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Susan Speaks: Visit With Me

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It’s a BUSY week here at West of Mars, starting with yesterday’s visit with my client, Carol Kilgore. Stop in and see what I have to say about crowdsourcing your editing.

And then pick up the first book in Carol’s new trilogy, Jalapeno Cupcake Wench. I loved working on this with her, and I think if you’re into mysteries, you’ll like this a lot. It’s light, it’s fun– but it’s also thought-provoking and with quite a bit of substance.

Stay tuned. I’m busy with edits, as always, and as always, there’s room in my queue for your manuscript if it’s not already there. But there’s also a lot scheduled to be happening here at the blog over the next couple of weeks, and you won’t want to miss any of that, either.

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Teen Boy Reads: Behemoth

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Hello everyone!

Last week I was out of town, away from all technology, thus being unable to post. But here is Behemoth, the second in the Scott Westerfeld series. Jump in!

Behemoth: Scott Westerfeld
🙂 out of 😀
4/5

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker Powers.
Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan’s peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what’s ahead.

Immediately after Leviathan, our story picks up. The Clankers have revealed a new Shocking weapon, one that will bring the Darwinists to their knees. However, the Darwinists have the Behemoth, their fierce new weapon. But the Ottoman Empire is one who remains neutral, and they WILL be a turning point in the war, if the Darwinists can gain their trust.

I have read a lot of series where the books run right into each other, and most of them have been either bad, or awful. This book, by those standards was amazing, not only in the fact that the two books ran right into each other, but the book itself was amazing. Next week, we have the series finale, Goliath, and then we move on to a new series. Most likely the Bartimaeus series, but if I get any other ideas, we will delve into that.

See you next week,
Your Friend at TBR

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After the #amwriting, it’s time for an edit

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I’m talking about a few words that really crank my editor’s red pen. Join me at the #amwriting blog to see what those words are, and how many of them you like to use!

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Editors. Important.

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Deena at E-Book Builders asked me to write her a short guest post about the importance of editing.

Check it out. Add your comments as to why I’m important in your life at the end, if you like.

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Follow me…

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I’m blogging about my continuing adventures with Geronimo, the foster kitty, over at the Animal Friends blog. Come on by and see what he’s up to.

It’s fun stuff, of course.

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To serial… or not

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How did we miss this one? I almost did, and that’d be a shame. I particularly like this guest blog post: it’s over at The Adolescent Muse. Yes, me, your favorite Rock Fiction writer and expert. Hangin’ at a joint with Adolescent in the title.

It’s all good. Trevor doesn’t make a single appearance to scare anyone off.

Instead, I’m talking about blog serials. How they’ve changed since I began blogging way back when in April of 2006, and what a good thing those changes are.

I even give some props to a good friend of ours here at West of Mars, so stop in and check it out.

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Twas the day before Hanukkah…

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… and I’m spending the day over at the Independent Writers Association, with thoughts of what it takes to de-stress. Need a hint?

Nah. This is a no-spoilers blog.

Go see for yourself.

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Susan’s got the Shiny

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Since RJ was visiting yesterday, I didn’t want to pre-empt him, so I’m telling you about this today.

While RJ was here, I was over at Suzan Harden’s Wild, Wicked, and Wacky blog. I’m talking about the shiny stuff that surrounds us during the Christmas season … and I’m drawing comparisons of it to another, special shiny in my life.

Stop in and say hi, whydon’tcha? Suzan’s cool. You’ll dig her.

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Spreading the Rocktober Wealth

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Been having fun with Rocktober?

I sure have been. I’ve been here, I’ve been there, I’ve been … well, not everywhere yet, but I’m sure trying!

Now come hang with me at Horror. Punk. Buddhism. I’m talking about everyone’s favorite rebel, Trevor Wolff.

Not enough? Need something more? How about some talk about what exactly Rocktober is. I dropped into The Top Shelf for that.

There’s more yet to come… I’ve been working the promo machine and loving every second of it. Loving you guys who share my whereabouts, as well. Vive la Trevolution!

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