My buddy The Vibe Muse put me on to my new obsession, SoundCloud! What..? I can make playlists out of any theme I come up with in my head space? AWESOME! But really, what a handy vision-free tool. I'm a writer of sounds, which is why I like writing action stories, because I get to use furious, … Continue reading I Made My Book A Soundtrack
Feelin' exceptionally gifty and philanthropical? Consider supporting your favorite independent author/publisher with the cute face and phat ass! 😀 My debut action fiction novel, I Blew Up Juarez, is a sweet 99 cents until DECEMBER 26th. Since it's self-published, I get all your pennies! My horror short story, Tokyo Rose, is the opener to Night … Continue reading Buy Me A Christmas Goose!
It is not a relief to hold your debut novel in print format. In fact, it is the opposite. Your back tenses up. Your face sours. Your lower sphincter tightens. What the hell have I just done?? But then, your face loosens, slacking your cheeks enough to produce a smile. There. The Dedication Page. The … Continue reading Von Simeon, International Woman of Action!
Cover art by St Petersburg artist Marie Chapin. Text design by me learning how PhotoShop works in six hours. Not bad, huh?
I finished watching Breaking Bad on Netflix just a few moments ago. I applauded the screen after Vince Gilligan's name appeared in the final credits. Bravo. It made me sink into my couch and pop this notebook open, to purge what I've been experiencing. An end. A proud moment. A reckoning, delivered, successfully. Last Thursday … Continue reading Beginning Of The End
Over on Facebook I’m promoting my upcoming novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Every Tuesday until the book release, I’m gonna feature a character teaser. Last week, everyone met Set, and this week, the brilliant Jah. His curiosity encourages Jah to make new discoveries, foregoing the consequences, such as warping a simple creature into a destructive demigod. Oops!
Over on Facebook I’m promoting my upcoming novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Every Tuesday until the book release, I’m gonna feature a character teaser. Last week, everyone met Iwan Maclaggan, and this week, the ambitious Set. Humankind is NOT ready. My inspirations include Storm of the X-Men, 70s era Nightshade (Captain America's nemesis) and Hapshetsut, the benevolent … Continue reading Kicking Ass And Taking Souls, The Gods Show No Mercy
Over on Facebook I’m promoting my upcoming novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Every Tuesday until the book release, I’m gonna feature a character teaser. Last week, everyone met Mimi Deshpande, and this week, Iwan Maclaggan. Think Braveheart's William Wallace and Gladiator's Maximus Decimus Meridius smashed together into a modern day American soldier. Crazy hot!
Well. Will ya look at that. After the obligatory panic attack, I converted to the power of positive thinking: you achieved exactly what you intended to do! After three years of production, I'm 24 days away from releasing my first novel. Four years ago, I made the decision to do this. I budgeted, I organized, … Continue reading Butter and Noodles and Dreams Come True