Interview with Erica Orloff

In episode 25 of Working Title podcast, I speak with editor, author, and friend, Erica Orloff, who will be speaking at the James River Writers conference later this month.

Erica edited my novel, Shadows Within, for which I’m ever grateful. She shares everything a writer needs to know when approaching and working with editors. Her invaluable advice is for those pursuing the traditional publishing track as well as those venturing into indie publishing.

Listen and enjoy!

Recorded on October 1, 2018

Length: 74 minutes

Intro  and outro music in the podcast is called, “The Strategy.”

Erica Orloff’s website: editingforauthors.com

My First Author Signing October 20

Shadows Within by J. P. Cane
Shadows Within by J. P. Cane

Perfect for the Halloween season, Book People has graciously offered to host my first book signing for Shadows Within. It will take place on Saturday, October 20, 1-3 p.m. More details on Book People’s website.

In Shadows Within, Reed Williams and his bride honeymoon in Paris where they are attacked. She’s killed while he survives to deal with his grief and confront the vampires who want his soul.

I will be speaking on vampires and how Shadows Within both honors the traditional genre tropes while establishing its own conventions.

I hope to see you there!

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”