It’s Extraterrestrial Abduction Day

I kid you not.  Being grabbed by little green men is of sufficient noteworthiness to have a day in honour of it. [link] It's the day to watch some great alien abduction movies, like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Signs (so freaky!), and for the more serious take on the theme, my favourite:  The Abyss.

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Sturgeon’s Law and What It Means for Romanceland

The "straight" science fiction genre (that is, the genre that has no romance and a dearth of deep characters and interesting relationships -- as opposed to Science Fiction Romance, which has the best of both worlds), has had its share of critics and outspoken authors with strong opinions.  Theodore Sturgeon was an outstanding SF writer,

On the blog…Two Years Ago

I've been running this blog for a long time.  If you include the occasional break from blogging, and the times when my site host shut me down for too much traffic (yes, they can do that), then I've been blogging since 2005.  Most of the older posts are now articles on the Articles pages. Out

CHRONICLES OF THE LOST YEARS – Sherlock Holmes Romance – Free Until Sunday

Please take note of the date of this post! If you’re reading this somewhere in the future, the book is probably no longer available for free and I don’t want you to be disappointed. Check the date line! :) _____________ The first book in my Sherlock Holmes series, Chronicles of the Lost Years, is free

CARSON’S NIGHT – Vampires + Gargoyles MF Romance. Free Until Sunday

Please take note of the date of this post! If you're reading this somewhere in the future, the book is probably no longer available for free and I don't want you to be disappointed. Check the date line! :) _____________ Carson's Night is the first book in the vampire + gargoyle series, The Stonebrood Saga.

Margaret River – A Perfect Place to Get Lost

Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is the most remote city in the world, at the southern end of the biggest state in Australia.  Even further south, tucked away at the far southern toe of the state, inside a national park, is a small former timber-town; Margaret River. Because hardly anyone ever goes to Perth

WAIT – Time Twist Tale 1.1 – Now Out!

Wait is the first of the Time Twist Tales -- short stories and novellas weaving in and out of the Beloved Bloody Time series. There will be other Time Twist Tales later (right now, I'm writing Book 4 in the series, so fun bits like these will have to wait a while). Wait features Tally

It’s Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday!

Sherlockians long ago settled (in their own minds, at least) that March 8 is Sherlock Holmes' birthday.  They arrived at the date by combing through all the Holmes stories Conan Doyle ever wrote, and sifting for clues, and extrapolating from there. Did you enjoy the third season of the most recent rendition of Sherlock Holmes,

The Shot Heard Around the Publishing World

This was going to be a simple Mash post, but it ended up I had so much to say about AuthorEarnings.com, I turned it into a dedicated post just on the tornado that is ripping through the publishing world. A few weeks ago, super-sonically successful indie author Hugh Howey (author of Wool, amongst others) launched a

CHRONICLES OF THE LOST YEARS – Sherlock Holmes Romance – Free Until Sunday

Please take note of the date of this post! If you’re reading this somewhere in the future, the book is probably no longer available for free and I don’t want you to be disappointed. Check the date line! :) _____________ The first book in my Sherlock Holmes series, Chronicles of the Lost Years, is free