Confessions of a Ghost Writer: the Big Scary

I read a column this morning in CodeLikeaGirl (on Medium) in which Kira Leigh eloquently expressed the sheer scariness of pursuing a career as a freelancer. I was compelled to respond because while Kira is...

Dear Speculative Fiction—a Love Letter

My inestimable agent, Trodayne Northern, recently decided that what he really would like to have on the new Prentis Agency website is a series of love letters from his writers to their beloved genres. Here is...

Goodreads reviews of “Nevertheless, She Persisted

We’ve started receiving reviews of Nevertheless, She Persisted, the new Book View Cafe anthology about persistent, dogged, courageous women who bucked the odds. Goodreads reviews are here. Amazon reviews are here. The book is available...

Sci-Fi Bridge Splendiferous Book Giveaway!

Yours truly is involved in a new endeavor aimed at getting good books by devoted writers into the good hands of devoted readers thanks to Sci-Fi Bridge, a new online co-op of writers seeking readers. Sci-Fi...

“This is…” a Photo Journal

I was poring over my cache of photos and images this morning and decided that I’d like to share them with y’all (in my opinion, the single most useful word concatenation in the universe) in...

Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine is a phrase that describes this writer’s life a bit too perfectly. Right now, I’m at a feast. A cornucopia of rich goodies—like literary chicken makhini, kung pao bean curd, cottage pie...

Fox News and Journalistic Anemia

“Islamophobia is the accepted form of racism in America. Leaders … show us that you can take a potshot at Muslims and get away with it.” — Arsalan Iftikhar, human rights lawyer. February 4 on Fox...

NaNoWriMo Bundle Books Galore!

See the homey looking book with steaming red coffee cup? Doesn’t it just make you want to  sit down, have cuppa and read up on the wonderful craft of writing? That book is Brewing Fine...

Brewing Fine Fiction Featured in New NaNoWriMo Bundle

And what is the significance of Brewing Fine Fiction being included in Kevin J. Anderson’s NaNoWriMo book bundle? Well, only that it is a diverse collection of insightful articles on writing and related issues (business elements,...