Archives for April 2015

K is for Kingmaker #AtozChallenge #DarknessDeadlies

I’ve talked about a couple of the next novels I’m doing for Glass Block over on DarknessPD, but I deliberately avoided mentioning number five.  Why? What, other than I’m evil? To be honest, I wanted to save Kingmaker for here. Kingmaker is one of the novels that I really didn’t want to write.  It changes things in a way I didn’t want to do for a lot longer, which is why I’m saying it’s five for now, but it might move. Kingmaker is basically the novel that exposes some of the worst people in Darkness for the first time.  The…

K for Killers #amusicalinterlude #atozchallenge

Elliot’s a DJ in the first book – using tech that’s borderline illegal, but still a DJ, so I thought I’d do a nice post today of some of the music he’s really into – not the stuff he plays at the nulled raves, but the things that he thinks about while he’s working.  He […]

J for Justin…#AtoZchallenge

Originally, Glass Block was written with three characters in mind, then I had to add a couple of extra, because leaving them unsketched and vague didn’t really work the way I wanted.  Justin was one of the few people that ended up on Naire’s team that I actually felt sorry for.  One of the main […]

K is for Kai (even if Facebook disagrees!) #AtoZchallenge

This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series Blogging A-Z Introductions 2015Hi! I’m Kai – author, ex-editor, formatter, author and marketing/community manager extraordinare.  I’m also a mental health advocate, running a bipolar discussion blog, and I also let writers advertise on my mailing lists. I’m a 30 something writer whose debut novel is […]

J is for Just Incredible Indies #AtoZchallenge

I love doing these posts! A few days ago, I started collecting my favorite ‘incredible indies’, and then decided, what the heck, I’ll share some books from my freinds. How this works – I’ll give you a one sentence description of each book that I’m including (either the first line from the blurb) and then they’ll be in the gallery below.  Enjoy! My choices! I’m not sharing Glass Block today, that would be far too cheeky, but I did want to share someone from APG. Valerie Douglas’ book, Nike’s Wings is one of my favourite books.  It was one of…

J for ‘Just go for it’ – a ten hour marketing plan #AtoZchallenge

Before I share my ten hour marketing plan, I thought I should give you a bit of background. In 2011, when Valerie Douglas and I co-founded the Indie Author Group,  the social media narrative was ‘share with as many people… Continue Reading

I #AtoZchallenge

I’m going to do something a bit easy today, and something that takes a tiny bit of courage on my part. I don’t like the photos people have of me, but I’m told I’m pretty and I should show off a bit more.  So…here I am. Here are some photos of me.    

I is for Instagram #AtoZchallenge

I’m pretty much a sharer.  I share photos of my cats, the games we play, the places we go, new things I’m playing with, writing snippets, coffee meets. And I do it all on Instagram. Check out some of my… Continue Reading

I is for Inspiration #AtoZchallenge2015

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Blogging A-Z 2015Inspiration is one of those things that we can talk about until the cows come home.  Last year I also did ‘I is for Inspiration’, so I thought I’d tell you what inspires me about our group of amazing writers, just in case […]

Interlude… #AtoZchallenge

I got so much happy feedback on the last excerpt I shared, that I thought I’d share the prologue. Enjoy! Running.  There’s plastic grabbing at her – there’s too much pulling her back.  Her breath burns – she can’t feel anything but the dull ache of her hip where she shuddered into the corner of […]