#NaNoWriMo Special: How to Keep Writing with a Full-Time Job

You don’t have to be doing #NaNoWriMo to get this deal, but it may help. But you have to move fast! Today How to Keep Writing with a Full-Time Job is just 99¢ (or the equivalent in your currency). Then it creeps back to normal price. Click to buy here (or change to your regional…

WMHT Local Writers Interview

WMHT and the Greenwich Free Library are hosting events around the Great American Read. They’re also highlighting local authors — like me! Check it out on their Facebook page: Read the rest here. What’s your Great American Read? I wanted to say Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, but it’s not on their list. But…

Writerly Advice in the T-U

I’m among the quoted writers in this piece at the Times Union (or is that TimesUnion as it appears to be on the website?). Are you NaNoWriMo-ing? Buddy me if you are. I am mostly doing this intense month of writing to make sure I finally get the draft done of my next Fox Spirit…

Collisions

I shared my Inspirations Song List today as I’d updated it (Songs that Inspired Stories), then joked that I should make a list of stories that started from collisions. Not literally — although I do have one or two of those — but collisions of ideas. Example: later this month Empty Mirror will publish my…

Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound

We had a chance to catch the Blood of the Young and Tron Theatre presentation of Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound at Dundee Rep. This show is touring Scotland, so if you can do be sure to see it. If you don’t know anything about Oram, there’s a good primer at her official website. You may…

Free – Hard-Boiled Witch: Abra Cadavra!

Free now through Saturday on your local Amazon while I’m working on episode 5: When a new burlesque club opens in Dundee, the owner calls on Hecate Sidlaw to deal with some strange attacks — by a skeleton! She and her familiar Henry need to get to the bottom of the magical threats, if she…

Conquered: First Draft

‘I have Conquer’d, and shall still Go on Conquering. Nothing can withstand the fury of my Course among the Stars of God & in the Abysses of the Accuser. My Enthusiasm is still what it was, only Enlarged and conform’d.’ Which is to say I think I’ve finished the first draft of the comic academic roman…

Write 4 a Day: 21 May 17

Don’t you deserve at least one day to write? Write 4 a Day is a new series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. While I shall be hosting the events, let me be clear that there is no workshop no agenda no required activities no assignments no schedule no WiFi Write. Don’t…

Midwestern Mysteries & Me

I’m in the current issue of Mystery Readers Journal talking about my roots in the Midwest. Thanks are due to the fine hostess, Janet Rudolph. Although I’ve not lived in my home state in ages, something of that heritage remains. Pick up a copy!

Walpurgisnacht Freebie

As usual, I’m giving away my much reprinted story ‘Walpurgisnacht’; click the link on the name if you’ve not read it yet and you can download a PDF of the tale. And watch out for witches flying off to the mountains tonight!