The weather yesterday in New York City was great if you love snow and cold and wind and want a day off from school but terrible if you hate the snow and cold and wind and have to work from home while supervising two small children. I find myself in the latter group, of course!
The younger and I watching the husband and elder son shovel. I didn’t want to let him outside because of the 50-mile-an-hour winds (he’s only 29 pounds)!
Being on a conference call while people are demanding juice and Peppa Pig videos is pretty tough, and trying to get through almost a full day inside with minimal screen time while you are working on your day job stuff is tougher. While I was making dinner, I had them clean up about 50 pounds worth of Legos, race tracks, puzzles, and the like. However, during the day the whole house was a minefield of toys.
But, we got through it, and today schools are open again, and while we deliberately went in late to avoid the rush, getting there was not totally terrible. In any case, I wanted to make my first book, New Blood, free for yesterday for snowed-in reading. But, in the stress and insanity of the day, I forgot to announce it. In the spirit of better late than never, it’s free today as well. Please feel free to download your copy here!
I have been neglecting this blog, and I know it. The main reason is my desparate push to get the first draft of Witch Blood completed by my self-imposed deadline of mid-July. Things like life and sleeping seem to be getting in the way though. Anyway, onto my two announcements.
Announcement the First:
If you would like to read a bit of my non-vampire writings, go take a look at www.horrorbound.com
. You will see my huge mug and a link to my short story, The Dweller
. I originally wrote it after my first experience with the role-playing game Call of Cthulhu
and subsequently reading some HP Lovecraft. Then, because I didn’t know what to do with it, I left it on my hard drive to die. But once I was getting rid of that computer, I came across it. Motivated by my ability to publish New Blood
, I submitted it the the online magazine Horror Bound
, and yay! I was accepted.
One day I wore a very unflattering coat and visited HP Lovecraft’s grave.
Announcement the Second:
There is an event happening on my facebook page! This is the deal: I will give you copies, in pdf or kindle formats, of my two books, New Blood
and Wild Blood
. In return, you promise to write me reviews on my Amazon page. And as an added bonus, if you write reviews for both books, I will send you a free copy of Witch Blood
when it is released. It’s a win-win situation! Go check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/373021822762101/
And with that, I should probably get back to writing!