• Interview: Michael G. Williams

    Today I’m interviewing Michael G. Williams, who has just released his new book, A Fall in Autumn, with Falstaff Books. Here’s a bit about him. Michael G. Williams writes wry horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He is the author of two series for Falstaff Books: The Withrow Chronicles, including Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Award), Tooth & Nail, Deal with the Devil, Attempted Immortality, and Nobody Gets Out Alive; a new series in The Shadow Council Archives featuring one of San Francisco’s most beloved figures, SERVANT/SOVEREIGN; and the science fiction noir A Fall in Autumn. Michael also writes short stories and contributes to tabletop RPG development. Michael…

  • Interview: Steve Higgs

    Today I’m interviewing Steve Higgs, who writes the Blue Moon Investigation Agency series. It’s a humorous Paranormal cozy mystery, so needless to say I love it. Read on for more about him. Steve Higgs won his first award for writing when aged just ten. Of course, saying it was his first award suggests that there have been more since, which there haven’t. However, years of writing stories to entertain himself eventually resulted in something worth publishing and the Blue Moon Investigation Agency came to life. DR- How did you decide to write in your genre? SH- The truth is that I didn’t decide to write in a particular genre. I wrote what…

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Extrahumans, But Were Afraid to Ask

    This post is a glossary of some terms from the Providence Paranormal Universe, where all of the college series books take place. I’ll have something later this year set in the same world but in a different town in Rhode Island. Stay tuned! The Academy– Something between a community college and a military academy for extrahumans, the Academy is geared toward helping extrahumans who don’t play well with mortals get ready to join a blended society. The Big Reveal– The term used for the 1990s, when the world discovered magic was real and extrahumans existed. The decade was marked with fear as everyone adjusted to the changes. Since the 21st Century, law…

  • Providence Paranormal College Part Two: Books 6-10

    Five more books, no waiting. Read. Laugh. Catch a case of the feels. Book 6: Roundtable Redcap: Can Fred rescue his brother from the Fae Queen with just reluctant Psychic Irina to help? Book 7: Better Off Undead: Lane and his vampire punk band Night Creatures are broke and broken. Can they pick up their pieces and shine in a Battle of the Bands? Book 8: Ghost of a Chance: Ghostly Horace and his Medium, Bianca, must solve a mystery to save Professor Watkins. Book 9: Nine Lives: It’s time for Olivia Adler to trust her instincts or Tony Gitano just might die for good. Book 10: Fae of Fae…

  • Providence Paranormal College Part One: Books 1-5

    Five fun books, no waiting. Read. Laugh. Catch a case of the feels. Book 1: Bearly Awake: A sleepy bear shifter needs a brainy genius to help him pass exams. Book 2: Fangs for the Memories: The man who remembers everything and woman everyone forgets must solve a mystery. Book 3: Of Wolf and Peace: A wolf shifter steps up to choose a side, start his first pack, and save his parents. Book 4: Dragon My Heart Around: A dragon contends with a thief breaking into the family hoard. Book 5: Djinn and Bear It: An altruistic bear shifter must choose between the greater good and her heart. This volume…

  • Interview: Christy Mann

    Today I’m interviewing Christy Mann, author of some seriously scary stories. Here’s a bit about her in her own words. I’m Christy. I’m old enough to know better about most things but still young enough to do them anyway. I’m single as well, so I actually get to do them. I have 3 adult children, and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona originally. I currently reside in West Monroe, Louisiana with my daughter, her girlfriend, 2 dogs, 3 cats, a guinea pig, and about 20 fish. I spend my days clickety-clacking on a keyboard, writing full-time. When I’m not writing, I spend my time meeting people and getting to know what they…

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    Author Interview: Melony Paradise

    I’m here today interviewing another author writing some romantic speculative fiction. Here’s a bit about her. Just a laid-back chick with eccentric tastes who loves writing, reading, graphic design, music, horror flicks, and unusual things. Melony Paradise lives in South Carolina with her wonderful husband and their lazy cat Gyzmo.  She writes science fiction romance and paranormal fantasy that’s dark, steamy, and a little bit snarky. DP: How did you decide to write in your genre? MP: I’m a big fan of urban fantasy, and when I began writing seriously, I knew that was the genre for me, but that wasn’t the genre I first published in. My first novel,…

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    Interview: Deborah Wilde

