Today's the launch day for the e-book edition of Swords and Maidens, a fantasy anthology in which I've got a piece of World War II speculative fiction. To celebrate, I'm sharing a sneak peek of the beginning of my story and running a sale on my already published books! How do the Second World War… Continue reading A Book Launch, A Sneak Peek, and a Sale
What If Hitler Had Successfully Invaded Great Britain? Len Deighton’s SS-GB
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 (CH 884) A formation of Boulton Paul Defiants of No. 264 Squadron in flight, August 1940. L7026 ?PS-V? and N1535 ?PS-A? visible. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126775 I have one more book to share in my series of posts on "Speculative Fiction meets World War II," and it's one… Continue reading What If Hitler Had Successfully Invaded Great Britain? Len Deighton’s SS-GB
What if the Axis Powers Controlled the World? THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick
Image courtesy of "Gouvernathor" via Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Internation License. History is full of "what ifs." How many individual decisions and seemingly minor incidents have shaped the world we live in today? Over the last few weeks, I've been looking at books that blend speculative fiction and World War II in… Continue reading What if the Axis Powers Controlled the World? THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I just got the word! The new anthology, in which I'm taking part, is up for pre-order! I suppose that means it's time to share some more details. First of all, here's the blurb. My piece of World War II speculative fiction definitely fits into the "and more" category.… Continue reading Cover Reveal!
There’s a New Book on the Horizon!
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I'm pleased to announce that I have a new short story coming out this February! It will be part of an anthology of short stories featuring around 10 other authors. It is going to be a bit different from my other published works. When my family made the decision… Continue reading There’s a New Book on the Horizon!
Publishing a Series through Kickstarter- a Guest Post by Jonathon Mast
My three children are voracious readers. While I love seeing their excitement as they immerse themselves in imaginary adventures and mysteries, the speed with which they read makes it hard to keep them in fresh books! That’s one reason why I was fascinated when my friend, author Jonathon Mast, told me about his plan to… Continue reading Publishing a Series through Kickstarter- a Guest Post by Jonathon Mast
Anne Who? Three Reasons For Using a Pen Name
I first wrote and published this post in 2019. Three years and two published novels later, I'm still happy with my choice to use a pseudonym, though I DO think it's more fun to call it a "secret identity." -Anne It's confession time. I've been leading a double life. It's true. I go about my… Continue reading Anne Who? Three Reasons For Using a Pen Name
When Does the Research End?
Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash I recently got into a social media conversation with a historical fiction writer who is just starting out. He mentioned that he enjoyed research—enjoyed it so much, in fact, that he was having a hard time knowing when to stop. He asked me how I know when my research is done. My… Continue reading When Does the Research End?
Looking Back and Moving Forward
Photo by John on Pexels.com Once again we’ve turned the calendar page to a fresh new year, full of possibilities. Looking ahead to plans for 2022 got me looking back at 2021. Just what did I actually accomplish in the past year? It seems like it went by awfully fast… Personal The beginning of 2021… Continue reading Looking Back and Moving Forward
An Interview and a Review
I'd like to direct you to a couple of other authors' sites today! Author Dennis L. Peterson kindly invited me over to his blog for an interview. The first part of it is live today! Here's the link if you'd like to check it out and hear my thoughts on juggling this momming/teaching/writing life and… Continue reading An Interview and a Review