"Heavey is a magical realist and a myth maker…"
– Michael Sheldon, author of The Violet Crow 

DOMINO:

"A brilliant new book … This brave little cat has the courage of a lion"
– HillBuzz.org 

"Fantastic fable … Not only is this book a great story in itself, it's also quite clearly a parable for current events."
– Book Horde
 

"What appears to be a delightful tale about the trials and travails of a simple barn cat morphs into an allegorical masterpiece."
– Jack July, author of the Amy Lynn series 

UNDERLAKE:

"A Spellbinding, Supernatural Coming of Age Story"
– Daria Anne DiGiovanni, author and owner of WriteStream Media 

"Underlake is a complex story written to delight and empower the reader … Beautifully done for girls searching for their own voice."
– Literary R&R 

NIGHT MACHINES:

"Warning: DO NOT read this book right before bed! Night Machines is one very freaky ride."
– Let's Book It 

"This is pretty chilling stuff."
– The Goode Word 

“Far more than a romance, Night Machines is a thriller, a fantasy, a mystery. Yes, folks, we have a winner!”
Literary R&R 

"The story itself is unique and something I have never read before."
– The Ultimate Book Nook 

"Night Machines is a unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading. Five Stars."
–Midwest Book Review 

"When I came to the last 40 pages, I locked myself in my bedroom leaving my husband and children to fend for themselves for a while so I could read the conclusion."
– eFiction Magazine 

"I rarely read a book I find both literary and hard to put down...a unique and inspiring story."
– Meira Pentermann, author of Firefly Beach and Nine-Tenths 

"I did not even expect part of it until two-thirds of the way through Night Machines and I didn’t suspect all of it until the very end."
– The Greenwich Patch 

Monday
Feb292016

Podcast: Daria Anne interviews me on WriteStream Radio

Daria Anne DiGiovanni is a talented author, ghost-writer, entrepreneur and co-founder of WriteStream Media. She is based in Florida and is an increasingly influential member of the publishing industry. So naturally, I was delighted when she invited me to spend an hour on WriteStream Radio last Tuesday. We talked about my new book, Domino, and other items of cultural interest. If you are cleaning out a closet or painting a room and would like something to entertain you while you work, please stop by and have a listen! Run time is about an hour.

Click here
to listen to the program.

To learn more about WriteStream and WriteStream Radio, visit their website.


Tuesday
Feb092016

Banned by Big Publishing

A friend, Nick Cole, posted an article about being kicked out of his contract with Harper Collins for daring to express a vaguely un-PC sentiment as part of the antagonist backstory in his new novel, CTRL ALT Revolt! Glad to see this story is blowing up on the internet — it's important. Conservative–libertarian authors have been complaining about this sort of discrimination for decades. An excerpt:

Here’s what happened next. I was not given notes as writers are typically given during the editorial process. I was told by my agent that my editor was upset and “deeply offended” that I had even dared advance this idea. As though I had no right to have such a thought or even game the idea within a science fiction universe. I was immediately removed from the publication schedule which as far as I know is odd and unprecedented, especially for an author who has had both critical and commercial success. 

Cole also echos my sentiment that Jeff Bezos (creator of Amazon and Kindle) is an egalitarian and libertarian hero, for creating a truly non-discriminatory place that fosters genuine freedom of expression. Why not skedaddle over to Jeff's place now and pick up a copy of CTRL ALT Revolt!? It's just 99¢ today; what an inexpensive and entertaining way to support the culture rebellion!

Monday
Feb012016

Double Book Launch Party in NYC

Yesterday evening, my friend Marina and I held a double book launch party. We gathered with friends at Phebe's Tavern to celebrate two new books – Domino, by me, and Chasing Freedom, by Marina Fontaine. Believe it or not, we did not coordinate or plan on this happening at all, but we released our novels within four days of each other. For me, this is book #3 (but the first one that isn't an indie). For Marina, it's her first and yes, it's an indie. (I had the pleasure of doing a beta read of Chasing Freedom, and I also know Marina worked with at least one editor, so her book is top notch.)

Who is Marina, you ask? She is the person with whom I co-founded the Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance, a closed Facebook group where freedom-loving readers and writers can network in privacy. As of now, the CLFA is closing in on 1,000 members. If you are an aspiring writer, an old pro, or just someone who loves to read and wants to find more authors who see the world the way you do, click here and request to join the group.

Looking for a thrilling, uplifting, near-future American dystopia? Then check out Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine. 

Or if an anthropomorphic tale of vigilant cats facing an underhanded invasion is more to your taste, go here to check out Domino, by me!

Wednesday
Jan132016

Domino now available at Amazon

Domino is now available for Kindle pre-order. Four reviews have come in so far (from people who voted for Domino's Kindle Scout campaign and thus received a free advance copy) and they are all 5-star. Glad everyone likes it so much!

 

Saturday
Nov212015

I GOT THE CONTRACT!

See at what arrived in my inbox yesterday:

 

WOOHOO!!!! I am now officially a Kindle Press author! I am beyond excited to be partnering with Kindle as we launch my new book, Domino. Many, many thanks to everyone who stopped by Amazon to nominate my book. Looks like the remaining process will take a month or two, so look for a launch date in early 2016. I will also make a paperback version available, as always.

SQUEEEEEE!!!!