Writing

Groovin’ On a Thursday Afternoon

The Rascals beat out the Beatles as my favorite music group when I was growing. I had a major crush on Felix. Many thanks to everyone who commented on my Monday post and provided me with sage advice. Ironically (maybe?), on Wednesday, before I got around to responding to comments, I made myself work on… Continue reading Groovin’ On a Thursday Afternoon

Book Promotion

Kevin Brennan is giving away a FREE ebook in exchange for an honest review. Go to his blog for details. Check out his current reviews on Amazon to see what you’d be missing if you don’t take him up in this great deal. I’ve read each one of his books and loved each one too. And wrote reviews for each one … otherwise I’d be in line for a freebie 😉

Book Promotion

All of Kevin Brennan’s titles are now $2.99

Although it’s not officially summer, it should feels like it where I live. And that means reading! So stock up and take advantage of the sale of all of Kevin Brennan’s novels at Amazon! I’ve read each one of these (and even more) and can truly attest to the abundance of humor, imagination, and humanity in Kevin’s novels. Take advantage of this sale and make it a “Kevin Brennan Summer” 🙂

WHAT THE HELL

It’s official. My Amazon book sales chart has flatlined.

Oh, it happens every now and then, especially when I haven’t run a promotion in a while (mostly because I haven’t been allowed to run a promotion …), but it’s always psychologically alarming when it does happen. We like to think our babies are out there doing good things in the world, instead of sitting alone in a little dark box, bound and gagged.

In any event, I’ve decided to lower the price of all my novels to $2.99 for a spell, and you can grab any of them right now at my Amazon author page.

To whet your appetite, here are a few review excerpts:

Yesterday Road: “It isn’t often that the sheer beauty of a novel stuns me to such a degree that I’m unable to put into words just how lovely and richly satisfying it…

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What Kevin Brennan talks about when he talks about writing

I must reblog this guest post by Kevin Brennan! I always enjoy hearing (or reading in this case) about the “back story” of a writer’s novel, what propelled him or her to write this particular book. And, what for me is icing, Kevin mentions Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Yes, that kind of name dropping does get me excited 😉

Cinthia Ritchie

Guess who’s visiting today?

Kevin Brennan (can you tell that I’m excited?).

Not only is Brennan one of my favorite writers (author of Occasional Soulmates, Yesterday Road, Parts Unknown and Our Children Are Not Our Children), but he writes women characters that are so authentic, so complex and flawed and human and real, that it’s impossible to believe that they were written by a man. I think this is because he secretly harbors a woman’s soul, which is one of the biggest compliments I can give a writer.

But I’ll shut up for now, grab some chocolate and let Brennan take over.

(P.S. I couldn’t get the caption to come through but the vivid painting at the top of this post is Welcome to Utopia by Julia Di Sano.Source: fineartamerica.com. See more of her work here.)

Sonoma County Kevin Brennan contemplating his next book with his dog, Hitch.

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Writing

Sir Terry Pratchett’s Wisdom on Writing Courtesy of Cate Russell-Cole

Click on the following link to read and enjoy a serious of wonderful and inspiring quotes from Sir Pratchett: Sir Terry Pratchett's Wisdom on Writing. http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/97051115 I've come rather late to the Sir Terry Pratchett party.  I've seen  him and his writing discussed on several blogs, but didn't even have a clue what he wrote… Continue reading Sir Terry Pratchett’s Wisdom on Writing Courtesy of Cate Russell-Cole

Writers Helping Writers

Not Too Late to Give Your Support

Help high fantasy author, the genius of Legends of Windemere, Charles Yallowitz, reach his goal of 100 supporters on Thunderclap! It’s so easy. Just click on the cute purple dragon and sign up!

Legends of Windemere

There’s still 11 days left to reach the goal of 100 supporters.  We’re at 44 and it’s been that way for the last 2 days.  So I ask again for people to click on the picture below and give their social media support for Legends of Windemere!

Also, please spread the word to others and let’s see if we can meet that October 4th goal.

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Cover Reveal: Midnight Dynasty by Sarah M. Cradit!

For most, death is a fact of life. If you are a Deschanel, it's a way of life. Midnight Dynasty, Book 3 in The House of Crimson & Clover, will be released in three dramatic acts over the 2014 Summer. Click here to read the Press Release.   The Deschanel Curse, dormant for a decade,… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Midnight Dynasty by Sarah M. Cradit!

Writers Helping Writers

Happy Birthday to My Favorite Dilettante!

A little birdie (well, actually, a big birdie) told me that today is Helena Hann-Basquiat's birthday!  And what better way to celebrate her birthday than by heading over to Amazon and picking up one or all of her recent publications: Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One, available in both ebook and paperback.  I highly recommend… Continue reading Happy Birthday to My Favorite Dilettante!

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Happy Birthday, Charles Yallowitz!

In honor of Charles Yallowitz's birthday, I'm making this post sticky so it will be the first post anyone sees when they come to my blog.  And if you really want to celebrate with Charles and his friends, do more than read this post.  Buy the books!  I've read the first in the series, Beginning… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Charles Yallowitz!

Interesting Literature

From Interesting Literature: Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck

Click Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck to read some fascinating facts about John Steinbeck.  Number 5 should be of special interest to my friend Jayde Ashe-Thomas of The Paperbook Collective.  She is a fan of author Thom Steinbeck, John Steinbeck's son (read one of her posts here) and, of course, John Steinbeck himself (he's… Continue reading From Interesting Literature: Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck