Posts Tagged ‘writing’

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

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

Updates October 2014

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

It’s finally fall! YEAH! Time for scarf weather, Halloween, and staying inside to get some work done! For those of you I saw during the summer at events, I’d like to say thank you for supporting my career and being interested in my new work. For those of you who are at-home supporters, I thank you too. I’ve been just crazy busy, so let me share what I’ve been working on. Unfortunately, they are all works in progress, but I’ve been plugging away and hopefully some of them will come to fruition in 2015.

WRITING, EDITING, WRITING, RINSE REPEAT

  • 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.
  • Northanger: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. It’s coming along, but it’s on hold right now as I work on the 3rd project on this list.
  • Dusk’s Warriors, the print version sequel to my vampire novel, Night’s Knights, is currently on my desk. No, it’s not on my desk… it’s covering my desk, and might swallow it whole if I don’t get cracking on it. Edits are my least favorite thing to do, as you know. Edits and more edits and more edits still! I’m hoping to get this puppy polished by the end of the year and then I might have some good news for you in 2015.
  • HorrorAddicts.net Season 9 is wrapped! Another awesome season of my horror podcast has wrapped with the season finale special, #110 with guests Midnight Syndicate, Emily Goodwin, Miss Misery, and Ed Pope. This podcast is so fun, but a lot of work, so I’m happy to have a few months off to concentrate on my writing. If you’d like to listen to the finale from here, I’ve placed a clickable button below.
  • Artistic License: Yes, I am still plugging away on the Artistic License podcast. It’s slow going for a couple of reasons. 1.) I found all my audio for the chapters I’d already recorded (1-8) was bad. I’m currently rerecording each one by one as I construct them so it will sound better. 2.) I don’t have as much bandwidth on this as I’d like… so I can only post one chapter each month. If I get impatient, I suppose I’ll pay a bit more for more space, but right now it fits my slow going because of the audio.

INTERVIEWS/BLOGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

NEW AND AVAILABLE NOW

  • tlsmall√ True Love is available in print and Kindle.
    Victoria Knox has an awesome boyfriend, great friends, and her singing career is on its way. Are the nightmares she’s been having a warning, or just her subconscious second-guessing the happiness she’s feeling for the first time in her life? When her boyfriend, Rob, whisks her off on a weekend trip planned completely in her honor, someone from her past has another agenda designed to ruin her. Will Rob be able to save her from the devious plans of a demented stalker?
    Boy band star, Derek Montgomery, is falling for Cynthia Porter in a big way, but she’s not sure she wants anything to do with him. Competing with the memories of Derek’s ex and tabloid rumors, Cynthia would rather let go of him than deal with all the drama. Can Derek prove to her that he’s serious and that she’s not just the rebound girl?
    Join these musically inspired friends as they find out if they’ve found true love.
  • ruinsbig4√  Rich and Roulo, Vol. 2 : RUINS is now available on Kindle.
    This is a great mix of my “Mummy” story and Heather’s “Great Asp” tale, along with a scary goddess poem.
    Authors Emerian Rich and H. E. Roulo come together to bring you Rich & Roulo, a fiction series harkening back to vaudevillian days where madness bordered on greatness, misery became wisdom, and beauty was found in even the most broken doll.
    In Rich and Roulo’s second volume, the woeful tale of a kidnapped princess and the story of an unwilling hero, join the poem of an ancient and powerful goddess to bring you RUINS. Set in exotic locations, these fables explore earthly concerns of love and life against a backdrop of death. The volume makes you wonder, once death has you, is there anything left? Or were we ruins to begin with?

COMING SOON

  • √ Coming soon… SO EXCITED to share what I’m releasing in 2015, but they are all too new to announce! Stay tuned. 🙂

SWEET DREAMS SERIES STATS

NIGHT’S KNIGHTS SERIES

  • NK#1 Night’s Knights – available now.
  • NK#2  Dusk’s Warriors Working on the first read through now, then on to inputting edits and getting this puppy out to my first readers.
  • NK#3 Day’s Children

  • NK#4 Dawn’s Drog


OTHER SERIES/STORIES

  • Northanger Abbey rewrite – This will be the next full-length novel to release. It’s coming along!
  • 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.
  • Lost Doe – Out to first readers.

PODCASTING

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

  • “Becoming” – flash about banshees – sub to contest.
  • √ “Haunted Item” short story is awesome — Sub, rej, subbing again.
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — Reworking
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – you horror people will love this one. Sub, rej, subbing again.
  • √  Nonfiction piece about my autistic son. Getting ready for a new publisher.
  • √  Wrote a 100 word story for HorrorAddicts.net’s I should do something with this. Yep. I still need to do something with this.

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

June Updates

Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers and Listeners,

Hope the summer is treating you well. I’ve been pretty busy lately at cons and such, and have seen many of you there, so thank you for supporting my career and being interested in my new work. I am so blessed to have a nice group of readers who email me and continue to be involved. 🙂

While I was amid the craziness of con-itis, I had a new release with my fellow writer, Heather Roulo and a brand new novelette in the Anime Girl Series! So lets run down the stats, shall we?

