The most divisive, hurtful, downright skanky word in the English language isn’t hatred, or prejudice, or anger, it is much, much older and more basic than that. It is the word, them. . . Coming from the old Norse word ‘theim’ its meaning is literally ‘of them’. The word epitomizes the plight of the other, … Continue reading Being ‘one of them.’
Many people say that all art reflects life or that all of it—at it’s base—is social commentary. l don't know. That sounds pretty pretentious to me. What I do understand is that no one writes in a vacuum. The things we see, experience, and feel deeply will find their way into our stories in one … Continue reading Poisonous Tribalism
#Excerpt - The Monarch Mission Files: Conspiracy #SF #Mystery #Romantic #TeaserTuesday While searching for a missing girl on Mars, Mari and Trevor follow a tip which leads to an abandoned dome near the "Club Zone" and go to investigate... Mari noticed a few old scaffolds from when they thought of renovating, and even a few … Continue reading EXCERPT – Conspiracy by Jenn Nixon.
As part of the build up to the release of Guardian in April, 2019 (coming way too soon), I was given the opportunity to film a video 'coffee break' for GoIndieNow.com. Here I am answering some questions about writing, life, and living as a fan of so many fandoms. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/7WOd8oRJZgY https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGQHHMQ
Killjoys meets Helix in Jenn Nixon’s next SciFi series coming this April! Mari Yosoto has been keeping a dark and dangerous secret from everyone since her life-changing accident. No one would believe the truth anyway, her ex-fiancé had seen to that. Instead of wallowing in misery, she stays busy, shuttling cargo to the Moon and … Continue reading CONSPIRACY – by Jenn Nixon
I've been quiet on the Sky Road recently, and it almost killed me. There are some big BIG changes happening in the world of Y'keta and now, FINALLY I can tell you about them. Re-release! With the help of my amazing team at Ink-N-Flow Management, I have been busy re-branding both myself as an author … Continue reading Baby steps and big changes.
I'm eagerly waiting for this new release, coming March 15th! I'm a sucker for asian-inspired fantasy and Ackerley is steeped in the traditions and conventions that make it wonderful. About the book: Kuzunoha is running out of options. In just a month she’ll be an adult but as the illegitimate younger daughter of a rich noble, … Continue reading Hunter’s Gambit- Brandy Ackerley
I really liked this blog post by Jimmie Bise. Locks have such strong symbolism and what they keep out, or even more importantly – what they keep in, sometimes means the difference between life and death to the soul.
The Girl Who Takes Pictures of Locks
Charly took pictures of locks, any lock she saw. She kept them on her smartphone and scrolled through them every night before she went to bed. She called each of them by name and whispered words of strength over each one. She knew where they were, what they held.
And who they protected.
She always finished with the same picture — five battered padlocks on a rusted orphanage gate. These were the oldest, brave locks and true, the ones she knew best. Her heroes. They had held out the horrors. They had saved her life.
And she would never fail them.
This story is based, very loosely, on a dear friend whose pictures of locks have become a particular delight of mine. No even bother trying to sort out why — my delights are often completely inexplicable to anyone who isn’t actually me…
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via Foster An Author 4 - Author Sandra Hurst So glad to be teamed up with Bursting Bookshelf Blog for this year's Foster An Author Event!
Keep your eyes on this space for a guest blog from the amazing Punam Farmah. Indie Author, Gardening Guru, and all around good egg! She'll be joining us next week to share news about her newest book Kangana as well as her forays into the romance genre and experiences writing cross-culturally.