The Heartland Books Are Kindle Daily Deals Today

  Well, Lord and Lady, Jeezum Crow, and King Hell! Looks like the two Heartland books are on sale today as Kindle Daily Deals! Both Under the Empyrean Sky and Blightborn are $1.99 today. (And, for added fun, the Gwennie short, “The Wind Has Teeth Tonight,” is $0.99.) Just click the links to check ‘em out. (You can also add Whispersync audio for cheap, too.) I’m proud of these books, and I like to think that they’re a lot of fun (bloodthirsty corn, secret hobos, robot farm equipment, humans turning... Read The Rest →

Why I Prefer The Word “Feminist” Over “Equalist”

I wrote a post yesterday declaring myself a no-foolin’ sure-shootin’ make-mistakes-but-gonna-keep-on-trying-anyway feminist. It received a kind response, so thanks for that. One of the responses to that comes mostly from men and that response is, roughly: “I don’t believe in equality for just women, so I cannot call myself ‘feminist.'” And sometimes this is followed up with them preferring the term humanist or equalist. Or calling the idea ‘egalitarianism,’ instead. Women and men and everybody: all equal. Good. Sure. Yes. There’s nothing wrong with wanting us all to be equal. I get it.... Read The Rest →

Awkward Author Photo Contest: Time To Vote!

It is time to vote. We had over 60 entries to the awkward author photo contest. They are basically amazing. Here’s how this works. You can check out the whole gallery at this link. Each photo is numbered (and hastily captioned by yours truly, if you care). Find the number of your FAVORITE awkward author photo. Drop that number in a comment, and post the comment. You can only vote once. Voting will be open until Sunday the 28th, noon EST. I’ll tally ‘em up on Monday. Given the number... Read The Rest →

Maria Alexander: Five Things I Learned Writing Mr. Wicker

Alicia Baum is missing a deadly childhood memory. Located beyond life, The Library of Lost Childhood Memories holds the answer. The Librarian is Mr. Wicker—a seductive yet sinister creature with an unthinkable past and an agenda just as lethal. After committing suicide, Alicia finds herself before the Librarian, who informs her that her lost memory is not only the reason she took her life, but the cause of every bad thing that has happened to her.  Alicia spurns Mr. Wicker and attempts to enter the hereafter without the Book that... Read The Rest →

Joe Hart: Five Things I Learned Writing The River Is Dark

In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster.” Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. But two things stand between him and the... Read The Rest →

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