It’s Smashwords Read an E-Book Week, and from now until March 7th, The Fifth Son is 50% off with the code RAE50. Come and get it while it’s hot. Read more ›
Often the first thing my singing teacher and I do is try to get me OUT of my mind and INto my body. This time, not so much. I’ve been plotting all day, you see, so, the last thing I needed was empty all those little tidbits that were still hanging around out. I wanted to keep them, wanted to keep the images in my head, the feeling of the society I was working on. So… no emptying my mind, and that meant, straight to vocal work this week. After loosening up my body with some simple warm up exercises, that is. Read more ›
Been a while since I’ve done one of these updates. But since my singing lessons are often linked to my writing/creativeness and/or take me out of my brain for a bit, I thought I might as well start these up again.
Today my lesson was about raising my energy level and challenging myself. For years, I’ve seemed to have a preference for songs that are either just below my range… or above. So… today I sang two songs that challenged me in both directions. The stupid thing is that I can reach those high notes with barely any trouble while just sounding them out. During a song however, I tend to lock my body from the chest down when it comes to higher notes, meaning I’m not relaxed while singing them, pushing them out instead of letting the notes lead my voice. Which is something we’ll be working on for the next couple of weeks. Read more ›
So, I’ve done research before, but mostly ‘little’ things. This time I’m doing something more ambitious… err… well, I think it’s ambitious. Opinions may vary.
Anyway, I’m doing research for BLIND TRUST*, because I have three small tribes/races who more or less merged about 600 years ago, and I wanted to know the how/what/why/when/etc of what the population would look like now. Aka, how many of them still resemble the ‘pure’ traits of original three tribes. Not to mention figuring out whether inherent magical powers/abilities would be dominant or subservient when passed down the line, and other such details. Read more ›
It’s The Fifth Son Release Day!!
A prince without power
In a land where magic is commonplace, Prince Llyskel has none. He can’t command spells, he has never been taught to fight, and as the fifth son of the King, he will never rule. Everyone believes he’s a weakling, most of all himself. Read more ›
After spending two days—more or less—uploading my new The Fifth Son files to various online vendors for re-release, it’s time to share my shiny and very, very gorgeous new cover for The Fifth Son—releasing on November 28—made by the very talented Simoné.
The Fifth Son is my first self-publishing effort, and so far it’s been fun, with sprinkels of excited stress thrown in. Read more ›
While I really should be writing a ‘report’ on my Amsterdam Gay Pride Rainbow Market experience—soon—or blog about my 2nd quarter of this year—err… maybe—I’ve come up from my more or less lurkerdom to talk about Sex and Apps. Apps, first, I think.
Almost a month ago, the Romance Writers of America Novel Engagement app went live. Now readers can look up my books on the phone, stay informed about my latest works, check where they’re available, what events I’ll be at, and read excerpts. Read more ›