Showing posts with label atomic zion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label atomic zion. Show all posts

Friday, February 15, 2013

SFFS: Snippet #7 from Atomic Zion

Atomic Zion

DESCRIPTION:

This is my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, which is in its final revisions. The book was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

I've skipped to a section which highlights Evie's synesthesia and her feelings for Nick as he tells his dying mother that his grandfather, her father, was just murdered and that Nick is being accused of the crime.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 91st birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?
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SNIPPET #7:
She looked back through the open door of the hospital room as Nick and his mother spoke. A pale orange halo surrounded his seated form, spreading to the fragile woman in the bed. Both of their expressions crumbled and flickers of brighter orange appeared, then a stroke of pink--sunset colors.

To Evie they were the colors of death.

Nick buried his face in his mother's arm. His sobs of apology matched the heaving of his shoulders.

Tears blurred Evie's vision. She took a step toward the door, her only thought to comfort Nick, but stopped herself. This was a private moment between them. They had no idea she felt their grief as though it were her own.
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SNIPPET #1
SNIPPET #2
SNIPPET #3
SNIPPET #4
SNIPPET #5
SNIPPET #6
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Friday, January 25, 2013

SFFS: Snippet #6 from Atomic Zion

IN HONOR OF MY DAD'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Atomic Zion

Delving further into chapter two of my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, we continue with Marcos Skovasja in Prague.

DESCRIPTION:
Atomic Zion was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 92nd birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?
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SNIPPET #1
SNIPPET #2
SNIPPET #3
SNIPPET #4
SNIPPET #5
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SNIPPET #6:
His eyes scanned the same fading graffiti it did everyday on the looming walls--messages of rebellion and dissatisfaction and stenciled images of Kafka signed with secret names only other vandals recognized.

The street took a bend to the right where stone and brick giants pressed toward one another, blocking out the sky as they watched Marcos pass. The lonesome brewery waited up ahead, crouched between an abandoned rectory and the end of the city.

Fermenting hops permeated the air the closer he drew.

Shadows, fragmented into every hue of grey, dappled the brewery door.

Operational for nearly one hundred fifty years, Plivek's Brewery showed an evolution of style evident among its hodgepodge pieces. Part of it pretended to be a castle with two asymmetrical rounded towers capped in terra cotta and eroding copper finials in the form of flying beasts. Marcos' boss told him this stuccoed addition came early during the present century, while the main section with its weathered wood rubbed black with preserving oil retained the long eaves and vertical lines of architecture dating well beyond the brewery's occupation.

Yet even in that small time, Plivek's, like Prague itself, had survived many occupiers, including the Soviets. Now if only he and other Czechs could survive the mafia and men like his boss, Dmitri Crenov, who were part of a new wave of Russian oppressors rising out of the rubble of Communism.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meme: The 777 Meme - Atomic Zion

MEMES

I just got tagged in The 777 Meme, which is very much like the Lucky 7 meme from last year. Thanks to Querus Abuttu for tagging me.

THE RULES:
1. Go to page 77 of your current ms.
2. Go to sentence 7.
3. Copy and post the next 7 sentences as they’re written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 other writers.


Here's an excerpt from ATOMIC ZION, the thriller I'm revising. In this scene, Evie has a synesthetic episode where she sees Nick's emotions as colors as he visits his dying mother.
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Her knees buckled and she pitched forward.

Grabbing the door jamb for support, she lost all sense of time and place. A surprising calmness came over her as she concentrated on the beauty of the scene. If she thought she knew Nicholas Vanko from the bits of emotions she gathered from him over the past few months, this reminded her why she fell in love with him.

But this would be one moment she couldn't ever put down on paper. Just like the final moments with her grandmother, this scene between Nick and his mother didn't need to be sketched—it was now part of Evie.

She wiped away her tears and wanted nothing more than to wipe away Nick's too.
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DESCRIPTION:
Atomic Zion was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.


Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?
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TAGGING:
Jason Jack Miller
John Edward Lawson
T. K. Toppin
Deanna Lepsch
JC Cassels
Irene L. Pynn
Barbara Mountjoy

Friday, January 04, 2013

SFFS: Snippet #5 from Atomic Zion

Atomic Zion

Moving ahead in my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, we begin chapter two in the present day, and the ticking clock starts. Marcos Skovasja, the main character in this scene, is the nephew of Jakub Skovajsa from chapter one.

