Research!!!

I’ve been writing a book for some years now that is a modern re-write of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. It’s taking a long time, but I love the story so much. The thing I didn’t

count on with this new book is all the strange research I’ve had to do about snow and weather.

Without giving too much away, I’ve had to study…

  • How long it takes for a snowmobile to get from my main house in the story to another house in bad conditions? About 20 minutes.
  • What the weather is like in New York City (41-40 F), Connecticut (38-37 F), and New Jersey (40-43 F) at Christmas time?
  • How snowboarding compares to skiing in skill level: skiing is easier to learn but harder to master, and snowboarding harder to learn and easier to master.
  • What time the sun sets in New Jersey on Christmas Eve: approximately 4:33 p.m.
  • New York City, specifically Manhattan. All the maps! And Google Maps with the 360 camera views.

Yes, all this and more just to write a little book about poor Catherine Moorland hooking up with wealthy Henry Tilney. And now…back to the manuscript!

~Emz

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Almost Fall Update, 2017

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

This has been such a crazy busy year so far and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. That is a good thing though. Always better to be busy than sitting around wondering what to do. Happy to state I am walking. My foot isn’t at 100%, but it will get there! I have faith! Or, I’m just being super optimistic so maybe my foot will get the hint! Wheelchair time pro tip?  After you recover, you need physical therapy to help you walk again, because if you aren’t given that and start walking normally, you might injure the foot in another way. -.- Dumb me! But, I had never been unable to walk for so long and so I did not realize this. Now I am in PT to correct the Achilles injury I have caused by walking on a foot that wasn’t quite ready yet. -.-

Despite continuing foot issues, I shall not let it stop me! I’ve got some new reading, a little podcast listening and much more for you. I am most excited about my sequel to Night’s Knights coming within the next month or so. That’s right! Dusk’s Warriors will be out before October–if it kills me! And it just might. After several delays and a new cover, I think we are finally ready to launch!

Thank you for your well wishes and for those of you emailing to ask about your favorite series, I hope this answers some questions.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO

  • One More Try, #5 in the Sweet Dreams Series is now up to Chapter11. Listen now!
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 12 is in full swing. We are having lots of fun with the Next Great Horror Writer contest.

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • Working on a WWII Non-fiction publication of letters from that time period.
  • More Sweet Dreams news, I’ve started a spin off. Same high school and some overlapping characters, but about two younger people who fall in love. They are juniors, so their story is told in the same time period as the other Sweet Dreams stories. I’m tentatively calling it First Love. Not sure what format I will burst out this series with, but look for it coming soon. Update: Still working on this!
  • New activity book with coloring pages, word finds, and crocheting patterns coming this summer! Update: Not sure when this is coming now, but still working on it.
  • “Ink Dreams” is on hold, but I hope to have more news soon.
  • Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! It will be out by October of 2017. Check out the new cover to the right.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. I have my “holes” list and I’ll be filling them in soon.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2017 – Not sure of theme?
  • “Beauty Box” – PUBLISHED! See above.

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Frozen Charlotte” – poem about a creepy doll – subbed
  • “Werewolves of London” – short with an unexpected source of werewolfy-goodness – looking for market.
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – SOLD! News coming soon.
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — subbed
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – subbed
  • “Untitled” TV script  – subbed

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

New Year Update, 2017

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

2016 was happily waved goodbye by many of us. I was equally glad to see it go. 2017 promises to be a better and more productive for me, I hope! Many of you have sent get well notes to me because of my foot injury and subsequent two months in a wheelchair. Well, I am happy to report all your well wishes and prayers have finally sunk in! I am now walking in a boot and hope to soon be able to walk/drive again. 🙂

Despite my ailment, life goes on and so has my writing. My most exciting news bit is the publication of Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, my first foray into Regency Romance. I’ve got some other new reading, a little podcast listening and much more for you. For all of you emailing to ask about your favorite series, I hope this answers some questions. Thank your for your interest! I just wish I had about four more of me so I could get it all done. 🙂

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO

  • One More Try, #5 in the Sweet Dreams Series is now up to Chapter 8. Listen now!
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 11 is finished! 13 more ghoul-packed episodes with authors, entertainers, and musicians in the Horror field. Season 12 is coming this April. 🙂

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

  • No one has interviewed me in awhile, but I expect some soon with these new releases.

