Writers are told they will become better writers if they are also readers. While I’m working on my supernatural, new adult novel, The Knight in Tights, and the sequel to my supernatural YA/new adult sequel to Reno Red, I’m also reading…and listening.
I’m listening to an awesome podcast of a YA drama, Lyric Mother of a Faery Tale. The podcasts will be approximately 15 minutes each—perfect to listen to on the exercise bike, treadmill or anywhere really.
I highly recommend it. Click HERE for the link.
This is Lyrics summary:
Lyric is a 16-part YA audio drama about Ashley Scott, a college student whose life is magically transformed when her family legacy falls on her young shoulders. She planned to survive the summer working odd jobs around Eden College campus, but when mystical beings and reality collide, she’ll settle for keeping her sanity.
Besides the podcast, I have been reading, too. I like paper vs. tablet. Call me crazy.
I just finished Kelley Armstrong’s Visions book 2 in the Cainsville series. I loved Omens book 1, and book 2 is even better. I will be starting Deceptions book 3, soon. The Cainsville series is adult modern Gothic.
I also just finished Hear the Wind Sing (100 pages), and the second book of the trilogy Pinball, 1973 (135 pages) by Haruki Murakami. I don’t know how to describe the works, kind of like the Seinfeld show that was “about nothing,” but the books held my interest—and isn’t that what books are supposed to do.
Next up, Louise Penny’s Still Life, a Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery. Her series was recommended to me by a friend who read it in her book club.
I recommend any books/podcasts above. Please share what you have been reading. I’d be interested to find more good series.
What happens when you ask a group of writers to write something weird? The Rabbit Hole: Weird Stories Volume 1. This anthology is a wonderful collection of stories and poems that showcase weirdness.
The best part of The Rabbit Hole is that is will be helpful. A percentage of the sales will help to fund mosquito netting in countries where malaria is a huge problem. A small book at a small price can help to buy a small net to save small children from a small insect. The Against Malaria Foundation provides the nets and the gruesome statistics on malaria.
You don’t need another book? Okay, you have friends, don’t you…and white elephant gifts to buy…stocking stuffers…waiting room material…
The paperback will be released soon on Amazon, but you can buy an electronic copy now.
Enjoy the weirdness, and thank you in advance if you decide to purchase a copy.
Reno Red is a very unique individual. The tiny, crossbow-wielding redhead is strong-willed, but she has a big heart toward animals and people in need–the catch is that her charitable heart doesn’t beat. The forever 20 year old is a vampire. A vegan vampire who sucks on beets.
You can follow what Reno Red is up to on her blog, The Misadventures of Reno Red. She’ll give you the scoop on vampire myths and facts, and you can learn about her latest adventure with Reckless. The first book in her novella series is also available, Reno Red Reckless.
The Herd blog challenge continues with the theme of Art.
I decided to display art created by my talented artist friends. Most of the featured artists I met through my Nevada Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators group, and they have illustrated children’s books. One of the artists I met playing tennis and another I met from her book review blog. I have listed their websites where you can check out more of their amazing work. Enjoy!
Mayumi Kosaka has several books available featuring her wonderful artwork. Her stories and paintings are influenced from her native Japan.
Sharon Mann creates fantastic art with material as well as paint, pens, and graphics. She has a creative blog, Make Art Magic Happens where you can get a daily dose of art. She has illustrated many books including Draw Doodle Color Write (author Ann Pashak illustrator Sharon Mann).
Sharleen Collicott has written and illustrated several picture book series. Her illustrations are adorable, and she can even make bugs look cute.
Jerry Blank is not only artistic, but he has one heck of a tennis forehand. His new non-fiction, illustrated book is titled Backroads Nevada. The book delves into what you can find off the state’s major highways along with pen and ink and watercolor illustrations by Jerry.
Currently, he’s not selling paintings online, but you can contact him directly at http://www.goblankart.com/.
Jazz Impressions: oil on canvas, framed, 48”x30″, Celebration: oil on canvas, framed, 48”x30″, Tango: oil on canvas, 28”x40″, Lennon: Mixed media original. 22”x28”, Pirates: Mixed media original, 22”x28″, Einstein: oil on canvas, 20″x20″
Natasha Murray lives in England. She is the author of several books including 3004 and Jack Solar’s Journal. Her Authors, Readers, Good Books and Book Promotions blog features book reviews (she provides free reviews to indie authors-check her guidelines) and author interviews as well as a page of book promotion ideas. Check out her books on the blog, too!
The story of “Dagger & Brimstone: Town from Hell” is told from Racer Roane’s point of view. He and his girlfriend Arloe Vitteo experienced the worst vacation ever when they chose to go to Winthrop, Nevada, over glittering Las Vegas. Unlike Vegas’ motto “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” this book tells all about Winthrop, the town from hell.
Just Books caught up with Racer Roane to get an interview about the experience. Read all about it at Just Books blog. You may find out what the factory really is, why the coyotes won’t go near the town, and why the remaining residents are more than a little strange.
Read an excerpt from Dagger & Brimstone: Town from Hell at Fallen Over Book Reviews. It will give you an idea why the coyotes won’t venture into Winthrop.
Also, learn more about Town from Hell’s author with Fallen Over’s interview questions.
Have you ever had a nightmare and were able to remember it?
Welcome to the Fluffy Bunny, an adventurer’s bar, named after the blade used to slay the ancient dragon Thorenoak. The Fluffy Bunny is a place where tales are spun. Pull up a chair and join in on the adventure.
Among the wonderful tales about unusual names are A Pirate’s Dragon Tale. Find out what or who Puddles is and why the moniker.
Anthology available April 6, 2018.
Visit WolfSinger Publications.
Racer finds out what’s under the step. You can, too.
Dagger & Brimstone: Town from Hell. Amazon .99 SALE.
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