DESCRIPTION:
Atomic Zion was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?
--
SNIPPET #1
SNIPPET #2
SNIPPET #3
SNIPPET #4
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SNIPPET #5:

PRESENT
June 21
3:40 AM GMT
Prague, Czech Republic


Marcos Skovajsa threw his cigarette butt into the gutter, relishing the last tang of nicotine swirling around his mouth. The glowing remains bounced off a dead rat lodged between the wall and a drain pipe and landed on a sun-bleached candy wrapper. He looked down the sleeping street.

Overhanging electric lamps striped the macadam. One shone down on the stoop of his apartment building, almost directly, so even his small frame made no real shadow on the sidewalk. That's why his wife wanted to live here. Of all the crumbling, crime-infested buildings they could afford in the great city of Prague, she felt safest here because it was never dark, not during the day when the sun shone right through their threadbare curtains and interrupted his sleep and not—he glanced toward the heavens—under the murkiest night sky.

It was nearly a morning sky now. In a couple of hours the sun would burn through those clouds and waken the city. He pulled the pack of Petras from his jeans' pocket, but spying only two more cigarettes inside the plastic-covered cardboard, decided against another smoke.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

SFFS: Snippet #4 from Atomic Zion

Atomic Zion

DESCRIPTION:
I've skipped ahead in the first chapter of my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, which is in its final revisions.
The book was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?
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SNIPPET #1
SNIPPET #2
SNIPPET #3
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SNIPPET #4:
Three men crawled on their knees down the rocky maw in front of Skovajsa. Even without their shed packs, the meter and a half square tunnel squeezed the men.

Skovajsa watched the legs and boots of the man in front of him angle down and out of sight into darkness. The line stopped.

At that moment, it was good to be small. Rock pressed around him and above him. He pulled deeper breaths, his mind telling him the air was thinning. He wanted to scream, "Move!" Or "Back up! Get me out of here!" Instead, he closed his eyes and said a silent Hail Mary, working the M35 strap as a rosary.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

SFFS: Snippet #3 from Atomic Zion

Atomic Zion

DESCRIPTION:
I've skipped ahead a couple of pages in the first chapter for this snippet from my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, which is in its final revisions. The book was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?
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SNIPPET #1
SNIPPET #2
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SNIPPET #3:

Skovajsa believed he could be like the lieutenant...one day. But today he remained frightened Jakub, his mind betraying him with its paranoia.

Was someone waiting for them? Their approach had been camouflaged by pine forests for the past two kilometers, and the landscape was such that they could see out of the forest to the rocky outcrop without being noticed in the trees' shadows. They would be most exposed for the hundred meters between the forest's edge and the cave entrance.

The lieutenant put up a hand to halt the group before the sun's rays could fall upon them. Out came the binoculars.

Minutes passed.

He gave hand signals telling Skovajsa's line to get low and move forward. The rest would cover them from the trees.
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Friday, November 09, 2012

SFFS: Snippet #2 from Atomic Zion

Atomic Zion

DESCRIPTION:
This is the continuation of my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, which is in its final revisions. It was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?

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SNIPPET #1

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SNIPPET #2:

The other men continued to exchange jokes, ranging from the indecent to the ridiculous, but always ending in the macabre. Death, blood, and bones filled their thoughts.

Skovajsa wondered if they might find that unholy trinity today. Certainly the woods around them oozed a sickly smell of organic rot.

Gregor Borikov cackled behind him and had another go at the Krauts. Skovajsa focused on a limestone outcrop one kilometer ahead. Even though his Russian was improving, he didn't get the joke. He didn't care because he hated that butcher, Borikov.

Three months more to end this Hell.

Skovajsa pictured himself sitting at a drafting table, a slide rule replacing his rifle, slippers instead of ankle-chewing combat boots.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

SFFS: Snippet #1 from Atomic Zion

Atomic Zion

DESCRIPTION:
This is the beginning of my SF Thriller, Atomic Zion, which is in its final revisions. It was influenced by my time as the Educational Marketing Director at Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob and by reading stories from Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Back Cover Blurb...

On the night of his 90th birthday, a former Wright Apprentice is thrown from the fifth floor of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The only clue to clear his grandson of the murder is a note written in Navajo code which warns "The Bear has awakened."

