Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'M BACK!!!!

Greetings All!
Okay, I've decided to start this up again. I began one today on my webpage but I need to have a blog where I can host authors etc.

I am anticipating hosting my CP author, Aubrie Dionne as she releases her third book in the New Dawn series, Haven 6 soon. There will be a giveaway of a pretty necklace. I'll post the info as it gets closer.

My writing news is that I made it through 2011. I uploaded my first book to Kindle/Smashwords/Nook in March, 2011 (AINE) and I now have 17 things published (some are short stories and novellas). Wow. Huh?

I am currently working on editing a YA Dystopian, writing a short story inspired by a fairy tale and thinking about another story that's brewing.

In November my second Mel Thompson, P.I. mystery, IF IT'S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE TROUBLE is coming out from Gypsy Shadow Publishing. And, in Feb. 2013 my second Lore of Fei book, WAR OF FEI is coming out from Muse It Up Publishing.

I am still querying and trying to find an agent. I have a middle grade urban fantasy out there, a children's picture book and a space opera.

Recently I participated in Kindle free promotion with Kindle Select. I had 105 people download my YA historical book, EIGYR an historical fiction about the early life of King Arthur's mother. I am putting my novel, MOON PRINCESS free for Monday, Aug. 27th only to go along with a guest interview I am doing. And on Labor Day weekend, my novella, ORPHEUS ASCENDING a Greek retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice tragic love story will be free.

I put the price of WITCH HUNTER to 99 cents because it wasn't selling well and it has boosted the sales. I will be doing a giveaway for it in October.

If anyone wishes a free ebook copy in order to do a review, please let me know.

Until Next Time, Take Care,










Kathleen

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Update

Okay, I've been neglectful of my blog. I keep up with my website but my blog? Not so much. Please visit my website at: www.gaelicfairie.webs.com to view my latest news about my books. Thanks!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Still here and writing!

I haven't updated this in a bit. I've been working furiously on editing the murder mystery novel. I've also just completed my WIP the YA Arthurian inspired space opera/paranormal romance book!
The weather has been cooperating this week although it has been cold. I am reading CLAIRE DE LUNE about female werewolves and enjoying it very much. I even dreamt about werewolves the other night so no more reading it before bed! My paranormal romance has a werewolf in it too (well actually a whole planet of them).
I am continuing to persevere with my faerie novel and keep on sending it out. Since this is the Chinese year of the Rabbit and I am a Rabbit, this is my year!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Still Writing

I am up to 37K on my Arthurian inspired novel.
I read an interesting blog post yesterday about the use of the so-called "feminine gaze" in fantasy novels. I wonder if because those of us here in the US have been brought up a certain way if the feminine gaze female authors use are still the male gaze? I am struggling with this issue in my current WIP, Although my MC is female I wonder if she is "female enough" or if she is more male. Then I think, what does it matter as long as her story is told from her POV? The whole gender has come up because I know of a person who is struggling with gender identity and although society perceives the person as one gender the person perceives themselves as another or do they? Even this person has a problem defining their role, it's no wonder writers have trouble with this too. One comment suggested that it all stems from homophobia, girls can wear pants and act like males but males cannot act like females without being labeled gay or feminine as if that is something bad. How can writers help? By writing characters both male and female that are well-rounded characters, neither one is stronger than the other, both have feminine and masculine characteristics. We as a society need to embrace all aspects of ourselves, and together we can blend those elements into a whole.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Another Friday

Three rejections of the faerie novel in my inbox this week. One rejection letter was a nice one! It encouraged me to keep shopping the novel around even though it wasn't right for their agency. It was a personal touch that made the rejection a little less painful. I entered the ABNA this week and sent off a short story. I am determined, or tenacious or maybe just stubborn when it comes to sending stuff out.
I am working on my Arthurian inspired novel and am up to 20,000 words on it so far. I like it. The characters seem to be going off in directions that I did not anticipate! A very good thing.
I cannot believe it's coming up on February already! Oh, I came across a singer from Ann Arbor named Jetty Rae that I adore! She has a fantastic voice.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Goodbye Mr. Chips

I just watched the 1939 version with Greer Garson in it. It was good and the makeup was very well done as Mr. Chipps aged. I have to say I like the Peter O'Toole/Petula Clark version the best. I remember when I was younger thinking that I would like to live a life where I had no regrets. I know I've written about this before but I do regret not pursuing a Ph.D in English. I envision myself teaching in a small liberal arts college in either Northern California or on the northern east coast of the US. Teaching eager students yearning to partake of my knowledge of writing...well, it is a dream after all! LOL. Anyway one of the most important characteristics anyone can have is hope and hope leads to dreams. As long as those dreams are not based in delusions (i.e. I will never be an astrophysicist no matter how much I want to be one), to have dreams is to have hope.