Do you like my cover?

Do you like the cover for Five Fathoms Beneath? It doesn’t matter what you think? It matters what I think? Well, I *love* my cover. Being a photographer, I’m a *very* visual person, so I was both excited and nervous to work with a cover designer. I ended up choosing Tim Barber of Dissect Designs and he delivered something gorgeous. …

Review: Fiona Valpy's "Sea of Memories"

Title: Sea of Memories   Author: Fiona Valpy   Buy it on Amazon (available in paper and Kindle).   I read this novel with my Kindle Unlimited subscription when it came up as a suggested title. It’s not normally the type of book I’d pick up on my own, but once I started reading the characters and the author’s lovely …

No, I am not amused.

This young, and rather rumpled, green heron was most definitely *not* amused by me.

Hope Memorial Bridge

Although my novel mostly uses fictionalized versions of real places and entirely fictional places (there is no Stirling University or Mercer Medical Center, and these places are not deliberately intended to invoke any real place), a pivotal scene in my novel plays out on the Hope Memorial Bridge, known locally as the Lorain Carnegie Bridge. Here are some photos of …

Is it true your novel has a ghost cockatoo?

The best advice I found, which unfortunately I can’t relocate right now to link to, on how to write a blurb for literary fiction: focus on the weirdest aspect of your story. Well, I didn’t choose to do that in my blurb, but just in case that’s what sells literary fiction here it is: My novel features a Major Mitchell’s …

Greenie-saurs Rex

Review: Charlie German's "Moontide"

Title: Moontide Author: Charlie German Buy it on Amazon. (Available for Kindle.) In a nutshell: Moontide is a well-written, quick-paced, action/paranormal romance set in Alaska with likable hero/heroine and delightfully evil villains. So I must admit this is my first paranormal romance. It’s not a genre I’d even tried before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect … With that …