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I’m speaking at DFWCon: The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference, June 10-11

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Pooks Appearances, What Pooks is Reading | 2 comments

I’m speaking at DFWCon: The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference, June 10-11

I’m not the guest of honor, though. Brace yourself for the guest of honor.   Yes, Scott Westerfeld. That Scott Westerfeld. Scott. Freaking. Westerfeld. He is known for so many fabulous series. Uglies was the first I read. It was one of those rare-for-me instances of getting caught up in a contemporary science fiction fantasy instead of something historical. Uglies is yet another YA post-apocalyptic dystopian series, but what a hella twist. Everyone gets extreme surgery at age 16 to make them Pretties. Perfect body, perfect face. Why?...

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The Dark Unwinding [and the slow, sensuous reveal…]

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in The Work In Progress, Untune the Sky, What Pooks is Reading, What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

The Dark Unwinding [and the slow, sensuous reveal…]

“Warm sun and robin’s-egg skies were inappropriate conditions for sending one’s uncle to a lunatic asylum.” This year is turning out to be stellar.  I keep discovering fabulous books to read or listen to, but I have neglected to share the goodies. So, let’s begin to catch up. The book I need to share with you first? The Dark Unwinding, by Sharon Cameron Not only has Sharon Cameron provided us with a fabulous world and characters, but Fiona Hardingham has brought the characters to life. I love the...

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Miss Potter – Did You See the Movie?

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in What Pooks is Reading, What Pooks Is Writing | 4 comments

Miss Potter – Did You See the Movie?

I read the script for Miss Potter, written by Richard Maltby, Jr., a few years ago* and fell in love. And the movie more than fulfilled the promise of the script. There are many reasons to see this film. If you love Peter Rabbit, get thee to a theatre quickly. If you love the stunning scenery of the Lake District in England, get thee to a theatre quickly. Click through for a wonderful video about the Lake District. If you love tender love stories of repressed English people, get thee to a theatre quickly. (If you are trying to imagine Renee...

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The Furys and Music and Reviews and Accountability, all in one!

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in The Dead Shall Live, The Work In Progress, Untune the Sky, What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

The Furys and Music and Reviews and Accountability, all in one!

The reviews on The Dead Shall Live are fabulous. If you haven’t posted yours, please do. goodreads               amazon The image above of Adrian Von Ziegler is a hint of what is coming. Just a hint! Adrian may look [and sound] familiar to you, though! First I want to give you a sneak preview of the exciting behind the scenes work still happening on The Dead Shall Live. At least, it’s exciting to me! The trade paperback edition is available now, and…drumroll, please!… the hardcover will be available very soon!  [Yes it...

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My First Fanart! Bardán Fury!

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

My First Fanart! Bardán Fury!

When Chrysoula Tzavaelas told me she wanted to created fanart for the Fury Triad, I was beside myself. There is no greater compliment or gift than someone who wants to creat fanart or write fanfic about your world. But what she did with Bardan Fury-Persephone’s ancestor who is revered in Magi society–went beyond any expectations. In his medieval study surrounded by things both scientific and occult, he stares out at us and–is there just a hint of Darkness there? And amusement? After all, it was in response to his actions...

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Sending Vibes of Envy and Good Will to Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend 2018

Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Pooks Appearances | 2 comments

Sending Vibes of Envy and Good Will to Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend 2018

A few years ago I was at the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend to see Pat Conroy, who loved the Pulpwood Queens and visited them whenever he could, may he RIP. It’s a rollicking good time where [mostly] women celebrate their love of reading and books. It inspired one of his last books, My Reading Life. He returned to launch the book at Girlfriends Weekend a year or two later. This year’s theme is Bohemian Rhapsody! Oh, to be there. Alas, my writing schedule keeps me in my back yard office with very rare exceptions [watch for...

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9 Fabulous Magical Romances to Read if You Love The Fury Triad

Posted by on January 4, 2018 in What Pooks is Reading | 1 comment

9 Fabulous Magical Romances to Read if You Love The Fury Triad

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~Toni Morrison I wanted to read something that was magical and dangerous and exciting and had kissing. Or at least the promise of kissing. That wasn’t contemporary or futuristic. That was either historical or felt historical. And not USA settings. You see, I’d fallen hard for Harry Potter and when it ended I was bereft. I didn’t want the magic to stop. I wanted magic–Dark scary magic!–and heart-pounding...

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A Magical Irish Cottage and How It Isn’t Connected to The Dead Shall Live

Posted by on December 2, 2017 in The Dead Shall Live, What Pooks Is Writing | 3 comments

A Magical Irish Cottage and How It Isn’t Connected to The Dead Shall Live

Well, isn’t that a fetching title for post? But it’s true. There isn’t a cottage like this in my book. But I have to admit I watched Bealtaine Cottage videos from time to time to get me back into the Irish frame of mind whilst writing The Dead Shall Live. If you want to get a glimpse of this magical cottage in the west of Ireland and imagine yourself living in such a place, you’ll be blessed with 18 minutes of calm, warm, Celtic beauty. I’m sure I’ll share more about Bealtaine Cottage but for now, get...

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This Crumbling Pageant – Free!

Posted by on November 28, 2017 in The Dead Shall Live, This Crumbling Pageant, What Pooks Is Writing | 1 comment

This Crumbling Pageant – Free!

Don’t reach for the eye drops. It says what you think it says. For a very limited time, This Crumbling Pageant IS FREE at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes&Noble! This is your chance to introduce your friends to the first book of a dark fantasy series combining sorcery and magic, Arthurian legend turned upside down, and a coming of age that leaves Persephone Fury choosing between love and honour, between desire and destiny. Spread the news, and grab your own copy while you’re at it!       And don’t forget, The Dead Shall...

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The Dead Shall Live is Available Everywhere and Early Reviewers Rave

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in The Dead Shall Live, What Pooks Is Writing | 1 comment

The Dead Shall Live is Available Everywhere and Early Reviewers Rave

Yes! The Dead Shall Live is available in digital e-book everywhere, with trade paperback and hardcover soon to follow!   And about those reviews–not only are the early reviews raves, but–   Reviewers have even started swearing like Vespasian.   “Buggering, rutting hell! Why did it have to end?” “Holy moly, or should I say, buggering hell! My head is spinning as I’m finally released from the spell of words…”   I can’t begin to tell you how widely I’m grinning over this unexpected...

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