Review of The Scribbled Victims

The Scribbled Victims tells a familiar tale of the vampire tradition in a way that’s different, emotionally compelling, and doesn’t shy from the horror of the vampire condition. I appreciate that Tomoguchi’s vampires need human blood to survive, though as the author shows, one cannot live on blood alone.

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Interview with E. J. Runyon

Tell Me How to Write a Story by E. J. Runyon
Tell Me How to Write a Story by E. J. Runyon

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is upon us–a 50,000 word mad sprint through November to complete the first draft of the story that you’ve been thinking you’d write someday.

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Shadows Within Now Available!!

Shadows WithinWelcome to the spooky month of October!  It’s Friday the 13th and what better day than to announce that my book, Shadows Within, is actually out for sale!

My page on Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/jpcane

Or order here: https://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Within-Shadowless-1-Cane/dp/099915981X/

Thank you, kindly!!

Some have asked me about my self-publishing experience. I think it would be a great idea to put that down in some form as I’ve certainly learned a lot that’s worth sharing. If you have specific topics/questions you’d like to see addressed, please comment below.

My Second Query Rejection

I received my second query letter rejection from the agent I wrote to just a month ago.

As with the first rejection, this one was not rote and impersonal. I appreciate that. Though the book was not the right fit for her, she implored that I not get discouraged. I will not.

I think for many of us querying agents, it would be useful if feedback in the rejection letter including something like what is one specific thing the writer can do to improve an element of the submission.

Do you have any rejection stories to share?