Yep, the title says it all. For the second time in a row, a novel by yours truly has made it to the OZMA Book Awards 2018 for Fantasy Fiction! That’s right, Suburban Vampire Ragnarok is a semi-finalist, just like its prequel. Check it out! OZMA 2018 Short List
That’s right. We’re already on the OZMA awards long list, now we’re also on Chanticleer’s Paranormal Book Awards for Supernatural Fiction! Check it out: PARANORMAL Book Awards
I was recently interviewed by Ramona Portelli for her blog. Without further ado, here’s the link. Enjoy!
In the wake of Suburban Vampire: A Tale of the Human Condition – With Vampires placing on the OZMA awards short list last year, we’ve entered Suburban Vampire Ragnarok in the OZMA awards for this year and, so far, we’ve made it to the long list, meaning we survived the slush pile! So, keep your eyes on this space, and thanks for your support!
Hot off the press, another review of Suburban Vampire Ragnarok, from the Off The Record blog. Check it out! Off The Record Review
Yes, we’re running another special promotion, in conjunction with Amazon.Com. I have three copies of Suburban Vampire Ragnarok available, and one of them can be yours for free! Check out this link for contest entry and rules: Ragnarok Giveaway!
Void where prohibited. Good luck, and enjoy!
Yes, it’s that time of year, when the leaves turn, the nights get chilly, pumpkin spice everything wafts through the air, and people start writing like crazy.
Wait. What was that last thing? Writing? You mean, like Christmas cards?
No, silly! They start writing novels! Welcome to National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to encourage authors and would-be authors to write a 50,000-word novel in one month. There is a website (https://nanowrimo.org/) where you can register your novel, track your progress, and network with other writers. You can earn participation and personal achievement badges based on your progress. Then, as early as the 20th of November, you can have your completed project validated (that is, confirmed that you actually do have at least 50,000 words). There are several prizes for winners and participants, provided by some of the event’s sponsors, including reduced price or free services that are of interest to writers.
So, what’s the point? The point is to encourage people to write and to tell their stories! And the satisfaction you can get from completing your own novel project is certainly worth more than all the prizes you could get.
I encourage any fledgling author, especially if you have never completed a project, to consider entering NaNoWriMo. It’s not too late! You can still sign up!
Am I entering NaNoWriMo myself? Nope. Couple reasons for that — first, I’ve already written several novel-length projects myself (not to say that experienced authors can’t enter, they certainly can), so I just don’t have the interest. I know how long it takes me to write a novel, and it’s a bit more than a month. Also, I am currently working on a project (the fifth Suburban Vampire novel) and I don’t want to start any other projects until I’m done (I’ve already done that, having put it aside for two other novels which I have completed). This novel is a hard one for me, harder perhaps than even my first one, so it’s taking some time. So, I’ll pass, this time…
Anyway, if you ever thought about writing, please check ’em out: NaNoWriMo