Jove’s Rambles

Writing Exercise – Boys Like You

Music is inspiring. Because music. Today's writing exercise is inspired by Who is Fancy's "Boys Like You." I invite you all to play along. Drop your results into the comment section below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnaG3OaU5bw "Hurry up, Grace!" Rachel brushed her hands over the front of her dress, smoothing out wrinkles that weren't there. "Jesus, keep your … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Boys Like You

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Five Reasons Tiny Houses Kick Ass!

Tiny houses are revolutionizing the way we think about housing in the US. And, I have to admit, I'm tempted by the simplicity of life in a tiny house. Tempted enough that we have a stripped down travel trailer sitting in our side driveway, waiting to have a floor and walls added to it. Here … Continue reading Five Reasons Tiny Houses Kick Ass!

Time to Give – Ten Percent of Royalties from Cake will be Donated to World Food Programme

I live a charmed life. I have a beautiful family, a woman who still makes my stomach flutter after twenty years, the perfect job, and more toys than I need. Of course it hasn't always been like this. Tara and I have worked hard to get here. And, more than that, we've had a lot … Continue reading Time to Give – Ten Percent of Royalties from Cake will be Donated to World Food Programme

Writing Exercise – Three Words and Fifteen Minutes

The writing exercise for today is one of my favorites, three words and fifteen minutes. The words are chosen at random, usually by a second person, and they have to all be worked into the story organically. Clean, Frosting, Baby As always, you are invited to leave your results in the comments section. I look … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Three Words and Fifteen Minutes

Calendar of Events – February 2016

FEB 3 Editor's Corner at Book Enthusiast Promotions  FEB 4 Guest Blog at Gill McKnight FEB 7 Guest Blog at KD Williamson FEB 11 Guest Blog at Tara Wentz FEB 17 Cake Release Day! Record Conversations at the Bar at Cocktail Hour  Editor's Corner at Book Enthusias Promotions  Guest Blog at Blythe Rippon FEB 18 Guest … Continue reading Calendar of Events – February 2016

Get Your Geek On! Ten Fun Things to do for the Contemporary Gay Geek!

There was a time, not so long ago, when finding queer-focused events took a little digging. Now, there's so much fun, geeky stuff going on that a list of ten really isn't enough. It is, however, how long my list is for today. From Seattle to New York, from gaming to comics, here are my … Continue reading Get Your Geek On! Ten Fun Things to do for the Contemporary Gay Geek!

Writing Exercise – Conjuring an Image

Today I'm using a visual prompt for my writing exercise. One of my biggest challenges as an author is writing good, descriptive setting. I tend to write lean, with only a rough, skeletal sketch of the surroundings. This is largely because I'm not a fan of reading huge chunks of text about setting. I tend … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Conjuring an Image

Advanced Review Copies – You know you want one!

Hi all! Cake is scheduled for release in mid February and I am stoked as hell. For those of you paying attention, you might have noticed that I didn't release a book in 2015 at all. #sadface I'm doing my damnedest to make up for it in 2016. Cake is a sweet, sexy novella (That means longer … Continue reading Advanced Review Copies – You know you want one!

Ylva Author Blog Hop

Hey! Today starts the Ylva author blog hop. Yeah, I know, all kinds of exciting. Here's the line-up so y'all can check it out. Ylva Author Blog Hop - January 2016 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Jae Cheri Crystal Blythe Rippon 10 11 12 13 14 … Continue reading Ylva Author Blog Hop