New Release: Dirt Nap, a Marnie Baranuik "Between the Files" Story

Another Marnie Baranuik "Between The Files" short story is dropping just in time for Hallowe'en, my pretties. Go ahead and dirty your Kindle on Monday, October 21, 2013! It's a fun little romp with some of your favourite characters, perfect for a one-evening read or a trip on the train. If you like...

Goodbye, Winter

The calendar may say March 25, but it certainly doesn’t feel like spring yet here in Niagara; the ground is still frozen solid and was coated with early-morning frost, and I had to scrape my windshield and brush off a light dusting of snow. Winter 2013/2014 has been brutal, and even someone like me who loves blustery, blizzard-y weather is REALLY over it, now. I’m ready for bright sun, warm breezes, open windows, starting seeds, filling garden pots, getting this …

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Mornings At the Bookstore

At five o’clock in the morning, a bookstore is a wonderful, magical place. It’s a much different experience before the doors open, before the full lights come on, before the customers are browsing, before the background music is playing. The books speak to you at that hour. The titles catch your eye, the covers beckon, and if you seek them out, the authors seem to negotiate with you from their super-pro photos. “I know what I’m talking about,” some say. …

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Compubrain Goes *Boof*

Derek: Quick, mom, I need some silk! Me: Uh…I don’t really own silk anymore, Honeybuns, sorry. Derek: Anymore? What happened? Me: Clothing styles change? People’s bodies change? Fabrics like silk wear out? Nothing lasts forever. Derek: That’s not true. I know something that will last forever. Me: Is the answer: a son’s love for his adoring mother? Derek: GROSS. *laughs* No. Me. I’m going to last forever. After I get put into a computer, like my brain? And my thoughts …

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Considering Publication? The Newest Options Available

Today, I’m just gonna do a quickie link for you, since Forbes magazine has offered a great article about hybrid publishing and the future of eBooks. I’m mentioned in it. I know, I don’t understand it either, but I’m gonna talk about it. Heh. I do often get messages from writers who ask, “I have a book to publish. Where did you start? Where are you now?” This article should help answer that last bit.  I’d answer myself, but it’s …

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