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If I Should Die
Peyton Farley has settled into a new life in southwest Montana. Research and fact checking for a local newspaper is a perfectly safe job, or is it? One morning, Peyton awakens and finds a strange man in lace up work boots who is bleeding out on her kitchen floor. As Peyton calls 911 from her bedroom, someone is stealing the body.
Milk Carton People
Milk Carton People is a paranormal thriller about people who suddenly find themselves invisible, able to observe things but unable to participate. Do they go mad? Maybe they find others. It is quite possible that there is no point in being invisible.
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7. What is your favorite word processing program and what other tools do you use, pen, notebooks, white board, index cards, finger on fogged bathroom mirrors?
I write my first draft in MSWord. Then I put it into PowerStructure during my first edit. After that I use PowerStructure until the novel is complete.
I am using an iPad app called A Novel Idea to plan and track my ideas. If I don’t have my iPad handy I use my phone to take notes. Continue reading
Joseph Spencer graduated from Southern Illinois University summa cum laude in Communications. He had a ten-year career as a newspaper journalist in Peoria, Illinois, Burlington, Iowa, and Grand Junction, Colorado. Now he works as an emergency communications 9-1-1 dispatcher in Peoria, Illinois. Continue reading
Where did the idea for the work you are promoting arise?
Ostensibly, The Closet of Discarded Dreams about a world of dreams; two precursors influenced its creation: 1. I inevitably skip reading dream scenes because they lack verisimilitude. Chingau–they often bore into stupid! And since I relish challenges [like a dare to write about an artificially intelligent carpet that takes over the world, using just ice cream; Rudy Rucker liked that one.], in this novel I planted chaos, contradiction and irreverence amidst humankind’s dreamy aspirations. 2. I first wrote this as a short story. Nebula Award winner Edward Bryant remarked that that contained “the germ of something in the vein of magic-realism author Jorge Luis Borges,” inspiring me to novelize it. Then the Northern Colo. Writers Workshop issued a challenge: write a novel in 30 days. It took me 45 for the working draft, 60k words, then years of rewrites. It’s 61.3, now. Hopefully, both Ed and Jorge won’t/wouldn’t be too disappointed in their vicarious-bastard offspring. Continue reading
Now, however, her first look at the Haunted Mansion in person is enough to make her head and heart pound. Nothing she’d seen on the web could convey the size and sheer intensity of the place, the dimness of the full-width front porch and second floor balcony even in full sunlight, the expanse of windows on the uppermost floor that swallow light and seem to give back nothing. She doesn’t want to go in, but the taxi that drops them at the bottom of the heart-shaped front lawn is already pulling away and Justin is picking up his suitcase behind her. Continue reading
“Let’s start…er, Mister Loki…with why you came to possess Donald Holly.”
“‘Mister Loki,’” the deity echoed. “Quite cute. Seriously…that is Lord Loki to you. However, ‘My Lord’ will simply suffice.”
“All right, then, My Lord. So you wish to be addressed as is a king by his subjects.”
“I am a king.” He seemed cocky indeed. “King of all Asgard. All Odin is doing is simply taking up space in my court.”
“Asgard, you say. That would be the realm of the gods?”
“Of the Aesir, whichever,” Loki elaborated. “That was the word in Nordic tongue for those who had so much of the kind of power and grace that men of Midgard—or this Earth—usually had, they were often classified as gods. Look it up!”
“Later, My Lord. Right now, there are questions remaining to be answered. Also, though this is fascinating stuff, you still haven’t yet answered the question with which we started. Why Donald Holly, of all people?” Continue reading
Welcome Travis Heermann to Writerly Wednesday! Buy Link for Snakes About Travis Damnation Books has a Special Offer on this Title and others – Details are at the end of this post! Bio: Freelance writer, poet, screenwriter, podcaster, … Continue reading
This week the book is so hot off the press, I think the ink is still wet! Buy links for “Brutal Light”: Amazon.com (Kindle edition) DamnationBooks.com (.mobi, .epub, .pdf, .pdb) Links for of all other vendors (continually updated): http://BrutalLight.GaryWOlson.com … Continue reading