Throw Back Thursday: Halloween Treats — The Vampire’s Kiss & Impailed Chicken

Trying to get an idea of what to serve this Halloween? Here’s a few ideas from my 2005 trip to Club Dracula in Bucharest. The drink is called the Vampire’s Kiss! Happy Haunting!

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Teaser Tuesday: The Castle in Transylvania, Back from the Dead: The original zombie story by Jules Verne

Here’s a few teasers from my spooky read this week. I know, I know…you’re saying Jules Verne? Zombies? Really? I mean…isn’t he all about Sci Fi and sea monsters and stuff? Zombies and Romance? That’s what I said, anyway. Jules Verne came back on my radar because a good friend said his favorite book ever […]

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Moon Killers (Shadow Series #3) : episode 1

Happy Halloween! To celebrate I’m releasing a portion of Moon Killers in installments to thank you. So on this All Hallow’s Eve, come sit by the fire with me. Here’s a hot cup of apple cider. Are you all set? Let’s read the first episode of book three of The Shadow Series together… When something […]

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The Seven Caves & Other Spine-tingling Short Stories

    The Seven Caves Lucia is a small seaside town perched on the cliffs of central California. Discovered by Don Gaspar de Portola and his soldiers late in the 18th century, the town is named after the day of its discovery––December 14, Santa Lucia Day. On a day not too long ago, a local […]

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Moon Killers Comes Alive! + Podcast giveaway

What’s the scariest thing you’ve done so far this Halloween season? **knees knock** My scariest thing? My first ever podcast. EEEP! In it, I talk about how Moon Killers is being released in a totally new way. But, I can’t do this alone. I’ll need your help! I reveal all the scoops at YAPodcasts hosted […]

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Who’s your favorite YA Monster?

Ah! what a GREAT Halloween topic, and y’all know how much I LURVE Halloween:D Click here to take a peek at the LA Times feature I produced called L.A. RIP which has clips of movies that haunted my YA heart. The classics, yaknow, like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Even […]

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Trailer park Thursdays — What I learned making 13 on Halloween’s book trailer

The trailer for 13 on Halloween was the second trailer I produced. I learned a lot when I produced my first book trailer for Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale. Winnemucca’s trailer was a bit long. The standard seems to be right around a minute and a half at the most. It’s crazy how long two […]

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YA Indie Carnival : Amazon–All In or Diversify?

This is such a fascinating topic. I’m for DIVERSIFY. Here’s why. Christmas before last, KDP Select was new. I jumped in. I did FABULOUS with my royalties in Dec/Jan and then in February everything tanked. I don’t know why, this was just my experience. I had no other channels to make up the shortfall and […]

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The Halloween Unicorn & a gift for you…

  This year I’m going to be a unicorn for Halloween. I’ve never gone to a Halloween party as a mythical animal before and I thought the time was right :D Are you dressing up tonight? What are you going to be? I thought I’d give you a treat instead of a trick this Halloween. […]

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