Well, it looks like the Big Five might soon be the Big Four. I woke up to the not-so-awesome news that I’m sure you’ve heard about already: Penguin Random House is slated to acquire Simon & Schuster. Rather, its parent company Bertelsmann, which bought S&S for $2.2 billion. As far as I know, there's no … Continue reading A Penguin Eats a Boy Named Simon | Also, Free Stuff
Who should play the lead in the movie version of Paperback Comedian? You’ve probably thought about casting the perfect person for your favorite book, maybe even for something you’ve written. Yeah, it’s a bit daunting. THE BEST at their craft have a special presence, a gravity. We admire them instinctually. We choose to orbit their … Continue reading Casting Paperback Comedian | Guest Post by E.C. Flickinger
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
I'VE BEEN reading John R. Hinton's poetry ever since I joined the Writing Community on Twitter. You might have read some, too, because this guy TWEETS IN POETRY ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY. Now he's released his first collection, BLACKBIRD SONGS. It's a refreshing thing to come across in the endless sea of writer's lifts, What's Your Character's … Continue reading My Favorite Twitter Poet | Book Recommendation
IT'S FINALLY happening! THE LAST LETTER, a zombie novella by WB Welch and Tory Hunter is now available for pre-order, with an official release date of July 14th, 2019. Pre-order your copy now to have it automatically delivered to your Kindle device the day of release! Here's the blurb: The power has been out for … Continue reading THE LAST LETTER Pre-order and Release Date!
THIS IS a quick post, because my only aim is to direct you to this brand new interview of my co-author and co-conspirator, the amazing, talented, beautiful, and charming WB Welch! In this Uniweb Productions episode, Matt Whiteside talks to WB about our upcoming zombie novella THE LAST LETTER, and they talk about ME! Lol. … Continue reading I Will Follow You Into the Zombie Apocalypse
I WANT to take a moment to highlight the beta reading group I created in case you haven't heard of it. It's called Writing Community Readers and can be found on Twitter at @ReadersWriting. If you're planning on beta reading a manuscript, you and the author should take advantage of what this group offers--all you'll … Continue reading Writing Community Readers