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The Value of Used Books

on August 6th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 4 Comments

Some authors can be prickly about libraries and used book stores. And, honestly, when someone tells me “I love your book! I’ve lent it to everyone I know!” my joy in their enthusiasm of my work is tempered, slightly, with the knowledge that lots of folks are reading my books…

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THE INCORRUPTIBLES goes to GOLLANCZ!

on April 15th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 9 Comments

It’s with extreme happiness that I tell you that THE INCORRUPTIBLES, my first foray into fantasy, has sold to Gollancz in the UK. Gollancz, an imprint of Orion Books, is the premiere fantasy and science fiction publisher over there, across the pond. I’ve been sitting (uncomfortably) on the news for…

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On Reviews

on March 21st, 2013 in Blog Post by | No Comments

GIVING REVIEWS I wrote a review the other day on Treasure Island, The Musical, and my Statcounter app tells me it’s been viewed a few times by someone who might’ve been upset by the review. I felt bad about that for a while, really, that my opinion might have upset…

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On Young Adult Fiction for Boys

on February 28th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 9 Comments

So, I had to write two mini-essays to apply to this fancy book publicity insider thingy and I thought, hey, if they reject me, I’ll still get a blog post out of it. That’s just how I do, ya know? WHY SHOULD OUR COMMUNITY BE INTERESTED IN YOUR BOOK? Adolescence…

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The Next Big Thing

on December 10th, 2012 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

There’s this internet thing going around where an author asks five other authors to answer a series of questions regarding their next work. I was asked by both Orrin Grey, author of the collection Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings AND S.G.Browne, author of Breathers, Fated, Lucky Bastard, and…

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FIERCE AS THE GRAVE is FREE

on July 19th, 2012 in Blog Post, Blogroll by | 4 Comments

My horror quartet, Fierce as the Grave, is free for the next five days, from July 20 to July 25. The collection features the story that was the inception and beginning of This Dark Earth called “Heaven of Animals,” a title I cribbed from legendary Southern author and poet James…

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Best Stuff of 2011

on December 15th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

They say blog posts that feature numbered lists – top tens and fifteen things white girls say on Facebook, etc. – are really popular and garner more traffic. Hell if I know why. So, I planned on doing my top ten books of the year but it turns out I…

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