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • “Midnight Dance” will be in the soon to be released Clockwork Wonderland anthology by HorrorAddicts.net.
  • There is a Sweet Dreams short story coming soon in a Meant to Be Press publication. It involves Greg and a new character. Look for it come Feb.
  • More Sweet Dreams news, I’ve started a spin off. Same high school and some overlapping characters, but about two younger people who fall in love. They are juniors, so their story is told in the same time period as the other Sweet Dreams stories. I’m tentatively calling it First Love. Not sure what format I will burst out this series with, but look for it coming soon.
  • New activity book with coloring pages, word finds, and crocheting patterns coming this summer!
  • “Ink Dreams” is to be released in 2017. This is a new character, different than anything I’ve done before. It’s an octo-girl, coming of age story. More news to come.
  •  dwcovermockDusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! It should be coming out in 2017. Check out the new cover to the right.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Just taking a breath, and then work will begin on this one again.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2017 – Not sure of theme?
  •  Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2017, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂
  • “Vampire Therapy” – PUBLISHED! See above.
  • “Beauty Box” – SOLD! News coming soon

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Frozen Charlotte” – poem about a creepy doll – subbed
  • “Werewolves of London” – short with an unexpected source of werewolfy-goodness – looking for market.
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – poem about zombies on a ship – subbed
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — subbed
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – subbed
  • “Untitled” TV script  – subbed

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

Summer Update, 2016

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Just as I’m wondering how Summer got here, it’s on it’s way out! Time flies with you are trying to get too much done! Taking a moment to breathe and figure out what I’ve done for the last few months. After a big trip to LA, I am back and busier than ever. Tons of new reading, a little podcast listening and much more on the horizon. For all of you emailing to ask about your favorite series, I hope this answers some questions. Thank your for your interest! I just wish I had about four more of me so I could get it all done. 🙂

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO

  • One More Try, #5 in the Sweet Dreams Series had officially kicked off! Listen to chapters 1-4 now, with more to come soon.
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 11 has kicked off and we are on #131! Half-way through the season with tones of horror for you to listen to. 🙂

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

SOLD!

  • √ “Ink Dreams” – an octo-girl coming of age story.
  • √ “Vampire Therapy” – vampire short in a Ghost Whisperer kind of world. Coming from Mark Slade and Rogue Planet Press
  • √ “Frozen Charlotte” – poem about a creepy doll

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, is finally back on track with a new publisher, Meant to Be. I expect it to be published within the next month. Stay tuned for more info!
  • A spinoff of Sweet Dreams has infected me recently. It’s about another girl in the same school as Victoria and Cynthia, and a boy she likes. They are just a year younger than the gals and Ty is a common acquaintance. Not sure of the name of this series yet.
  • Started working on the WWII Letter project I have almost all of them transcribed. Now to type them in and compile. This might not be done till 2017
  • Started working on a goth/horror activity book that will be small and cute. It’s featuring some coloring pages of this little bat family I’ve been working on. Can’t wait to show my finished color pages!
  •  Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! I’m hoping to have some good news for you in 2016.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Not sure why this is taking me so long, but jeez…Some scenes I really love! I just need to sew them all together.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2016 – Not sure of theme?
  •  Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2016, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Werewolves of London” – subbed
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – poem about zombies on a ship – subbed
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — declined, resubbing
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – declined, resubbing
  • “Beaty Box” – declined, resubbing

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

Spring Update, 2016

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

wg2It’s about time for a update, yes? I have been working my butt off the last few months with almost no time to breathe, but because of this, I’ve got lots to report! Tons of new reading, a little podcast listening and much more on the horizon. For all of you emailing to ask about your favorite series, I hope this answers some questions. Thank your for your interest! I just wish I had about four more of me so I could get it all done. 🙂

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO

  • One More Try, #5 in the Sweet Dreams Series had officially kicked off! Listen to chapter one now, with more to come soon.
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 11 is coming this month. It premieres April 23rd!

