Week In Review: April 29th

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round-up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more. If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: Camp NaNo might be over, but I’m still hanging out! Come, hang out, and maybe even get some productivity done yourself. Here on youtube at 4:30pm EDT.

On Twitch: Or join me here on twitch.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

  • Writing Motivation For Doomsday Cults – Doomsday cults have been around for a long time, probably since the dawn of civilization. Writers and readers alike have found them endlessly fascinating. But, what motivates someone to start a doomsday cult? And why do people join?

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • Author Spotlight: Dante Medema! – She’s an author who makes readers cry over Bob Ross, Pop Rocks, and grief kissing. She’s sharing writing tips and more.

Upcoming Events:

THIS WEEKEND! April 29th-May 1st, you can find me at RavenCon in Richmond, VA. (3rd try’s the charm!)

May 27-30th, I’ll be back at Balticon in Baltimore, MD.

July 8-10th will be my return to Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY.

Sept 1-5th, you can find me at ChiCon 8 (the 80th WorldCon) in Chicago, IL.

What I’ve Been Reading:

My own manuscript as I’ve been editing for Camp Nano! And!

By T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon):

Nettle and Bone

This isn’t the kind of fairytale where the princess marries a prince. It’s the one where she kills him.

Marra never wanted to be a hero. As the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter, she escaped the traditional fate of princesses, to be married away for the sake of an uncaring throne. But her sister wasn’t so fortunate—and after years of silence, Marra is done watching her suffer at the hands of a powerful and abusive prince.

Seeking help for her rescue mission, Marra is offered the tools she needs, but only if she can complete three seemingly impossible tasks: Build a dog of bones, sew a cloak of nettles, capture moonlight in a jar. But, as is the way in tales of princes and witches, doing the impossible is only the beginning.


Hero or not—now joined by a disgraced ex-knight, a reluctant fairy godmother, an enigmatic gravewitch and her fowl familiar—Marra might finally have the courage to save her sister, and topple a throne.

And, the latest in Christine Feehan’s Shadow Riders series:

Shadow Fire

Shadow Rider Elie Archambault has been called many things: domineering, brash, loyal, but most of all fast. And there’s nothing faster than choosing to marry a woman you’ve never met. All he has is a signed contract and a list of his new bride’s expectations for their arranged marriage. He’s not expecting love or some happy ever after, just a partner that knows exactly what she signed up for. He’ll be faithful because he’s a man of honor, but she’ll never have his heart…. 

Elie knows who he is. A privileged member of the Archambault family. A skilled rider and fighter. A man who’s always had things easy for all the wrong reasons. He’s made his mistakes and lost his chance at real, true passion with his other half thanks to his own careless arrogance. Now he just wants to do his duty as a Shadow Rider and leave the past behind.

But Elie has no idea that his choice is about to spark a blaze that will burn all his carefully laid plans to the ground….

New Works By Previous Guests:

Peter Servidio‘s

Earth Has Fallen box set is out! Books 1-5.

Nuclear Armageddon left the planet in ashy ruins. When a man leaves the safety of the underground, will he survive the peril that awaits him above?

Seventeen-year-old Loreto Riker has never known life outside a bunker. After an atomic war thrusts the world into an eternal winter, the descendant of the survivors accepts an exploratory mission to search for others on the ravaged surface. But the treacherous task quickly turns deadly when he’s attacked by radioactively deformed flesh-eaters.

Desperately evading the mutant cannibals, Loreto pairs up with a sword-wielding woman on the run from the foul creatures. But when he makes a shocking discovery, he fears a much greater threat looms amongst the corrupted remnants of the apocalypse…


Picture(s) of the Week:

I missed the photo of a certain kitty napping with his paw over his face, but he usually hides behind boxes to pounce, not IN them, so here ya go: Catticus in a box.

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