Sneak Peek: The Alien Artifact 2

The Alien Artifact 2Today we have a sneak peek from author Victor Bertolaccini’s science fiction book, The Alien Artifact 2.

A new movie-style potential blockbuster sci-fi/horror adventure classic (sequel to The Alien Artifact)! Leading global scientists, military, archaeologists, hunters, and treasure explorers uncover a colossal fifteen-mile alien artifact, voyager from beyond space and time, after it has been buried away for millions of years on a desolate Pacific island, in an immense crater, and they enter it, and awaken a hideous monstrous red blood devil-like alien entity/transcendent, from its form of suspended animation – fully revived, and deadly – with powers capable destroying the galaxy.

The Alien Artifact 2 is available at, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and other major online retailers.

And now, an excerpt from The Alien Artifact 2Continue reading “Sneak Peek: The Alien Artifact 2”

Have Pillow: Will Travel by Marni Graff

Author Marni Graff
Author Marni Graff

My Nora Tierney Mysteries are published through a Baltimore indie press, Bridle Path Press, leaving much of the publicity and marketing of my books to me.

With the publication of the second book, The Green Remains, I knew from past experience that a signing tour would be essential to spread word of the newest book to mystery readers had read and enjoyed the first, The Blue Virgin. In the best journalistic way, I needed to answer the Big 5: Who, What, When, Where and Why. Three were immediately knocked off: The WHO was easy- me! And the WHAT were the book events, readings with signings and talks about the novels, set in England. The HOW was easily decided, too. By car, packed up and filled to the brim with clothes, cartons of books and bookmarks, posters and postcards, and anything else a person traveling alone for a month would require. Continue reading “Have Pillow: Will Travel by Marni Graff”

Congrats to Flash Fiction Winner Dick Waters

Today we’re pleased to announce Dick Waters as the winner of the Indies Unlimited weekly Flash Fiction competition.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Congratulations to Dick, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Congrats to Flash Fiction Winner Dick Waters”

On Writing Advice: I Have None

It occurred to me that my three most recent Ed’s Casual Friday posts were all basically “writing advice” things; one about “cinematic” elements, one about naming characters, and one about exposition. Looking back over all three, it struck me that I felt the need to start each with a proviso about my lack of fondness for “how-to” writing advice. The disclaimers went something like this:

Let me first fully acknowledge that I subscribe to the Different Strokes school of literary advice, inasmuch as “What might be right for you, may not be right for some.”
– Book v. Movie, Steel-Cage Death Match, 8/24/12 Continue reading “On Writing Advice: I Have None”