Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Writer might type her story alone, but it is the support in her life that makes the work possible.

Today, I  want to take time out from writing, editing and marketing. As the date draws near for my debut novel, If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery's release (September 7, 2012). I'd like to acknowledge a group of people who helped make my dream come true. Though they each have been thanked individually, I'd like to thank them publicly.

First and foremost, to my husband, Alan. Accepting your proposal thirty-three years ago was the best decision of my life. You define 'the love of a lifetime.' Your constant support and encouragement can not be understated. You are my rock!

My family, what an amazing bunch you are, from my sisters and brothers, to my nieces and nephews, and cousins. All have cheered me on from the beginning.

To Brenda Piel from Apieling Pictures, thank you for your time and patience; the final product made me look incredible.

To Steve Hopkins from www.LogiCFX.net who spent many an hour developing my website and the patiences that task required. All who know me, know I'm technology blond. Steve, you showed grace under pressure. www.marianl.com I love it!

To Kristan Higgins who shares her knowledge and encourages all new writers, especially those of us who are lucky enough to be members of the CTRWA.

From the CTRWA, thank you, PJ Sharon, for all the FB and Twitter info you shared. And to Jamie Schmidt who explained what social network was and how to use it. Everyone at CTRWA are incredible writers and giving human beings! I love you guys.

A special thanks to Lea Schizas at MuseItUp Publishing for taking a chance on me and my Jake Carrington Series.

I almost forgot to thanks my wonderful editors who enhanced my books Julie Lynn Hayes and Les Tucker.

And last but not least, my critique partners, who  started out as aquaintences and fellow writers, but also became cherished friends. Thank you Gail Chianese, Kimberly K. Fox and Mandi Casey.

A special thanks to SavvyAuthors.com for all the classes and seminars offered to improve a writer's skill set.

Photo supplied by Apieling Pictures

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Visit me at the Nights of Passion Blog today!

Hi Folks, just a reminder that every Friday I post at the Nights of Passion blog. Join me there today to see what your next step is once you complete your manuscript.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

What do vampires and space have in common?

Today I'm excited to welcome author Casey Wyatt as my guest. Casey's latest release The Udead Space Initiative is one of the most original stories I've read this year.
To find out what space and vampires have in common read Casey's latest book. I've included a sneak preview below.

Reality settled in. We were leaving the Earth. I’d be strapped into a tube and hurtled into space. If we survived the journey, I’d be on my way to Mars.
 My kneecaps dissolved to water. I clutched the railing, trying to calm my stomach and stay upright.
“You don’t have to go, Cherry,” Ian said from behind me.
I stiffened. His offer seemed more tempting by the minute, yet I couldn’t abandon my family. “I’m afraid to board the ship. But I can’t disobey my sire.” 
“You could ask him to emancipate you. You’re plenty old enough.” 
“Why are you still here?” Old enough? No woman likes to be told she’s old. Especially when it’s true.
“Concerned is all,” he shrugged and joined me by the railing. He stared out, side profile as handsome as the full frontal.
“Don’t be. I’m a big girl,” I chirped with way more bravado than I felt. Now I knew what Alice experienced when she fell into the rabbit hole. Afraid, confused. Freaked out. I reminded myself Jonathan was a great leader. Even though we had our personal baggage, he would do his best to ensure we survived. He hadn’t let us down yet.
Heavy machines moved into position. The workers unlatched more hoses, wires and mechanical items from the ship’s side. Blood pounded in my head, caused by my tight jaw and grinding teeth.
“I didn’t mean to offend. Or imply Jonathan can’t defend you.” Ian’s voice softened. The low tone made my toes curl. “I hoped we could prove our innocence together.”
Available now from:
Otherworldly Adventures in an Ordinary World
Mystic Ink - Available now! - Soul Mate Publishing and at Amazon and B&N!
The Undead Space Initiative - July 2012 - Pink Petal Books
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Casey Wyatt has no personal knowledge of the paranormal, but she hopes someday that may change. If there are ancient Gods, elves or satyrs living nearby, they’re more than welcome to visit. Bring pizza and chocolate please!

Her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels have won or placed in numerous RWA contests. When not writing, Casey enjoys time with her family, loves to read, and enjoys knitting and crocheting. She lives in a bustling Connecticut with her husband, two sons and an assortment of pets (none of which are shape-shifters.)

Visit Casey on the web: www.caseywyatt.com  or at http://secretsof7scribes.wordpress.com/. You can also find Casey on Facebook and Twitter (@CaseyWyatt1).