Welcome to the Midweek Tease blog hop, courtesy of Angelica Dawson.  Writers post teasers about their newest release, or their work-in-progress, or their backlist. I’m posting again from my near-future romance, Newborn. In previous teases, you’ve met Jo Beaverpaw, who’s been programmed to assassinate her alien world’s most wanted fugitive. After an accidental fall, she […]

I, Effing Feline, am exhausted.  You see, I stayed up all night kneading my claws on Ed’s leg and chasing a ping-pong ball around his bedroom and playing with him by jumping on the bed to enjoy his startled yelps.  Now, in the glare of daylight, I’m typing this with one eye half open. Today, […]

For week 25 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, the prompt is: Favorite Books to Read I’m a re-reader.  That means if I like a book, I’ll it more than once.  If I really, really like it, I’ll read it a dozen or more times.  My record is for Dune, by Frank Herbert, which […]

I, Effing Feline, am taking a break from improving improvements to the English language, but I promise I’ll return to the topic.  Instead, I want to dedicate today’s post to the best cat-goned cat I ever met: Tom.  My dad. Sniff.  Dear old dad. He went out like a true hero, like a true CAT, […]

For week 24 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, the prompt is: If I could eat ONE last meal What the heck?  Have I been condemned to death without even knowing it? I suppose if it’s my last meal it should be something with tons of butter and eggs and artery-clogging foods. Or maybe, since […]

This is the Midweek Tease blog hop, run by Angelica Dawson.  Writers post teasers about their newest release, or their work-in-progress, or their backlist. I’m posting again from my near-future romance, Newborn. In previous teases, you’ve met Jo Beaverpaw, who’s been programmed to assassinate her alien world’s most wanted fugitive. But after an accidental fall, […]

I, Effing Feline, decreed last week that CATastrophe should become DOGtastrophe. The world listened — of course! A Google search yields 2,680 results — and if you don’t believe me, Google it yourself. Building on my success, I hereby decree that: cataclysm is now dogaclysm catatonic is now dogatonic caterwaul is now doggerwaul Expect more improvements […]

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month, the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. Today I’m going to talk about something that’s a great way to add depth to conversation. Namely, avoid having characters say exactly what they mean. Don’t get me wrong: […]

For week 23 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, the prompt is: Word Counts Matter. How much? How often? I’m a numbers person. Back in school, I did pretty well on standardized tests of verbal skills — but much better in number skills.  It’s no surprise, then, that I create several spreadsheets for each […]

This is the Midweek Tease blog hop, run by Angelica Dawson.  Writers post teasers about their newest release, or their work-in-progress, or their backlist. Last week I chose a selection titled My Hospital Gown Fluttered to the Ground  from Newborn, a science fiction romance. Here is the very opening of the book. I was born. […]