Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

I am proud to announce The Dead Don’t Cry’s Official Launch Party!

We will be hosting the Event at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Anyone who loves to read is welcome! From fans to industry professionals, we will have a broad spectrum of sci-fi lovers coming together to share their enthusiasm for the genre that dares to imagine the impossible!

For more information, and to sign the guest list, visit us here!


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The Dead Don’t Cry is complete!

For those still looking, I’ve been inactive for the last three months. It wasn’t for a lack of enthusiasm, but for a complete lack of time! I don’t know how some of you do it, but I needed to keep my eyes on the prize to see it through. Now that it’s finally done I can begin the next project, and return to the Cafe, with some changes, of course. Gone will be three posts a week, one is much more realistic. I’ll also be abandoning the “In the Biz” feature…although that isn’t exactly written in stone. Hopefully this time I can keep the Cafe going!

In the meantime, The Dead Don’t Cry is ready! Have you seen the cover art??? Sure you have, I’ve attached it to this post:-P

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It’s been some time since my last post. What can I say, other than I’ve been busy? Been reading some great blogs though, and by blogs I’m referring specifically to Zoe Winter’s blog. She is precisely who I’d like to be, without the sex-change of course.

Anywho, for those of you accidentally visiting this blog due to the quote from Inception (you wouldn’t believe how many people google that daily) or those precious few still checking in for content, I have a question for you. Is there such a thing as Family Adventure, insofar as genres go? I’ve been thinking a lot about this, particularly because I’ve never been a hundred percent comfortable with labeling The Dead Don’t Cry science fiction. I mean, make no mistake, that’s what it is. But that classification doesn’t give the reader the faintest clue as to what they’re getting themselves into. Zoe writes supernatural romance. Now that’s specific. I can grab any of her books (I presume) and read about some powerful beings getting it on. There’s so much value to that. As someone completely unfamiliar with her work, I have a sense of what her books are about. What does sci-fi tell you about TDDC?

NOTHING (especially useful anyway).

So, I’m creating a genre. And if it exists (which is entirely possible) please inform me of my ignorance and point me in the right direction.

The Dead Don’t Cry is Sci/Fi Adventure.

You dig?

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Last week, I had the privilege of hiring artist Jake Murray to design the cover to my book, The Dead Don’t Cry. With a keen eye for subtlety and a love for science fiction, he is bringing to life characters that have until now existed only in my imagination. But that trick isn’t unique to him. What is, however, is the level of thought he brings to his work. Regarding the angle he chose for my cover and the tilt reflected therein, he writes:

The “worm’s-eye” viewpoint gives us a sense that these two characters are strong (at least stronger than us because we have to look up to them), while the tilted angle suggests unbalance. They are strong, but their world is not stable.

Jake has not read TDDC, yet he understands perfectly the theme I was aiming for. In today’s “In the Biz,” he shares some more of his wisdom with us all! (more…)

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For those of you unfamiliar with Cafe Lopez, every Wednesday I release another part of my upcoming book, The Dead Don’t Cry, as part of the promotion leading to its debut. Divided into sections, these bits will ultimately make up Part I of III. I’m (mostly) done editing, but should you notice something glaring, please share, otherwise I’m not looking for you to edit so much as I’m hoping to generate a response (ie this sucks/not bad/when can I buy a copy???) What’s the book about? Here’s the (ever changing) hook:

“Worlds collide when an extraordinary girl discovers an ancient wilderness embroiled in a life or death struggle against a legacy of tyranny.”

This Friday (and every one thereafter) I will continue to write about the Publishing Industry with my next article, Are You a Vanity Author, or an Enterprise Author? If my science fiction can’t hold you over until then, I encourage you to check out my extensive archives (it should only take you a minute, I promise). And now, without further interruption, TDDC:

Last week, on The Dead Don’t Cry, Lucy discovered a secret hidden aboard her father’s ship. This week, we join Jack and Shane as they meet the dreaded HyKin face to face. As always, enjoy!

The Dead Don’t Cry: “Connected by Blood”

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As I stated last week, today’s webisode features the first section of Chapter 2, as opposed to all three. To my friends at Café Lopez, I would like to take a moment to properly introduce my book. If you’ve been following it over the last couple of weeks, you are no doubt aware that it is a science fiction novel. What you don’t know is that I use that term reluctantly, not because I am ashamed of science fiction, or because TDDC somehow doesn’t qualify as part of the genre, but because the term comes with a set of preconceived notions. I did not think about what genre TDDC applied to until the book was finished. The novel was always about one family and how they, as grounded human beings wrought with their own unique desires, fears, and aspirations, come together to overcome extraordinary obstacles.

Marketers force me to categorize The Dead Don’t Cry, I urge you to leave your preconceptions at the door.

And now, without further interruption, TDDC:

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