Monthly Archives: February 2012

I was a newlywed living in a one-bedroom apartment. I was brainstorming titles for what would eventually become Tap & Gown, my fourth published book. I was shopping for a house. I was writing Rampant, which would be my fifth … Continue reading

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Did you guys hear about this whole plagiarism scandal? So apparently this (former) board member of an RWA chapter was selling self-published and micropress published stories that were actually written for Harlequin by authors like Liz Fielding and Julie Kenner. … Continue reading

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Today on Genreality I follow up to Tuesday’s post with a more in-depth analysis of my thought process when it comes to writerly economics and budgeting. Check it out. Today is also the last day to enter the For Darkness … Continue reading

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Ten years ago today, my first cover story appeared. It was my first “pro credit” — a long profile in my hometown’s alternative weekly of romance author Julie Leto, who has become, in the last decade, a mentor, a colleague, … Continue reading

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I am in possession of a few extra, precious, For Darkness Shows the Stars ARCs. So I’m giving one away this week. This book isn’t coming out until June, but people are saying it’s my best yet. Well, by “people” … Continue reading

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Deadline brain made me totally deficient in actually announcing the WINNERS of the two giveaways I’ve posted on the blog in the last two weeks. The winner of The Girl Who Was on Fire: Movie Edition is: Jen Petro-Roy. (Wow, … Continue reading

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Today on Genreality I’m talking about my office, and about the things I’ve placed there to inspire me. (Mostly gifts from readers.) But I also drop hints about KU3. Check it out. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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This week, my essay in The Girl Who Was On Fire: Movie Edition (called “Hunger Game Theory”) is the focus of a read along at the Hunger Games fansite, Down with the Capital. There is a discussion going on about … Continue reading

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Follow Along for all the Stress Fun! 8: 25 am: Queenie and Sailor Boy are off. The kettle is on. The document is opened and I have typed my first sentence, which is: “[Redacted] presided over the head of the … Continue reading

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7 am: woke up, got dressed. Blogged. 8 am: Got Q up, dressed, fed. Took Q to day care 9 am: Ate breakfast. Stared at what I wrote yesterday. Deleted lots of it. 10 am: received proofs for new short … Continue reading

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