Friday, December 29, 2017

Join us for a writing conference!

March 2-4, 2018
Webster University, Bellevue, Switzerland

Join us for a weekend of workshops, panels, and networking!

Since 1996, the Geneva Writers’ Conference has been uniting writers from around the world for high-level instruction, support, and feedback. Conference teachers are committed to sharing their knowledge, skills, and perspectives on writing as an art and as a profession.

The conference venue is ten minutes from the center of Geneva and easily accessible by car or train.

Early Bird registration fee is CHF 220. 
After December 31, registration fee is CHF 250.  The fee includes:
  • ·         Four 90 minute writing workshops (choices in fiction, children’s writing, nonfiction, and poetry).
  • ·         Two 90 minute panels on topics relevant to writers today.
  • ·         Two Question and Answer sessions with instructors and panelists.
  • ·         Opportunity to sell and buy books at bookshop.
  • ·         Closing reception Sunday afternoon.
  • ·         Coffee and tea throughout the weekend.

Hot meals are available at an additional cost. 

Registration deadline is 27 February 2018.

For more detailed information, or to register, see

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mistletoe and Mischief

Happy Holidays!

The authors of the Blazing Indie Collective wanted to give back to their readers and say THANK YOU for your support. We weren't sure what to do so, being writers, we wrote!   Mistletoe and Mischief: A Collection of Magical Holiday Tales is an anthology of brand new speculative holiday stories. Supernatural, steampunk, horror, romance...over 400 pages of unique holiday tales for FREE! The collection is only available through the holidays then will be unpublished.

I've contributed a story that features my favorite character, Melusine DorĂ©, early in her career as a monster hunter.  I hope you will enjoy it!
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Ode to my Mother

My mother passed away on August 26th, 2017. Words cannot begin to describe how much I will miss her.  This is a short piece written about her that originally appeared in Offshoots 10, Writings from Geneva.

I love you, Mom.

Fragmented Archaeology 
Katie Hayoz

My mother wanted to be an archaeologist.

As a girl, she spent afternoons in the library, turning crisp pages full of fuzzy black and white photographs, detailed drawings of famous mummies, and lists of strange artifacts.  She intended to dig in Egypt one day, hot sand stinging her eyes, treasures from the gods of long ago unearthed delicately by a soft brush and her fingers.

She ended up a stay-at-home mom, raising six children.  The treasures she so delicately picked out of the sand were bright plastic trucks and bottle caps and sticks punched through leaves to make flags for castles. Her tools were not brushes and picks but soft words and pancakes and singing and love.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Melusine Gets a Makeover!

This is one mermaid you don't want to mess with!  

If you've read the Clockwork Siren Series, you know Melusine is a badass.  Time for the cover to reflect that.  Check out the monster hunter's makeover and tell me what you think.
To celebrate, Immersed will be only 99 cents until June 29th on Kindle.

Thanks to the cover designer, Andreea Vraciu!!  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and Some Awesome Ebooks!!

Wooooooooot! Eli Constant is celebrating her FB page.  Here's your chance to win! Click on the picture and it will take you to the Rafflecopter Giveaway.  It's FREE to enter, and you just might end up with something awesome.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Road Trip! Release of Camino Beach by Amanda Callendrier

I count myself super lucky to have the absolute best critique group in the world. Not only are these women great writers, but great friends as well.  And today I want to shout out how happy I am for my critique buddy, Amanda Callendrier, on the release of her first novel, Camino Beach. Need a fun romp that also touches your heart to start off the summer? Look no further.  Grab a copy here, slather on the sunscreen, and enjoy!

Sarah Martin had every intention of skipping her high school reunion. Once a popular girl and valedictorian, she’s now pushing forty, divorced, and running a small bookstore in Nashville—not exactly an impressive life. But Sarah’s best friend, Kristen, won’t take no for an answer, and she won’t let them return to Briley High without Roxanne, the missing third in their senior-high trio.
The beautiful and wild Roxanne—who listened to eighties rocker chicks, let anyone kiss her at parties, and dragged Sarah into plenty of trouble—disappeared just weeks before graduation. But Sarah’s not so sure she wants to track her down. She knows Roxanne’s departure was likely because of a betrayal—hers.
Along with their pal Jack, Sarah and Kristen embark on a quest in a beat-up old El Camino, once the center of their spring-break dreams, in search of Roxanne. But the road ahead is full of surprises that will force the friends to confront their pasts and consider the paths they’ve chosen—and the ones still waiting to be explored.

