Friday, August 30, 2013

Mercedes Madness

I've interviewed her before and she's one amazing person.

I had the pleasure of spending a few days with her in Mesquite last December. She grew up in the town where I now live. She is quirky, sweet and deliciously deviant all rolled into one dark-haired, tall, whimsical horror writer.

In addition to her short story compilation Beautiful Sorrows out last fall she has two new projects that I can't wait to get my hands on. As well as being nominated for a Brahm Stoker Award which is HUGE, and being awarded four Honorable Mentions by Ellen Daltow, which is also huge!

Okay so back to her Projects.

She was asked to write a story about Jack the Ripper for an anthology. Called Tales of Jack the Ripper

Go on. Go take a look you wont be disappointed.

The second is her first novella called Apocalyptic Montessa and Neuclear Lulu a tale of atomic love. you can find more about this tale at Ragnarok Publications facebook page.

Monday, August 5, 2013

I'm in the Tank!

Authors Think Tank that is.

I had the extremely enjoyable opportunity in May to sit down with the creators of the Tank and do a podcast for them. We talked about writing action scenes.

I was a little nervous because I've always hated what my voice sounds like. However, this was awesome. I sounded good. I didn't ramble on, I sounded like I knew what I was talking about. (which I do, I was just worried.)

It was a blast to do and I totally appreciate the creators of the Tank. I'm glad to call them friends.

Here you go:

Episode #24 Writing Action.

PSST . . . I'm not the only podcast on there. They've talked to people much more famous than me. (James Dashner of Maze Runner fame, Agent Michael Bourret, writer and editor Lisa Mangum for example)

Friday, August 2, 2013

A short run on the wild side.

I spent last Saturday in Layton at the Salt City Steamfest.

Its a steampunk convention with classes and booths and costumes and the Doctor. I wish I'd taken pictures this year but my focus was on teaching my class instead. I do have pics from last year ill post some of those.

But I had a great time. The class went well. the presentation was great and I had compliments on it. I made connections. And that's the most important thing.