NEW AND AVAILABLE NOW

  • ruinsbig4√  Rich and Roulo, Vol. 2 : RUINS is now available on Kindle.
    This is a great mix of my “Mummy” story and Heather’s “Great Asp” tale, along with a scary goddess poem.
    Authors Emerian Rich and H. E. Roulo come together to bring you Rich & Roulo, a fiction series harkening back to vaudevillian days where madness bordered on greatness, misery became wisdom, and beauty was found in even the most broken doll.
    In Rich and Roulo’s second volume, the woeful tale of a kidnapped princess and the story of an unwilling hero, join the poem of an ancient and powerful goddess to bring you RUINS. Set in exotic locations, these fables explore earthly concerns of love and life against a backdrop of death. The volume makes you wonder, once death has you, is there anything left? Or were we ruins to begin with?
  • AG2Final√  Anime Girl 2 available on Kindle. For those of you who loved the first tale, Abby and Chase are back in a brand new tale!
    Bestselling manga author, Abby Tanaka, is in love with her talent manager, Chase. It’s been three weeks since they met for the first time at an anime conference in Los Angeles. Now, she’s travelling to San Francisco for another con, and plans to have a weekend of romance with Chase. As of yet, they have only kissed, but Abby has drawn a few places their relationship could go.
    Arriving at the hotel early seems like a good idea, but when Abby finds out Chase will be spending most of the weekend catering to sexy SciFi movie star, Tosh James, all her plans for a romantic weekend go down the drain. Not only is Tosh every girlfriend’s worst nightmare, but her wicked charms and low-cut outfits threaten to make Chase forget Abby altogether.
    Will Abby lose the man of her dreams to the sultry Tosh? Or will her character Emiko inspire her to win him back?
  • √  Star Struck, Sweet Dreams #2, is now out in print and Kindle formats.

COMING SOON

  • √ Coming soon… True Love? Sweet Dreams #3 is with me. I’ve lagged a bit on the proof, but hoping to release in July.

SWEET DREAMS SERIES STATS

  • SD#1 Sweet Dreams – available now.
  • SD#2 Star Struck – available now.
  • SD#3 True Love?  – July release.
  • SD#4 Undecided  – COMPLETE! To subscribe, go to www.SweetDreamsNovel.com
  • SD#5: One More Try – The first readers have reported back and I am doing some rewrites of the main battle scene.
  • SD#6 – 2 B with U
  • SD#7 – Anything 4 U
  • SD#8 – Life or Death
  • Anime Girl 1 – available now.
  • Anime Girl 2 – available now. 🙂 NEW!

NIGHT’S KNIGHTS SERIES

  • NK#1 Night’s Knights – available now.
  • NK#2  Dusk’s Warriors Working on the first read through now, then on to inputting edits and getting this puppy out to an editor.
  • NK#3 Day’s Children

  • NK#4 Dawn’s Drog


OTHER SERIES/STORIES

  • Northanger Abbey rewrite – This will be the next full-length novel to release. It’s coming along!
  • 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.

PODCASTING

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

  • √ “Haunted Item” short story is awesome — waiting to sub in July.
  • √ “PODS” short story is awesome — subing this week!
  • √ “Evangeline’s Ribbon” – you horror people will love this one. – Subing by August.
  • √ Nonfiction piece about my autistic son. Submitted, pending.
  • √  Wrote a 100 word story for HorrorAddicts.net’s I should do something with this. Yep. I still need to do something with this.

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

Lookalikes – Writing Research

What does writing research have to do with Hollywood lookalikes? Well, it combines my two favorite things, the website imdb.com and my love of digging for the truth! When researching movies and actors there is no better site than imdb.com, the internet movie database. I have the app on my phone and use it daily, but recently was shocked to find out some people don’t know about it.

How do I use it for my writing? Well, let’s say you’re trying to reference a certain actor for your character to mention in your text. You can’t say… “You know that one guy who played that cop in that one show with the other guy who is always the bad guy? THAT’s who I’m gonna act like when I smash your skull to bits.” Not as powerful as if you know what you’re talking about, right? I also search stars when I am looking for character pictures for my own personal slam books.

This post is one I’ve been thinking about for awhile. I am just amazed at how many lookalikes there are in Hollywood. When I was younger and we moved a lot, mom used to tell me there are only 1,000 people in the world, so when we moved and saw someone who looked like someone from our old town, she’d nod knowingly. “I told you so.” Her theory stood up when I was five. Now that I know that’s not true, I am still fascinated by lookalikes… so let’s see if you agree with my observations.

Catherine Mary Stewart vs. Jessica Steen
Catherine was in the Night of the Comet – our favorite zombie-smashing, video game playing, cheerleader’s older sister, hide in the movie theater projection room hottie. Jessica was in one of my favorite 80’s movies, Sing and also in a great TV series called Homefront. For the life of me, I can never tell the two apart. They are both gorgeous women and have aged well.
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Cher Lloyd vs Kaya Scodelario
The bad girl from X Factor UK vs. the bad girl from Skins. They both happen to be from the UK, but as far as I know, are no relation.

