It took me a month, but I finally finished the changes to Deep Forbidden Lake requested by the acquiring editor of an excellent small press. (Don't you love how casually I tossed that sentence off, as if it happens to me fortnightly, coinciding with KFC cravings*?) Yeah, all it means is I'm waiting to hear Read More
Deep Forbidden Lake Soundtrack from LSHawker on 8tracks Radio. Name Artist Time Album Year 1 Fire Delta Rae 3:41 Carry the Fire 2012 2 American Girl Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 3:33 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1977 3 Mama Flyleaf 3:56 New Horizons 2012 4 Troublemaker Weezer 2:45 Weezer (Red Album) 2008 5 All Read More
by Chloe Hawker My mother gave me her love of cemeteries And words—those carved into stone monoliths As well as those scrawled across the back of Receipt paper and notepads stained with old Coffee drippings. She gave me skinned knees From kneeling in front of gravestones taking Rubbings of the names and strange symbols, Of the Read More
My WIP, Deep Forbidden Lake, won first place in the Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon contest. Many thanks to the judges, and congratulations to all the other winners, especially in Suspense/Mystery category. Here are some comments from the scoresheets: Judge #1 Narrative grips you from the first paragraph. Wonderful pacing. I wanted to read more. I Read More
Tor has finally bought Michael Haspil‘s brilliant urban fantasy Graveyard Shift. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Mike’s agent, Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency, Graveyard Shift is slated to be released the first or second quarter of 2015. Congratulations, Mike!
What an idyllic scene. In the corner of our yard grow three mammoth pine trees, in one of which an owl roosts occasionally. Underneath it is sand, Tonka trucks and…is that a…headstone? Well, yes and no. You see, my dad passed away in our old house. Andy found him dead one Monday morning. Dad was Read More
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ― Jack Read More
1984 – George Orwell Alas Babylon – Pat Frank The Amateur Marriage – Anne Tyler The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon Angle of Repose – Wallace Stegner Anthem – Ayn Rand Before I Go to Sleep – S.J. Watson Bel Canto – Ann Patchett Blue Shoe – Anne Lamott The Bonfire Read More
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After the Gold Rush — Neil Young 1970 Against the Wind — Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 1980 Aja — Steely Dan 1977 Almost Famous Soundtrack — Various 2000 America — America 1971 Another Grey Area — Graham Parker 1982 As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls — Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays Read More
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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~Calvin Coolidge
Publishers Weekly, Amazon Breakout Novel Award Expert Reviewers, other contest judges
ABNA Expert Reviewer #1
ABNA Expert Reviewer #2
Deep Forbidden Lake
Narrative grips you from the first paragraph. Wonderful pacing. I wanted to read more. I found the voice original and very interesting.
I would buy this book.
Zebulon Judge #1
Deep Forbidden Lake
Right away I had to know more about Petty. What a terrific character! I was biting my nails. Even when it was slow the tension ran through every sentence. The end of chapter one was amazing! Please let me know when this book is published. I just have to read it all!
Zebulon Judge #2
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