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • “Wax Shadow” will be in the soon to be released Once Upon a Scream anthology by HorrorAddicts.net.
  • “Sookie the Clown” SOLD! This one was so creepy, it freaked me out. Scary clown poetry ~SHIVER!~
  • I’ve already told you that Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, my Regency novella, was accepted for publication by Eternal Press. Turns out, the press was bought by another entity and now is under Caliburn Press. I did have to wait for everything to get sorted out, but now I believe we are on the path to publication again. Hoping to bring more news soon.
  • I’ve got a new character and story coming in an upcoming anthology, but this one is different than anything I’ve done before. It’s an octo-girl, coming of age story. More news to come.
  •  Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! I’m hoping to have some good news for you in 2016.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Just taking a breath, and then work will begin on this one again.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2016 – Not sure of theme?
  •  Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2016, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Frozen Charlotte” – poem about a creepy doll – subbed
  • “Werewolves of London” – short with an unexpected source of werewolfy-goodness – looking for market.
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – poem about zombies on a ship – subbed
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — subbed
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – subbed
  • “Vampire Therapy” – subbed
  • “Beaty Box” – subbed

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

Bring in the new! 2016

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

Wow. Just noticed I hadn’t updated you properly since Summer, so I better get chopping. As always, I have been busy creating stuff for you to read! 🙂 Since my video update of August a lot has happened, so let me just get right to it.

BIGGEST NEWS!

  • I’ve been working as the Editorial Director for SEARCH Magazine, so a lot of my writing time goes there these days, but I can’t help loving some of the great features and people I’ve got to meet through that job.
  • “Bye, Bye Blackbird” SOLD! I love this story and can’t wait until the book comes out to tell you all.
  • “Sookie the Clown” SOLD! This one was so creepy, it freaked me out. Scary clown poetry ~SHIVER!~
  • I’ve already told you that Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, my Regency novella, was accepted for publication by Eternal Press. Turns out, the press was bought by another entity and now is under Caliburn Press. I did have to wait for everything to get sorted out, but now I believe we are on the path to publication again. Hoping to bring more news soon.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO

  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 10 is complete and we are working on Season 11, coming April 2016!
  • Artistic License: COMPLETE! Took me long enough, right? I know… but it’s all done. Yeah! Not sure at this time if I will place it anywhere else. I just need time!

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • One More Try, Sweet Dreams #5 is beginning pre-production! Hope to have some chapters out soon. 🙂
  •  Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! I’m hoping to have some good news for you in 2016.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Just taking a breath, and then work will begin on this one again.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2016 – Not sure of theme?
  •  Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2016, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Becoming” – flash about banshees – subbed
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – poem about zombies on a ship – subbed
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — Reworking
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – subbed
  • “Vampire Therapy” – subbed
  • “Beaty Box” – subbed

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

Five Misconceptions About Authors

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Cover by Masloski CarmenRecently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions in email. I love hearing from readers and listeners, it means someone is enjoying my work and man, that feels good!

However, I don’t know why readers are interested in me as a person. I began writing to escape my own boring or depressing existence and go to a world where I could make cool things happen. So, my real life, the one where I have to go grocery shopping and clean the bathroom, just doesn’t seem interesting to me. Writers are normal people with mortgages, bills, and four a.m. screams for “Mom!” as their kid throws up on the new rug.

Here are a few misconceptions readers have about us authors that I want to clear up.

