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...

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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...

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Compare and Contrast (Book Releases, That Is)

Well, this is rather odd.  I have two books releasing today, and I don’t think it’s possible for any author to have two more different books hitting the market simultaneously. First up:  DARKBEAST REBELLION, by Morgan Keyes (that’s, um, me.) This is the paperback version of my middle grade fantasy novel, second in the DARKBEAST series.  Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb: Keara, her friend Goran, and the wily old actor,...

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

I was going to write a long post about all the things that happened this year, but I was having trouble finding a way to make it as interesting and touching as it *felt* to me, inside my head.  So here, in bullet form, are the high points of my 2013 writing life (in no particular order): After a gap of several years, I published a new Jane Madison novel, Single Witch’s Survival Guide [Buy now!]  I continue to love, love, love Jane and...

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The DARKBEAST REBELLION Post I Didn’t Want to Write

Sigh.  I didn’t want to write this post.  But I think it’s important to share the news with you, my readers.  (That is, the readers of my pen-name, Morgan Keyes.) DARKBEAST REBELLION is a victim of our one-bricks-and-mortar-chain-bookstore economy, here in the U.S.  What does that mean? As recently as a couple of years back, when Borders competed with Barnes & Noble (“B&N”) for readers’ dollars, each chain...

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