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Author Stuff

Finished the 2nd pass for The Moreva of Astoreth. Waiting a bit longer to hit the 3rd and final, to let it simmer and then go over it with “fresh eyes,” as it were. After that, it’s on the to copy editor. After that, it’s done, and ready for publication. I’d scheduled to let it loose on the world in December, but had to push it back to January. Didn’t plan that part of the production process well enough. I know how to cure that, but it means I have to give myself self-imposed deadlines. Gaah. Then again, it gives me more time to generate “buzz,” the jargon for hype. Ads, blog posts, and all that. That’s kicking off August 1. Three venues lined up, ads created (I luurve BookBrush!) and more to come. That month, I’ll also start advertising on Amazon, maybe Goodreads (but they’re expensive), B&N, and more.

I’ve started work on The Underground III (no title yet), and I’m pleased to say that one character’s dilemma is scientifically feasible. I love it when that happens. I’ve been researching acoustics, and wanted to know if the sound of tones, as in notes on a piano, would change if the atmospheric composition was different than what’s on Earth. Yes, it does. An experiment with songbirds showed their songs sounded different when the atmospheric content was changed (but still breathable, of course). In this experiment, the notes were an octave higher. I’ll be playing around with it, but the basic… Continue reading

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The Underground.

A romance made in heaven. Or hell.

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Here She Is! Karina Fabian!

Hi, all!

Do I have goodies for you, today! As promised here’s our interview with the fab Karina Fabian, author of Live and Let Fly, her newest book coming out April 20, 2012. So let’s dive in!

Karina Fabian

1. Tell us about yourself–the part you tell everyone.

Official Bio Alert! Karina Fabian breathes fire, battles zombies with chainsaws and window cleaner, travels to the edge of the solar system to recover alien artifacts, and had been driven insane by psychic abilities. It’s what makes being an author such fun. She won the 2010 INDIE Award for best fantasy for Magic, Mensa and Mayhem (her first DragonEye, PI novel) and the Global E-Book Award for best horror for Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator. She’s an active member of Broad Universe and the Catholic Writers’ Guild, and teaches writing and marketing online. When not writing, she enjoys her family and swings a sword around in haidong gumbdo. Learn more at http://fabianspace.com

2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved writing and telling stories, but I got serious in 1996, when I was a stay-home mom with toddlers. It was a way to escape, have some adult conversation, make a little money and have fun. I started mostly with non-fiction, and moved to fiction around 2003, when Rob made Major and we felt financially secure.

3. Is being a writer anything like you imagined it would be?

Yes and no. It’s as much fun as I’d hoped, but… Continue reading

Arisia!

Back from Arisia! My reading went well, and the other women who participated in the RFR were awesome! Here’s to next year!