Thursday, April 26, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
|photo by Flavia|
You know what I love about writing paranormal? I love writing about people who are living through extraordinary circumstances - and feeling very ordinary emotions about them. Because our emotions are all the same. It doesn't matter if you are feeling left out because you are grounded when all your friends are going out, or if it's because you can't leave the house while the sun is out or you'll turn to ash. It doesn't matter if you're worried because you're boyfriend is having one drink too many, or if it's because the full moon is about to rise and he hasn't locked down. Left out is left out. Worried is worried. Have you heard of the great acting teacher Stanislavski? He said that anyone who had ever stalked a fly could play Othello plotting to kill Desdemona - because the emotions are the same, just on a bigger scale, like the same song played at a higher volume. I hope that when people read my paranormal stories they feel like they have been through something extraordinary. But I also hope they feel like they have experienced the characters very ordinary emotions, and I hope that they feel a lot like their own.
My friend Collen Hoover told me about Lisa's Book Reviews, and I'm very glad she did. Lisa has an excellent blog and wrote a 4.5 star review of Darkride that really made my day. Thank you, Lisa, for the kind words! Check out the review, then be sure to follow Lisa and friend Lisa's Book Reviews on facebook to get the latest.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I'm excited to have not one but two excerpts from Darkride featured today on the wonderful Vamps, Weres, and Cassay - along with a chance to win an e-copy of the book! If you know someone who would make a good Darkrider, won't you help me turn them by sharing this link? Thanks!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
"Did you know James Dean was a vampire? Marilyn Monroe was, too - a vampire queen! - but the hunters took her out so she wouldn't vamp JFK. And that chick Madonna played in Evita? She and her honey were a bonded pair, and they ruled all of Mexico!" -history according to Emmie
Sunday, April 8, 2012
No offense to all the adults who have reviewed Darkride - I really do love you dearly - but there's something cool about having your YA novel reviewed by an actual, you know, YA. That's why I was psyched to hear about the new book review blog, A Nerd and Lemon, started by two twelve year old girls with a passion for YA books. I looked it up and loved it - and I'm happy to say that the feeling must have been mutual because they wrote Darkride a very kind review. Thank you, Nerd and Lemon, and best of luck with your blog!