Who are the #MakeArtNotWar Collective?

Members of the Make Art Not War Collective: K. Tempest Bradford (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon/Tips)Nivair H. GabrielLeanna Renee Hieber (Twitter/IG/News)Alethea Kontis (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon/Tips)Stina Leicht (Twitter/Patreon)Shveta Thakrar (Twitter/IG/News)Monica Valentinelli (Twitter/IG/News/Patreon) Have you heard the podcast? Tempest, Alethea, Shveta, Stina, and Monica talk about Make Art Not War on ORIGINALITY, Episode 28. The MANW Collective was inspired by Monica Valentinelli’s Make Art Not War Challenge…

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The Thing About Adventures

So here’s the thing about adventures: They are super fun to have. They can also be incredibly difficult to keep up with when you want to write about them. In preparation for being firmly ensconced in the Northeastern US for the next few weeks, I created a pretty intense “post-DragonCon” to-do list. Yes, I would love to jump right…

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[StormChasing] Once In a Lifetime

I’ve had people say some strange things to me this past week, so I feel like it’s time to clear something up. This Storm Chasing event really is a Once In a Lifetime opportunity. And when I say that, I mean: I have never done this before, and I will more than likely never do it again. May is…

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What’s Your Damage, Heather?

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down with my friend Nick Kaufmann, so it was lovely to be invited onto his blog to chat about what I felt was “The Scariest Part” of Besphinxed. I know what you’re thinking: “But Besphinxed is a paranormal rom-com, not a horror! There’s some conflict and tension, sure…but the book isn’t SCARY.”…

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“Hello, my name is…”

Everybody gets the story this month—Patrons and blog readers and social media followers alike. Everybody. Because I’m the Princess, and I said so. * Hello, My Name Is… Katy. Simi. Justin. Ursula. Dallas. Kathryn. Bill. An unconscionable amount of good people have left this world since my birthday in January. Want to know the worst part? I feel like…

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My Coastal Magic 2018 Schedule

THIS THURSDAY kicks off the weekend we’ve been waiting for all winter long–Coastal Magic Con in Daytona Beach, FL! Dance parties, fun and games, and the opportunity to hang out with some of my closest writer friends ON THE BEACH! Here’s my schedule for the weekend. (Between panels, you can find me at Leanna Renee Hieber’s vendor table.) ************************…

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In Which Professor Blake Posts My Homework Assignment on the Internet

It’s true: Professor Theodosia Blake, Head Witch of Harmswood Academy in my Nocturne Falls Universe series, was named after my dear friend Deborah Blake. Deborah is a witchy professor in her own right–she’s written multiple books for Llewellyn on the subject. She also penned a fantastic series based around the mythology of the legendary witch Baba Yaga. In fact,…

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