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Rick Ocasek vs. Ivan E. Roth, or “Willy” the head stock boy in Night of the Comet.
I actually thought Rick Ocasek from the Cars played this zombie stock boy for years! Add a little zombie makeup and he could do it!
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Alexandra Chando vs. Nina Dobrev
The Lying Game‘s star vs. The Vampire Diaries star. What’s more is they both play “twin” like characters on their shows. Alexandra is playing twin girls, separated at birth and Nina is playing the lead Elena and her doppelganger vampire ancestor from the past.alexnina

Sam Trammell vs. Matthew Settle
The wolf from True Blood vs. the dad from Gossip Girlsammat

Demi Moore and Jordana Brewster
Mom and daughter? When I first saw Jordana in D.E.B.S. I thought for sure she was Demi’s daughter.

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Do you have any Hollywood lookalikes?
Is there a site you use for reference that you couldn’t live without?

What the heck has Emz been doing? Update Dec 2013

Oh man… you guys, I didn’t even know it had been since July that I made an update post. Bad, bad author.

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Sorry to all of you who wanted to meet at the 100 Authors Event and ConVolution. I had to cancel these events because of family life. Hope to do more events in 2014. I’ve been going through a big life change, but it is for the better. It gives me more time to write and so I dug into my projects with a gusto and totally forgot about blogging. The up side? I have lots of lit news! Let’s get on with it!

NEW AND AVAILABLE NOW

  •    halloweenOne Hellacious Halloween – COMPLETE! Book by Horror Novel Reviews Featuring my story “SoulTaker 2.0”.
  • √  Anime Girl – COMPLETE! A new novelette written in the world of Sweet Dreams. So excited about this one. It’s available now on Kindle and the cover art is by a long-time reader of mine, Alyssa Loveless. Abby Tanaka is the creator of the fastest selling manga series on the market, Shuttle 5. Chase Everett, a talent manager with Malloy Inc., promises to take away Abby’s stress. Find out what happens when they finally meet.
  • √  Horrific History – COMPLETE! Book by Hazardous Press Featuring my story “Prettiest Thhorrifichistorygrings”.

SWEET DREAMS SERIES

  • Undecided – podcasting now… to subscribe, go to www.SweetDreamsNovel.com for updates.
  • Star Struck – For those of you more interested in the print versions of these books, never fear! I am finished the final edits for Star Struck and it’s on the editor’s desk! Looks like this one will be in 2014. After Star Struck, will of course be True Love!
  • SD#5: One More Try – Just finishing up the edit inputs for this puppy! Hoping to send out to my first readers very soon. Can’t wait to podcast this one. Cyn will have a spotlight like in Undecided, but so will Victoria as her 1st solo gig approaches.

Night’s Knights SERIES

  • √  Dusk’s Warriors podnovel is COMPLETE – my next move on this is to input all of Dusk’s Warriors edits and get a really good first draft… then move on there through the edit and print process.
  • Day’s Children – is the next to write, but I’ve only got a handful of notes.
  • Dawn’s Drog – will be the fourth (I won’t say final – but it’s the final in my 4-part plan) novel in the series. I have even less notes on this one.

OTHER SERIES/STORIES

  • Northanger Abbey rewrite – This will be the next full-length novel to release. I am looking forward to getting this one all together since I’ve been taking notes on it for years.
  • 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.

PODCASTING

  • Undecided – podcasting now… to subscribe, go to www.SweetDreamsNovel.com for updates.
  • Artistic License – collecting voices and recording now.

COMING SOON 

  • √ Monkey phobia short story, “The Monkey Queen” SOLD to Hidden Thoughts Press! Publication news to follow.
  • √ Rich & Roulo: Volume 2: We’re working on this now. 

AVAILABLE NOW

  • √  hdfrontcoverHorrorAddicts.net Season 8 is COMPLETE – gearing up for Season 9 in 2014!
  • √  Horrible Disasters – COMPLETE! Featuring my 1906 San Francisco Earthquake story, “Hammersmith House”. All profit goes to help disaster relief.
  • √  Rich & Roulo: Volume 1, DESIRE – COMPLETE! Kindle eBook short story collection with me and H. E. Roulo. This is a new series we’ve kept top secret till now. We will be rolling more of these out. I’m excited about this project. Hope you are too.
  • √  Artistic License – COMPLETE! Podnovel version coming soon!

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

  • √ “Haunted Item” short story is awesome — submitted to 3rd new market, waiting.
  • √ Gorey flash fiction piece. COMPLETE! Stayed to 500 words only. I remembered where I am going to submit, but have not sent it yet. There is something it needs. Tweaking, then I will resubmit.
  • 999 word story about Halloween/Soul Taking. Submitted to a flash contest, pending. SOLD! See above.
  • √ Nonfiction piece about my autistic son. Submitted, pending.
  • √  Wrote a 100 word story for HorrorAddicts.net’s I should do something with this. Yep. I still need to do something with this.

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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