Time to get to work

I think that’s the question most writers have asked themselves at one time or another. It usually isn’t because we have no ideas but because we have too many. We might be in the middle of writing one book when the idea for another suddenly pops into our head. We might have finished one book and be ready to start another, only to have a chorus of plots and characters all singing […]

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The sun, it burns

Like many this morning, I look out the window and groan as the sun peeks over the horizon. No, I didn’t party too hearty yesterday. I’m just not a morning person. Add to that the fact I finished the rough draft for Skeletons in the Closet Saturday and my brain is still a bit fried. So, with the exception of going to my critique group yesterday, I took the day off. I […]

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When a book becomes a series — Nocturnal Lives

Yesterday, I started a series of posts on how I wound up writing four different series at once. It wasn’t something I did by plan. It just happened. You see, my muse is an evil creature who likes to torment me by enticing me with one book and then, as that book nears its end, letting me know that it really is just the beginning. The first time it happened, I figured […]

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Update

I’ve been head down at the keyboard, doing my best to catch up on not only my writing but the editing projects that have been backlogged for much too long. The writing is back on track, fortunately, and the editing is getting there. I’m hopeful that everything will be caught up within the next two weeks. In the meantime, Slay Bells Ring will be going live for purchase later this week as […]

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Indie Author Christmas Sale

Cedar Sanderson, friend and author, is spearheading a small curated Christmas Sale for indie authors and I’m honored to have been invited to take part. I don’t know about the rest of you, but books have always been one of the staples I gave for Christmas and other occasions when a gift was needed. That hasn’t changed with the advent of e-books. All e-books means is you have to be a bit […]

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NaNo is over. What now? (repost from Mad Genius Club)

Sorry, guys, I know I’ve been MIA. As I explain in my MGC post, I’ve been on a writing/editing jag with a healthy does of real life thrown in. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. So, those of you I owe edits to, they will hit your inboxes in the next week or so, if not sooner. Believe me, you didn’t want them before now, not […]

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Nocturnal Challenge – Evolution of a Series

Back when I wrote Nocturnal Origins (Nocturnal Lives Book 1), I didn’t do it as the beginning of a series. In fact, that was the last thing I meant to do. It wasn’t a genre I usually wrote in. I was bucking the trend in how it was written. I figured it would be a one-off and I would move on. More than that, I had never considered doing a series. What […]

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A character speaks

  I know I’ve been more absent than usual from the blog of late. I’ve written about some of the reason but most of it falls under the headings of “Real Life Kicks Author’s Ass” and “Uncooperative Main Character”. Both are finally starting to get under control (knocks on wood) and makes a note to go hunt a four leafed clover. As it stands now, I will be uploading Nocturnal Challenge to […]

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Cover reveal

Nocturnal Challenge will be going up for pre-sale next week. Last night, the wonderful Sarah A. Hoyt designed the cover for me. The cover elements come from Dollar Photo Club. I’ll post those credits at the end. Sarah also redesigned the covers for the other novels in the series. Here they are: And here is the cover image for the boxed set: Amur Leopard © michaelfitz / Dollar Photo Club The woman is © […]

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Nocturnal Challenge – Snippet 2

(This snippet is from my upcoming novel, Nocturnal Challenge. This is the fourth book, and the fifth entry, in the Nocturnal Lives series. This snippet is not the final edited version of what will appear in the novel. that means there very well will be changes between now and final publication. This work is copyright 2015 by Amanda S. Green. All rights reserved. No part of this may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or […]

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