This post is part 5 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 4, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2), HERE (Part 3), and HERE (Part 4). Since we are talking about fiction, no story is a story without a hero. And since a dystopian society is inherently … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel V: Hero is a Victim of the System
Book Trailer: The Egyptian Elixir
For lovers of clean historical vampire fiction! Reviewers say: "The writing is excellent, and I'm looking forward to reading more about Grissom." "The Egyptian Elixir is a rollicking good time, filled with snappy dialog, bone-crunching action, and a swift moving plot." " I was unable to put it down." Find it on Amazon.com.
Book Tour Day 1
The Egyptian Elixir is featured over on Killarney Traynor's blog,Wanderings , where she gives a glowing review! Have you seen the youtube trailer for it yet? It's pretty epic. 🙂 And Bk 1 in The Unofficial Chronicles, a full length novel titled Order of the Blood, is FREE right now, so now is the time … Continue reading Book Tour Day 1
Prep yo’ self: the book launch
So I've been busy for the past two weeks working on preparing for my next book launch. You night time writing warriors know how that goes right? You have these couple of hours available in the evening - hours sometimes taken up by doing other stuff that can make you money, children that refuse to … Continue reading Prep yo’ self: the book launch
Dear —, It’s me, a vampire.
Dear unknown reader, On occasion, Ms. Zaplendam will allow me to use her equipment to address all of you. With such a vast forum before, I can barely contain my machiavellian glee at the prospect of all these pliant minds available for my cunning manipulations. (Hear my maniacal laugh?) I jest, of course. If … Continue reading Dear —, It’s me, a vampire.
How not to query (for new writers)
Are you aware of my journey to hybrid-dom? No? Well, let me tell you, it involves being both an indie published author, with all of the crazy DIY stuff that involves and it also means I'm aiming to get traditionally published by a publishing house. Most publishing houses don't accept unsolicited manuscripts though (for those … Continue reading How not to query (for new writers)
New Cover Reveal and Kindle Free Period
So in all the craziness (and oh yeah, it's crazy) of preparing for my new cover reveal, kindle free period, and subsequent bookblast, I completely forgot to post about it on my site! (John Grissom is shaking his head at me.) I decided to do a new cover for the sake of readability. It turned … Continue reading New Cover Reveal and Kindle Free Period
Why you should be on Goodreads (if you aren’t already)
Are you a Goodreads user? If you aren't, and you read, you should be. Because then you can get free books. Just like the two lucky winners of my most recent Goodreads giveaway. They received signed copies and a personal letter from protagonist John Grissom. Truth be told, I am a horrible Goodreads user. But … Continue reading Why you should be on Goodreads (if you aren’t already)