• Winter Writers: R.R. Virdi

    OMG, I have a Dragon Award Nominee on my blog! This is amazeballs! His hair is bigger and more awesome than mine. And what better interviewee for Winter Writers than a guy who has just released book one in a series called The Books of Winter? No better, that’s what! Okay, so here’s a bit about Mr. Virdi for those who don’t already know. R.R. Virdi is the Dragon Award—Nominated author of The Grave Report, a paranormal investigator series set in the great state of New York. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic, retail, and in the custom gaming computer world. He’s an avid car nut…

  • Winter Writers: Daniela Pesconi-Arthur

    Today we have another Winter Writer, Daniela! She has a lovely Instagram, an excellent blog, and a book, of course! Here’s a bit about her. “Fiction and well-being writer. Author of Loveandpizza.it, Founder of “The Writing Shed”, the “go to” online magazine for women searching for wellbeing, empowerment, and to regain their self-esteem and confidence. Avid reader of chick lit, crime and historical novels. Amateur photographer. Believes that writing can help heal broken hearts, build up self-esteem, and empower people.” D.P.- What’s your favorite song for writing? D.P-A.- It depends on the part of the story I’m writing. When I wrote “Loveandpizza.it”, I created a playlist with Italian songs that would put myself back in…

  • Winter Writers: Andrew D. Michaels

    This week’s Winter Writer is Andrew D. Michaels! We’re going to get some bonus questions and answers from Andrew this week, but here’s a bit about him in his own words. I write mostly horror/fantasy stories but I dabble into most other genres. My main project at the moment is the Black Bridge series and the Whispers of Dragons series. Andrew also invited you all to ask him questions in the comments below his interview. Awesome! Oh, and he just got a shiny new cover. Check it out! D.P.- What’s your favorite song for writing? ADM- Just about anything by Nox Arcana or Midnight Syndicate. After years of listening to them when I was writing…

  • Super Saturday: Krys Maiorca

    Today, we have photographer and visual designer, Krys Maiorca! She takes author photos, and has done cover design in the past. Here’s a bit about her in her own words. My name is Kristian Maiorca and I was a reader before I was a photographer.  I started writing in middle school and have been writing on and off since then. I actually used to get in trouble during high school for staying up too late writing.  When I graduated high school I turned my interests into other things, like graphic design and photography.  It was very natural for me to turn my interests for reading, writing, and NaNo into wanting…

  • Caress of Magic by Katrina LaFond

    Winter Writers: Katrina LaFond

    It’s the first snow here in Rhode Island and also the first in the series of Winter Writers here on my blog! I’m starting the cozy season off with Katrina LaFond, whose books are definitely something to warm you up on cold nights or days. And, they are also available on Nook and iBooks! Here’s a bit about her in her own words. Over the years, my characters and stories have matured with me. At first, the only characters I met were vampires, but eventually, other characters came to me, and I discovered I had a thing for tall, dark and handsome aliens as well. I spend so much time…

  • Stardust, Always

    Events Of Certain Fun!

    Hello everyone! I’ll be at the RI Author Expo being exposed. Oh! Well, that didn’t come out the way I thought it’d sound… Hmm. Anyway, I’ll have copies of all my books with me and a pen for signing. Books make great gifts. You can even chat about geekness, or ask me questions about characters and stories. If you’re not anywhere near Rhode Island, or just want to stay at home in your pajamas all day, you’re in luck because I’m making a Facebook appearance as well. Writer’s Colony Press, the folks who format and publish all those awesome charity anthologies, have me on at 9PM EST. Other authors will be there, too.…

  • P.A.W.S. By Debbie Manber Kupfer

    Autumn Author: Debbie Manber Kupfer

    Today, here’s an author I’ve been lucky to work with on the Stardust, Always anthology. It’s Debbie Manber Kupfer! Debbie grew up in the UK in the East London suburb of Barking. She has lived in Israel, New York, and North Carolina and somehow ended up in St. Louis, where she works as a writer and a freelance puzzle constructor of word puzzles and logic problems. She lives with her husband, two children, and a very opinionated feline. Her first novel, P.A.W.S., was published originally in June 2013 and her second book in the series, Argentum, was released in October 2014. In addition, she has stories in several anthologies including Fauxpocalypse,…

