Writing Tag – My Writing Process

Hemingway slogan about writingMy Writing Process is a series of blog posts in which authors ‘tag’ each other to answer some questions about their work. Matt Potter asked me to take part, along with Paul Combs.

About Matt Potter

Matt Potter is an Australian writer born and based in Adelaide, who keeps part of his pysche in Berlin.  He is the founding editor of Pure Slush.  Matt has also been nominated for the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll’s Best Magazine / e-zine Editor.

What am I working on?

I am working on my last 4 stories for Pure Slush’s 2014 A Year in Stories. Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop: John Ams

John AmsIt is a pleasure (I’ll even go as far to say an honor) to be a guest on Steve’s blog to discuss my novels. 

 What is the working title of your book?

 The Harp of Bona Dea

A Hero In Need Is A Hero In Deed / Captain Boardman

 Where did the idea come from for your book?

The Harp of Bona Dea sprouted from a short story I wrote years ago as one of those Mysteries of Harris Burdick exercises.  It has since spun wonderfully beyond all relation to that enchanting illustration of a boy discovering a harp by a creek.

A Hero In Need Is A Hero In Deed / Captain Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop: Lori Jakiela

Lori JakielaThanks to the wonderful Stephen Ramey, who tagged me for this Next Big Thing thing. (And whose own Next Big Thing, a glistening short story collection called GLASS ANIMALS, is coming soon.)

And thanks to The Next Big Thing thinker-uppers for giving writers across the blogospheres a chance to talk about their latest work and fantasize about who might play them in the movies.

Tina Fey, I’m serious. Call me.

Here’s the part where I answer the traditional Next Big Thing questions. Thanks for visiting.

What is the working title of your book?

The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious. It’s forthcoming from C&R Press in Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Okay, here’s the deal. When the always entertaining Kylie Semple (Bullivant) tagged me to blog about my Big Thing,  I was stunned. How did she know? Did I post the wrong profile pic? Once I realized she meant my writing, I was, of course, flattered in an entirely different way. Thank you, Kylie.

So, here’s where I answer a series of questions designed to tease the curious among you. Be prepared to salivate.

What is the working title of your book?

GLASS ANIMALS is a collection of nearly 50 short stories by yours truly. Thanks to Matt Potter at Pure Slush for Continue reading