An interviewer recently posed this question to me: Do you have a signature accessory, color, fragrance, phrase, or meal? Which caused my inner twelve-year-old boy to roll his eyes (What kinda girlie question is that?) and decide that the question required an asshole answer, like If you consider bourbon-water-rocks a meal, then YES, I DO. But Read More
Marissa Campbell's new historical romance AVELYNN comes out tomorrow, September 8, by St. Martin's Griffin. She graciously stopped by to give us some writerly advice. The Good, The Bad, and The Why of Writing Writing. It can be the best of times or the worst of times. I’m often asked what I love about being Read More
Contact: Lisa Stormes Hawker LSHawker@gmail.com 720-289-8139 LSHawker.com New Thriller Features Badass Modern-day Rapunzel with a Bra Knife They said she was armed. They said she was dangerous. They were right. Debut HarperCollins Witness Impulse author LS Hawker spins a suspenseful tale of a young woman on the run for her future and from the nightmares Read More
FEARLESS by Elliott James A modern twist to the Prince Charming tale in this third urban fantasy in the Pax Arcana series. Fearless (a stand-alone novel and #3 in the Pax Arcana series) by Elliott James Release Date: 08/11/15 Publisher: Orbit Summary: When your last name is Charming, rescuing virgins comes with the territory — even Read More
Today’s the day! Check out the cover of THE DROWNING GAME: They said she was armed. They said she was dangerous. They were right. Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and Read More
I was not a great cocktail waitress. My junior year of college, I worked at a bar called the Country Playhouse, and the very first guy I waited on ordered eight draws of beer for him and his friends. I scampered like an excited puppy up to the bar and put in my order, where Read More
New band names usually bubble up spontaneously. For instance, my friend Andrew sent me a text in which he inadvertently thumbed the numeral 9 instead of the @ symbol. His next text said, “Disregard the 9.” Thus a new band name was born. If you’d like to play, use the hashtag #NewBandName when posting or Read More
After college, I lived in Manhattan, Kansas, and worked at radio station KQLA-FM. During that time, I was so poor that at one point all I had to eat for six weeks was frozen English muffins. I was so poor I qualified for government cheese, but I didn’t know where to get it. I was Read More
A big, grateful “thank you” to my brilliant, talented agent Michelle Johnson, who made all this happen in just nine weeks. To quote William Hurt in Broadcast News, “What do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams?”
Today is the anniversary of my arrest. Let me explain. My sophomore year of college, I took a semester off to work at a Colorado mountain resort so I could enjoy my latest existential crisis at altitude. I would get to live the dream: earn $3.35 an hour, sleep in what amounted to a broom closet with bunk beds, and ski during Read More
In my second senior year of college at KU (long story), I lived in an ancient studio apartment building across from the Beta and ATO frat houses on Tennessee Street. It was so old it had dumbwaiters in the halls and murphy beds in the apartments. The closet was only three feet wide, and the Read More
My music collection
Here’s a Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from me to you: a list of my music collection in a sortable Excel spreadsheet.
Today 3:20 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 1993 Waffle Stomp 3:45 Joe Walsh Fast Times at Ridgemont High Soundtrack 1980 Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues 3:34 The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies 1971 Hot for Teacher 4:45 Van Halen 1984 1984 Working Man 7:12 Rush Rush 1974 Drivin’ South 5:04 Chris Duarte Tailspin Headwhack 1997 Nightclubbing 6:21 Iggy Pop Read More
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
The Drowning Game 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 Messed 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 All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr 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 – Read More
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Airplane Aliens Almost Famous American Graffitti Animal House Annie Hall Apollo 13 The Big Lebowski Blazing Saddles Blood Simple Bull Durham Caddyshack Casablanca Close Encounters of the Third Kind The Commitments Contact Dazed and Confused The Descendants Dodgeball Drugstore Cowboy Dumbo Ed Wood The Emperor’s New Groove Fail Safe A Few Good Read More
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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REVIEWS of THE DROWNING GAME
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This is honestly one of the best stories I’ve read this entire year! Read More
Reviews from the Heart
Amazing book. From the first page I couldn't put it down. Cannot wait for another.
Gina on Amazon
Wow! This did not have the feel of a debut novel. Read More
Wendy on Wall-to-Wall Books
Nearly impossible to put down. Read More
Kim on Bookishly Me
The Drowning Game can be easily explained as genius.
Bianca on Once Upon a Twilight
I will definitely look for more books by this author.
Annamaria on Amazon
I was enthralled from page one.
Filled with fascinating characters and suspenseful twists and turns.
Cynthia on Amazon
On the edge of your seat from word one! Read More
Dev on Amazon
Wow. That is all I have to say upon completing this book! Read More
Melissa on Us Girls and a Book
A novel to lose yourself in. Read More
Carole on Amazon
Wonderfully paced thriller, a great book that hits all the right notes. Read More
Mick on Amazon
Couldn't put it down! A fast-paced and super fun read!
I can't get these people out of my head!
Michele on Amazon
Cheryl on Goodreads
An outstanding mystery with extremely unique but relatable characters and plot twists galore! Read More
Rogue428 on Barnes & Noble
I loved this book hope to get to read more !!!
Anonymous on Barnes & Noble
I stayed up WAY too late because I couldn’t put it down. Read More
Heather on Wonder of Words
I cannot put this book down. There is so much mystery that I can't wait to unravel. I will be following this author for sure!
Scott on Amazon
An excellent page turner, hopefully the first of many more!
Outstanding novel. Full of action and serious plot twists! A fantastic mystery. Should be a series.
Rogue428 on Amazon
WOW- you HAVE to get this book!
It is such a tour de force, that when you finish it, you will want to be telling everyone about it, casting characters in your mind for a movie.
Nicole on Bless Their Hearts Mom
I feel like maybe this could be a series
Page turner! Intriguing! Well written!
Peggy on Goodreads
Fast paced thrill ride
I loved everything about this book.
Ali on Amazon
I opened this up on my Kindle app to read the first chapter before bed, and the next thing I knew it was 3:30 am and I had read the whole thing!
Nycki on Goodreads
I have found myself thinking back to it long after I finished reading it - an indication of a great book!
Liz on Goodreads
I always appreciate not knowing where the plot will lead next, and this was very much true for The Drowning Game.
Kelly on Goodreads
An exceptional debut novel
Days later, I still can't shake the emotions elicited by this novel.
Mallory on Goodreads
Seriously, clear out your schedule and read this book right now.
Hawker's writing is brilliant and vivid with a story that packs a punch.
Lauren on Goodreads
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