The audiobook was an accident. When I finished revisions on Beat In Her Blood late last year, my sister “Alice”—who had provided invaluable critique on earlier drafts—wanted to read the final product, but her eyes weren’t cooperating. Her myriad neurological afflictions from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) include difficulty reading text longer than a chat message. Rather … More “Beat In Her Blood”…In Your Ears: My First Audiobook, and How You Can Get It For Free
The words “five years” always make me think of the opening track on David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album: News had just come overWe had five years left to cry inNews guy wept and told usEarth was really dying… – from “Five Years”, by David Bowie Apocalyptic lyrics seem especially appropriate when I say that five … More Celebrate Five Years of “Syzygy” with a New Edition and a Free Prequel
After a long publishing hiatus, I just released a new novel! My sci-fi mystery Beat In Her Blood is now available in ebook and paperback formats. This novel challenged me in a lot of ways. It was my first project aimed at adult audiences, my first foray into the mystery genre, and a personal exploration … More “Beat In Her Blood” Unbowed: A Cross-Genre Novel’s Path to Publication
This month marks four years since I released the omnibus edition of my Syzygy novella series. Although a book’s birthday makes me smile like a nostalgic parent, this particular milestone is bittersweet, because I haven’t published anything since. What kind of indie author goes that long without a new title on the market?! One with … More The Mystery of the Medical Muse, Solved (With A New Novel)!
If I see one more decade-in-retrospective listicle, I’m going to shred my calendar. Entering the 2020s doesn’t necessarily mark the portentous turn of some cosmic page. January 1 has no more inherent significance than December 31, or any other planetary spin cycle. Silly humans, inflating the importance of our own arbitrary frameworks (ironic in this … More Turning the Page: 2019 Annual Review
Last month, book blogger Alex at ScribblesAndStories posted a delightful retrospective of her childhood writing projects. Her unflinching but affectionate review hits all the classic points in a writer’s early evolution, from those first forays into fiction starring ourselves and our friends, to the imitative works inspired by a favorite story, to the more deliberate … More From “Drought Town” to “Blue Karma”: 25 Years of Cli-Fi