The new website has arrived, and it is snazzy. It was designed by Rachel Silberman in all of about an hour, so if you’re looking for great design work done kindly and speedily you need look no farther than her.
What’s been going on? Lots I guess, but none of it that interesting. Back from Paris and moved into our new house. Battled bed bugs in said new house and emerged victorious. Victorious! If you’re imagining me with my head on Schwarzenegger’s body carrying a flamethrower with a nub cigar between my teeth, well, that’s pretty much how it was. Kendare Blake kills bugs dead. Or the Orkin guy does. Whatever.
In writing world I’m working on Secret Project 3B, which you may hear about soon, or later, or never. That was vague, but true. It’s a witch book, I’ll say that much. I also finished an Athena short story, to be released for free near the pub of Mortal Gods. It’s called “When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami.” Speaking of Mortal Gods, you can totally pre-order it now if you like. Have I mentioned that already? Apologies. I’ll mention it more. Part of the gig.
This weekend I’m at Klindt’s in The Dalles, Oregon with a ton of excellent authors, hanging most of the day for their 4th Annual YA Book Fest. It’s fun. There’s food, and entertainment, and it’s laid back enough so we can chat for more than thirty seconds in a signing line, which I always enjoy. Come on out! I’ll be at a table with April Genevieve Tucholke and her fab book Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. I will put it in your bag. Don’t think I won’t. You’ll thank me for it later.
Watched the Evil Dead remake. My favorite part of any possession movie is the hilarious and adorable possession voice. “You’re gonna die down here bitch!” Am I? Am I really? Or am I about to be invited into the Lollipop Guild? I think you know.
And now, for a list of books I’ve read lately and blurbed and which I think you should also read and blurb:
- COMPULSION by Martina Boone – steamy Southern secrets and feuds! You’re gonna want it.
- THE NIGHT HOUSE by Rachel Tafoya – Vampire brothels for the win!
- FIREBUG by Lish McBride – want to traverse the underworld of magical creatures? Of course you do.
- MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan – a very scary Bloody Mary ghost story. It made me want to play. Any takers with dark bathrooms?
- DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver – Tron meets mirror tricks = a thrilling creepfest!
And that’s it for now. Word to your mother.