Oh No He Didn’t…

So, I've been away for a while. Between birthdays, a trip to Texas for my brother's wedding, re-releasing "My Antarctica" and getting "Scarlet's Game" wrapped up for a release on October 26th, managing House Unicron and so on, it's been quite busy. Add into this various physical injuries, a mess of client work and a … Continue reading Oh No He Didn’t…

An Open Letter To Men Writing Erotic Romance

Content Warning: The following post deals with topics of Internet sexual harassment, including unsolicited images of male genitalia and similar activities. Please read at your own discretion and risk. Okay, kiddies, gather 'round. Uncle J.S. has a bone to pick with y'all. Yesterday, I read a Tweet which simply defied belief. Not because it was … Continue reading An Open Letter To Men Writing Erotic Romance

Second Chapter Sunday: A Demon for Dinner

If you missed First Chapter Friday, please click here. Otherwise, enjoy the second chapter! Chapter Two Mafelor settled herself on the soft tan suede of the smaller sitting furniture and pondered the living room with a combination of amusement and awe. While demons treasured their private space, there was no such notion as “art for … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: A Demon for Dinner

First Chapter Friday: A Demon for Dinner

It's First Chapter Friday, and you know what that means around these parts! This week, I wanted to showcase a story which has never been published until now. There was a reason for that, as it turns out, and it's an old story in publishing. When I approached a publisher with "A Demon for Dinner," … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: A Demon for Dinner

A Note to Pirates

Note: This post is not directed at the general readership of e-books; the people who purchase or otherwise acquire e-books through legitimate channels; or websites which promote and offer authors' work honestly and openly. This entire article is aimed at e-book pirate sites, consumers and the people who collaborate to keep them in business. This … Continue reading A Note to Pirates

News, Updates, Shenanigans and Other Miscellany

It's been a busy time since I was last here! Well, okay, "busy" is a relative term. I've had a lot to do, and a lot of behind-the-scenes work has been going down. I'm going to try to keep all this in some semblance of order, with the understanding there may and most likely will … Continue reading News, Updates, Shenanigans and Other Miscellany

Red!: or, On Mental Illness, Social Media, Writing and a Burning World

Rome is burning. I'm trying to dance. It's been a difficult week mentally, physically and emotionally. These are just a few of the highlights: Released Eat My Shorts!, which as any author can tell you is an exciting, taxing and stressful time under the best of circumstances Another day, another troll Apparently America is already … Continue reading Red!: or, On Mental Illness, Social Media, Writing and a Burning World

#GETLOUD! or “Here, Let Me Fix That For Ya!”

WARNING! Please DO NOT read this post while eating, drinking, smoking or otherwise engaging in any activity which may pose a choking, crashing or other safety hazard. Also, I strongly suggest having an airsickness bag or other device close at hand. Management is not responsible for any choking, mishap, accident, death or near-death experiences or … Continue reading #GETLOUD! or “Here, Let Me Fix That For Ya!”

Eat My Shorts! Quotes and Fun Facts pt. 2

It's Monday, and that means tonight at mindnight U.S. Eastern time, Eat My Shorts! goes live for sale at Smashwords! To celebrate the day, I wanted to bring you more quotes and fun facts to tempt your palate and tickle your fancy. If you missed Part One, here's a link! So, since my last post … Continue reading Eat My Shorts! Quotes and Fun Facts pt. 2

The Value of the Work

Yesterday, I gave away six copies of Eat My Shorts! as a "win before you can buy" sort of thing, since it doesn't go on sale at Smashwords officially until Tuesday morning at midnight Eastern time. I was aiming for fifty, but six isn't bad considering there have been times I literally COULD NOT give … Continue reading The Value of the Work