These four words throw Nick Vanko into the middle of a decades old international cover-up where Wright Apprentices encoded WWII-era secrets about genetic experimentation into their blueprints. In order to stop a being who isn't quite human from unleashing a biological weapon upon the U.S., Nick must find Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built. Searching by his side are an old Navajo CodeTalker, a woman who sees emotions as colors, and a Mossad agent who is really working for the Russian mafia. But can Vanko trust any of them?

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SNIPPET:

June, 1948
Kletno, Poland


The laughter from the small group of soldiers with Jakub Skovajsa was lifeless, meant to mimic joviality in order to conceal shifty gazes and shaky hands—Skovajsa's being among the shakiest. What had Dostoyevsky said about laughing? There can be no laughter without fear. Or was it pain? Maybe it wasn't even Dostoyevsky.

In Skovajsa's case, it was definitely pain. His right boot had worn through to the shank fifteen minutes into their three-hour trek through the Polish woodlands from Miedzygorze to Kletno. Each step skinned his ankle a little more. Tripping over roots and climbing over logs only aggravated his situation. No one else seemed to be quite as miserable.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MEME: Tag! I'm it!

MEMES

Tag! I'm It!

Hope your shots are up to date… I’ve been tagged by Ann Laurel Kopchik in a game of author infection!

The rules are simple:
1) Search your work in progress for the first use of "look".
2) Copy and paste that paragraph and the ones immediately before and after into a blog post.
3) Then tag five other authors:
John Edward Lawson
Deanna Lepsch
Mike Mehalek
Jason Jack Miller
K. Ceres Wright

This is from my supernatural thriller ATOMIC ZION:

Half of his comrades marching with him now had been there in Warsaw when it happened.

A tip had come in, anonymous, as all tips were, accusing a math teacher of holding anti-party meetings in his house. When they came to arrest the grey-haired teacher, Skovajsa was struck by how much the man looked like his own geometry teacher from years ago, the one who had opened the world of art to him through angles and lines.

The teacher they went after that day had put up no fight, but his wife shouted and wailed at the soldiers, so distraught at one point she picked up an ashtray and hit Borikov in the shoulder. He beat her then, angry blows pounding her to the ground so some of the others could kick her.

Friday, October 12, 2012

BLOG HOP: The Next Big Thing - WEEK 16

Blog Hops


The Next Big Thing - Week 16


UPDATE: BRINGING NEW LIFE TO THIS POST BECAUSE THE WONDERFUL M√ČLINE NADEAU JUST TAGGED ME AGAIN ON JAN. 24, 2013!

Thank you to Broad Universe member Jennifer Allis Provost for tagging me. Check out her post, then hop on over and visit these authors, all part of my #WordWar2 Twitter crew. We're all finishing our WIPs by Halloween and checking in for daily word counts and encouragement. Then it's onto #WordWar3! I've also included their Twitter handles so you can follow them there and get in on the #WordWar action!

John Edward Lawson (@bizzaroguy) - http://www.johnlawson.org
Deanna Lepsch (@dlepsch) - http://deannalepsch.blogspot.com
Mike Mehalek (@MikeMehalek) - http://mikemehalek.blogspot.com
Jason Jack Miller (@JasonJackMiller) - http://jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com


What is the working title of your book?
ATOMIC ZION

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was the educational marketing director for Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob, so I was consumed with all things Frank Lloyd Wright, including his utopia, Broadacre City, which was never built.

What genre does your book fall under?
Supernatural/Spy Thriller

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?





Jeremy Renner as Nicholas Vanko








Emmanuelle Chiriqui as Evangelina Hawk








Will Yazzie as Calvin Coolidge Detsoi






What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
After his grandfather's murder at the Guggenheim Museum, Nicholas Vanko is plunged into a conspiracy dating back to World War II and now must save the world from a genetic experiment gone wrong by finding Broadacre City, the fabled utopia designed by Wright, but supposedly never built.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Yet to be determined.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
One year.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Think most anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I had access to incredible Wright archives, curators of Wright museums and buildings, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and even former Wright apprentices. With this wealth of knowledge, I had to write a Wright book.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Navajo CodeTalker, color grapheme synesthesia, Gypsy curses, skinwalkers, CIA conspiracies, Russian Mafia, encoded blueprints, non-stop action, Fallingwater, NYC, romance, violence, Prague, Arizona, polygamous compounders, insane Senator, ticking clock


Friday, March 16, 2012

Meme: The Lucky 7 Meme for Writers

MEMES

I just got tagged in The Lucky7 Meme by T.W. Fendley. Perfect, since it’s about writing, and St. Paddy’s Day is coming up!

