Three… two… one… LAUNCH! And the lesser gods have landed!

Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Goodreads, Other Writing, What Pooks Is Writing | 1 comment

Three… two… one… LAUNCH! And the lesser gods have landed!

They’re heeeeere! The lesser Greek gods are wreaking havoc and you’re invited! I wish I could describe Debris & Detritus for you, but it depends on which story they’re in. They are sisters. They are twin brothers. They are British. They are ancient Greeks.  They are lumps of stone, as in… well, the actual definition of debris and detritus. They are funny. They are sweet and romantic. They are terrifying. They are everything I ever dreamed they would be, and as of today, they are available for purchase just about...

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Tweety hat a tecret.

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Persephone Fury, The Dead Shall Live, The Fury Triad, The Work in Progress, What Pooks Is Writing | 4 comments

Tweety hat a tecret.

I am weeks away from finishing The Dead Shall Live, Volume Two of The Fury Triad.  I’m waiting for editorial notes to guide me on final polishes. Being that close feels strange and euphoric and stressed and nervous. This is where the magic happens in my writing process, and words spring to my fingertips that I had no idea were there. Characters speak truths I do not know. Threads whip together in an intricate pattern, and I pretend I’d planned it all along.   And Persephone shocked me. I can’t stop thinking about it. It...

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More Diverse Reads, and Only Because I Love Them

Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Dark YA Fantasy, Magic, What Pooks Is Reading | 1 comment

More Diverse Reads, and Only Because I Love Them

Three out of four of these books fit the February #DiverseReads2017 Challenge which is more a relection of my interests than the challenge so far. I think the idea of this challenge is to stretch people, and so far it has simply corresponded to my reading desires and given me incentive to reach farther. All were great reads. I hope you find something you like here! I will need to actually work a little harder to choose a book for the March challenge, but I’m sure that search will take me to more fascinating worlds. The Beast, by Brie...

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The Box Set Has Landed – Seven Super Football Romances for 99¢

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Special prices!, What Pooks Is Writing | 3 comments

The Box Set Has Landed – Seven Super Football Romances for 99¢

Coming just in time for the biggest game of the year: one box set that includes SEVEN full-length football romances! I am so psyched about this, and am very happy that I was invited to be part of this box set. You want these books, all these wonderful seven books for only 99¢, don’t you? I knew you did! Whether or not your team is playing on Sunday, you need some romance to go with those hot wings. We’ve got it right here: seven SUPER football romances, love stories that go the distance and score that extra point every time.  Kobo...

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Loving the Diverse Reading Challenge!

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Dark YA Fantasy, What Pooks Is Reading | 3 comments

Loving the Diverse Reading Challenge!

I’ve been a bit surprised to see how many of the recommended diverse SFF books I’ve already read, which becomes more obvious when I’m looking for something for this challenge. On the other hand it’s not all that surprising since one of the things I love about reading is the opportunity to ‘live’ another life, experience another world, and that includes the characters, not just the universe they are in. I need to write some coherent thoughts about The Wrath and the Dawn. The rather dark premise was a bit...

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Working Hard, Working Hard at Escape Reading

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Dark YA Fantasy, What Pooks Is Reading | 5 comments

Working Hard, Working Hard at Escape Reading

Did I ever mention this anthology I’m editing? I did? Well, yeah, it’s a big, big job and right now a BIG, BIG job and all worth it. It’s awesome and amazing and I’m so proud. But I’m also exhausted and need some escape reading. I mentioned that this month, January, I’ll be reading The Wrath and the Dawn, and I am. Only I finally realized that despite having the ebook, I don’t have time to sit and actually read. When I’m sitting my head is buried in a computer screen editing, or consulting, or...

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The 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge — I’m in.

Posted by on December 27, 2016 in Dark YA Fantasy, The Fury Triad, What Pooks Is Reading | 5 comments

The 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge — I’m in.

What is it? From the site: Once again, the 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge is all about setting your own personal goals to read more diverse books. Any diverse book will count towards this challenge, it’s all about setting personal challenges to read widely. [some details omitted, be sure to go read more] January– diverse folklore/mythology (e.g. South Asian mythology, Russian folklore, Japanese folklore, Greek mythology, Chinese folklore, etc.) February– POC Main Character / Biracial / Multiracial March– main characters with a disability...

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Debris & Detritus – Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok

Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Goodreads, Other Writing, Persephone Fury, Special prices!, What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

Debris & Detritus – Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok

I have slowly, jumpily, start-and-stoppily managed to bring to fruition a project that thrills me.   I am having a moment of extreme pride and joy.   I am editor of a short story anthology. That means I selected and invited each writer, chose each story, and pulled together the pieces to make it all into a heart-stopping, world-twisting book.   And I love it.   And I love the cover. Toni McGee Causey created the cover and it is astounding. (She is so multi-gifted that I’d hate her if I didn’t love her.)  ...

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Luna Lovegood, Heroine of the Revolution [and my own guilty confession]

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Dark YA Fantasy, Patreon, Sundry, What Pooks Is Reading | 4 comments

Luna Lovegood, Heroine of the Revolution [and my own guilty confession]

It’s easy to lose the plot on Luna Lovegood once the series has ended. JK Rowling found her too easy to ignore in the unfortunate “11 Years Later” she tacked onto the end of the series. But Luna dug into our hearts because of her foibles and her weirdness and dropped sharp anchors into the lining with her loyalty, bravery, and love. I’m really happy that Tor ran Sarah Galley’s   thoughts on Luna today. They touched me. They also reminded me of some of my own prejudices — in the Potter universe and in life....

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Christmas is Right Around the Corner

Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Patreon, Special prices!, This Crumbling Pageant, Writing with Passion | 1 comment

Christmas is Right Around the Corner

And there are some pretty nifty prices out there in Amazon-land. A Kindle Fire for only $39.95? Yes, please! [I’m seriously arguing with myself over this because I kinda want it. Well, I do want it. But I have so many other options for reading and doing surfy stuff [including my iPhone] that I haven’t convinced myself it’s not a [small] extravagance. Do you have one? Do you use it a lot? I have also been lusting after a Paperwhite. But I am so used to reading on my iPhone, maybe this is redundant. I just don’t know....

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