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Pirates vs Ninjas: Character names

During my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for my participation in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest, I offered $25 backers the perk of being able to name a character in my novel. This resulted in 3 donors offering the following names: Miss Ermintrude van der Shandy Gray Strachan [TK] I've also fielded a request for some same-sex love scenes, so hopefully I can fulfill that request as Continue Reading...

Kickstarting success!

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011: I actually ended up raising a total of $130, thanks to a few last-minute backers. Sweet! It worked! After hustling friends, family and total strangers for a little over a week, I am proud to say I've reached my modest $120 goal with my Kickstarter fund, and will be officially participating in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest. [caption id="attachment_4093" Continue Reading...

Kickstart my pirates and ninjas novel!

I've decided to take part in this year's annual 3-Day Novel Contest, but I need your help. It costs $55 to enter, and I plan to WIN, so I've started a Kickstarter campaign to get the necessary funds together and do this right. Want to help? You can donate as little as $1 or as much as $100. There are great Kickstarter rewards for those that pledge $5, $25 or $100 to the fund, so check it out Continue Reading...

Texas: “Surprisingly barren writer state”

According to a recent post on the Publishers Weekly blog, rating each of the United States based on their literary heavyweights, Texas had its proverbial ten-gallon hat handed to it. Here's the quote: "Along with Pennsylvania, Texas is the most surprisingly barren writer state. Who knew?" Pointing to Texas' sole kick-ass writer (Katherine Anne Porter), the post's author (Gabe Habash), gives us Continue Reading...

Black Heart’s NOIR anthology now online

Great news for lovers of crime fiction: Black Heart's NOIR anthology is now online for your downloading pleasure! The first of our new digital issues, The NOIR Anthology features the works of old-schoolers and newcomers to the noir/crime-fiction genre. Packed with 64 pages of short, dark fiction and even shorter (and darker?!) poetry, plus some truly terrific artwork (such as our kick-ass Continue Reading...