Really, as Christian Baines pointed out, it was like a particularly stereotypical queer scene out of rom-com. We three queer fellows had left a room full of queer women talking the trade... To go shopping. Myself, Jeffrey Ricker, and Christian were standing in a Nottingham Marks & Spencer, and I was asking them to let … Continue reading Living the Life — @boldstrokebooks day two in Nottingham
The Bold Strokes Books retreat has begun, and the first morning has passed. I ended up trying a last-minute pitch at Pitchapalooza (where I was totally—and rightfully—the loser to Barbara Ann Wright's wizard with an exploding problem), absorbed some awesome knowledge from Cindy about POV, and then got caught up on the state of things … Continue reading Queer Spaces
It's that time of the week again! I'd hoped to start today's entry with an update about the NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Challenge, but they're delaying results fifteen hours. Womp-womp. But I did have the thrilling, not-at-all intimidating realization that if I do make it through to the third round, I'll have to write my next … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Flash a Naked Heart
This last week has been much, much better. Wordcount is flowing, even I'm starting to get sick of the rain, and my books arrived for Romancing the Capital, which is in less than a month and oh wow, that's really soon. The other thing that will happen this week is the Flash Fiction Challenge, from … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Typa Typa Typa.
I have a question for my author peeps (especially those of you with an ever-growing publishing tail). I'd like to ask about launch parties (or, specifically, the fading returns thereof). My experience has been that book one, everyone I knew in the area was super-happy, many RSVP'd (and only about 10% or so of … Continue reading Book Launches
As you likely know (and will soon likely be tired of hearing), I was at Naked Heart last weekend, and it was freaking amazing. Part of said freaking amazing was being on a reading in the very first timeslot on the first full day of the festival. So, at 10:30 in the morning on a … Continue reading Speculative Brunch