It’s been an interesting week here on the rock. We’ve had copious (though generally low intensity) thunderstorms, which makes for lousy satellite internet and a dwindling supply of doggie drugs. The rumbles are due to hit again in about an hour. But the storms are only a small piece of the canine and other mammalian drama (more on the latter later). It seems like there was something else going on, too… Oh yeah—Heir, the final book in my Dead Hollow trilogy is now available! Yahoo! The ebook is everywhere, and the paperback should show up on Amazon any time now, but I’m still waiting for the other POD folks’ proof copy to cross the vast Pacific. And let me tell you, this is a chunk of a book. A door-stopper even. About 500 pages in … [Read more...] about Feral Pig Friday! (Yes, I Have a Book Out, But I Know You’re Really Interested in Piglets)
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