Check out my newsies.

Authors tend to have two necessities; a blog and a newsletter. I'm not gonna lie. Newsletters are work. It's hard to find new things to say all the time, but we persevere. You can find my latest newsie right here. I'm curious. What kinds of content do you like in your newsletters? Drop me a... Continue Reading →

Ready to hit the street?

Street Teams are Hella fun! If you've never participated in one before, they are awesome ways to spend some time. Authors routinely have what we call ARCs or advanced review copies of their ebooks. Being on a street team gives a reader a chance to be one of the first to read and review the... Continue Reading →

Do I fangirl? Do I?

Oh, you bet your sweet fanny.  I can be found fangirling quite a lot on Facebook. I admit it. I ain't proud. Authors such as Cynthia Sax, Anna Hackett, SM Schmitz and AM Manay are just a few of the authors I follow. They are probably the ones I read the most often,  that is... Continue Reading →

Memoirs of a Fictionista.

This article is meant as satire. This is my response to a Huffpost article that is based entirely on mindless snobbery and poor logic. It's an insult to the craft of writing to equate publishing with the craft.  As a fictionista, I see so many things. I am world weary. Yes. World weary. I know... Continue Reading →

Getting to know you, Jay Shaw

Hi Everyone,   Thank you, Jan, for inviting me to your corner of the internet.  I’m honoured to be here.   I’m Jay, and I live in New Zealand – Aotaroa - land of the long white cloud; home to bungee-jumping, hokey pokey ice cream, Middle Earth, Narnia, and even the occasional writer too.  ... Continue Reading →

Head in the clouds, feet on the ground

Cry Havoc is in production, I promise. It's become clear, however that the next series in the universe I've build around the Carry Bell is purely scifi young adult. There may be some romantic elements, I don't know yet. But, the main characters are kids trying to survive a war together. It's not going to... Continue Reading →

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