Monday, April 15, 2013

April 2013

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Welcome to the April BroadPod.  In this edition we bring you first a reading from Elaine Isaak, author of The Singer's Crown, The Eunuch's Heir, and The Bastard Queen.  Her epic fantasy novellas, Tales of Bladesend, are available online at  Elaine will be reading a fragment discovering in her archives while searching for new book ideas.  Will it become one? We'll just have to wait and find out.  She calls it, Royal Blood.

Following Elaine, we have two readings recorded at a Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading earlier this year at Arisia.  First, Lisa Amowitz, writer, artist, designer, and children's book illustrator, reads from her novel, BREAKING GLASS, which will be published by Spencer Hill Press in July 2013.   Then, Rose Mambert will read from her rock-and-roll vampire novel, THE MUSES. Editor-in-Chief of Pink Narcissus Press, she has co-edited various anthologies such as Elf Love, Queer Fish, and WTF?!

The BroadPod will be taking a break while we transfer to a new hosting site.  We'll be sure to let our listeners know when we are back up and running with a new BroadPod.  In the meantime, keep broadening your reading horizons!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Bits & Ends: Cover Reveal Winners Coming Soon, A Cruise, Where Do I need to Be, and How Behind Am I?

This week brings a blog of various and sundry items. Sit tight for this trail ride!


First and foremost, thank you to everyone who took part in my Cover Reveal Scavenger Hunt! 

Thank you, Kate, Renee, Aimee, Val, Justine, Suzanne, Darby, and Laura for sharing your blogs with my characters!

Thank you, Kate and Kendra who made this happen!

Thank you, Vic, my awesome cover artist!

Thank you, Del, for making my website reflect The Kelpie perfectly!

And thank ALL OF YOU who spread the word and took part in the hunt!

Now, the hard part: the balance of believing December isn't that far away for the release…and knowing how much work I have to do in this year that's moving too fast, anyway!


If you had fun with our Cover Reveal Scavenger Hunt, you've really got to check out this latest promotion from Spencer Hill Press for another of my fabulous authors, Kimberly Ann Miller, for her debut novel: Triangles.


And because you ought to know what this awesome book is about, here's the back copy:

A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong? 

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?


Travel. I haz some lined up, y'all!

This Saturday, April 13, I'm helping Annie's Book Stop of Worcester host a Dark Carnival of Authors. Join Annie's Book Stop of Worcester for a day-long event of horror and dark fantasy authors sharing from their own work and honoring award-winning horror author Rick Hautala, who passed away this March. Stop in to hear some amazing, chilling writing, chat with authors, and remember the kind and talented Rick.

Confirmed authors include: Eric Dimbleby, Morven Westfield, Frank Raymond Michaels
K.A. Laity, Errick Nunnally, Inanna Arthen, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, TJ May, Rose Mambert, and Jessie Olson.

Next Thursday, April 18th, I'll be reading poetry at the Wordfest celebration at Stained Glass Creations and Beyond down in Stafford Springs, CT.

And then, the very next day…

Friday, April 19th, I'm reading specifically horror poetry back at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester!

The following Saturday and Sunday include me prepping and riding with Calico for our Second Official Horse Show Evars!! Yaaaaayyy!! *cue Kermit hopping and hand waving* Let's hope I don't fall onto another mounting block and crack a few more ribs, right?

After that, I've got guests and a Big Arse OMGWTFBBQ Birthday Bash to throw, which includes some of my top tier horrors: housecleaning. Yeah.

And then there is my May Madness, which includes one long trip to Myrtle Beach for Scott's Veteran's Golf Tournament, Baltimore for Balticon, and NYC for Book Expo America. 

(Then, should all go well, I will arrive home and promptly collapse and call in half-dead for a full week to recover.)


And what else might I be doing? Because I am doing more stuff, yes indeedy!  And that stuff is:

Finish First Round Edits for three of my SHP editors who I adore and love.
Get the last bits of Doorways to Extra Time done and sent to Anthony so we can submit it to a copyeditor.
Get Volunteer stuff squared away for Broad Universe.
Do a galley's Edit on another beloved author's novel.
Finish The Earl's Childe draft.
Edit another of my novels per editorial comments.

…And I'm sure there's more, but those are the "looming closest" items.

What am I waiting for, you ask?  Um…well, I'm writing this blog thing. And. Erp… Bye!

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