THE RULES:
1. Go to page 77 of your current ms.
2. Go to sentence 7.
3. Copy and post the next 7 sentences as they’re written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 other victims, er, authors.

Here's an excerpt from ATOMIC ZION, the thriller I'm revising:

"Yes, that's right," Nick said, poking a little fun at Detsoi's favorite phrase.

Together they wrenched the bed free of the stall, making as little noise as possible, and wheeled it over to the wall. Nick hoped no one had an odd shift change at this time of night or decided they needed a shower for lunch. He hoisted himself onto the collapsed bed while Evie pushed her hip into it to steady the casters.

Facing the horizontal window bank, he searched for handles. Small flip locks were at either side of the pane, meant for easy manipulation by a window hook from the floor. He pushed the locks up with his thumbs. The seal around the casement window popped open; street noise and night air rushed in.

TAGGING:
Jason Jack Miller
John Edward Lawson
T. K. Toppin
Deanna Lepsch
JC Cassels
Irene L. Pynn
Barbara Mountjoy

And here are some others who participated:
Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Diana Ilinca
Gayle Ramage
Laurel C. Kriegler
Pippa Jay Green
T. M. Hunter


Monday, March 14, 2011

Chat: Heidi Ruby Miller at Pennwriters Presents

Chats
I'm the guest writer at Pennwriters Presents today, so I'll be answering questions and participating in discussions at the Pennwriters Yahoo! Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pennwriters) - anyone is welcome, not just members of Pennwriters. Stop by and say Hi!

Here's the press release:

Our Guest Star will be Heidi Ruby Miller. She likes to read all types of stories, so it makes sense that she would be a mulit-genre author and co-edit a writing guide titled MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: LESSONS IN WRITING POPULAR FICTION (http://manygenres.blogspot.com). Her novels AMBASADORA and ATOMIC ZION are due out in 2011.

She is a Published Pennwriter and member of The Authors Guild and Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). Some of her short stories can be found in Sails and Sorcery: Tales of Nautical Fantasy, Best of Every Day Fiction, and Eye Contact. She also co-authored a travel guide with her husband Jason Jack Miller.

Heidi will appear at the Pennwriters Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on May 12 -
15, 2011. She will be a contributor along with Michael A. Arnzen, Natalie Duvall, Matt Duvall, Timons Esaias, Jason Jack Miller, and Victoria Thompson will provide an
all-day, intensive workshop. Heidi Ruby Miller and Jason Jack Miller will teach
a workshop which shows how fixing your first page can improve your entire
manuscript. Her other future appearances include:

* Book Expo America, New York City, May 26, 2011 (book signing)
* WPF In Your Write Mind Conference and Retreat, Greensburg, PA, June 23 - 26,
2011 (official launch of MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT, workshops)
* Context 24, Columbus, OH, August 26 - 28, 2011 (day-long workshop)
* West Virginia Book Festival, Charleston, WV, October 22 - 23, 2011

Heidi Ruby Miller's month-long online course, WRITING WITH AUTHORITY, starts
April 1, 2011. Along with Jason Jack Miller, she will present the writing course
like those they've taught at Seton Hill University. To learn how to analyze your
writing and use easy techniques that will increase the authority of your voice,
enroll now at http://tinyurl.com/PennwritersCourse201104.

You can reach Heidi by email heidirubymiller@gmail.com and on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/heidirubymiller. Her websites are
http://heidirubymiller.blogspot.com and http://manygenres.blogspot.com.

Topics to discuss with Heidi Ruby Miller are:
* WRITING WITH AUTHORITY Online Course
* Pennwriters Conference 2011 One-Day Intensive Workshop
* MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: LESSONS IN WRITING POPULAR FICTION book
* Working in multiple genres
* Working with contributors on a project

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Flashback: January 6, 2010

Flashbacks

Here's a look back at my posting this day in 2010. This was when VR Barkowski tagged me for The Eight Writing Questions.

Here's one of them as a teaser:

3) What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
There is a scene in my current novel ATOMIC ZION where an Israeli Secret Policeman is shaving and cutting his hair, and as he sees the changes to his appearance slowly come into focus in the mirror with each snip of the scissors or swipe of the razor, he recalls memories of the woman he loved, including her murder. It becomes a reawakening scene, and its tenderness stayed with me long after I wrote it.

So what did you post on January 6 these past few years?