It's here! Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction is printed and ready to ship to your mailbox TODAY! Pick up your own copy to read my contribution, "The Rift," and let me know what you think! I love anthologies because they provide a place to sample many voices at a time, especially newer voices that you may … Continue reading Published TODAY! Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers Anthology
Thanks to an ever-growing pile of rejections I've collected over the past few months, I've been pondering the place of the rejection letter in the life of a writer. Am I submitting to the wrong places? Does my work need to be more polished? Is it simply supply and demand? Each of those questions could … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Famous Authors’ Rejections
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is one of the most discussed fantasy works of all time, and ever since my generation really started to get into LOTR, we've hotly debated and contested many things about it. Are the movies a good gateway or downright blasphemous? Is The Silmarillion boring as heck or a masterpiece? … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Lord of the Memes
Even though I'm going the traditional publishing route, I've been spending some time in indie author groups on Facebook for tips on marketing, social media use, comparing titles within my genre, and the like. Traditional publishing certainly covers the upfront cost that self-publishing presents, but unless you've signed with a big publishing house, you still … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Lousy Book Covers
OK Star Wars nerds- how angry did The Last Jedi make you? As a casual Star Wars fan, I saw it in theaters and initially enjoyed the movie...and then my husband and I discussed it afterward. For the better part of the night I learned what an egregious desecration The Last Jedi was to the … Continue reading Friday Frippery: A Tale of Two Lukes
I've spent an inordinate amount of time badly doodling nerdy jokes about coffee and Elcors onto this $8 chalkboard that I'm sure I'm supposed to write cliché sayings about family on instead. But here's the problem: Elcors are adorable and right now I just want to talk about how inventive the Mass Effect franchise was. … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Elcors and Coffee
While I am admittedly a bit more into Arrested Development than Star Wars and was considering a Cinco de Quatro post, I couldn't resist this: I mean, Heathrow's still a hellscape, but THEY'RE TRYING. And, if you're not that into Star Wars but still love you some space stuff, an upcoming Friday Frippery … Continue reading Friday Frippery- May the Fourth be with you!