My Thoughts on Werewolves and Shape Shifters

Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within, edited by John Skipp
Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beast Within, edited by John Skipp

Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beast Within is not a mere book, but a thick tome of wonderful, frightful shapeshifter stories. Editor John Skipp lovingly collected 30-plus pieces, introducing each with a remarkable photo-realistic illustration and brief insightful commentary. My hat’s off to his masterful effort. Continue reading “My Thoughts on Werewolves and Shape Shifters”

Interview with Tracey Livesay

Love Will Always Remember
Love Will Always Remember

In episode 22 of Working Title podcast, I learn a lot about romance writing and its many tropes from author Tracey Livesay, who shares her tips for aspiring writers of the genre.

We discuss resources available to help authors, pitching agents at conferences, and engaging readers via social media and newsletters. Continue reading “Interview with Tracey Livesay”

My First Writers Panel Appearance

How could I do this? What did I get myself into? I’m going to either not having anything to say, or I’m going to sound like an idiot.

Those are some of my thoughts leading up to my first appearance as a panelist last month. (By the way, I don’t know why it’s taken so long to write about that evening. Thanks to my friend Mark for prompting me to do so.) It took place at Firehouse Theatre on the evening of Wednesday, May 30. The James River Writers talk was titled, “What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book.

"What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book," panelists Kristen Green, Sharon Harrigan, Tracey Livesay, Gwen Cole, and me, J. P. Cane (I'm the one in the red shirt) Photo courtesy of Kris Spisak
“What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book,” panelists Kristen Green, Sharon Harrigan, Tracey Livesay, Gwen Cole, and me, J. P. Cane (I’m the one in the red shirt) Photo courtesy of Kris Spisak

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Interview with Mark Slauter and Sarah Lapallo Beck

The Diary of a Novice Investor by Mark Slauter
The Diary of a Novice Investor by Mark Slauter

Episode 21 of Working Title podcast is about the collaboration of indie authors and their book designers. Joining me is a pair of aces–author Mark Slauter, who wrote, The Diary of a Novice Investor: The Bullet Train to Wealth Left When? and designer Sarah Lapallo Beck of Inkwell Book Co. Continue reading “Interview with Mark Slauter and Sarah Lapallo Beck”