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    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Theodore Ashford

    Today, we have a designer, Theodore Ashford of Ashwords Design! Theodore is a visual artist whose work helps authors promote their books in a number of ways. He’s an award-winning author himself, so he knows what an author needs. Theodore Ashford is a writer and designer who is obsessed with the art of words. That love has led him into a path of typography and design, where he has a blast doing cover design and book photo shoots for other authors. The nice thing about book photoshoots is that books don’t get uncomfortable posing for a camera for long hours and don’t need a buffet. Theo has also worked as an editor for…

  • I’m Going To ComiCon!

    Comicon! In Rhode Island! I will be there! So, I guess I’d better show you all what I’ll have and how to find me. I’ll have all the books in the gallery below, plus handy links for you to get ebooks, other volumes, or anything I run out of. There will be some PPC swag as well as the Island of Misprint Books at a discount.         I should also mention that I’m going in costume. I won’t say much more about that because some Rivers shouldn’t be crossed. I’ll be there with other Rhode Island authors. Check them out, because they’re a great bunch of writers. Worried about how…

  • Kelly Blanchard Author and Muse

    Autumn Authors: Kelly Blanchard

    Today, I’m interviewing the lady who interviews other authors and even their characters. This isn’t madness. This. Is. Kelly Blanchard! Known as The Muse within her writing circle, Kelly Blanchard first became serious about writing at age twelve and worked hard to learn and fully comprehend the numerous elements of writing. She tutored and assisted teaching in college while she studied for her degree in English. After graduation, she continued tutoring children and even taught several classes. Now she’s established an online community to assist fellow writers in understanding their craft. Outside of writing, Kelly enjoys baking her world famous chocolate chip cookies, and she takes great pleasure in the company of…

  • Better Off Undead

    Adventures In Book-getting, Glitch Edition

    I got zero words written on any project yesterday, but it was for a good reason. Preparing for Rhode Island ComiCon. I unpacked all my books, got my cards into them, took inventory, tested swag setup. But then, I hit a hiccup. Every single copy of Better Off Undead looks like MissingNo Pokemon. Gotta catch em all some time, I guess. Apparently, the file got corrupted going from the CreateSpace website to the printer, and green for that last third didn’t get printed. I called them and the tech team is quadruple checking the file in order to make sure the 15 replacement copies they send print correctly. Will they get here in…

  • Untamed by Madeline Dyer

    Autumn Authors: Madeline Dyer

    Happy Halloween! Today, I’m interviewing Madeline Dyer, which is appropriate because she loves everything spooky. Here’s a bit about her. ​ Madeline Dyer lives in the southwest of England and holds a BA honours degree in English from the University of Exeter. She has a strong love for anything dystopian, ghostly, or paranormal, and can frequently be found exploring wild places. At least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes. Her debut novel, Untamed (Prizm Books, May 2015), examines a world in which anyone who has negative emotions is hunted down, and a culture where addiction is encouraged. Madeline’s second novel, Fragmented, released in September 2016, and…

  • A Change In Crime

    New Release: A Change In Crime

    It’s live! You can find A Change In Crime here in both paperback and ebook. Change comes with the strike of a match. Leo Riley loses his whole family when mobsters burn his home to the ground. His only ally now is Oguina, a vengeful woman-turned-monster. If Leo walks her path, at least they’re not alone. As Leo plots his demise, Giacomo Bianco gazes into an abyss that stares back. His fall to madness is a one-way trip Leo aims to stop at all costs before Bianco orders another hit. Monster and Mafioso fight for dominance over Fall River’s streets. But powers change everything. Can Leo roll with the punches…

