Photo Credit: Mr. T. P. Cooke, of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, in the character of the monster in the dramatic romance of Frankenstein, 1823 production of Presumption; or, the fate of Frankenstein, lithograph reproduction of an original painting by Nathanial Whittock and Thomas Charles Wageman, The New York Public Library: Tronvillian/ Wikimedia Commons/PD Old … Continue reading Science, Ghosts and Haunted Houses: Three 19th Century Classic Women Horror Writers
Not exactly the Mom and Dad you would picture for the traditional (and fabled) nuclear family, is it? Photo Credit: A Grotesque Couple: Old Woman with an Elaborate Headdress and Old Man with Large Ears and Lacking a Chin, 1491 or 93 – 1570, Giovanni Francesco Melzi, pen and brown ink, Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading Unlikely Pairings: Grotesque Domestic Fiction
~~~~~~~~~ ***PLEASE READ FIRST!!!*** If you click on the giveaway link and there is nowhere to enter your email address, DO NOT PANIC!!! Per the giveaway organizers: If you came through Facebook or logged in on Rafflecopter it automatically grabs your email address. You can click the little toggle in the upper right where it’ll … Continue reading Wait out Winter Giveaway!
Photo Credit: Books on the shelf of an Amazon bookstore with all the covers facing front, location unknown, uploaded 21 March 2016 by Brian Chow: bchow/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “[Literary and commercial fiction are] serve different purposes in our society.” (Levin, par. 2) When I first discovered writing at the age of fourteen, I didn’t read … Continue reading Literary vs. Commercial Fiction – Better or Different?
Photo Credit: Book trash, taken 7 October 2017 by Paul Sableman: Meisam/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0 “[S]ome authors grow to dislike, disown, resent, or regret their books after publication—whether because of an unexpected critical or popular response, changes in their own views, or simple aging.” (Temple, par. 1) The idea that an author might hate a book … Continue reading Unhappy Accidents: Why Writers Hate Their Own Work
****NOTE: Some people have contacted me with concerns that the entry showed no place to put their email. I asked the giveaway organizer about this and this was his response: If you came through Facebook or logged in on Rafflecopter it automatically grabs your email address. You can click the little toggle in the upper … Continue reading Be Our Valentine Giveaway!
Welcome to 2018! And what better way to welcome in the new year than with a huge giveaway :-)? How would you like to add some new authors to your list of favorites this year? This giveaway lets you do that. The idea is that there is one entry where you will receive newsletters from … Continue reading A New Year & A New Card Giveaway!
Photo Credit: A Tale of Two Cities, A Female Jacobin, Title-Page Vignette, 1870, Fred Barnard: Robert Ferrieux/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old) “Writing a tale that seeks revenge, you’ll quickly see that tale as merely a list of hurts, which, when you get to the end of that list, is a list that may not interest … Continue reading Writing as Vengeance
We’re getting real close to the close of 2017! So what could be better for a finale than a huge giveaway? For this giveaway, you’ll be meeting new authors on Amazon, Goodreads, and BookBub, following them to hear the latest news about their upcoming releases and promos. And for doing so, you’ll enter to win … Continue reading 2017 Finale Giveaway!
The holidays are a great time to get social and you can help authors get social too :-). In this giveaway, you have a lot of options to visit author pages on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and for that, you enter for a chance to win a $135 Amazon gift … Continue reading Christmas Social Giveaway!