Category Archives: Books

Genre Confusion: Just what the heck is “Horror,” anyway, and how is it different from Dark Fantasy?

There is a ridiculous array of subgenre choices and mash-ups to choose from when trying to describe a work of fantasy fiction. Those of you who follow my blog know that I have done some heavy thinking about genres, the … Continue reading

Posted in Urban Fantasy, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 32 Comments

A #luckyseven peek at my fiction

Here’s a new thing for me: Jonathan Allen, friend and fellow member of The Emissaries of Strange, recently tagged* me to participate in #luckyseven. Since this is a nice opportunity for readers to sample my novel and stories, I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Marie's Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Ruminations on Night Circus and Angelfall (plus a bonus)

As I said in my last post, it’s been a busy year for me so far. I’ve not had time to read much, but these three stories were noteworthy enough to review. Night Circus  by Erin Morgenstern Available in hard … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Myth in fiction, Ruminations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

And that is why every writer should have a book launch party

Writers work mostly in solitude. When you pick away at a novel for years, those who initially supported your endeavor tend to lose interest. They may even forget you’re writing a novel or start believing you’ll never finish. You might … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Books, Life, Marie's Fiction, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

Discoverability: One Writer’s Solution

As “The Local Bookstore” joins the list of endangered species and we enter the age of digital books, one of the biggest problems facing readers and writers is discoverability. How can readers find new books without being able to browse … Continue reading

Posted in Books, humor, Urban Fantasy, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

It’s a Party!

Drag your rumpled party clothes out from under your bed, because you are invited to my book launch party on Saturday, February 18, 2012! If you cannot attend in person, don’t worry! You can still be a virtual attendee. (Details … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Marie's Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

Fantasy on the Ice

My dad doesn’t read fantasy fiction. Ever. The only fiction books he reads are crime novels, like those by John D. MacDonald. In fact, he only reads John D. MacDonald books. And only the ones with Travis McGee in them. … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Marie's Fiction, Myth in fiction, Urban Fantasy, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

A word about Telesa, by Lani Wendt Young

Just for fun, I entered the cover for Valknut: The Binding in a contest at Shannon Mayer’s blog. “I love my book cover,” I thought. “It’s cool and well-suited to my novel. It’s bound to win.” So when it didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Books, Myth in fiction, Urban Fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Speaking of Norse gods and hobos… [Announcements!]

I have a few announcements today, starting with: My first ever flash fiction story, “Jokul Frosti and the Boy,” is appearing at Sommer Leigh’s wonderful blog for FREE! I’m pretty happy with this story and hope you take a moment to … Continue reading

Posted in Marie's Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Ruminating with Jonathan Allen

Today, I have the privilege of posting my interview of Jonathan Allen, author of Corridors of the Dead, released TODAY. (Woo hoo! Streamers and fireworks!) You can find the e-book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. A print version … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Books, Ruminations | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments