A couple of weeks ago, I followed a Twitter link by Emma Newman to a site called AudioBoo. I signed up, though I’d little idea of what I’d use the site for, and made my first recording.
A seed was sewn. The idea grew but ultimately I needed other people to make it work. So I asked the SFR Brigaders who’d be interested in doing audio interviews. The response was overwhelming.
Next Wednesday, the first Weird Romantics podcast will air on AudioBook and SoundCloud, with a new episode out fortnightly afterwards.
Alpha Males. You know you love em. And so do we! We’re celebrating them and all their delicious alpha male glory for an entire week with giveaways at every single blog. Stop by and check out which males are making us pant with all that sexy swagger they have going on.
I have a confession: alpha males are not my favourite. Most of the male characters I love – Rick Castle, Rodney McKay, Ichabod Crane – are more beta than alpha. That doesn’t make them any less male in my opinion.
When I started writing my Amazing Grace series, I didn’t make any particular decision about my male characters. Benedict Thomas turned out to be a beta. It might not read that way, since he can quite literally dominate Grace, but he defers to her in pretty much every situation. He knows that the power he has isn’t the be all and end all. It’s a part of him, but it doesn’t define him.
As part of the Alpha Male Madness Blog Hop, I’m giving away GRACE UNDER FIRE and ACTS OF GRACE to one lucky commenter.
Today I’m guesting on SF Signal Mind Meld along with Paul Cornell, Trudi Canavan and Adam Christopher, talking about where I’d go in the TARDIS given half a chance.
2014 is two months is and boy have I been busy! I’ve had two stories published, edited a third (ACTS OF GRACE, coming April 7th) and… had three rejected. No one ever said this was going to be easy, right?
I can’t complain, nor do I plan to. Last month I approached Wildseed and got great feedback. This month I approached Fandemonium and now have an invitation to pitch a Stargate novel, which would be a dream come true.
So what else is on the cards? Well, there’s several things in various stages of writing. Reading through the #MSWL tag on Twitter, I spotted a couple of things I want to get into, and a quick mention of Steampunk brought BLESS THE RAINS to mind. Plus there’s the rest of the Amazing Grace series to write.
There’s also some less weird writing going on – yup, I’m writing contemporary fiction. Sexy contemporary stories that’ll be published under a different name. I won’t be abandoning my beloved sci fi anytime soon, though, so don’t worry.