A long and heart-felt thank you to all of my Patrons, followers, and friends and family! Combustion (or as you know it, The Society) is now live on Amazon for purchase. You can pick up the edited/formatted/kick-ass covered ebook for $.99 today.
If you did read the story in the past and wouldn't mind leaving a review on Amazon or GoodReads, you'd rock my world. You can also find a direct link to the story in the Library.
Also... random trivia for you. As of me writing this, Combustion is ranked both #96,804 and #24 in the Amazon shop. Silly metrics. ;-)
Today's the day! I have been working on this series for MONTHS now and I can't wait to share it with you. Long-Distance Love, or LDL, is available exclusively on Channillo.com currently.
Here's the blurb about the series, please help spread the word. (he he pun)
The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance pen pals, getting to know each other over many years.
I will be at Steamposium in Seattle this weekend! Last year, I attended this convention for research for a short story I was working on. That story is in the process of being published and I will be attending again this year because I had so much fun writing it and immersing myself in the culture!
If you're in the Seattle area and you want to join, here is more information. I believe there are still tickets available so stop by!
Steampunk fans, tickets are on sale for next year’s Steamposium in Seattle! I went this year and had a blast. You can find pictures of the lovely lady behind Pinch of Geek Tea and myself from this year’s event, and I went “undercover” to learn as much hands on as I can about steampunk and its culture. ...why? You’ll see. *sneaky grin*
For those of you who have been with me since the beginning (three years now!), may wonder the answer to this question a lot. How long does it take to write a book you ask? Well, let’s put it this way. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone took six years, so I feel less bad that The Keeper Chronicles is still a work in progress. Make sure to check out some of your other favorites.
I mentioned about that I attended Steamposium to research for an upcoming project. Here’s another hint. This article addresses that yes, we still need gay tragedies in lit, and there’s a quote in the article that shocks me. I’ll leave it here, and you can think what you will.
“Blatant homophobia, they argue, feels dated in 2016.
They will say this the same day a gay man in Manhattan needs six stitches above his eye. The day two young girlfriends in Kentucky are barred from prom. The day an Arizona boy is kicked out of his home at fourteen.“
Let’s end this news on a light note, here’s a funny but excellent article on some of the most common mispronounced words. Do you recognize a few that you do incorrectly, I do!
“Do you wait for things to happen, or do you make them happen yourself? I believe in writing your own story.” -Charlotte Eriksson
March is the month for luck, leprechauns, and the color green, but when it comes to my dreams, I’m leaving nothing to luck. This month I am revitalized, rejuvenated, and ready to get back to the corned beef and potatoes of what writing means to me. A lot happened in February and I am still spinning from the rapid fire progress I made, in fact, there was so much progress that next week’s blog will actually be a vlog! Make sure to head over to YouTube and subscribe to my channel after you finish reading the news, and if you have questions or topics you want me to cover in the vlog, leave a comment.
Let’s make March the best of 2016 and may luck be ever in your favor!
Last’s month’s homework was to have an affair with a book, which did you choose? Perhaps you’re a Fifty Shades of Grey fan and that’s what you chose to snuggle up with. Maybe not. If you did enjoy Fifty Shades (for whatever reason, I’m not judging) then maybe there’s a new romance series out there for you; Calendar Girl. Personally, I’m just enjoying some of the quotes from it. *giggle snort*
"Lust swirled in those inky depths, and my feminine side jumped for joy and did the chicken dance."
"I nipped at his lips like a starving animal would a steak."
"His eyes went from a normal Crayola green to a bright forest green in an instant."
It’s that time again, hearts and flowers are everywhere, pink and red dominate the shops, and candy is pumped out in the shape of tiny hearts. Valentine's Day approaches, cards and candies are bought for sweeties while singles raise their fists in the air in defiance, but Valentine’s Day is not just a day for lovers.
This year let's makes Valentine's Day a day for LOVE. Love of a brother, a mother, a book, a cook, a cat, a hat, ANYTHING! Profess your love of music and attend a concert. Wrap your embrace around new yarn and knit something if that’s your passion. For me, I’ll be curled up with a book, for the written word is my boyfriend and this month… I’m having an affair!
february book reviews
Welcome to 2016! It’s time for a new year, a new list of to be read books (TBR), and much writing. January is the start of a new writing season and this season I’ll be focusing on my Channillo series, Everyday Adventures, through prompt writing and a larger writing project. I have yet to decide if I’ll be furthering Stealth or Keeper’s, but one of them will be my goal.
Warm beverages, good books, and lots of time for family, that's what I have planned for December! I'm crossing my fingers for snow and stocking up on warm scarves just in case, but really, I just need a warm and comfy place to read this month. The Goodreads reading challenge is almost over and I have a whopping 18 books left to read in the next 32 days, so be prepared for a rapidly updating home page widget!
If you're looking for something new to read, might I suggest Channillo.com for some serialized lit. Nearly every genre you can think of, a variety of characters, and writers from all over the spectrum. I am currently publishing Everyday Adventures bi-weekly or if you're looking for a grab bag, try the short story finalists and read my short, Beverage Therapy, and others in one easy place. I am still planning on publishing Beverage Therapy for a small donation to charity here on my site (see the new cart up there ^), however, the time table has been bumped to January and I will keep you posted on when and how you can purchase that.
It's November alright; Starbucks has released the red cups, the leaves have colored and are falling, and NaNoWriMo 2015 has begun! Before you get back to writing those sprints or snuggling up with a good book by a warm fire, let's catch up on the news.
Who will you be this Halloween?
Share your costumes in the comments below be they literary or just a spooky ghost.
Stay safe and Happy Halloween!