Reblog: Year End Review

John L. Monk:

What a great list. I should come up with one of my own.

Originally posted on K. McKinley's Blog:

Chuck Wendig posted a year end review with a list of ten things that you had to pick your absolute favorite of. There could be only one and he made that very clear. I like posting my favorite things, so here is my 2014 year end review:

1) Favorite novel of the year?

Gun to my head I choose Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. It was a difficult decision and came down to that or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell or Night Broken by Patricia Briggs. I haven’t yet read Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews or it could have been that.

2) Favorite non-fiction book of the year?

The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year by Dawn Dais

I did not read as much non-fiction this year as I should have. I’ve got a stack of non-fiction I keep meaning to…

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Here is my interview with John L. Monk

John L. Monk:

An interview I had at Authors Interviews. If you’re curious about the salacious details, have a look :)

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:


Name: John L. Monk

Age: 43

Where are you from: Virginia

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc:

I’m the oldest of two, with a younger sister. I barely graduated high school, then went to college and made the Dean’s List every year. I can’t do anything unless I’m interested in it, have a dog in the race, etc. Anthropology was a good major for a guy like me—interesting and just about useless at the same time. It gave me the veneer of intelligence without the threat of anyone expecting much from me. Thank goodness I had computer skills to fall back on.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Well, my first book “Kick” is now permafree – meaning I’m giving it away to one and all for the bargain price of nothin’.  And I’m loving it. I get anywhere from 50-100 downloads a day, on…

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Russell Blake: 2015 Predictions

Love this guy’s advice on indie publishing. Definitely worth reading:

2015 Predictions.


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Word count, just barely: 7000


I’m the one who knocks!

This week was hell from a word count perspective. I actually wrote more than 7000, but ended up backspacing away a good 1000 words because it wasn’t what I wanted. Also, Christmas is coming up, and I’ve had to do some other things besides writing. So finding the time to write got a little harder last week. That said, in all honesty: I still had way more time to write than you can possibly imagine. But I seem to need a lot more time to come up with anything good. Witness the 1000+ deleted words.  Still, Scut’s down for the count as of last night.



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Regulation 19 audiobook is now out!

Loved the sample — gets me in that Rook Mountain mindset.


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Repost: Interview with Tom Covenent

John L. Monk:

Cool author interview site I found.

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:

Name Tom Covenent

Age 55

Where are you from

London, England

A little about yourself `ie your education Family life etc

I’m an Englishman, born and bred. My parents were divorced when I was a youngster and I spent a few years living between the two of them as they tried to build new lives from the devastated landscape of their marriage! I have several siblings but don’t have anything much to do with them as we were spread far and wide.

I left formal education as soon as I was allowed and got myself a job. My employer sent me to college where I learned about computers and technology at a time when nobody had a computer. I learned to get drunk and have fun, going to rock concerts (I saw Frank Zappa live!).

Basically I enjoyed the pleasures of life as often and as much as I could…eventually…

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I’m helping Hugh Howey get some exposure

My Trixy Chestity story is in a new anthology called Stories On The Go. Hugh Howey also has a story in it. I’m hoping to use my fame to help Hugh get some exposure :)

Awesome Indie Lindy Moone is in it too, as well as awesome indie reviewer Carol Kean.

The book is free, so go ahead and download it when you get a chance.



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