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Short Stories. And More Short Stories. And Even MORE Short Stories!

Posted by on April 26, 2017 in What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

Short Stories. And More Short Stories. And Even MORE Short Stories!

I bring you worlds and worlds and more worlds waiting for you to discover them in this speculative fiction short stories sale! FOURTEEN SPECULATIVE FICTION SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF ONLY $2.99 EACH   What is speculative fiction, aka SpecFic or Spec-Fic? From Wikipedia: Speculative fiction is a broad umbrellagenre denoting any narrativefiction with supernatural or futuristic elements;[1] this encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, science fantasy, and superhero fiction, as...

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Alternate History & Jamaican Steampunk? Yes, please!

Posted by on April 25, 2017 in What Pooks is Reading | 1 comment

Alternate History & Jamaican Steampunk? Yes, please!

This cover. OMG, this cover. Don’t you want to know more about this world? So did I. If you can read what Maurice Broaddus says about his mother, duppy stories, and this world and not buy this novella immediately? Then you are not me. Seriously? Steampunk in an alternate history Jamaica, where Jamaica is a world power? [Because that’s the way his mother would want it?] Let me say that again. Jamaican Steampunk! And as if that isn’t excellent enough, it also goes to TEXAS. Tejas. Yes, I am one happy Pooks and I want to share...

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Unexpected Joys. And Mailmunch.

Posted by on April 21, 2017 in Tales of the Fury Triad, What Pooks Is Writing | 6 comments

Unexpected Joys. And Mailmunch.

This week brought some out-of-the-blue unexpected joys that I hope come in threes since there have been two and that would mean another might be hovering in the wings. But if not, no prob, because the two that popped up totally made up for the rest of the week. This has been a week of  very much stress and hair-tugging angst as I dealt with my usual Dys-brain issues involving techy things ranging from mailchimp to mailmunch to wordpress to taxes.  And I really want somebody to help me with mailmunch, so if I mention and link to it enough, I...

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It’s not too late to get 30 free short stories!

Posted by on April 18, 2017 in Tales of the Fury Triad, What Pooks Is Writing | 3 comments

It’s not too late to get 30 free short stories!

When I was invited to join this promotion with over 30 free short stories given away free, I was psyched! I’ve never been part of one like it before, and I’m not sure there has been one like it before. While it was set up as ‘a short story every day in April,’ my website issues left me unable to spread the news here before now. But never fear!  You can start at any time and you will still get all the stories! And why am I so excited about it? It motivated me to finish the first short story in The Fury Triad Universe....

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Yeah, that was my URL on the bathroom wall. Hack you.

Posted by on April 13, 2017 in Public Service Announcements, What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

Yeah, that was my URL on the bathroom wall. Hack you.

The number on the bathroom wall? Yep. Mine. For a “good time” check out furytriad… Or actually, furytriad WAS the bathroom wall. And the number was the link to a good time. And no, I don’t mean a dance-the-dancetty-dance-of-dancetty “good time.” I apologize to those who no longer will be able to use my site–every freaking page on my site, mind you–to find a handy link to good times on a site far, far away that had nothing to do with me. Those links are gone. Eviscerated and eradicated and...

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Today’s Message Is Brought to You By Not-Quite-a-Lady Pooks

Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Public Service Announcements | 0 comments

Today’s Message Is Brought to You By Not-Quite-a-Lady Pooks

Because some days there is nothing else to say.   Save Save Save Save...

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Images to go along with my Patreon post.

Posted by on April 1, 2017 in What Pooks Is Writing | Comments Off on Images to go along with my Patreon post.

Images to go along with my Patreon post.

I thought I could include images in my patreon post but evidently? Huh. I can’t.   So here they are, the first image: And next: And of course: But never forget…   Who ultimately will be the key to the heart of the story.   Want to know what this is about? It’s here! For only $1 a month. For only one month, if that’s all you want. Back to regular posts soon! Save Save Save Save Save...

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How Research Gave Me the Home I Didn’t Want and the World I Needed in Baddesley Clinton Manor

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in World of The Fury Triad | Comments Off on How Research Gave Me the Home I Didn’t Want and the World I Needed in Baddesley Clinton Manor

How Research Gave Me the Home I Didn’t Want and the World I Needed in Baddesley Clinton Manor

All I needed was a place for my magical family in This Crumbling Pageant to live. I knew it was a manor house of some sort, that they were wealthy, that they didn’t live in London. I’d never heard of Baddesley Clinton. The Fury family is known for its extraordinary music, its powerful magic, and its historic role as kingmakers. But the Furys have their secrets as well, none so dangerous as Persephone—the daughter whose Shadow magic spills from her, unchecked. Unless her powers are concealed, she’s not only ruined in Society, but marked...

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More #2017DiverseReads

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in What Pooks is Reading | Comments Off on More #2017DiverseReads

More #2017DiverseReads

It’s that time, again. I am listening to a book–Smoke, by Dan Vyleta– that is filled with kickassery goodness. Well, not as in Chuck Norris kickassery, but as in just total alternate history, conspiracy, dark DARK dark icky gooky Smoke disease/madness/sin mixed in with a boys’ school in the 1800s and lots of nefarious characters. This was a very polluted and smokey period in England due to manufacturing and the industrial revolution, but in Dan Vyleta’s alternate England, Smoke is sin. It is evil. Have a lurid...

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Readers love those rascally gods!

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in What Pooks Is Writing | Comments Off on Readers love those rascally gods!

Readers love those rascally gods!

What? You don’t know about those rascally [and made up] gods, Debris & Detritus? I wish I could describe Debris & Detritus for you, but it depends on which story they’re in. They are sisters. They are twin brothers. They are British. They are ancient Greeks. They are lumps of stone, as in… well, the actual definition of debris and detritus. They are funny. They are sweet and romantic. They are terrifying. They are everything I ever dreamed they would be, and as of today, they are available for purchase just about...

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