I’ve received my first ever award nomination for original fiction!
The 2013 eFestival of Words Award Nominations are out, and Storm Chaser Shorts has been nominated in the Best Short Story Collection category. In addition to that, the anthology My Funny Valentine, which carried a humor piece by me, received a nomination in the Best Anthology category. All the nominations can be found here:
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lenawinfreyseder talks short stories, and puts me in good company:
Time to write more!
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Today I’m guest blogging, and sharing a somewhat off-kilter look at my home state:
“Would I have time to write as a space pirate?”
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More Amazon reviews have come in for Storm Chaser:
My first three star review! Wait, that’s not good. Ah, but you…Continue
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For those of you sick of chocolate or flowers, or chocolate flowers (how could anyone be sick of chocolate?), don't forget that you can again order a copy of the humor anthology My Funny Valentine, which includes a piece by me, to tickle the rib of the one you love. If you got them that book last year it's treading thin ice to get it again, but then you could always pick up my novel Storm Chaser or its prequel, Storm Chaser Shorts, for the romantic comedy loving love you…Continue
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Today I’m interviewed by … Sir Poops, and Hairball:
“It just keeps me from rummaging through the house for something even worse.”
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Do you speak French? Neither do I, but I just found out my published works are available at the French version of Amazon:
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“Words With the Big Guy” was originally a gift to readers who bought my novel Storm Chaser last Christmas; this year, it was printed in the Christmas insert of the Albion New Era, Churubusco News, and Northwest News newspapers. The story was inspired by “Santa’s Spirit”, which I wrote in 2006 for the Christmas edition of my column, “Slightly Off the Mark”.
“Words With the Big Guy” features Beth Hamlin, a popular character from…Continue
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Hey, did you remember that Christmas is coming? Yeah, me too. One of those great things about Christmas is also one of those awful things about Christmas: finding the perfect gift.
Well, far be it from me to suggest that your favorite person of interest might like a copy of my novel or short story collection – oh, wait, that’s what I’m here for. They’re easy gifts, more entertaining than a subscription to C-Span and a lot less expensive than a…Continue
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My short story collection has received its first Amazon review:
The reviewer said it was better than 50 Shades, but not as good at Hunger Games; also that it was a worthy gift…Continue
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
The human race spent a considerable amount of its fortune and creative energy making homes more comfortable: Indoor plumbing, air conditioning, entertainment centers, and the ultimate in accurate brand naming, Lazy Boys. Then, once our domiciles became places where we never had to suffer (except during family dinners), where entertainment and food could be delivered right to our seats …
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This weekend I’m a guest at GK Adams’ blog, where I riff on upcoming projects, inspiration, research, the writing life, and why you should do as I say, not as I do:
“For my unpublished novel, Coming Attractions, I outlined the whole thing and created the characters … while waiting in the car…Continue
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A glut of riches this week, with another blog tour interview and one more yet to come. Now Krisztina William asks, “How romantic is a male romance writer”? The answer may surprise you. Or maybe not …
“She thought I was female. I thought she was bright, quirky, and amusing. Turns out one of us was…Continue
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Today five characters from Storm Chaser and Storm Chaser Shorts answer questions, with various degrees of enthusiasm. (You can guess how Chance feels about it.) Thanks to William Kendall, who’s hosting me on his blog, “Speak of the Devil”:
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The use (and misuse) of Mary Sues and self-inserts is the subject of my blog tour post today . Thanks to author Jana Denardo, who’s hosting me over at LiveJournal:
“I became a writer at an unfortunately young age, and like many kids it was all about me.”.
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You know what’s cool? When you stop by to browse the Barnes & Noble website and discover your short story collection is now up for the Nook. How cool is that?
But wait, it gets better: Barnes & Noble is calling Storm Chaser Shorts part of the Storm Chaser “series”.
Series! Whoa … little head rush, there. Of course, the ten short stories do indeed take place in the same universe as the original novel, with the first seven set before…Continue
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Somebody decided to drop the price of Storm Chaser’s Nook edition to $5.80, and Kindle version to $4.99. (That’s from Whiskey Creek Press’s original $6.99.) I don’t know who makes these decisions, but it sounds good to me.
Sadly, Storm Chaser Shorts is still not available for the Nook, although you can buy it on Amazon, or as PDF or HTML files at www.whiskeycreekpress.com. It took about six months for Storm Chaser to…Continue
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Today my blog tour is hosted by Beishir Books, from whence comes many great novels – I’m reading one of them right now. The subject: Men who write – gasp – romance:
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I’m having a colonoscopy tomorrow, and it gave me an idea for how to increase sales of my novel and short story collection.
Now, hear me out.
As all fourteen of my regular readers know, I have a newspaper column, and often use my personal experiences as material to fill those 52 pieces a year. But the question is, does anyone want to hear yet another description of one of the most disturbing medical procedures a male ever goes…Continue
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