More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling

I've written about my writing process before, usually in the context of what physically happens at each stage. I haven't been as honest with you about the emotional stages of writing a book. Sometimes it's not pretty. Sometimes it's not flattering. Sometimes it isn't...

Scattered Energy

Scattered Energy

I have been finding it difficult to concentrate lately. My energy has been scattered. My attention has been lazy. My motivation has been lackluster. I slogged through a week of that, then decided to do something about it. Yesterday, I cleaned my desk. Gone are the...

House Hugs

House Hugs

I have an elliptical machine in my office, where I can run to my heart’s content in a climate-controlled environment (and I do love to run). I have no commute, and I work best in my office, so there’s no need for me to pop over to a coffee shop. I get my outdoor time...

2019 Publishing Schedule

2019 Publishing Schedule

The cat is out of the bag: I announced my 2019 publishing schedule to my newsletter, so I can now share it here. (Yes, the people in my VIP newsletter get everything first. I may have mentioned it a few thousand times, but if you're not signed up from my VIP...

“Evil Housekeeping 101” – A Madison Fox Deleted Scene, Now Live

When I wrote A Fistful of Frost, I had some trouble picking out the way the book should begin. In fact, I wrote five or more chapters before scrapping them and going in a different direction. However, not all content was a bust. I liked the original beginning. It did...

Cute and Answers: Talking with My Characters

Cute and Answers: Talking with My Characters

Today's cute is brought to us by Chewie. Chewie lives in my neighborhood and greets me several houses away when she sees me walking around the block. She's painfully cross-eyed and absolutely rotund, so much so that her head looks disproportionately small on her body,...

Myths of Working from Home: Distraction-Free Bologna

When I had a nine-to-five job and used to picture being a full-time author, I envisioned each day free of distractions. No coworkers would interrupt me with (desired or undesired) conversations. No meetings would gobble up huge chunks of the workday. No bosses would...

A Fistful of Evil Flash Sale

A Fistful of Evil Flash Sale

From now until January 29, 2019, A Fistful of Evil is only $0.99! That's 80% off the normal price. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Grab your own copy. Thank you!

Weather-Inspired Revelations

Weather-Inspired Revelations

There's a persistent myth that California doesn't get real winter weather. For the most part, it's true. If you head toward the northern coast or up in the mountains, you can get some good, heavy snow (we all know about the Donner party, right?). But for the most...

December Contest Winner

The November/December raffle for a signed copy of A Fistful of Evil has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated! Congratulations to Maria! a Rafflecopter giveaway If you have a specific giveaway you'd like to see me run in the future, let me know in the...