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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

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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

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,OUSfrontcover

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

October Updates

Wow… looking at this list and the sidebar of word counts, I realize… I am so behind on updating everyone on news!!! So here it goes.

  • √  Artistic License – Ready to order and don’t miss my extra freebies pack! Podnovel version coming soon! 🙂
  • Vampire short story, anthology was cancelled — grrr! Am looking for a new market for this.
  • √  “Haunted Item” short story is awesome — submitted to new market, waiting for answer.
  • √  GothHaus 3, The Gothmazing Race – COMPLETED! Last episode will air on HorrorAddicts.net #84… incidentally our season finale, so that means I get a little time off and then time to finish up all these loose ends.
  • LOOSE ENDS
    • Undecided, the 4th book in the Sweet Dreams Series is completed!  I need to have time at the computer to put it in so I can podcast later this year.
    • I am also reading, One More Try, the 5th book in the Sweet Dreams Series. It is needing some adjustments because of the way Undecided ended up, but because I have basically the whole book written, it should be fast going. I would estimate I am about 6 Chapters in.
    • Dusk Warriors, the vampire sequel to Night’s Knights is still going on podcast. Almost done. I estimate 1-2 casts left to wrap that puppy up!
  • Horror Disaster Anthology is coming along nicely. We are in the formatting stage and the target of late 2012 seems to be pretty right on.
  • o.o I forgot about this story! I wonder where it is!? “This is a Demons do Bad Things on Halloween story. Challenging myself to stay under 1000 words. Can I do it?”
  • Gorey flash fiction piece. Challenging myself to 500 words only. Can I do it? I’m about 200 words in. Choosing words very carefully.
  •  √  Wrote a 100 word story for HorrorAddicts.net’s 100 word story episode. And I did write about a bird… “I am sort of digging birds right now. Black shiny ones that can peck out your eyes and get caught in your hair.” But not like you might think. Listen to HorrorAddicts.net #82 to hear this.
  • I’m starting a couple new projects with my friend H. E. Roulo. Too soon to talk about one. The other… well, it’s soon too, but let’s just say it’s going ot be for your Kindle and boy are you going to get excited when I tell you about it!

For all of you into the word count thing, I’ve updated my list to the left!
Happy reading!

~Emz

Some Updates

Just some updates for you all.

  • Sweet Dreams #4 is coming a long nicely…
  • My newest short story, Wide Awake, is now available in the Flying Island Press publication, Pieces of Eight, Autism Acceptance. Get your copy today at Flying Island Press!
  • I went to the Sonoma Book Festival recently and boy was that an interesting time!  You can read all about it here: Sonoma Book Festival Recap 2011
  • I have something really exciting in the works for the Sweet Dreams fans this winter. It’s sort of an interactive, play along at home kinda thing and I’m super thrilled to roll it out to you all. Keep your eyes open for it in December.
  • I have two new shorts I’m writing. One is an essay about my fear of monkeys and the other is a vampire story about someone in history. They will both be submitted to press… we’ll see if anything comes of it!
Now, I must go write! 🙂

SD#4: Undecided

Loving how Undecided is coming out. Two new heart-throbs for the gals to swoon over.

Ian, the bad boy drummer and James, the high school quarterback.

We get to see more of day to day school life of Victoria and Cynthia. I’m using a lot of digital tech in this book. Emails, txts, IM’s. I really love that when I watch a movie or read a book with that sort of thing… it’s a part of our daily lives, so why not utilize it, right?

For you Raul lovers, you get more of him too. I have someone coming up in One More Try that will bleed into Undecided to give her a little background. She’s not a good girl.

Still pecking away at it!

Back to Sweet Dreams with Undecided

I plunged back into the world of Sweet Dreams again after a few months concentrating on AL.

The 4th book that cropped up between True Love and One More Try is titled Undecided.

It follows Victoria and Cynthia, back at school after Steve’s attack.

Victoria must heal, deal with school gossip about how she got the wound, and suffer the time away from Rob as best she can.

Cynthia must battle her emotions about Derek and what she told him to do – get over Laura – while also dealing with her mother’s voltaic personality.

Will our two gals make it to graduation without getting in any more scrapes? No one knows.

Cynthia does a lot of soul searching in this book. We also get to see a bigger part of Raul’s life.

30% of the way doesn’t sound like much, but… it’s coming! I’ve written over 8,000 words this weekend! If only there were a few more holidays to get this puppy finished. 🙂

Stay tuned here for more word counts and all the news on what I’m working on.

SD4- Undecided


				

AL Project

For the seven of you that actually read this blog, I thought I’d share that I am working really hard on the AL project. The novel is done and edited… I’m inputting the last edits and then will be sending it to the editor in the next few days.

I am so excited about this one. It’s my first “mainstream-ish” horror that is also a romance.

I’m going to be releasing this one a little differently.  I’m planning on having the book ready to buy in text format when the podcast starts going live, so that if listeners like it, or don’t want to wait for the ending, they can grab it up.

I was going to start a progress blog about it from start to finish, but I think I may just start posting that here.

Not much to say beyond that… stay tuned!  I am soooo excited to be bringing you this one. I am in love with the characters and the world I’ve created here and I hope you like them too! 🙂

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