Hello 2017! The Joy of Writing Madness

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It’s 2017! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s holiday! It’s also the beginning of Year 5 for me as an independent author, with 11 published titles. So what’s the plan for 2017? To better answer that question, I had to review what my main push was for 2016—build up my author business in preparation for this year. …

And the Winner Is? (My Next New Series)

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Last month, I had asked my readers and fans by email and in (my previous) blog post to help me pick the project that would be my next series. I have three now: The After Eden Series (sci-fi), The Sleepy Hollow Horrors (classic horror/paranormal), and Liquid Cool (cyberpunk/detective thriller). Overwhelming, the choice was for…fantasy! I was surprised but one respondent …

#TWD Returns and Help Me Pick the Next Big Thing!

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Now it’s time for something scary. No, I don’t mean America’s presidential election. I mean tomorrow’s return of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Yes, I’m a big fan and have been since it began seven seasons ago. Here’s a past blog post from two years ago about the series: Top Five Reasons Why The Walking Dead Is Great Drama! What’s Next? …

A Writer’s Retreat in August 2016

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When I lived in Paris for year as a young 20-something I was introduced to a perennial European custom – the “Grandes Vacances.” During the month of August, it seemed like everybody vacated the city, except for the tourists. Well, I’m doing something similar this August. The first half of 2016, I have spent more time on the business of …

World building Part I: The (Sexy) Cyberpunk Way of Liquid Cool

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended a WGF (Writers Guild Foundation) event here in Los Angeles. It was a live sit-down interview with writer-producer Frank Spotnitz. He produced/executive produced eight of the nine seasons of THE X-FILES, including writing more than 40 episodes and oversaw the writer’s room.  He worked on multiple series, but of particular interest to me …

The Writing “Vacation”

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Ah, the Writing “Vacation.” It reminds me of old movies where the writer arrives, settles into some beach bungalow–a cool breeze blowing, the backdrop of a crystal blue ocean, and plants himself in front of typewriter (that thingamagig we used before laptops, and even desktop computers) to immerse himself typing away at his latest novel. I believe a writer should …

First Blog Tour and Giveaway of 2015–A Great Success!

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Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. Well, last month was crazy! But it was a good crazy with my “Nice Horrible Things” Blog Tour and $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway. Out of over 10,000 people, we had three winners: Ron G., Lori D., and Amy O. Congratulations! It was our …

Ask the Author

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For the blog tour, I’m featuring some of the questions I’ve been receiving from my readers: Darlene Suber blogs at http://mouseybooks.com/ 1) When did you realize that you wanted to write? Answer: I was born a writer. My first book (an illustrated six-page ‘book’ with big letters) was at 3 years old. 2) What made you decide to write thrillers? …