Review of Shadow of the Antlered Bird at Niteblade

Posted in Published, Review at 4:15 pm by Amber

My review of Shadow of the Antlered Bird by David Sklar is now available at Niteblade.  It has a fairy world with a non-cute population.


Review of Unholy Embrace at Niteblade

Posted in Published, Review at 12:58 am by Amber

Beginning with the June 2010 issue, Niteblade is no longer including book reviews in the print version.  The book reviews will be available in the News portion of the site.

My review of Unholy Embrace by Neil Benson is now available.  It’s about a mortal who meets and falls in love with a vampire.  Kate Beckinsale was the inspiration for the vamp.


Interview for Niteblade

Posted in Published, Writing at 12:38 am by Amber

I keep forgetting to mention… I conducted an interview with Frick Weber earlier this month for Niteblade.  He’s one of the talents behind The Field on the Edge of the Woods.  The interview has been posted.  Enjoy!


New Review in Niteblade

Posted in Published, Review at 9:01 pm by Amber

I forgot to mention… my newest published review is available.  The September 2009 Issue of Niteblade has my review of C.C. Finlay’s The Demon Redcoat.  The cover for this issue is so good it could be a writing prompt.


The Stepsister Scheme Review

Posted in Published, Review at 12:12 am by Amber

Niteblade has announced the table of contents for the June issue.  You’ll find my review of The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines in the issue.  If you want to read it early, it’s available on the Niteblade News page.  🙂


Book Review in March Issue of Niteblade

Posted in Published, Review at 3:01 pm by Amber

I forgot to mention yesterday… my lastest published review is in the March issue of NitebladeThe Spaces Between Your Screams is a good collection of horror short stories.


December 2008

Posted in Published, Status Report at 11:59 am by Amber

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included.

  1. Sales in December: 0
  2. Rejections in December: 1
  3. Submissions sent out in December: 3
  4. Total stories/poems pending responses: 1

In December my review of The Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli by Ginnetta Correli appeared in Niteblade, December 2008 Issue

I sent out a flash fiction piece I really like to two markets.  It was rejected by one and is pending a response from another market.  My flash fiction piece, “The Monster Under The Bed”, which was published earlier in 2008 has been submitted for an award.  Wish me luck!

Lastly, Mark LaFlamme allowed me to interview him via email about his latest novel and his writing process.


Issue #6 of Niteblade is Available!

Posted in Giveaway, Published, Review, Writing at 12:35 am by Amber

It is December 1st and that means Issue #6 of Niteblade is available!  Inside is one of my book reviews.  Rhonda is so full of awesome.  She completed NaNoWriMo 2008 and got the latest issue out on time. 

Rhonda has a special offer for five bloggers right now.  The ad free .pdf version of Niteblade is $2.  The first five bloggers to leave a comment with the address of their blog in the Niteblade News post titled “Issue #6: Oh, Christmas Tree” get a free issue.  The only catch is that the blogger must promise to blog about it and send Rhonda the link.  Hurry!  No one has left a comment yet.  🙂


September 2008

Posted in Fiction, Published, Status Report at 1:47 pm by Amber

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included.

  1. Sales in September: 1
  2. Rejections in September: 2
  3. Submissions sent out in September: 0
  4. Total stories/poems pending responses: 1

Did you see my published Flash Fiction piece yet?  It was in the September issue of The Shine Journal.  You can read “The Monster Under The Bed” here in the Twinklings archives.

I was going to give up on my drabble that’s been under consideration for 216 days at one market until the other day when I found out they are still looking at items from over 300 days ago.  So I’ll keep it there a bit longer.

This month I was busy with Book Blogger Appreciation Week, The Writer Mama Back to School Giveaway, and trying to post here more often.  October is going to be busy for me as well since I have a vacation out of town and preparation for NaNoWriMo.  I have to get more submissions out between now and November when I’ll working on my next novel.  If I thought I was a planner before, well, October and November are going to put me to the test!


“The Monster Under the Bed” at The Shine Journal!

Posted in Fiction, Published at 8:34 pm by Amber

In May I participated in a writing challenge where I wrote one short story a day based on a writing prompt.  One of my flash fiction pieces “The Monster Under the Bed” has been chosen for the Twinklings page in the September issue of The Shine Journal.  The Twinklings page is reserved for short stories that are under 200 words in length.

The Resident Corgi was my source of inspiration.  I wavered between calling it fiction and non-fiction on the submission form.  Fiction won since he’s not all that frightening to me when he’s hiding under the bed and he’s lived here less than a year.

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