Saturday, January 25th, 2014
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll very shortly have an audio version of my book, Blood Soup available!
It’s a short novel, and the timetable is happening so quick, that it’s likely it will be available from Audible (and elsewhere) by the end of February!
I’m even more tickled to announce that the reader is none other than Edoardo Camponeschi of menestrandise.com who has read so far the first three of Christopher Paolini’s “Inheritance Cycle” books to much acclaim.
When I submitted the book for audition, I requested someone who could read with both Italian and German accents since the two warring families in Blood Soup are modeled after Italy and Germany. I am (indescribably) excited that Edoardo submitted an audition. His voice is rich and luscious, and I know his reading will bring the story to life.
If you want a sneak preview of what the reading may sound like, check out Edoardo’s catalog which features many samples of his work — all in Italian at this time. I could listen for hours. 🙂 My Italian is rusty, but I’m feeling a definite need to brush up…
Do let me know if you’re as excited as I. In the meantime, I’ll work on getting the cover reformatted for Audible…
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
I found two very cool sites recently and I wanted to share.
Kindle Nation Daily features free books, tips, news and commentaries all related to Kindle. The site is jam-packed with info.
Kindle Nation Daily hosted Blood Soup yesterday, and I’m just tickled with the way it appeared. I just love the look and feel of that Web site.
But don’t visit just to check out the Blood Soup page, there’s A TON of things to look at and download.
In conjunction with the KND “spread,” Blood Soup was hosted over at BookLending.com. This site connects readers who want to read books with book owners who want to lend them. It allows folks to share kindle books.
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
It’s not a romance, but…my publisher thinks enough of Blood Soup to take it to the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention (held in LA, this year).
Here it is, front and center, on the table at the con.
I wonder how many romance readers I can pull over to fantasy?
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
I was interviewed at the “Fascinating Authors” Web site a few weeks ago and it’s finally posted!
:: Exciting!! ::
They requested a written interview and then called me for a phone interview which has been recorded for the ‘net.
Here’s a link to the recorded version. This version is fun because you get to know what I *sound* like. The interviewer asked me some interesting questions and talked about how transparent I am on my Web site.
Here’s a link to the written version. Here I give advice to aspiring authors and talk more about Blood Soup, and I reveal what I do in my day job.
I’ll admit that I haven’t gone back to see what they’ve edited — if anything — for either of the interviews.
(Because I’m a chicken. My hometown newspaper did a piece on me over the summer and the paper is still sitting here unopened on my desk. What if it’s awful?)
And who really likes the sound of his own recorded voice?
Meh. Please, go listen and tell me how it is.
:: Still jumping, though… ‘cos it was a lot of fun! ::
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
Here’s a coupon!
If you purchase an electronic copy of Blood Soup from my publisher, you can save 25%.
Use coupon code 19BloodSoup#72 in the shopping cart.
Here’s the link.
I’ll sweeten the deal: if you purchase a copy of Blood Soup, I’ll email you an electronic copy The Dragon’s Clause. Just send me a copy of the receipt.
(I’ll honor this for folks who’ve bought Blood Soup any time this year.)
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Tea With The Authors
Today at 3:00pm
Constellation Books 303 Main Street, Reisterstown, Maryland
Please join me and authors Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jean Marie Ward, Vonnie Winslow Crist, and Robert E Waters at Constellation Books, Reisterstown, MD for tea, cookies, and readings/signings from their various stories from anthologies Bad-Ass Fairies 3, Dragon’s Lure, Barbarian’s at the Jumpgate, etc. (I might even read from Blood Soup, keeping with the holiday atmosphere…)
Come to this pre-Halloween event and bring your friends, ghouls, witches, warlocks, etc.
Read the Constellation Books announcement.
Jean Marie Ward
Vonnie Winslow Crist
Robert E. Waters
Sunday, August 8th, 2010
So, today is my birthday.
(I promise I’m not making that “blogiversary = a birthday for the blog” mistake again.)
Blood Soup is now available in the UK. You can see the UK Amazon page here.
Interesting to note that none of the customer reviews appear in the database. I guess they keep US/UK opinions separate.
To my UK friends who may be interested, here are the US reviews.
And that is all.
I’m going celebrate! (May the day’s festivities include chocolate, peppermint and a vodka martini…)
Friday, July 9th, 2010
I was tickled to wander over to Anna Marie Catoir’s blog and find myself “wanted!”
After reading the review for Blood Soup over at Kay’s Dead Book Darling blog, Anna Marie wanted to read it, too.
Wow! That kind of stuff just makes my day.
(Kay gave Blood Soup a “Great!” rating, by the way. You should check it out.)
But before you wander off to Kay’s blog to read the review, check out the masks Anna Marie makes and showcases on her blog. They’re fabulous. My favorites are the The Brown Man and Blue Lips.
In other newsy news, I sold my story Sky Lit Bargains, to the Drollerie Press anthology, Hellbore and Rue.
Friday, May 7th, 2010
I’m at mystery writer KJ Roberts’ blog today talking about writing and my fascination with spiders.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Happy Cinco de Mayo! The blog tour continues…
I’m over at The Amber Scott Project talking about my favorite fantasy movie and my favorite writer’s tool.
Leave a comment over there and you’re eligible to win a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card!