  • Fix Your Damn Book James Osiris Baldwin

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: James Osiris Baldwin

    “Wow” is what authors want people to say about their books. But we have to fix them first, because first drafts, and even second ones, tend to be more “ow” than “wow.” And that’s where James Osiris Baldwin and his book come in handy. What book, you ask? Fix Your Damn Book, of course! James is also an editor for hire. Here’s a bit more about him. Dragon Award-nominated author James Osiris Baldwin is a transgender man from Australia who writes gritty LGBT-inclusive, dark fantasy and science fiction. He was the former Contributing Editor for the Australian Journal of Dementia Care and has also worked as an editor and website manager…

  • Allison Barnard Author

    Autumn Authors: Allison Barnard

    Today, I’ve got an interview with Allison Barnard! She wrote what just happens to be one of my favorite dystopian books, Unforeseen. Here’s a bit about Allison in her own words! ​ Wife, mother to two toddlers, book blogger, and equestrian. Now I’m an author? What? I’ve always loved books. My mom would actually take my books from me instead of sending me to my room when I was in trouble (it was terrible!). I’ve dabbled in writing for years, had some poetry published in high-school, but it wasn’t until after I had my first child that I started writing. Unforeseen is the first book that’s fit to be read…

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    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Grace Snoke

    Hello! For Friendly Neighborhood Friday, we have Grace Snoke. She does something that helps authors and all kinds of people. Web design and SEO optimization. Grace is also an author, so she understands what we need in that department. Here’s a bit about her in her own words. I’m a 34-year-old corporate journalist who enjoys the past times of gaming, reading, writing and jewelry making. My day job involves handling internal communication, maintaining websites and writing a couple of quarterly newsletters for the same Fortune 500 company, and handling a plethora of tech issues as well as some of the company’s (who I am employed by) website and social media.…

  • Jeffrey Cook

    What Happened Wednesday!?

    I’ll tell you what happened while you admire these delicious waffles. Friendly Neighborhood Friday went to a convention right along with my interviewee. I’m talking about Jeffery Cook, one of the authors of Working The Table, which is a book about bringing your books to conventions. I can haz ironywaffles and they are tasty! Irony. Waffles. Gah, yeah you see what I did there. Anyway, here’s something about Jeff, whose convention experience can be measured in loads (literally, as in dragging loads of books with him plus working loads of shows). ​ Jeffrey Cook is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, primarily affiliated with Clockwork Dragon Books and the…

  • Beautiful Rose

    Autumn Authors: Scarlet Rose Bonnett

    Hello! It’s Monday and that means it’s time to meet a new author. Here’s Scarlet Rose Bonnett, author of Call Me Ana. Here’s a bit about her: Scarlet spends her time writing, chasing feral children (her own, mostly), and caring for her chickens, dog, cats, mice, and guinea pig. Scarlet writes romance and has some lovely quotes over at her Twitter page. I also found out that Scarlet has some flash-fiction writing prompts on her blog. Fun city! She likes to post some of her own there, as well. She’s got a novel coming out on October 12th, just two days from now. Here’s a picture of the cover! You can…

  • Lemons to Lemonade Editing

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Lemons to Lemonade Editing Services

    It’s Friendly Neighborhood Friday again and I’m here with Rachel Lemons. She’s an editor, something NaNoWriMo participants will need in the next few months. Here’s a bit about Rachel’s business. Lemons to Lemonade Editing Services is run by Rachel Lemons, who is a novelist as well as a proofreader. If you are a writer looking to self-publish your work and are in need of an editor, Lemons to Lemonade Editing Services is for you! Without further ado or a don’t, here’s the interview! D.R.- Coffee or tea? R.L.- Coffee is life. D.R.- Dogs or cats? R.L.- I have fifteen cats, so I had better say cats if I value my life. They are staring…

  • Sarah Anderson Self Portrait

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Sarah Anderson

    Today, we have Sarah Anderson! She’s an awesome designer, reviewer, and skyentist. Here’s a bit about her in her own words. Hi! I’m Sarah, and I’m studying Astrophysics in the South of France. Graphic design has always been a passion of mine, and I’m using this to fund my way through university. I first started designing book covers as a hobby, and it took off from there. I love helping people take their ideas and make them real, taking manuscripts and making them really feel like books. Authors will often ask me for bookmarks, banners, and other designs, and I’m always happy to oblige! I learn a lot from every…