Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert

The strength of a bald Samson #MFRWauthor

Once again, I’m joining a blog hop run by Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW). For those new to my blog, yes, I’m a guy, and yes, I write romance. I’ve written for Silhouette, but these days I write science fiction with romance and humor. This week’s writing prompt is: My greatest strength Several years ago, I […]

Paranormal Romance Rita Finalists, 2016

The Romance Writers of America have announced the finalists in the 2016 Rita contest for best romance writing of the year. Congratulations to all the finalists! You can see the full list of finalists here, but as an author of science fiction romance, I’d like to focus on the Paranormal Romance category (which is where RWA pigeonholes […]

Effing Feline dodges furballs

I, Effing Feline, had to put my search for mice, begun last week, on ice. Literally. You see, Mr V flew me to Toronto to visit son #3, aka Brett. Did you know that dandruff can fall from the sky? So much dandruff, in fact, that Ed had to shovel it off the sidewalk. This raises […]

Confession of a recovering pantser

Once again, I’m joining a blog hop run by Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW). For those new to my blog, yes, I’m a guy, and yes, I write romance. I’ve written for Silhouette, but these days I write science fiction with romance and humor. This week’s writing prompt is: Plot Away: My Writing Process My name […]

Effing Feline searches for mice

I, Effing Feline, really loved last week’s practice for catching mice. I’m ready for the real thing; all I have to do is find a mouse. Here’s my plan: Swipe a bag of shredded cheddar from the fridge and scatter the cheese all over the house.  You know, for bait. Rip apart all the couch cushions to […]

A writer’s to-don’t list

For the second week in a row, I’m joining a blog hop run by Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW). For those new to my blog, yes, I’m a guy, and yes, I write romance. I’ve written for Silhouette, but these days I write science fiction with romance and humor. This week’s writing prompt is: Seven Guilty […]

Effing Feline practices catching mice

I, Effing Feline, got some Stern but useful advice from one of you last week. When I complained about have no mice to catch, Caitlin said: “There’s always toy mice, Effing. Good practice!” But when I crawled under the love seat to retrieve my catnip mouse, I discovered Ed the Pet Human was right: I need […]

SFR Showcase and Cover Reveal

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. The Trilogy of Tompa Lee The Tribulations of Tompa Lee is part of The Trilogy of Tompa Lee. Below at right is the old cover. The Tribulations of Tompa […]

A guy’s guide to ick

I’m trying something new today — a blog hop run by Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW). For those new to my blog, yes, I’m a guy, and yes, I write romance. I’ve written for Silhouette, but these days I write science fiction with romance and humor. The writing prompt for this week’s blog is Words that […]

Effing Feline contemplates eating mice

I, Effing Feline, wonder if you can tell me: do mice taste good? You see, Twiggles the Dog tells me (and Google confirms) cats are supposed to catch and eat mice. The phrase ‘good mouser’ is high praise for a feline.  However, my pet human allows no mice in his house, so how can I earn […]