Aaron the WebGuy here announcing the second Alexie Aaron Interview Podcast. Just when you thought you were safe from the ramblings of the two of us.... BAM! We're back and discussing whatever the heck came to mind! There's some new news on the release schedule for Alexie's next Haunted Series novel toward the end as well.Read More
Hello all, Aaron The WebGuy here, letting you know we could use your help with our next project. Basically, the pseudo podcast/interview featuring Alexie needs your questions in order to be complete. So now is your chance to ask Alexie Aaron whatever you like. Leave your questions here in the comments or mail them to Alexieaaronbiz@gmail.com.Read More
Jan and I have been friends since we reacquainted ourselves on the now defunct Slush Pile Reader. I had previously seen her on the forums of HarperCollin’s Authonomy. She handled the nice and not-so-nice authors with wit and compassion. This impressed me. I think that she and I gelled over our appreciation for mystery stories with dominant, flawed heroines and our love of writer’s tags. Jan is the first person who mentioned that I should publish my work as ebooks on Amazon so that others could read them - she had already entered that area and had done quite well. I thought that if she was brave enough to face the public, then I better pull it together and follow in her footsteps. Starting out on your own is scary, but when you have a supportive friend like Jan, it’s not too bad.
Jan, like me, is a writer of multiple genres. I thought it might be interesting to ask her a few questions so that all of us could get to know her better.Read More
The beta reader I use for the “Haunted Series” is local and handy. He drops whatever he is reading at the time and picks up my manuscript. He sits there with colorful Post-It flags and a blue pen. Does he catch everything? No, but since I’m the queen of typos and the empress of homophones, he has an enormous task ahead of him.Read More
I thought I would introduce you to Stephen Murphy before handing my keyboard and the question answering over to the big guy. Stephen Murphy was originally intended to be a minor character in the “Haunted Series.” I thought it was a great way to show a bit of Mia Cooper’s past and gifts by her having a conversation with a hundred-some-year-old ghost. But it became very obvious that Murph was no one hit wonder. The caring relationship that developed between Mia and Stephen showed me as the writer that there was much more to be explored when it came to this axe-carrying farmer.
Murphy has quickly become instrumental to the success of PEEPs. Burt was quick to exploit having a ghost on the team, although there were some logistical problems in the beginning. If you wanted Murphy to travel beyond the farm, Mia would have to carry the cast iron head of his axe to the site and remember to bring him back to the farm when the investigation was finished. It wasn’t until Stephen discovered that it was he, himself who was tying himself to farm and not the axe that he was able to move about freely. The only traveling he does not enjoy is flying.
Okay, I’m going to turn this post over to Murphy. I would like to warn readers in advance that the questions and answers may contain SPOILERS. That being said: Readers, Murphy. Murphy, Readers.Read More
Depending on when you are reading this, it is either still 2014 or 2015. I’m sitting on the fence between one year and the next. Straddling a fence can be most uncomfortable so bear with me. Half of me is looking back over an amazing year for me and PEEPs, and the other half is looking forward to the next year. I plan on continuing the “Haunted Series.” I have quite a few stories to tell, and more keep entering my head daily. The joy of having such a varied group of ghost hunters gives me a lot of room in which to let the imagination go. Don’t worry; Murphy keeps me in line so I don’t go too far out there - him and my editor, aka “The Red Pen.”Read More