, the first Game of Thrones was just under 300k, Fellowship of the Ring … Continue reading Got the author’s copies!
FINALLY got my copies!! (and how is it that folks who ordered their copies via Amazon AFTER me got the book long before I did??) And these things are BIG. Man. I wasn't expecting something like this -- it's about as big as Dark Tower, or the first Game of Thrones or Wheel of Time....
Well, yeah, I can't stop cartooning, in a variety of media. Maybe it's because I have so many ideas, and not all of them are suited for full-fledged stories or novels -- so a short little comic is good for a one-shot quickie. So I not only do the silly Journey strip, I also guest-shot … Continue reading Gnomeregan Forever