I have dirty little secret. I’ll let you in on it over at Darkness Dwells where I’m guest blogging for this month’s Women In Horror post. Check it out!
Music plays a big part in my life and as a writer I often find inspiration in what I listen to. When working on a project I try to listen to music that encompass the situation I’m writing about. While sitting at my computer and typing out the fate of my characters I usually listen to non-lyrical tracks that just embody a mood. This helps me avoid distraction. But when I’m chasing the muse away from the office I listen to anything I think might stimulate my imagination.
I wrote and published this blog post for Mash Stories. See the original post here.
It might be hard to imagine these days, but long before people gathered around the TV, they gathered around the radio to listen to the latest episode of whatever was popular at the time. Even harder to believe is that long before radio the public clamoured around newsstands to pick up the latest “episode” of serial fiction. In fact, some of the classic literature we still read today was initially serialized. Big names like Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, and Harriet Beecher Stowe published their novels in serial format.
Fun, mayhem, prizes… what could be better?
Join me and some of the best authors in serial fiction on March 31st for a live Facebook, event hosted by author C.C. Wall. The event will be running from 11am-8pm PST and there will be lots of free swag and killer specials to take advantage of.
I’m happy to announce that those of you who live in Halifax, Nova Scotia will soon be able to check out a copy of my novel DISEASE from your local library! How cool is that? Super cool.
I’m a huge fan of libraries, I practically grew up my hometown’s local library. There’s no better vision of society’s greatness than a vast and varied collection of literature offered to the public for free. Well, okay, not FREE, FREE, because our taxes pay for it, but what a great investment for the taxpayer. Not to get all political, but I think local libraries are an amazing public service.
I hope you all had an amazing holiday season. I took the opportunity to take an extended break from all things writing related. This also meant stepping back from my horror fan feed that I run though Facebook, Google+, The Crypt App, and Twitter. The fan feed, Monster Haüs, was meant to be a combination of horror fan-centric posts and personal writing posts, but increasingly I felt that the fan side of things was encroaching on my life.
My novel DISEASE has racked up another 5 star review! “Top notch… Disease drew me in and held me captive.” – Dormaine G. I’m so excited. Slowly but surely the word is getting out. It’s a tough slog, but worth it when so many people have told me how much they enjoyed my novel. It’s not just any zombie story, it a story about humanity, and the darkness that lives between us. Read Dormaine’s review HERE. Pick up a copy of the book HERE.
Congrats Robyn! You entered my virtual book tour giveaway and won! Your prize is a SIGNED paperback of my novel DISEASE as well as a horrifically awesome prize pack from LeglessCorpse.com! The prize pack includes 1 DVD of the movie “Mine Games” , 1 DVD of “The Dead Walking” – 10 full-length zombie movies, as well as 11×14 exclusive LeglessCorpse Bunnyman print! I hope you’re stoked, because I’m stoked you won. Enjoy!