Monthly Archives: June 2012

52 Weeks of Spam: Winners, Week of June 25

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Winners, Week of June 25:

(From the kristipetersenschoonover.com Spam Filter, posted under “The Writing Life: The Balance of Work and Play”)

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Everybody hates Spam—it fills up your Inbox (unless you’ve got G-mail, which does a great job of putting it in an appropriately-labeled folder), clogs your blog (WordPress does a great job filtering, too), and can threaten your computer’s security.

I have to say though, I love my Spam. It cracks me up—it’s poorly spelled, illiterate, and often leaves me wondering who would be dumb enough to click on the link for whatever product/service/lottery winning from mysterious relative in a country you’ve never heard of. So I decided in 2012 I’d go through my Spam each week and pick my favorites to share with the world. I remove the sender and any links that might be damaging (plus, who wants to give them press?).

See you next week! If you get any great Spam, you can post it here, just strip any links and the sender’s e-mail. And be sure to say something in the post to let me know you’re real. Otherwise I might think you’re…well, Spam.

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Scary Scribes: Hear Huldufolk and catch Crabapples here!

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If you missed an exclusive sneak peek of Rob Watts’ Crabapples and a creepy discussion about all things Huldufolk on this month’s Scary Scribes, the only thing you have to fear is the Huldufolk themselves. You can listen to the episode right here:

Scary Scribes Ep 6 – Rob Watts, 06-24-2012

or on the Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/06/24/scary-scribes-ep-6-1

Scary Scribes tonight: Huldufolk high-jinx; Crabapples exclusive peek!

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We’re pleased to feature Rob Watts, author of Huldufolk—the first in his quartet of paranormal books called The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grovetonight at 6 p.m. on Scary Scribes. We’ll not only learn all about those hidden creatures of Iceland, we’ll get an exclusive sneak peek of the second book in the Cedar Grove quartet, Crabapples!

Rob grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has degrees in Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant and Travel Management. After a long career in the culinary industry, he spent a lot of years researching and writing on the subject of Boston’s historical music scene. Rob is also a musician—and he’s combined his music and love of travel to places such as Switzerland, Sweden, France, Iceland, Denmark, Kiribati, Mexico, The Caribbean, all over the U.S. and Canada and so on—with his thriller writing, and thus each book in his series The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove will feature an accompanying CD of original music. Find out more at www.robwattsonline.com.

Our interview with Rob will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 24. Listen in here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/06/24/scary-scribes-ep-6-1

Rob Watts in Iceland

Rob Watts in Iceland

52 Weeks of Spam: Winners, Week of June 18

Winners, Week of June 18:

(From the kristipetersenschoonover.com Spam Filter)

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Great. Just like everyone thinks he can be a writer, now everyone thinks he can be an art form movie director. Wait! This must mean I can write my own mortgage and plumb my own bathroom, right? What does everyone think? I mean, I have two hands, I can do anything…

Everybody hates Spam—it fills up your Inbox (unless you’ve got G-mail, which does a great job of putting it in an appropriately-labeled folder), clogs your blog (WordPress does a great job filtering, too), and can threaten your computer’s security.

I have to say though, I love my Spam. It cracks me up—it’s poorly spelled, illiterate, and often leaves me wondering who would be dumb enough to click on the link for whatever product/service/lottery winning from mysterious relative in a country you’ve never heard of. So I decided in 2012 I’d go through my Spam each week and pick my favorites to share with the world. I remove the sender and any links that might be damaging (plus, who wants to give them press?).

See you next week! If you get any great Spam, you can post it here, just strip any links and the sender’s e-mail. And be sure to say something in the post to let me know you’re real. Otherwise I might think you’re…well, Spam.

Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope: Covers Sneak Peek

The almost-final covers for the upcoming Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope anthology have been posted to Western Legends Publishing’s Facebook page (at http://www.facebook.com/WesternLegendsPublishing). It’s my understanding this is pretty close to what they will look like; they only, apparently, need a couple of margin adjustments and the ISBN (and clearly, there’s only part of the back cover shown in the photo). Take a look right here!

Jackalope Prelminary Front Cover

Jackalope Prelminary Back Cover

The cover art was created by Jason Mones: www.jasonmones.com, and the graphic design and layout of the book were created by D.T. Griffith: www.dtgriffith.com

I’m really excited and honored to have been included in such a unique project! The book is due out June 30, so stay tuned!

Ice Forged Author Gail Martin on the Writing Life

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Happy Summer Solstice! As a writer, what I’ve found most fascinating is how other writers work—why they write what they write, how they live, what inspires them. Gail Martin, author of Ice Forged, Book One in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga coming from Orbit Books in 2013, shares some all-new information about the book—as well as providing a glimpse into her writing life.

Gail Martin, Author of Ice Forged

Gail Martin, Author of Ice Forged

Q:  Tell us a little about how you came to write Ice Forged.

