Before and After

I’ve always thought it would be fun to post an excerpt from a book when it was a WIP, then post the published version of that same excerpt, just to show how much the first draft of a book can differ from what’s published. You learn so much about your characters and what’s happening to…

test

This is just a test post to see how things have progressed here. But it’s not as cool as it used to be so far.

Out of Darkness – Update

So, I have another request on Out of Darkness! One step closer…maybe…requests are never guarantees, just interest to read your entire manuscript. Which is a good thing. This right here is why I’m sharing the author journey on FB. It’s a long one that requires patience and thick skin. I’ve gotten a number of passes…

Keeping it Real

I recently finished reading Stephen King’s On Writing for a second time. This book is a great resource for writers. I’ve been writing professionally for about ten years now, and it reminded me of some things that I’ve forgotten. One of those things is Honesty. Writing with Honesty seems like an easy thing to do,…

VIrginia Festival of the Book

Super excited today to go to the Virginia Festival of the Book! Tonight I’ll be at a panel featuring a brilliant urban fantasy author, Kim Harrison (http://www.kimharrison.net/). I’m going to miss tomorrow for a road trip to Raleigh, but love this time of the year. As the weather warms up, the book festivals and conferences…

New England Crime Bake

 So I’ve done it! I’ve registered for the New England Crime Bake in November! This will be the first mega conference I’ve been to since the 2007 RT. That was a great experience because I not only went, but I got to be on 2 panels. Since restarting my writing career as Heather Elizabeth King…

My First Tainted Love Review – 4.5 out of 5!!!

How awesome is this? I’m trolling around on the internet on my lunch break and I come across a very good review for Tainted Love. It’s a blog that loves all things zombie. What I absolutley love about this is that although I sold Tainted Love (formerly Doomsday Chronicles, formerly Skinwalker) as a romance, it is…

Cozy Mysteries

Why am I posting a pic of Lorna Barrett’s, Murder is Binding? Because the book is fantastic and because my current WIP is a Cozy Mystery. I’ve loved cozies for a years, now. There’s nothing like a good mystery on a cold day..on a rainy day…on a sunny day! You can even find cozies on…

The Magical & The Practical: Love

I had a snow day from work today and so have been working on my book all day, save a few breaks to eat and one break to watch a movie. Although this book isn’t a romance (it’s an urban fantasy) there is a sub-plot where my heroine and hero begin to fall in love. I say…

Writer conventions and the day I turned chicken s***

I’m at my desk at GNW right now, on my lunch break. I’m finishing up the last of the tasty Dirty Rice I made earlier this week and contemplating writer conferences. The last one I went to was the Romantic Times Convention in April 2007 (That’s me in the pic at said convention after coming from the…