The After Dark Team

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On Easter Sunday, an anthology in which I have a story was published by our group and already had some pre-orders. Our sales are going well, the biggest problem we have is all 9 authors keep clicking on the links to make sure they work. That gives Amazon incorrect data so we promise to sit on our fingers now. Hard to type that way but it doesn’t matter. I wanted to tell you a little about the rest of the stories in After Dark. Continue reading “The After Dark Team”

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After Dark: 9 Fairy Tales in New Words

Some years ago, I had fun working with other authors to put out a few anthologies that were urban fantasies based around a bar in a small town. The bartender is Cupid. After six volumes, I decided to give it up because I couldn’t deal with all the issues. I certainly was not good about dealing with various personalities if they rubbed me the wrong way. And one of my blogs about errors in self-published books caused such a backlash in the authors that I almost pulled the project then. Continue reading “After Dark: 9 Fairy Tales in New Words”

The End of an Error

In the midst of one of the worst financial situations in my life, I had advice from a friend to just self-publish as many books as I could and that the money would follow. It’s that whole “do what you love” thing. I started that with my Regency romances but I also decided to follow another path. I had an amazing idea (I thought) for a paranormal anthology. And it would be one that could keep going forever. I created my world around a pub called The Bowman’s Inn and opened the doors to writers who were interested. Continue reading “The End of an Error”

Porn Rock Star

The joy of writing about sex occurred to me many years ago when I started writing fan fiction. I didn’t get into Slash Fiction, but I wrote some pretty steamy scenes with my characters and the characters from the various TV shows. Believe it or not, I started with a show about World War II and I was so innocent that just showing the characters in bed seemed overtly sexual. Note to younger self: You ain’t written nothing yet! Continue reading “Porn Rock Star”

The Royal Whee

Royalties are part of being a published author. If you are lucky, you will get tons of money rolling in and be set to write for years to come. Out of the novella, novel, and various short stories, I have more debt than income. Sadly, being in the red means that the other authors in the anthologies might move to Outer Mongolia before seeing much in the way of royalties. Continue reading “The Royal Whee”

What Are We Drinking?

I grew up without an alcoholic father. My parents split before I was a year old, so I didn’t really have to deal with that side of life. Good thing because I had lots of other issues to choose from. But I went through my own drinking phase counter-balanced by a teetotaler phase. These days I have a beer now and then and a martini on special occasions. Continue reading “What Are We Drinking?”