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Fourteen FREE Funny Paranormal Books

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in recent, special deals | Comments Off on Fourteen FREE Funny Paranormal Books

Fourteen FREE Funny Paranormal Books

Okay…  I was going to write “fourteen free funny faranormal fooks.”  But Autocorrect got cranky with me.  And I figured you guys might think I’d lost my mind… Here’s the deal, though. From now until August 27, I’m participating in a group giveaway with thirteen other authors.  You can download — absolutely free — one novel from each of us.  They’re all light paranormals — like my Washington Witches series and my Washington Vampires series.  My contribution to the batch is the...

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Registration Now Open – Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers

Posted by on August 23, 2017 in courses, recent | Comments Off on Registration Now Open – Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers

Registration Now Open – Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers

The September 2017 Session of Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers is now open for registration! The online course will begin on September 5, 2017 and finish on September 30, 2017.  During that time, new lessons will be posted approximately every other day. The Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Writers is an intensive online course, designed to teach traditional-, self-published, and hybrid authors everything they need to know about United States copyright law, trademark law, and related topics.  Each lesson consists of detailed...

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The Way You Look Tonight – In Stores NOW!

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in harmony springs, new release, recent, the way you look tonight | Comments Off on The Way You Look Tonight – In Stores NOW!

The Way You Look Tonight – In Stores NOW!

One of the fun things about writing a series of small town romances is the chance to visit with old friends…  Whether it’s stopping by the Orchard Diner to catch up over a snickerdoodle and a cup of coffee or dropping into Harmony Skeins to buy the perfect yarn for a new knitting project, Harmony Springs feels like home.   That’s why I had such a wonderful time writing The Way You Look Tonight.  Here’s what the book is all about: A May-December romance fans flames in a small town… At the ripe old age of...

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The Glasswrights Series — Good News, Bad News

Posted by on August 12, 2017 in glasswrights series, recent | 4 comments

The Glasswrights Series — Good News, Bad News

Here I am, brimming with news.  In this case, though, it’s classic “good news/bad news”, at least for a number of my readers. The good news: The Glasswrights Series (that’s all five volumes of my traditional fantasy series: The Glasswrights’ Apprentice, The Glasswrights’ Progress, The Glasswrights’ Journeyman, The Glasswrights’ Test, and The Glasswrights’ Master) are on sale for $2.99 (off a list price of $19.99)! The bad news:  The sale is being managed by my publisher, and there are a...

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

Posted by on August 8, 2017 in new release, recent | Comments Off on Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Where were you, six months ago today? I know exactly where I was. Because six months ago today, I decided to edit my first anthology–Nevertheless, She Persisted.  And today, that book is available at all major online vendors. Want to find out more about why I donned my editor cap?  Read on! (The rest of this blog post is my Editor’s Note from Nevertheless.)   On February 8, 2017, I decided to edit my first anthology—this book, Nevertheless, She Persisted. What happened on February 8? In the course of confirmation hearings for...

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SF&F Binge Bundle

Posted by on August 3, 2017 in new release, recent | Comments Off on SF&F Binge Bundle

SF&F Binge Bundle

::whoosh:: (That’s the sound of me blowing dust off this blog. Well, I can’t really call it a blog, if I post as infrequently as I’ve been posting. So, instead, I’ll call it “News” and post when I have news to report. Like, um, today…) Once upon a time, a bunch of writers got together and decided that they needed to fill the To Be Read shelves of all the readers in the world. So, they thought and they thought and they thought, and they decided to put together a bundle of books.  But that bundle...

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Another Happy Bookday – REBEL LOST

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in rebel lost, recent | Comments Off on Another Happy Bookday – REBEL LOST

Another Happy Bookday – REBEL LOST

Once upon a time, I had an idea for a short story. It became “The Darkbeast” — exclusively available as part of the Mindy Klasky Virtual Cocktails starter pack. That idea grew into a novel — Rebel Flight.  That complete story has a beginning, middle, and end. It’s about a child who rebels against the religion of her society, saving her best friend from certain death. But publishers don’t like stand-alone novels. They want series. And when Simon & Schuster bought my first darkbeast novel, it bargained...

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Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in rebel flight, rebel lost, recent | Comments Off on Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Once upon a time (isn’t that the way all great stories begin?), I was asked to participate in a short story anthology. Julie Czerneda was the editor, and the stories were all supposed to involve a human relating to some special animal. I jumped at the opportunity, immediately emailing Julie to ask if I could write a story about a griffin. “Nope,” Julie said. “Someone else already chose a griffin.” “How about a dragon?” I asked. “Sorry,” Julie replied. “I’ve already got a...

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Stop the Presses!

Posted by on February 16, 2017 in rebel flight, recent | Comments Off on Stop the Presses!

Stop the Presses!

REBEL AUTHOR TAKES ON MIGHTY EMPIRE (A press release for our times) A little more than a week ago, in a city not far away, author Mindy Klasky was putting the finishing touches on her new novel, then called REBEL RISING. Klasky had worked on REBEL for the past four years, adapting an earlier work that had failed to find its audience, allegedly because certain large store book buyers did not care for stories about children who rebel against the religion of their parents. Due for release on February 28, with cover designed, ads purchased, and...

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Settling Into a New Home

Posted by on February 15, 2017 in administrivia, recent | Comments Off on Settling Into a New Home

Settling Into a New Home

Nineteen years ago, I launched my first website, promoting the one book I had available for sale, The Glasswrights’ Apprentice. That site was designed by Sharon Keir Patry and her husband, Frank Patry, and it was hosted on sff.net, where most of my science fiction- and fantasy-writing friends had their pages. For years, I merely updated Sharon and Frank’s code, changing background colors and a couple of graphics. Eventually, I became brave enough to overhaul the entire site, and then I discovered WordPress, where I played with a...

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