Novellas are Like Brussels Sprouts (My Argument for Giving Short Fiction Another Try)

Last month, I had an email from an always insightful marketing guy talking about Brussels sprouts. He’d believed he hated the vegetable until a girlfriend convinced him to try them at a restaurant. The verdict: amazing. Now, properly prepared, he considers them a treat. (By the way, the itty bitty brassicas are actually Brussels—not brussel—sprouts, as they were named for the Belgian capital. You’re welcome.) I’m okay with Brussels sprouts and just about any other vegetable, but I generally don’t love fruit. (Lychee and dragonfruit are exceptions.) Shocking, I know, but it’s not like I’m a chef or nutritionist. I Read more…

Free Books! All Retailers and Multiple Genres

I’m participating in a giveaway with a bunch of other authors–almost fifty books in multiple genres (mystery, sci fi, urban fantasy, romance) that are all free. You don’t have to join a mailing list to download the books. Just pick them up for free from your favorite retailer. Among the stories on offer is my own novel, Back to Lazarus. The first book in the Sydney Brennan PI mysteries, it is regular $3.99 but now free for a limited time. She’s investigating a suspicious prison suicide. Someone’s determined to hide the truth… North Florida, 2004. Private Investigator Sydney Brennan cut Read more…