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June 25 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul, MN — Reading at Subtext Books

Visit the Subtext Books listing for all the details but here are the highlights:

Four authors: Ellen Hart, me, Jessie Chandler and Christine Glendenning.

Location: 6 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

June 27 & 28 in Minneapolis, MN — Twin Cities Pride Festival

I’ll be in booth P005 with a bunch of other local authors writing lesbian, bi, trans and queer fiction. Come visit us, buy books, get autographs, hang out with authors and more.

Here’s a handy map of the Pride Festival with our booth circled so you can find us.

July 22-26 in New Orleans — Golden Crown Literary Society Conference

Thursday, July 23 I’m reading at 10:10 a.m. from “The Demon Gabriella.” If you’re at the conference, join me and five other authors for what’s sure to be a fun reading.

Also on Thursday at 3:10 p.m., my smarty alter ego Rachel Gold is on the panel “Do I Have To Go Outside? Research At The Desk And In The Field.” Even though she’s going to do the talking, I can still sign books for you there!

I’m on an 8:30 a.m. panel about writing paranormal fiction on Friday, July 24! Come see if our vampire member survives long enough to attend. Come see if the ghosts can walk in the daylight and if the werewolf has had enough coffee.

Visit the School for Wayward Demons

If you want more stories set in the same world as “The Demon Abraxas,” visit to read the free, serial story “Lily’s School for Wayward Demons and Misfit Witches.” In the story you’ll get to see more of Lily from “The Demon Abraxas,” glimpses of Ana and Sabel, plus new characters to fall in love with — including Sabel’s little sister, Theo.

Sabel's sister Theo is a natural witch shapeshifter and gets into all kinds of trouble!

Sabel’s sister Theo is a natural witch shapeshifter and gets into all kinds of trouble!

Read the Frivolous Views review

A new review is up for The Demon Abraxas! Carleen Spry over at Frivolous Views agreed to jump back into the ocean of paranormal fiction after first experiencing it through Buffy fandom. She writes, “Let me start by saying this:  I’m very happy that I chose this book to reintroduce me to Paranormal novels.”

For the rest of the review, visit Frivolous Views.

My puppy is named for the character (not vice versa)

Now that the book is out, some people who know me might have realized that my puppy and one of the main characters of The Demon Abraxas share the same name: Sabel. I just wanted to clarify that the character of Dr. Sabel Young came first. Then a clever person who was invested in me having a genetically-engineered super dog (i.e. a Border Collie & German Shepherd mix), suggested I name that super cute puppy, “Sabel.”

The character from the book, who doesn't even have a puppy, but I'm pretty sure approves of my having one.

The character from the book, who doesn’t even have a puppy, but I’m pretty sure approves of my having one.

My amazingly smart puppy is named for the even more amazingly smart Dr. Sabel Young of The Demon Abraxas.

My amazingly smart puppy is named for the even more amazingly smart Dr. Sabel Young of The Demon Abraxas.











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“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon, I put it back again.”

“I know some very good writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts. All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much. We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes her or even can stand her.”

Working very hard

This clip always makes me laugh because of the way that theoretical physics and writing can be so alike. I spend a lot of time staring off into space too, but I don’t get the same kind of awesome background music. I’m going to have to work on that.