Kindle Countdown: How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job

Getting ready for NaNoWriMo? This book can help you plan your busy month of writing — and for a limited time you can get it for cheap! The price drops to 99¢ then slowly rises back to the normal $3.99 on Sunday, October 30th. The sale kicks off at 8am Pacific (11 am Eastern) at…

Get Chastity Flame Before She’s Gone!

Chastity Flame is available as a serial over at Wattpad thanks to sponsorship from Smashwords, but that won’t last long! This weekend all the chapters come down, so if you want to catch her adventures you’ll have to move fast — Or else just hop over to Tirgearr Publishing where you can buy all three…

Thrills & Suspense

Serialising Chastity Flame is just part of the bigger event: check out the thriller and mystery titles being serialised on Wattpad thanks to Smashwords. You can’t be bored this holiday weekend! Two chapters a day during the weekend: but remember this is a limited time offer — chapters will begin to disappear soon! If you…

Magic Music

One of the important themes of Dream Book is the music of the kantele. Long time readers of this blog know well the Finnish lap harp. I have a couple of five string kanteles, a ten string made by Gerry Henkel that’s waiting for me in Dundee and a fifteen string one that I got…

British Fantasy Awards/On the Radio

More reasons to celebrate this weekend: Fox Spirit Books got not just one but two spots on the short lists for the 2014 British Fantasy Awards. Woot! I am so chuffed for Adele and the whole skulk, because it represents a group effort — though none of it would have happened without Adele’s vision, persistence…

Cheap Thrills

To steal a line from Dolly Levi, “Money, if you’ll pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow.” Here are some things you ought to be encouraging to grow this spring: Exiles is a collection of 26 short stories from a stellar group…

Noir Carnival: The Launch

Today, the laughter stops — Dark’s Carnival has already left town, but it’s left a fetid seed behind. There’s a transgressive magic that spooks the carnies and unsettles the freaks. Beyond the barkers and the punters, behind the lights and tents where the macabre and the lost find refuge, there’s a deformity that has nothing…