    Today we have an interview with Deborah Wilde! Here’s a bit about her: A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. This award-winning author is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. Deborah writes the Nava Katz series, starting with The Unlikeable Demon Hunter. Naturally, I asked her a whole bunch of questions. Here’s what she has to say. DR: How did you decide to write in your genre? DW: I write funny, sexy, urban fantasy which combines my love of…

  • Newsletter Notes

    I’ve got no more events this year or really much of anything all winter. That’s good because the doctor says I need a rest. Walking pneumonia is no joke so I’m staying home for the holidays. I’ll be writing as much as I can, too. So I’m either hibernating like a sleepy bear shifter or hiding out like a vampire at high noon. I’m not sure which of those I’m feeling more this year. What I do know, however, is I had a sale on Be Counted for December the 26th. It’s over now but the whole series is on KU so read it if you got it! Winter is…

  • A Change In Crime

    Excerpt: A Change In Crime

    Here’s a sample from the first chapter of A Change In Crime, my Supernatural Suspense set in 1929. It’s got monsters at odds with the Mafia on the streets of Depression-Era Fall River, Massachusetts. It was just a piece of paper, dated November 27, 1929, but it felt heavier than an anvil. The red ink stamped across the carbon copy of his application to the United States Armed Forces looked greenish-black in the street light. Leo Riley thought it was a nice sickly color to match how useless he felt. At least skipping dinner hadn’t done him in. The doctor who’d examined him declared him fifteen pounds underweight. There was no…

  • Read an excerpt from Body Count!

    Time for an excerpt from Body Count, book two of Supernatural Vigilante Society. “Get him!” I raise my voice for the first time tonight because there’s no way any of us will catch the bastard if I don’t. Unfortunately, that means the prey Scott, Esther and I are stalking gets spooked. “Aoooo!” Scott can’t use his words right now because he’s a six foot tall furry monster with giant clawed paws. He swings and misses. Yeah, my big scary pal is a teenage werewolf. “Waffletwat!” Esther’s right leg goes out from under her in a shower of green sparks. She’s a magician with no four-letter word filter. And apparently a klutz.…

  • Friday Fun!

    It’s time for an excerpt today. If you like what you read, click the picture to find the book. I barely know anything about vampires, even after I got turned into one. Yeah, I know. That makes me sound like a walking stereotype. At least it didn’t happen in High School or before I quit my job at Cranston PD to hang out my own shingle as a PI. But now everything’s different in new and special ways. In other words, it sucks. Pizza and beer are right out of my diet plan. So are long walks on the beach at sunrise. I can’t tell anyone I’m a vamp, so…

  • Upload Day!

    I’m so excited! Book three in the Supernatural Vigilante Society is uploading today. When it’s available on Amazon, I’ll post on Facebook and to my mailing list. It’s called Counting Costs. Have a look at the cover and description below. There’s no fortune in favors owed. After saving a king but losing a kingdom, Tino’s up to his fangs in debt. But he doesn’t owe money. A vampire’s word is his bond. When a rival, a witch, and a hunter all call in their markers at the same time, Tino’s suddenly got a metric ton promises to keep. To keep his vows, Providence’s  newest vampire must find missing memories, adopt an orphan,…

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    Cannonball 2018!

    As I stand here shivering on the diving board that is the last day of 2017, I hang ten off the edge. It’s almost time to make as big a splash as I can but before that happens, I’ll take a breath and remember everything that 2017 had to offer. Over the winter and for much of the spring, I struggled with a mystery illness. We still haven’t pinned it all down but the worst symptoms have been medicated. If you saw me at an event and I fell on my hiney, that’s why. I hope I can maintain my balance when it’s most important, though. This still-mysterious illness hasn’t…

  • New Release: Grave Dealings

    I interviewed R.R. Virdi because he’s had a ton going on since the last time. Here’s the shiny new cover of book three in The Grave Report series, Grave Dealings. Read about R.R. and then check out the description below. D.R.- You’re ready to write and have your pen and paper or computer or microphone ready. What else do you need during your session? R.R.- Music (without lyrics) really helps me focus. I’m ADHD, so the constant engagement without distracting lyrics helps me tune out other things and set a constant workflow/pattern. I prefer what some people call, “Epic music.” It’s bombastic, orchestral, evocative, stuff from movies, games, anime. D.R.- Tell us about…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…