Thursday, October 27, 2011

You Think You Know Everything About Me?

Come test your Laura knowledge as Cynthia Schuerr grills me (not literally!) over at The ~Heart~ of Writing. Warning - there may be wacky fun involved...or bloodletting. I'm not telling which it is. You'll have to go see for yourself.

Interview at The ~Heart~ of Writing

As always, comments are drooled over.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Knights of the Round Table...

I hope Ciara Knight owns a round table... She does have several Knights who tirelessly read and review novels on her site, table not withstanding.

Knight Laura Diamond is reviewing my novel, Tempest Child, today! Come on by and see what she has to say about it.

Tempest Child review on Ciara Knight's blog

As always, questions or comments are appreciated!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eighty Nine is here!

Today is release day for a fabulous speculative fiction anthology surrounding the music and events from 1989.

Order from Amazon here

For a special treat, Literary Mix Tapes is previewing 24 of the 26 stories on their website FOR FREE, releasing one an hour. They will only be available to read online for the next 30 some hours, so you have to hurry.

Literary Mix Tapes

I am very proud to have a story in this anthology called Choices. I'd love for you to take a gander and tell me what you think!

Read Choices Now!

Make sure to order your copy today to support these fine authors, who are getting a percentage of each book sold.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blog Hop!

The rules of this blog hop are easy...list three blogs that you enjoy reading and share them on your blog. Then visit other blogs that have signed up for the blogfest. Visit as many other blogs as you can and follow them. The last time I looked, over 200 blogs had signed up on the Linky list. You can find it here.

Three blogs I really enjoy:

Straight From Hel

First of all, who wouldn't enjoy a blog called that? Helen is a freelance editor, among many other things, and a hellava blogger as well.

Life on the Muskoka River

Cathy is perhaps the wittiest person I know. She will blog about anything too. Really. Go check her out.

Ciara Knight

Ciara is one of those people who just draws you in and you keep coming back for another fix. She has different days set aside for different features, such as Thursday's "Did I Notice Your Book?" where she picks a book at random and features it without the author knowing.

Of course, there are many more that I follow and love, but three is the magic number for today!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eighty Nine Anthology Countdown!

What do you get when you ask 26 spec-fic writers to re-imagine 1989, using 26 songs from that year to write from? A fabulous anthology, that's what. Literary Mix Tapes now has Eighty Nine available for pre-order, including my story Choices, with a release date of Oct 25.

Link to LMT's Eighty Nine

1989: a cusp between decades.

The year the Berlin Wall came down and Voyager went up. Ted Bundy and Emperor Hirohito died. The birth of the first Bush administration and computer virus.

In San Francisco and Newcastle the ground shook, in Chernobyl it melted. Tiananmen Square rocked the world and Tank Man imprinted on the international consciousness. Communism and Thatcherism began their decline, Islamic fundamentalism its rise.

It was the year Batman burst onto the big screen, we went back to the future (again) Indiana Jones made it a trifecta at the box office and Michael Damian told us to rock on.

Based on a play list of 26 songs released in 1989, Eighty Nine re-imagines the social, political, cultural and personal experiences at the end of the decade which gave the world mullets, crimped hair, neon-coloured clothing, acid-wash denim, keytars, the walkman, Live Aid, the first compact disc and MTV.

Follow the link to download a sample of stories and enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Five Shiny Red Stars

A website called Read For Your Future has reviewed Tempest Child and given it 5 red shiny stars! Not only am I thrilled with the review itself, but I love the fact that they donate the books to the local high schools as part of a literacy campaign. What higher compliment could an author get than the chance to be read by thousands of teenagers?

Here's the link to the review:

Read For Your Future

Can I get a squee?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Awesomeness and a Cautionary Tale

I just did a Google search on one of my titles, Realms of the Red Rabbit, and stumbled onto this awesome review! The bad news is it's from last July. At least I noticed it in the same year.

Go check it out. I'm drooling over its goodness.

Chilli Tween Reads

For you writers, it's worth it to do a Google search for titles and not rely on the precarious whims of Google Alerts (like me).

In case you don't own them yet, Realms of the Red Rabbit and Realms of the Red Rabbit-Jake are both free!

RRR - Kindle                                Jake - Kindle
           Nook                                             Nook
           Smashwords                                  Smashwords