Blogs are social media, and that means we socialize with each other. So join the crowd here at the GET SOCIAL Blogger Event between June 4 – 17 to meet some new people. Introductions are in order, so: Who am I? I’m a writer named Ed Hoornaert. Don’t let all those Flemish vowels scare you, because […]

I, Effing Feline, resent all the negative words that begin with CAT, like CATastrophe. How dare you humans conflate puddy tats with disaster! I propose a long overdue change.  Henceforth, CATastrophe, shall be DOGtastrophe. I expect all of you to implement this change immediately, using search-and-replace to correct this word in all your manuscripts. In […]

As a member of SFWA, I’m proud to pass along the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Nebula Awards, which were announced at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 51st Annual Nebula Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference took place from Thursday, May 18th through Sunday, May 21st at the Pittsburgh Marriott City […]

For week 22 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, the prompt is: My Biggest Pet Peeve in a Book That’s an easy one: I hate when a novel isn’t good enough to finish.  I used to finish everything I started. No more. Nowadays a book has to earn the right to monopolize the hours […]

I’m trying something new this week — the Midweek Tease blog hop, run by Angelica Dawson, in which writers post teasers about their newest release, or their work-in-progress, or their backlist. In Newborn, a science fiction romance, my heroine is born fully grown, well-armed, and eager to assassinate her nation’s most wanted fugitive. Because she was designed […]

I, Effing Feline, sniffed the stench of skepticism and, worse, condescension about my post last week, explaining the feline origins of Star Wars. Woe unto ye of little faith — more proof follows this advertisement for my human pet’s WIP, tentatively titled Secrets of Love and War. Cynthia O’Connor is accompanying a youthful alien clan sister, […]

After a week’s absence, I’m back for week 21 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. This week’s prompt is: A Childhood Memory My first thought was to write about the double date on which I met my wife-to-be (she was with the other guy), but I was sixteen, thus not truly a child. So let’s […]

I, Effing Feline, find today’s snippet inspiring. Invading an alien world … sigh.  My fur rises at the very idea.  I’m sure the invading spaceships in the snippet are being flown by fearsome felines. After all, everybody knows that George Lucas stole the idea for Star Wars from cats. Here’s the inspiring snippet from Ed’s […]

Judith Tarr (a fellow Tucsonan, I’m proud to say) recently posted a great article about female authors of science fiction, along with a slew of recommendations for writers you may not have discovered yet. Highly recommended! The TOR site has no ‘reblog’ option, so, I’ll give you a short taste along with a link. >>>>>>>>>>>>>> From […]

I, Effing Feline, want to honor my mummie. Problem is, I don’t really remember her. Based on the best evidence I have, though — namely her offspring, ME — I can extrapolate what she must look like.  Strong, noble, powerful, like so: Today, another snippet from Secrets of Love and War, Mr V’s current WIP. We’re continuing where […]