Have I Got a Deal For You!

Have I Got a Deal For You!

For the past five years, I’ve published most of my books with Book View Cafe, an author-run publishing cooperative. BVC is a fantastic community; the 50+ members are all experienced authors with astonishing insights into writing, producing email and print books, marketing those books to the reading public, and generally going about the hard work of being a published author. BVC has its own bookstore, where readers can buy .mobi (Kindle...

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The Witch Doctor Is In!

The Witch Doctor Is In!

The Magical Washington Universe continues to expand!  Do you like witches? Vampires? Cozy paranormal romances that make you laugh out loud? Then the Washington Medical: Vampire Ward Series is just for you, starting with The Witch Doctor Is In. What’s it all about? Dr. Ashley McDonnell, a witch, always knew running a hospital for paranormal creatures would be a challenge. But then she lost her magical powers. And Empire General’s operating...

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R.I.P. Kindle Worlds (and Nice Witches Don’t Swear)

R.I.P. Kindle Worlds (and Nice Witches Don’t Swear)

Before I even start this rant, let me acknowledge that I know Amazon doesn’t care, that Amazon will make decisions for Amazon’s own good, that I’d be an idiot to think Amazon would ever act to benefit authors if there’s a chance Amazon would be harmed by such action.   That said…   Yesterday, Amazon announced that it’s pulling the plug on Kindle Worlds, the fan fiction platform that’s been in place for...

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Celebrate Opening Week of Baseball!

Celebrate Opening Week of Baseball!

Sure, Major League worked its magic, and every team played on Opening Day this year (except the ones that were rained out. Yes, I’m looking at you, Nationals!) But we true baseball fans know that the season is long. So here’s a great way to celebrate Opening “Day”: A week-long $0.99 Baseball Romance Blog Hop! Check out this guy: See those great books around him? You can read every one of them for just $0.99 each! Sure,...

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The Library, the Witch, and the Warder

The Library, the Witch, and the Warder

Once upon a time (as the story goes), I had an idea for a novel. I sketched out the concept, and I sent an email to my agent with a two paragraph summary that began, “Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three.” I ended up writing Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft. While I was writing Jane’s book, I thought it was a fantasy novel. When it was published by Red Dress Ink, it was called a chicklit novel. “Chicklit”,...

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