Category Escapee

My spiritual home #mfrw

It’s all downhill from here; we’re more than halfway through the year-long Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For week 27, the writing prompt is: The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Been This is the easiest yet. Banff. Not the port in Scotland, the national park in Canada. The first time I saw those mountains, awe filled my […]

2017 RONE Finalist — Escapee

I am delighted to announce that Escapee (Repelling the Invasion #2) is a finalist in the science fiction category for the 2017 RONE Award. The RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) is an annual award contest run by InD’Tale Magazine.  Throughout the year the InD’tale reviewers read and rate independent books. All books that receive a 5-Star review automatically […]

SFR Brigade Showcase — Keys to Me

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s first showcase of 2017. Once a month the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. Science. Fiction. Romance. Three words that are keys to who I am. Key 1: Science Although I love learning about the universe, I’m not a serious science […]

Effing Feline hates violins

I, Effing Feline, have gotten e-mails about my favorite music. Well, actually I haven’t … but I should have. Don’t you people out there have the good sense to be guided by my tastes? My pet human, Ed Hoornaert, recently signed a contract for a third book in his Repelling the Invasion series. If you missed […]

SFR Brigade Holiday Showcase, day 4

The year in review + a Xmas present for you 2016 was very productive.  I had three new books come out, tied for the most ever, and I sold another that will be out next year. Over the next few days I’ll be showcasing each book, so stop by each day for contests, discounts, free snippets, […]

SFR Brigade Showcase, August 2016

About Escapee: Repelling the Invasion The African Queen in outer space Catt Sayer just wants to survive.  The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. If that isn’t bad enough, an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a […]

Effing Feline knows witchcraft when he sees it

I, Effing Feline, am smarter than humans. You’ve probably noticed that about me. Today is the 90th birthday of an aunt of my pet human, Ed Hoornaert. She and her husband recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary . . . sort of like Kathy in the short story Thimbleriggers. Mr V insists that’s pure coincidence, since he wrote the […]

Winners, winners everywhere

Readers who followed the recent Bewitching Book Tour celebrating the release of Escapee could enter a Rafflecopter giveaway — and I’m delighted to announce the winners. Five electronic copies of book one in this series, The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station. And the winners are: Alan Saxon Sarah L Janet Watson Ann Fantom Anna Drumroll please! […]

Do you have a wandering eye?

Sometimes it feels like I’ve traveled extensively, but other times I feel like a stick in the mud. I came across neat little site that displays my travels graphically. Douwe Osinga’s site has a neat little app that creates maps showing the places a person has visited in: The world The United States India Canada Brazil Here […]

SFR Brigade Showcase – May

An Easy Way to Find Lots of Place Names When writing science fiction or fantasy, you often need a lot of place name. For example, in my recent release, Escapee, my hero and heroine were flying around a Mars-sized moon to attack enemy headquarters. They flew over a lot of valleys and mountain ranges — so I […]