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My blog has moved!

May 30, 2014

move2Dear readers and fellow writers,

I thought I’d post a quick reminder that I’m no longer updating this blog. But I am still blogging!

 

You can now find my blog, along with my website, at:

www.jae-fiction.com

Some of the old blog posts can now also be found in the “writing tips” section of my website, where they’re much easier to find.

If you subscribe to the new website/blog, you won’t miss any of my announcements concerning new releases, giveaways, and other news. To subscribe, head over to my website and enter your e-mail address into the box on the right.

Thank you!

Jae

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My new website is online!

August 16, 2013

Yay! My web design magicians have been working hard for the last few weeks, and now my shiny new website is finally online!

You’ll find a lot of information about me, my books, and upcoming releases on the new site. For the writers among you, I also included a lot of writing tips.

The new website has an integrated blog, so I won’t update this wordpress.com blog any longer. Now you’ll find my website and my blog all in one place. Take a look at the new blog here: http://jae-fiction.com/blog/

If you want to make sure you won’t miss any updates, new releases, or book giveaways, please head over to the new website at jae-fiction.com and subscribe to my newsletter or to my blog, even if you already subscribed to the new one. The blog and website subscriptions couldn’t be transferred automatically, so you’ll have to subscribe again.

So head over and check out my new website. If you have a moment, please let me know what you think about the new site.

Have a great weekend,

Jae

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Book giveaway — 2 signed copies of Beyond the Trail

August 2, 2013

BTTI’m in a pretty good mood today—my shape-shifter short story collection, Natural Family Disasters, is out and selling well, I sent off my novel True Nature to the content editor yesterday, and my new website should be up soon. 

To celebrate all of that, I thought I would give away two free signed paperback copies of my other anthology, Beyond the Trail.

Beyond the Trail includes six short stories that give us glimpses into the lives of Luke, Nora, and the other characters from Backwards to Oregon.

  • The Blue Hour: When her mother dies, twelve-year-old Lucinda Hamilton decides to start a new life—as a boy.
  • Grasping at Straws: No one knows that Tess Swenson, madam of a brothel, also owns a livery stable and a number of other businesses. On one of her secret inspections, she makes a surprising discovery.
  • A Rooster’s Job: The Hamiltons hoped to build a home in the idyllic Willamette Valley with mild winters, but now they’re snowed in and their rooster isn’t doing such a great job either.
  • The Art of Pretending: Tess finds out that someone is stealing her money. She suspects Frankie, a woman who reminds her of Luke. But nothing is as it seems.
  • The Christmas Oak: Luke sets out to bring home a Christmas tree—but she finds something else.
  • Swept Away: The greatest flood in the history of Oregon sweeps away houses, barns, and animals in the Willamette Valley. At the same time, fourteen-year-old Amy is swept away by her feelings for her best friend.

The enter the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog. I’ll announce the winners on Monday, August 5, so check back then to see if you won.

Good luck, and have a nice weekend.

Jae

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Natural Family Disasters is available!

July 31, 2013

Natural Family Disasters 800 Cover reveal and PromotionalI’m happy to announce that my shape-shifter short story collection, Natural Family Disasters, has just been published.

The two main characters of this anthology, Jorie Price and Griffin Westmore, first met in my novel Second Nature. The events in Second Nature took them on a wild chase from a tiny town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to an off-the-books poker game in Detroit and then into the council chamber of the most powerful shape-shifters in Boise, Idaho.

Running for their lives didn’t leave Jorie and Griffin much time to enjoy their families’ company or to share romantic moments. This anthology gives them a chance to do all of that. I hope you enjoy sharing some peaceful times with Jorie and Griffin too.

For now, Natural Family Disasters is available as a DRM-free e-book on Amazon, but it will soon also be available on Smashwords, Bella Books, and other online retailers, plus it will be published as a paperback too.

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Femslash Con – today!

July 21, 2013

Yesterday, the online community celebrated the 6th International Day of Femslash.

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For those of you who have never heard of it: Femslash is fanfiction featuring relationships between two women (who, most often, are straight in the canon universe of the TV show/movie).

They always hold an online FemSlash con on the nearest weekend, discussing various fandoms, pairings, and writing-related topics. That convention is taking place this weekend, and I’ve been asked to be a panelist on the original fiction panel, which is today. The other panelists will be Shira Glassman and Zelma Blitzreiter.

Here’s a synopsis of the panel:

Writing fanfiction has its own problems and difficulties, but once we make the leap to original fiction, the world created becomes entirely our own. No longer will we have set universes with fleshed out characters to work with. Original fiction means starting from scratch and relying entirely on your own imagination. How difficult or easy is that to do? What makes original fiction work? Let’s talk about what it takes to make it as a writer of original fiction.

The original fiction panel starts today (Sunday, July 21) at noon (EST). It will last for an hour. Check the starting times for other time zones here.

Come join us for some interesting discussion!

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The Morning After

June 21, 2013

TMAJust in time for the beginning of summer here in Germany, my publisher released my short story The Morning After as a single. It has been previously published in the anthology Connected Hearts, but we thought we’d make it available to readers who don’t want to buy the whole anthology.

The story has about 10,300 words, so it’s not too short.

The cover makes me want a Piña Colada and a loooong vacation at the beach 🙂

Here’s a short description of the story:

After a friend sets her up on a blind date from hell, Amanda has enough of dating. A spur-of-the-moment decision to attend an Anti-Valentine’s Day party leads to an unexpected encounter. She wakes up to a hangover and a surprising complication…

The Morning After is available as a DRM-free e-book from Amazon and Smashwords.

I hope you enjoy the story and your weekend!

Jae

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Join me on Facebook

May 15, 2013

fbI’m finally on Facebook.

On my fanpage, I’ll post updates on my latest writing projects and other interesting news. I already have my shiny new banner up on my Facebook page, so head over there and check it out.

Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/JaeAuthor

Have a nice week everyone!

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