Amanda Callendrier was born in Nashville and currently lives in the French Alps, near the Geneva border. She attended Tulane University and Case Western Reserve University and holds an MA in English. When she is not writing books about old cars, she is teaching writing at Webster University.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lazy Day Post (again)

I just finished writing two short pieces. Now I am tackling a complete and utter rewrite of a novel. No cutting and pasting. No looking back. I've decided to trash the 95,000 words and start once more with a blank page. This is the book I want to be my best. I'm willing to torture myself to make it so.

I'm exhausted. I've done enough thinking to make my brain hurt.  So now it's time to be lazy.

Looks like I'm not the only one who's decided to take it easy.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Myths and Legends Box Set Release Day

Hey everyone. Time to spread the love. I have several author friends in this set.  Even if it were only ONE book you couldn't go wrong for 99 cents, but TWENTY!?!? 

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Today is the release day for the Myths & Legends boxed set! Get 20 books from 20 different authors in one boxed set for only 0.99$!

This is my stop during the book blitz for the Myths & Legends Boxed Set. This is the sixth and final post during this tour. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

Myths & Legends is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads currently available to buy for only 99c, including works from New York Times, USA Today, Bestselling, and various Award-Winning authors!

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by Margo Bond Collins, N.R. Larry, Joanne Wadsworth, J.H. Croix, Madisyn Ashmore, Michelle Madow, Amber Lynn Natusch, Chrissy Peebles, Genevieve Jack, Siobhan Davis, S.L. Morgan, J.L. Hendricks, Lisa Manifold, Corinne O’Flynn, Andrea Pearson, Emily Martha Sorensen, Ever Coming, Sarah M Cradit, Rachael Slate, Olivia Wildenstein and Cael Percy
Genre: Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult, New Adult and Adult
Release Date: 18 April, 2017

The MYTHS & LEGENDS Boxed Set is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads, including works from USA Today bestsellers, Bestselling Harlequin authors, and various Award-Winning authors!

Gear up for a collection packed with an exciting mix of undiscovered existing titles and brand new content! The pages inside are packed with everything from vampires, faeries, witches, and shifters to romantic quests, cities brimming with paranormal activity, secret societies, and ruthless villains.

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for vampire and witch romance, urban fantasy, shifter romance, and spellbinding myths from more than twenty bestselling authors!

*Estimated Total Page Count: 5,000+

You can find Myths & Legends on Goodreads

20 books in one boxed set for only 0.99$!
Buy the Myths & Legends boxed set for only 0.99$ here:
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The Authors:
Margo Bond Collins
N.R. Larry
Joanne Wadsworth
J.H. Croix
Madisyn Ashmore
Michelle Madow
Amber Lynn Natusch
Chrissy Peebles
Genevieve Jack
Siobhan Davis
S.L. Morgan
J.L. Hendricks
Lisa Manifold
Corinne O’Flynn
Andrea Pearson
Emily Martha Sorensen
Ever Coming
Sarah M Cradit
Rachael Slate
Olivia Wildenstein
Cael Percy

Release Day Giveaway
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The authors of this box set are hosting a big giveaway to celebrate the release of the Myths & Legends box set! One winner will win a $100 Amazon gift card!

For a chance to win enter the giveaway here:
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Tour Wide Giveaway

During the book blitz for Myths & Legends there’s a tour wide giveaway! These are the prizes you can win:
- 5 Myths & Legends Boxsets
- 3 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
- Various signed paperbacks by the participating authors

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Giveaway Post

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein: Giveaway and Pre-Order Price

My good friend Olivia Wildenstein is about to release her next novel!

 Enter a world full of magic, shifting alliances, and a haunting mystery.

Until April 4th, it's only $1.99

The story:

Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken. 

Rose Petal Graves is the beginning of a new trilogy. 

"Olivia Wildenstein’s book is an enchanting work that pulled plenty of action and romance into one story of mythical proportions. If her fabulous, and well writtenstoryline isn’t enough to make you fall in love with her, wait until you reach the climaticending that will leave you drooling for her sequel." 
-- Tara, an Amazon reviewer

If you still love reading on paper, then you're in luck! Rose Petal Graves is available in paperback and hardcover. Take your pick.

Enter and win:

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

To celebrate her new launch, Olivia is holding a giveaway. It will be live until April 4th so don't forget to enter. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

State of the Union

I cannot express the grief and anger and disgust I am feeling right now.  
I am so sorry to see the United States go in this direction.