Let’s Stop Pretending #MeToo Applies Only to Women

Let’s Stop Pretending #MeToo Applies Only to Women

There comes a point in time when enough is enough, and I have just reached that point on the issue of sexual harassment. The tipping point was a blog post by an author I respect who chose to single white men out as the ones who’ve had their heads buried in the sand all these years. No, sorry. That’s just more propagandic malarky which, deliberately or otherwise, obfuscates the crux of the problem. Sure, white men have been just as…

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Where Are Your Readers?

Where Are Your Readers?

Today I read a short article on Gizmodo titled “Study Backs Up Creeping Feeling That Facebook Is Just For Old People Now,” and it reminded me of a truth many authors fail to realize. Our job as authors is to find readers for our stories. This is not a Field of Dreams business; when we build it, readers don’t automatically come to us. We have to go find them, and the easiest way to do that is to go where…

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Book and Author News

Book and Author News

  Not too much news on the book front this month, but there are some interesting tidbits nonetheless.  First up, I conducted an interview with self-published Science Fiction author Richard Parry over at Alternate Realms Magazine last month. Richard and I have been talking author stuff for a couple of months now. He was kind enough to add me to his ARC team list, and trust me, I was so glad he did. I loved the first book in his…

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward

For most folks, December is a month for reflection on the old year and planning for the new, and I am no exception. 2017 started out a little slowly for me, writing wise, and ended on something of a bang. I’d like to keep that momentum going in 2018; more, I’d like to build on it and really produce some spectacular reads for y’all in 2018. To that end, a few days ago I began planning (as much as I…

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Book and Author News

Book and Author News

Lots of news this month. First up, for those of you who weren’t aware, I just released two shorter stories under my own name, C.D. Watson: A Mutual Feeling, a SciFi Romance, and Intersections, a Fantasy Romance. Both of these were intended for my collection of Weird Romances (Romancing the Weird), but were so long, I decided to publish them on their own.  Any subscriber of either of my Lucy Varna newsletters had a chance to pick up a free…

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Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

I’ve finally finished all four stories in my “secret” project, a collection of dark Christmas stories which will be published under each of my writing names, Lucy Varna, V.R. Cumming, Celia Roman, and C.D. Watson, one story per name. I conceived of this idea after stumbling across information on chapbooks, and had thought to produce four super short stories and have them published either individually or collectively as a chapbook. Now traditionally, chapbooks are rather small in size and length,…

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Book and Author News

Book and Author News

Not too much to report this month, but some interesting stuff nonetheless. The Contests, Giveaways, and Sales page has a new format. I’m going to try to keep this updated a little better, but here’s where you’ll find information on upcoming and ongoing events, other than new releases, which have been added to the right-hand side of the page.  Cemetery Hill, the third Sunshine Walkingstick novel, was released on 13 October. I’m happy to have this one out at long…

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Looking for America

Looking for America

I’m on my way home from a spontaneous road trip, embarked upon last week due to an itchy restlessness I couldn’t shake. I haven’t been on one of these in a while. The last one took me to the very same place I ended up in this time, along a very similar route, almost exactly one year ago. I tell people I’m a free spirit, but maybe traveling this journey twice in two years is the beginning of a routine,…

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The Pontiac Man

The Pontiac Man

I come from a family of many stories. When we can’t find one appropriate for a situation, we make one up on the spot. I tease my dad that he kissed the Blarney Stone one time too many, as good a reason as any as to why he’s such a great storyteller, but the truth is, some people have the gift of story and he’s one of them. One of his stories revolves around Pontiacs. Dad has been a fan…

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Book and Author News

Book and Author News

Lots of news this month, particularly concerning the Sunshine Walkingstick Series published under Celia Roman, one of my pen names. First up, the free stuff. I have three GoodReads giveaways going on right now, each ending on 30 August 2017. Three paperback copies of each title are up for grabs to US residents, so hop on over and enter: Greenwood Cove (Sunshine Walkingstick, Book 1) by Celia Roman; Alien Mine (The Pruxnae Series, Book 3) by Lucy Varna; and The…

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