Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only […]

Twisted Eden Sector Giveaway

In honour of the last book in Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector coming out, I’m having a contest and I wanted to let you guys know first! I’ll be giving away all seven books in the series, including a signed paperback copy of Syndicate and the currently unreleased final book, Legacy.   Think of it as an easy way to get it a week early! Good luck to all who enter! Twisted Eden Sector Giveaway Contest closes March 25th.

Liebster Award!

Big thanks to LeeanasCreativeBox for nominating me for this one! Definitely go check her out. So, let’s get to this! LIEBSTER AWARD RULES: Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. Display the Liebster Award on your blog. Share 11 random facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions you were asked. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the Award and have them answer 11 questions. Let the other bloggers know you’ve nominated them. Copy the rules into your post. 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME: I have read Island of the Blue Dolphins about six […]

What do you want from me?

I am going to try to keep this blog relatively updated throughout the next year. Call it a resolution to tack onto that list of things I’m going to be doing in the new year that I’m going to genuinely be trying to keep up with. But I’m running into a but of a problem with that goal. I have no idea what you want out of me. I’ve thought of a lot of things, don’t get me wrong. Book reviews, previews and excerpts from upcoming books, talking about the industry or the writing process1 or just showing off some of […]

The 2016 To Do List

NaNoWriMo is done! I managed to write two full novels, a bonus short, and worked out a few other things for next year during the month, so I’m pretty happy with myself. I also managed to cause myself quite a bit of wrist pain, but overall I’m pretty happy with things. It’s also December, which means that I have started coming up with my to do list for the new year. If you prefer, you can think of them as goals or resolutions, but for me, it’s really a checklist of stuff I want to get done next year. And, as usual, […]

Dammit, Supernatural Romance

To be clear: I am not a fan of the romance genre in general. It’s a genre that’s been targeted at me my whole life that I have never liked. I don’t mind it as part of the narrative where it isn’t the most important thing, but on its own, I find it irritating and predictable, often playing mostly on gender tropes that I’d rather would just die. But I have a lot of supernatural romance on my Kobo. I downloaded a lot of free books once upon a time and they looked like they would have more supernatural than romance in […]

The Lyle Experience

So as I mentioned before, I was writing under the pseudonym Lyle S Tanner for a good few years. It was an interesting and very enlightening experience, there’s no doubt about that, and it allowed me to make a lot of mistakes as I started to try and navigate how all of this writing stuff was eventually going to work for myself. I learned the technical things like formatting books, but I also learned about marketing. I read all the articles and tried to emulate a lot of the advice that they give in them. I created social media accounts, followed […]

Extending Greywalker

It’s been a while since I did one of these, but I’ve been itching to do one for Greywalker since the end of the series. For those who haven’t followed my rambling reviews of Greywalker, it’s a series of novels about Harper Blaine, PI who can also see ghosts. While she continues working cases to pay off her bills, she also has to solve the problems of ghosts who she can see and interact with. I am still salty about the end of the series,1 but let’s try to do something about that. Television Really, this would make an interesting series that […]

The Nanowrimo Poll

I have been doing NaNoWriMo1 for years and for years I have also been running a poll to decide which book to write. Up until now, I have done it on my other site, but I’ve decided to bring the poll here this year, particularly since so many of my NaNoWriMo projects are being rewritten and edited for publication. The Sword Prince Prince Siegfried, after an unfortunate encounter with a basilisk, was cursed to be a sword at the bottom of a lake. When he is removed from the lake by his descendants, he becomes a boy again just in time for […]

An Introduction to the Twisted Eden Sector

With Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector now under my name, and Evidence, the fifth book of the series1 coming out on September first, I figured I should at least talk a little about the series. Since I’ve been writing a lot of young adult urban fantasy, the more mature supernatural horror might require an introduction. Tales from the Twisted Eden Sector The magic of the world never really went away. It’s just been hidden, forced into back alleys and out of the public eye for so long that some don’t believe that it ever existed at all. Scattered across […]