  1. 144x212NKWe’re all rich. Okay, so my last name is Rich, but yeah…not rich. Writing doesn’t exactly pay what you might think. Although all the…

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Video Update August 21, 2015

My first ever video to you all. An update on how things are going. I thank you so much for your support!

Love you all!
~Emz

Summer Updates

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

It’s been such a whirlwind of events happening recently that I hardly know which way is up! June already and time for people to go on vacay and leave the busy day-to-day life for a few days, weeks, or if you are lucky, MONTHS! I know you will be looking for something to read on those long lazy days, or something to listen to while driving hours to the in-laws. So, here are some updates on my work and progress reports on things I’ve been working on lately.

BIGGEST NEWS!

  • My biggest news of the day is that Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, my Regency novella, has been accepted for publication by Eternal Press. This will be my first publication in the Regency genre and I’m very excited! More news on this coming soon.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW AUDIO

  • Voice actress for a couple voices in the serial by Dan Shaurette, Black Jack. Premiered on HorrorAddicts.net Season 10.
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 10 launched and is in session!
  • Artistic License: Yes, I am still plugging away on the Artistic License podcast. I’m on Chapter 13, with 14 and on coming soon. If you haven’t heard 1-13, you should catch up!

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • I’ve been working on a new local, mainstream magazine for much of the past few months as their Creative Director, more info coming soon.
  •  Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! I’m hoping to have some good news for you in 2015.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Just taking a breath, and then work will begin on this one again.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2015 – 1920’s themed.
  •  Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2015, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Becoming” – flash about banshees – subbed
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – poem about zombies on a ship – subbed
  • √ “Haunted Item” short story is awesome — Sub, rej, subbing again.
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — Reworking
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – subbed
  • “Vampire Therapy” – editing
  • “Beaty Box” – editing

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

Out with the old, in with the new!

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

Wow…already February and I haven’t updated you on my word counts. Sorry! I’ve been so busy working I have hardly popped my head up to see where I’m going. I’ve been editing like a mad woman, which gets me itching to create NEW stuff. I really want to get back into the writing mode, and that is coming soon!

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

COMPLETE! Waiting for publication.

  • Lost Doe: This was a fun little challenge from my writer friend Heather Roulo. I was supposed to write a short story. It turned into a 30,000 word novella. It is set in Regency England and centers around a lost girl and the grumpy Lord who finds her. I am in love with this book. Hoping to release it in 2015.
  • Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is done! I’m hoping to have some good news for you in 2015.
  • √ Voice actress for a couple voices in the upcoming serial by Dan Shaurette, Black Jack. Will premiere on HorrorAddicts.net Season 10.

COMING SOON…. WRITING / PODCASTING / CREATING!

  • HorrorAddicts.net Press – we are currently working on our 3rd book, due out in May, Horror Addicts Guide to Life. I will have many things published in this along with a great cast of other authors.
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 10 is coming in March. We are booking up fast!
  • Artistic License: Yes, I am still plugging away on the Artistic License podcast. I’m on Chapter 9, which I hope to post this week. If you haven’t heard 1-8, you should catch up!
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Just taking a breath, and then work will begin on this one again.
  • Phantom rewrite – I just decided a year or so ago to do this… the ideas are still churning. After watching Love Never Dies, it rekindled my interest in Phantom’s tale.
  • Rich and Roulo #3: Coming in 2015 – 1920’s themed.
  •  Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2015, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂

***CHECK THE SIDEBAR FOR ALL OTHER WORD COUNTS***

PODCASTING

SHOPPING (love this term – makes it seem fun!)

  • “Becoming” – flash about banshees – subbed
  •  “Last Thoughts”100 word story written for HorrorAddicts.net – subbed
  • √ “Plague Ship” – poem about zombies on a ship – subbed
  • √ “Haunted Item” short story is awesome — Sub, rej, subbing again.
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — Reworking
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – subbed

Thank you all for your emails and kind, encouraging words. Check out the word counts on the left, because I’ve been working!!!
Happy reading and listening!

~Emz

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