It’s All About You

The November issue of Apex Magazine is live, including the latest Beauty & Dynamite entry entitled: "I Bet You Think This Essay’s About You." A great artist is an artist who has their own distinct voice. Their “certain something” stands out from the crowd. Certain aficionados can glance at a painting and tell a Renoir from a Picasso or…

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“Ghost Dancer” Now Up at The Writer’s Eye

She shelved books like an accusation… Yesterday I came back from lunch (one should always go out to lunch on Halloween, especially if one is dressed as a princess) to a lovely acceptance letter (few acceptance letters are not lovely) from Amber at The Writer’s Eye. This pro-rate online magazine is celebrating its first year of publication. As a…

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Universally Surreal Postal Service

I had a migraine on Friday. Bad. In hindsight, I suppose I should have expected one — it had been slowly barreling its way northwest for a while now, and its name was Fay. Stress, sleep, hormones, and barometric pressure are all the unavoidable migraine factors. I had four aces. The universe had a straight flush.  I also…

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Beauty & Dynamite Book Trailer

Yes, folks, here it is — the official Beauty & Dynamite Book Trailer. It’s not much, but it’s mine, and I love it. Kudos to Stephanie Rinehart for piecing this together before and after her finals this year, and to my beautiful friend Fontaine, whose voice still gives me goosebumps after all these years.

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Vampire Mermaid

The origin of “Blood and Water”Art by Nicole Cardiff*******************************************************“You’re a writer? Okay, tell me a story.” Yeah — my eyes just rolled too. I’ve gotten this my whole life. I’ve heard it from friends and teachers. I got it from relatives who expected me to entertain their bored children. I even got it once from a computer tech support…

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Internet Savvy: Book Launch 2.0

This is so painfully true…and scares me a bit. No one’s allowed to be “just an author” anymore. And he doesn’t even talk about writers groups, or message boards, or conventions…and you know, I don’t ever want to have to be a member of Second Life. I’m really okay with the one I’ve got.

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