The Shadow of al-Khayal
I know – the heading makes it sound like a Lovecraftian pastiche, but bear with me – there’s a point here somewhere.
My wife asked me when I started writing. After some serious thought I answered that I probably started in earnest sometime around 2004 but I’d been writing off and on since late 2001. Although September 11th wasn’t a source of inspiration for my urge to write I would have to admit that it provided a form…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 28, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments
Trestle Press has released another bunch of incredible stories just in time for Christmas to feed those hungry ereaders. Without further ado, here they are:
FULL LENGTH NOVELS:
J.T. Lewis- Murder! Too Close to Home
Paul Grzegorzek-The Follow
Paul D. Brazill- Brit Grit Too
David L. Hoof-Triple Jeopardy
Michel R. Vaillancourt-The Sauder Diaries: By Any Other…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 23, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments
ICE - International Community of E-Publishing
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 22, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments
Do you have anything to do with ebooks? Aldo Calcagno has an extremely good idea he is reveling today at 5.30 pm EST on The G-ZONE. Tune in or catch it on the archives, you do not want to miss out on this.
Here is the link for the show:
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 22, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments
How To Create Quality Characters
By John Hansen
Creating and developing characters is never an easy task, but there are numerous, easy ways to approach it. In this post, I’ll share my method for this madness, but keep in mind there are many other just as successful ways as well.
I tend to base a book off of a plot idea and then build the characters off of that plot. However, some authors prefer to start with the characters first,…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 20, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments
All the Trestle Press authors are now engaged in providing readers with a buy one get one free sale from this very moment till the end of the day December 24th,2011. Just send any of us your proof of purchase and we will gladly send you another Trestle Press title of equal or lesser value. Feel…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 20, 2011 at 6:04am — No Comments
5 E-Book Trends Stirring Up The Publishing Industry
December 16, 2011 By Leona DeRosa Bodie
Although the publishing industry is dramatically changing, how is technology rewriting the rules?
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 20, 2011 at 5:16am — No Comments
As we head towards Christmas and New Year and people start to get into a festive mood, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about something that’s close to my heart. We all know about the great enjoyment we can get from reading, but I’m not sure many people are aware of the fun that can be had when making words, sentences and stories. I’ll try to give you some examples of…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 20, 2011 at 12:59am — No Comments
Sadie was raised in hell, the Devil’s daughter—a femme fatale character and serial killer in my short story series, The Devil’s Music. Sadie collects the souls of music legends who sign contracts with her in exchange for their success.
I originally wrote this story for a blues festival here in…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 16, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments
I knew when I was sixteen I wanted to write. I don’t know why, I just did. I’d never even read a novel at that point; too energetic to sit still long enough. I remember coming home from football practice one night in the late ‘50s and lying across my bed with a notebook and pencil. I wrote two sentences, then took the next ten years off to think of a third one. So I came to this writing thing kind of bass akward, not like your typical book-loving library rat.
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 15, 2011 at 12:43am — No Comments
For two and a half years now I have been a book reviewer for the very well respected www.crimesquad.com during this time I have made friends with a lot of authors both face to face and via the world of Facebook. I have also been very fortunate to meet and interview some of the biggest names in…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 14, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments
The Deputy Mayor and I will be in The G-Zone Friday December 16th
I am very pleased to announce that the Deputy Mayor and I have been invited back to Gelati’s Scoop GZONE. The theme of the show is…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 14, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments
My husband and I were casually discussing the publishing industry and my latest release, Magic University, when we noticed a bizarre likeness between the current debate over traditional versus self-publishing and the divided magic system in my fantasy series. Any similarities were entirely coincidental,…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 14, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments
Carey Jane Clark- “After the Snow Falls”- a full length novel
Angelique LaFontaine/Eddie Frantom- “Thirty-1 Therabs-Volume 4 “
Angelique LaFontaine- “The Lipstick…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 13, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
David L. Hoof-“ Just Machines”
Chantal Boudreau- “Insurance”
Malcolm Holt- “Crime Tyme Shots-Volume 2”
Graham Smith- “Harry Chambers Chronicles” a novella
Lisa Vooght- “Small Doses-Flash Fiction in a Medical Vein”
Amy Bennett-Rollo’s Journey” a…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 13, 2011 at 4:57am — No Comments
Starting tomorrow and running through at least Friday, who knows maybe I will have to add Saturday, we have another intense week on The G-ZONE, my blogtalk radio show sponsored by Trestle Press. Here is the lineup:
Tuesday-December 13-Daniel Palmer and Graham Smith 4pm EST
Weds. December- 14- B.R. Stateham and Paul D. Brazill 4pm EST. Who knows who else may call…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 13, 2011 at 2:34am — No Comments
I seem to have two speeds: obsessed and don't care. The greater part of the world falls into "don't care": politics, fashion, television, sports -- I just don't care. For that matter, add cooking and cleaning and talking to people who don't amuse me. Obsessions: writing, Peter Cook, The Fall, writing, myth, magic, folklore, writing, travel, theatre,…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 12, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments
How long have you had the idea that one-day you would love to write a book? I think many, many people hold this ambition or so I have found anyway since I’ve let the cat out of the bag and admitted to my friends and colleagues that I’ve been lucky enough to have some of my writing published.
People have been astounded…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 12, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments
Trestle Press and Lisa Taylor will be releasing the fourth installment of her popular “Shana Black series” called “Tensions and Traitors”. It will be available for sale December 11. Look for at Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. Here is the synopsis and author biography.…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 11, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
We all need them. In a world filled with bad guys, bad times, and bad memories, heroes are the one set of safety pins that keep us all from going irretrievably insane.
But what about our heroes. Do we really want the caped figures of a Batman or Superman? Heroes of unimaginably super powers and incredible durability. Figures born out of…Continue