HAGRIDDEN is all over the interwebs and all over the nation

So, gang, it’s official: Hagridden is coming out August 19. To celebrate, Columbus Press has launched both a website for the novel and a page on their own publisher website, and I’m now officially announcing the release party, to take place at the public library in my own hometown back in Boerne, Texas. Come findContinue reading “HAGRIDDEN is all over the interwebs and all over the nation”

Facebook got sliced up with Box Cutters and feels pretty Hagridden

So, per my publisher’s request, I now have an Author Page on Facebook. It’s easy to find: just search my name and I should turn up. Or scroll down the sidebar on my website and you’ll see a little Like button for the page (it looks like that image at right). Or just click thisContinue reading “Facebook got sliced up with Box Cutters and feels pretty Hagridden”

Wanna talk writing? Get possessed by the Lit Demon

The very cool folks over at Cease, Cows have branched out into a new venture and launched a literary community called Lit Demon. Part resource for writers and part online workshop, the site provides “connection, instruction, information, and maybe other -tions we aren’t able to list.” Their workshops include live webinars, one-on-one instruction, and self-paced writing courses, and the rest ofContinue reading “Wanna talk writing? Get possessed by the Lit Demon”

Manscaping the website

And, we’re live again. Thanks, gang, for bearing with my disappearing site while I worked on it. The whole site was getting a little, shall we say, hairy, at least in terms of all those little drop-down menus and subcategories…. I am notorious for over-organizing things, with menus under menus and folders inside folders. (MyContinue reading “Manscaping the website”

A quick note about a quick hiatus

For people who follow the blog or just like popping in from time to time to browse the website, I thought I’d let you know I’m going dark tomorrow. I’ve been planning a fairly significant redesign of the website, so I’ll be pulling it down Tuesday afternoon to work on it. I hope to haveContinue reading “A quick note about a quick hiatus”

Bram Stoker’s birthday!

I love vampires. No, not sparkly emo teens: I’m talking about VAMPIRES: And there is no one — I’m sorry, Anne Rice fans and Chelsea Quinn Yarbo fans and Richard Matheson fans and Steve Niles fans — there is NO ONE who has ever written a vampire story as brilliant as the one that launchedContinue reading “Bram Stoker’s birthday!”

But if Darth Vader got his hands on the Elder Wand AND the Ring of Power….

You can always tell it’s March Madness time when everyone starts breaking out tournament brackets for everything imaginable. And we hopelessly nonathletic nerds will not be left out of the fun! So Half-Price Books is running an online “Tournament of Villains,” a bracket of evil that includes baddies from film, literature, and comic books, mostlyContinue reading “But if Darth Vader got his hands on the Elder Wand AND the Ring of Power….”

The future is now

Ladies and gentlemen: behold the new website. There are still a few bits and bobs I plan to add in the coming weeks, like a couple more photo galleries, but say hello to the new and (I hope) improved website. Check out the new interactive photo menu on the main page, the new photos page,Continue reading “The future is now”

It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012

I swear this isn’t going to be an annual thing, at least not that I’m planning for. But since the anniversary of this site is here, I’m going ahead and redesigning the site again. I’ve added so much content over the last year — loads of links, the NaNoWriMo page, photos galore — that IContinue reading “It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012”

A new milestone for a new website!

Ladies and gentleman, as of about 6:45 pm Pacific Time, I have topped 20,000 hits on this website. This is fantastic! And well-timed, because this coming week, I will be unveiling a wholly revamped website. Most of the main pages will remain, so the menues will function as usual, but I’ll be adding a fewContinue reading “A new milestone for a new website!”