Guess who’s frizzle-frazzled this week? Honestly, I’d guess at a minimum most people in the United States, but I can say without equivocation that I AM. And how.There’s the baseline political insanity. I don’t talk politics here, but if you’re reading this post far enough in the future that you’re no longer memorably scarred, just an FYI that we’re in the middle of Kavanaugh Confirmation Crazy. (It took remarkable restraint to use the word crazy rather than a much naughtier and far more satisfying word that starts with c and ends with a similar sound.) I’m proud to say I’m very disciplined about my news consumption while working. Unless I’m in the car (wily radio), I don’t check what’s happening until my evening iced coffee, … [Read more...] about How frizzled is your frazzle? Enough to be a Dead Hollow character (or creator)?
No need to check your calendars—yes, it is Wednesday. Not Friday. Even though there's a Blog Post. Sorry if I got you all excited about the weekend early, but I think you'll forgive me in a moment.I usually spread out the love when it comes to Giveaways, doing them one at a time. Of course, that means each Giveaway only makes a portion of you happy: the Sydney Brennan (Private Investigator Mysteries) fans, or the Dead Hollow Trilogy (supernatural thriller) fans. (Not counting those of you who are fans of both series. Authors don't have fan favorites, but—shh, don't tell anybody—you're my favorites.)Well, right now a couple of things are converging, including the imminent release (October 10, 2018) of Heir, the final book in the … [Read more...] about With Two Giveaways, There’s Something for Everyone!
Shame on me—I haven’t done a Magpie Moments post in forever! With the release of the Founder audiobook and the Heir ebook and paperback release on the horizon, I figured it was time. What’s that? You didn’t know Heir was imminent? Well, then you must not be in my Reader Group (hint, hint—you can sign up here). I’ll tell you what I told them: the tentative release date for the third book in the Dead Hollow trilogy is October 10, 2018. Woo hoo! And even if you’ve already read the first two books in the series, I recommend rereading them (or at least skimming the final chunk of Founder) before then. You may have forgotten where we left our heroes, and our villains, and there are a lot of seeds planted in the first two books that come to … [Read more...] about Magpie Moments: Talk Like That’ll Get You A Bed in Weston
This will be a quick blog post, and it's going up a couple of days ahead of time. You may recall me complaining sharing before that maintaining our satellite internet connection is challenging at the best of times. Well, we’re moving into the definitely not best of times tech-wise. After dodging Hurricane Hector a couple of weeks ago, Hawaii is now waving at Hurricane Lane. Here’s a link to a video of the storm taken yesterday by the awesome NOAA Hurricane Hunters. It’s just a rainy window until about thirty seconds in, when the sky opens above and below with the eyewall cloud all around. Crazy!Hopefully waving is all we’ll be doing since we only have enough sedatives for one crazy dog and none for crazy humans. Unless expired Benadryl … [Read more...] about Quick Update Before the Humans and Chickens Hunker Down
Congratulations to T.F. from California, the winner of the Sydney Brennan Investigations mug from last blog post’s Giveaway! If you entered and didn’t win, better luck next time. And there will be a next time. I’ll be giving away more Syd and Dead Hollow goodies over the coming months, some just to my Reader Group (that’s a plug to sign up for my monthly newsletter), but others will be for everyone so watch this space. I'll also be gathering those designs into a little Swag Shop, so if you can’t wait to win something or know you [Eeyore voice] never win anything, you can buy goodies directly.In other news, I'm trying to get the final book in the Dead Hollow trilogy, Heir, to my beta readers this weekend—woo hoo! For Dead Hollow fans, … [Read more...] about Giveaway Winner and Where Things Stand, Including the Slightest Smidge of Sydney Brennan Tease