My company, The Crossover Alliance, will be having a special Black Friday Book Bundle available on Friday. You can score each book in our catalog (including mine) and even snag a pre-order of our upcoming anthology. Check it out if you have a book lover in your life and you’re looking for the perfect gift, especially if they are looking for edgy Christian speculative fiction – http://www.thecrossoveralliance.com/black-friday
Well, I crossed 33,000 words last night in my NaNoWriMo novel. I’m making pretty good progress, but I’m also skirting fate. I have my hand in a half dozen projects, almost all of which have to do with my publishing company, and NaNoWriMo is having to whine to gain my attention in the thick of it all.
That being said, I’ve never not won a NaNo in the past ten years that I’ve participated in it, so this year will be no different.
Today’s excerpt is from a story I have tentatively titled, “Carriers”. It’s actually the back story to Janet Doyle, the news reporter in my Expired Reality series. It’s about a sinister organization that actually sets out to destroy people’s dreams and passions while another organization tries to protect the dreamers and the goals and aspirations they go for. Continue reading “The Friday Muse – NaNoWriMo Excerpt #3”
Well, we’re nearing the middle of November, and I’m happy to say that I’m ‘write’ on track with my novel writing goals for NaNoWriMo. I’m currently sitting at 23,488 words (almost halfway through the challenge), and I have some decent meat going on the bones of these stories. I figured I’d share another small excerpt from my novel with you guys. This piece comes from a short story tentatively called Tamriel – and for those of you who are fans of my Black Earth series, you’ll recognize that name as the mysterious woman who entices Daisy in the Dark Garden in the series. This is part of her backstory when she was once human… Continue reading “The Friday Muse – NaNoWriMo Excerpt #2”
Being that it’s Veteran’s Day, I decided to give honor to my late grandfather, Earl Bailey. There are many people I know, both within my family and outside of my family, who have faithfully served this country, but I wanted to give my grandfather some time in the spotlight since he passed away a little over four months ago. Continue reading “Veterans Day Honor”
I’m knee-deep in NaNo this month, so I figured I would share a bit of my manuscript with you for this week’s Muse. Right now, my word count is at 11,221. I’m going for 100,000, but that’s not a cut-in-stone goal, as I have a million other projects I am currently in the middle of working on in addition to NaNo.
For NaNo, I’m actually working on a slew of different short stories. This enables me to hop around if I’m having issues with my word count or if I’m stuck on a story. Today’s Muse piece is an excerpt from a story I have tentatively titled, Camille’s Castle, in which a woman living in an alternate reality where Hitler and the SS have taken over the U.S. is captured by the Nazis and eventually stumbles upon an experiment that could allow for the Nazis to travel to parallel worlds.
This is NaNo, so there haven’t been any real edits done to this. That’s my disclaimer.
As I have a great love for the Tomb Raider franchise and for fantasy, I decided to merge the two for today’s Friday Muse piece. Enjoy! Continue reading “The Friday Muse – The Tomb Raider”
It should come as no surprise to those who know me that I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year. This will be my eleventh year taking a crack at the challenge, and it’s going to be a challenge with the publishing company I am running, the novels I am trying to start work on, and life in general. I’m still debating on if I want to make my writing goal 100,000 words or just the basic 50,000. Probably 100,000… Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2015”
My publishing company, The Crossover Alliance, is releasing its fourth book in our first year catalog today. Adverse Possession by Jess Hanna is a haunting horror read here just in time for Halloween! Continue reading “Release Day: Adverse Possession”
Today’s Muse piece has a familiar character of mine – Cynthia Ruin – at the shoreline after Earth begins to taint from the evil saturating it in my Black Earth series. It sets up a very interesting storyline that I would at some point like to explore further… Continue reading “The Friday Muse – Bottle In The Water”