A: I’d been playing with the idea of what if magic broke (as it nearly did in the Chronicles books), and what if we had a post-apocalyptic medieval world, and what if a world sent its convicts to the northern rim (instead of, in our world, Georgia or Australia)….and I had an idea of where I wanted to go.

I like stories that test the mettle of a character and reveal what he/she is made of.  In Ice Forged, the main characters have lost everything when they were disgraced and sentenced to a harsh prison colony.  When the magic dies and the Continent is destroyed in the war and the resulting apocalypse, the life they’ve made for themselves as colonists is jeopardized.  The discovery thatBlaine is the only one who can restore the magic set him and his friends on a dangerous journey that will pit them against powerful immortal enemies.  The fate of their world rests in the hands of a group of convicts.  Succeed, and they win not only their freedom, but the ability to shape the future of the world.  Fail, and face the wrath of the gods knowing you have condemned your world to darkness.

Q: What’s the highest compliment someone could make about your writing?

A: When the characters and the world have become real to them, so that they don’t want to say good-bye at the end of the book, that’s a real compliment.  I’ve also been so pleased and humbled when readers tell me that my books got them through a rough time in their lives, because I’ve sought refuge in books myself, and I’m happy to be able to provide that for others.

Q: Is there a different genre or type of book you’d love to try to write?

A: My main writing will stay with epic fantasy, but in my Trifles & Folly short stories universe, I play with historic/modern urban fantasy.  I’m working on some short stories in a steampunk universe as well. I also write two non-fiction series: The 30 Day Results Guide series on social media and new media marketing, and the Thrifty Author’s Guide series on book marketing for authors.

Q: What’s your favorite writing accessory or reference?

A: Google!  It’s so handy for quick fact-checking, verifying that a name I’m thinking of using for someone or something is unique, or looking up a spelling or a word origin. My second-favorite accessory is a full coffee cup.

Q: What is your favorite writing/editing/query-reading snack?

A: I try really hard not to eat while I write, but if I do, I try to choose carrots or cut up fresh veggies. When I read for pleasure, I’m trying to break a bad habit of snacking while I read—trying to shift to popcorn instead of other bad-for-me salty snacks!

Q: If you could borrow one person’s zest for writing and/or life, whose and why?

A: My heroes are the people who spark our imaginations, like Walt Disney, George Lucas, Jim Henson, and Steven Spielberg.  I’m also in awe of explorers, like the people who were first to the North Pole, or are cataloging the bottom of the ocean, or dared to go into space.  I love watching extreme sports, mostly because I’m pretty happy just to make it through my daily workout without injuring myself, and watching those people do what they do just blows my mind.

Q:  What is your Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek Event?

A:  I started doing the Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek Event back in 2007, and it’s become something my readers have come to expect.  The solstice (aka the Hawthorn Moon) was an important event in my first book, The Summoner, and the name and timing just stuck.  It’s my online unveiling of the cover art for the new book, along with excerpts, interviews, all-new guest blog posts and lots of fun stuff spread out over a dozen or so sites.  To find out all the goodies and all the partner sites, please visit http://www.AscendantKingdoms.com.

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Strawberries and Screams: Pix of NEHW at South Windsor’s Strawberry Fest!

New England Horror Writers had a screamin’ good time at the South Windsor (CT) Strawberry Festival on June 16. Here’s pix. Like these? Even more located here, at Robert J. Duperre’s blog: http://www.theriftonline.com/1/post/2012/06/nehw-at-the-south-windsor-strawberry-fest.html…and here, by Jason Harris at the New England Horror Writers blog: http://nehwnews.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/pictures-from-the-south-windsor-strawberry-fest-and-craft-fair/

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52 Weeks of Spam: Winners, Week of June 11

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Winners, Week of June 11:

(From the kristipetersenschoonover.com Spam Filter)

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Everybody hates Spam—it fills up your Inbox (unless you’ve got G-mail, which does a great job of putting it in an appropriately-labeled folder), clogs your blog (WordPress does a great job filtering, too), and can threaten your computer’s security.

I have to say though, I love my Spam. It cracks me up—it’s poorly spelled, illiterate, and often leaves me wondering who would be dumb enough to click on the link for whatever product/service/lottery winning from mysterious relative in a country you’ve never heard of. So I decided in 2012 I’d go through my Spam each week and pick my favorites to share with the world. I remove the sender and any links that might be damaging (plus, who wants to give them press?).

See you next week! If you get any great Spam, you can post it here, just strip any links and the sender’s e-mail. And be sure to say something in the post to let me know you’re real. Otherwise I might think you’re…well, Spam.

Stop by the Strawberry Fest this weekend!

I’ll be signing books at the New England Horror Writers booth at the South Windsor Strawberry Fest and Craft Fair this weekend. Joining me will be Rob Watts (Hudulfolk), Stacey Longo, Robert Duperre (The Rift Series), K. Allen Wood (Shock Totem) and Jesse Young (The Rift Series).

The fair, located at Nevers Road Park in South Windsor,CT, will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

Hope to see you there!

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