FAQ: When will you write more Triple Trouble books?

🙂 I love having this “problem.” (No, I don’t consider it a problem. *LOL*!) One of the most common questions I’m getting is, “When will you write the next Triple Trouble book? I’m working on it! *LOL* Here’s the deal — The Lyall wolves and the Alexandr dragons are now inextricably linked. (Damn characters taking … Read More

Writing How-To: Realistic Dialog, Pt. 1

I’m not trying to say I’m da shizzle when it comes to writing dialog (yes, dialog is an acceptable spelling of dialogue). But I’ve been complimented enough on my realistic dialog that I decided it should be a blog post topic. I’ll cover this over several parts, because I couldn’t just sit down and pinpoint … Read More

Writing How-To: Bleeding red ink.

Being a writer means editing is a part of life. It boggles my mind when I hear newbie writers who haven’t even been published, or who have only published one or two small articles or short-stories, whine about the editing process. Since I’m currently working on edits for two of my publishers, I thought it … Read More

Glass half-full.

Well, a follow-up appointment to the doctor gave some good news, some troubling, but overall not bad. One test we all suspected would be positive turned out negative (good), and the biopsy turned out to show “pre-cancer.” Which is terrifying, even though it’s only “pre.” (That’s like saying you’re “pre-mugged” and not feeling weird about … Read More

Six little words.

There are few phrases that can strike terror into a woman’s heart faster than the six little words: “Your pap smear came back abnormal.” I have raised a child with spina bifida. For the past fifteen years, I’ll be honest, the medical care of everyone else has come before mine. When my grandmother had her … Read More

Safe Harbor in print and random notes.

A few random notes today… I’ve got a new print release! “Safe Harbor” is now available in print. http://www.amazon.com/Harbor-Siren-Publishing-Menage-Amour/dp/1606016652 And, yes, I’m working on Triple Trouble 4. *LOL* But first I’m going to finish the bridge book that merges “Steam” and “Trouble Comes in Threes.” That will fill the time gap. (You can still read … Read More

Writing How-To: Beware the alien space bats!

Short one for you today. I’ve been sick, but didn’t want you to think I died. Sometimes writers use plot devices without realizing they’re using them. This can produce results good and bad. Most writers are aware of the Deus ex machina plot device (or should be if you read this blog, because I covered … Read More

E-reader Comparison.

Okay my little blog buddies, I’ve been playing around with my Kindle 2, nook, and older Sony e-reader, and while I don’t have all the answers, I am ready to share a few things I’ve discovered. All three of these players have a computer-based reader you can use. Kindle 2: Amazon’s Kindle reader is also … Read More

E-book conversions.

Since we now own a Sony e-reader, a Kindle, and a nook, I’m working on a comparison post on all of them. In the meantime, you can visit Calibre’s site at: http://calibre-ebook.com/ and use it to convert files to write to the devices. (Yes, that means even to your Kindle.) It’s free software, and allows … Read More

Writing How-To: Taking Stock of Characters, Pt. 1

I’m currently reading “The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers” (3rd Ed.) by Christopher Vogler. I’ve heard of this book for years and just now finally got it so I could read it. If you aren’t familiar with it, he takes a lot of the work Joseph Campbell did on myth (such as in his … Read More

Another note on e-piracy.

Okay, for those of you who see auctions where the sellers claim to have resell rights to my e-books, listen up: THOSE ARE ILLEGAL AUCTIONS. Period. In fact, most auctions of fiction e-books are ILLEGAL. It doesn’t matter what their excuse is, unless it’s all public domain works (meaning OLD stuff like Charles Dickens, at … Read More

Releases Available on Kindle

For the most up-to-date listing of my Kindle releases, hit my Amazon author pages for my various pen names: Tymber Dalton Lesli Richardson Macy Largo Tessa Monroe

Writing How-To: Who’s In Third? Omnipotent limitations.

The first “official” (meaning not a freebie, one I had to pay money for) purchase I made on our new Kindle was Stephen King’s “Under the Dome.” Now, I cut my writing teeth on SK in high school. He was my first “writing idol,” the one I wanted to be “just like him” when my … Read More

"Fierce Radiance" Coming Monday, Feb. 15th!

Geez, you can tell I’ve been swamped, I totally brain farted and forgot to post my cover and info on “Fierce Radiance!” It’s coming Monday, Feb. 15th from Siren-BookStrand, but it’s already available for pre-order! http://www.bookstrand.com/fierce-radiance Blurb: [Ménage Amour: Erotic Sci-Fi Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, M/M, Dom/sub] Being orphaned twice, tragedy defined starship captain … Read More

Writing How-To: "And then, suddenly…"

Deus ex machina. Literally, “god from the machine.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina You’ve seen it before. It’s the object that turns up exactly at the perfect time the characters need it to get out of their life-threatening fix. It’s the character who suddenly remembers they studied Morse code in Boy Scouts and translates the message that sends them … Read More