Photo Credit: Books on the shelf of an Amazon bookstore with all the covers facing front, location unknown, uploaded 21 March 2016 by Brian Chow: bchow/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “[Literary and commercial fiction are] serve different purposes in our society.” (Levin, par. 2) When I first discovered writing at the age of fourteen, I didn’t read … Continue reading Literary vs. Commercial Fiction – Better or Different?
Photo Credit: Book trash, taken 7 October 2017 by Paul Sableman: Meisam/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0 “[S]ome authors grow to dislike, disown, resent, or regret their books after publication—whether because of an unexpected critical or popular response, changes in their own views, or simple aging.” (Temple, par. 1) The idea that an author might hate a book … Continue reading Unhappy Accidents: Why Writers Hate Their Own Work
Photo Credit: Steel black and white sculpture of jazz players, upcycled: Max Pixel/CC0 1.0 “The importance of rhythm [in prose] in my estimation is a measure of the difference between a live book and a dead one.” (Nin, Novel of the Future, Chap 3, location1684) Not long ago, I had an argument (well, more of … Continue reading The Jazz of the Writing World: In Defense of “Purple Prose”
****NOTE: Some people have contacted me with concerns that the entry showed no place to put their email. I asked the giveaway organizer about this and this was his response: If you came through Facebook or logged in on Rafflecopter it automatically grabs your email address. You can click the little toggle in the upper … Continue reading Be Our Valentine Giveaway!
I have a brand new giveaway for you that I hope you’ll love, especially if you’re a fan of urban fantasy and supernatural fiction. Author R.J. Blain has set up a multi-author giveaway where you could win a $200 Amazon gift card. Not only that, she has generously donated as an extra the entire series … Continue reading Witch & Wolf Series Giveaway!
Photo Credit: Bucket of champagne bottles and glasses, uploaded 19 March 2017, author unknown: Pxhere/CC0 1.0 January 19 marked my one-year publiversary as a self-published author. A year ago on that day, my first book, Gnarled Bones and Other Stories was released, officially making me a self-published author with all the excitement and anxiety that … Continue reading My 1-Year Publiversary
We’re kicking off the 2018 Author Dream Series with a post by author Zan Marie Steadham. Welcome, Zan Marie! I like telling people that my momma had words with me. Not in the usual Southern sense that she fussed at me, but she had words with me, for me, and around me from the time … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Zan Marie Steadham
My second book The Order of Actaeon, the first book of my Waxwood series, is out now and I’m running a free promotion for it on Amazon. Book Blurb Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to the fortune and name of the prominent San Francisco Alderdice family. Although dearly loved by … Continue reading Free Promo for The Order of Actaeon!
Front Cover Photo Credit: The Death of Acaeton, Titian, 1559-1575, cropped painting, National Gallery, London, United Kingdom: AAvindraa/Wikimedia Commons /PD 1923 It’s here! It’s release day for my second book The Order of Actaeon, the first book of my Waxwood series :-). Book Blurb Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to … Continue reading The Order of Actaeon Release Day Blitz!
***This giveaway is now closed. However, if you'd like to know about all that's going on with me, including future giveaways, you can join my Facebook group, Tam's Dreamers .*** My book The Order of Actaeon, the first book of my series, Waxwood Series, is out now! And I’m doing a big giveaway to celebrate … Continue reading The Order of Actaeon Release Giveaway!