Hello friends! WB Welch here. I’m stopping in to update you on my latest release, and also to announce a signed boxed set giveaway. Yesterday was my birthday, and with it came a free promo for the kindle versions of all my previously published works along with the official release of my new novella, Rose’s … Continue reading WB Welch’s Latest Release and Boxed Set Giveaway
I want to preface this post with a disclaimer: I love, love, love my job. This is not me lamenting my work. It’s me lamenting my own brain. Despite the woe-is-me nature of this post, I know how lucky I am to do what I do. There’s no way I’d rather make a living than … Continue reading My Life is a Space Opera
Last night I dreamed a wonderful dream. In it, my novel became a worldwide phenomenon. I was frantic and frazzled, thrilled to the point of tears, the New York Times spread out on the table with my name at the top of the bestseller list, my phone ringing off the hook like it all happened … Continue reading A Writer’s Dream
HOW WE ACCIDENTALLY WROTE A BOOK FOR OUR TIMES by JJ Blacklocke AN ADVENTURE In 2016, two best friends traveled to New York City for a pair of adventures: to see HAMILTON on Broadway and to sit down together and plot out a science fiction series. Four and a half years later, we can watch … Continue reading How We Accidentally Wrote a Book for Our Times | JJ Blacklocke
DO YOU ever think about that? There’s an exception, of course: novels presented as transcribed verbal storytelling, like Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne. For the most part, though, all first-person protagonists are writers. That’s not to say the character necessarily identifies as a writer within the time frame of the story, but whatever they experienced in … Continue reading All First-Person Protagonists are Writers
TODAY I'VE been thinking about the night I decided on a whim to start my Twitter account. I didn't know why I was doing it at first, but I quickly became connected to this community of authors, and suddenly I had access to one big ongoing conversation about books and writing. This was brand new … Continue reading I’m Living the Dream Over Here
I LOVE pizza almost as much as I love coffee. I know this already sounds like a cheesy blog topic (pun!), since almost everyone loves pizza and I can't possibly express some unique, unmatched affection for those big, topping-piled slices of heaven, but I'm doing it anyway. Mind you, I'll eat any pizza. If I'm … Continue reading A Little Slice of Terrible Blogging
THREE DAYS ago, on my birthday, New York Times bestselling and Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi agreed to follow me on Twitter, under one condition: I had to agree to bake a pie. It's called a Schadenfreude Pie, invented by John himself and to be eaten, according to him, "while you are reveling in the horrible misfortunes … Continue reading Pie for a Follow, John Scalzi?