Episode 23: #LoveWins

WiRL-iconIn the 23rd episode of Writing in Real Life…

Celebrating #MarriageEquality with some more talk about marriage, as well as an appreciation of single people. Plus: Life in the Age of Screeching, Barry rants about the future of publishing, and Morgan wants ice cream.

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Last Chance for a Signed ARC of After the Red Rain!

IMG_3682_blogifiedOne more chance, people! Just one.

I’ve given away four ARCs of After the Red Rain signed by Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, and yours truly. I have one left. And I’m going to give it away…

…to one of my newsletter subscribers!

It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a newsletter, but I’ll be doing so on July 15. That newsletter will contain instructions on how to enter to win the ARC. So, if you’re a subscriber, keep your eyes peeled for that newsletter hitting your inbox! (If you’re not a subscriber, of course you can sign up before July 15!)

Now, since we’re closing in on the publication of the book and since I want the ARC to arrive before then, I’m going to be a hard-ass about this. When I notify the winner, he or she will have three days to get back to me with an address. Otherwise, I’ll pick another winner.

Good luck!

Sneak a (Big!) Peek at After the Red Rain

Lyga_AfterTheRedRain_HCThe folks over at Amazon have posted an absolutely free preview of After the Red Rain, weighing in at a whopping 128 pages! That’s something like one-third of the book, so you’ll definitely be able to get a feel for the story!

You can download it to a Kindle or, if you don’t own a Kindle, Amazon has free apps and a free reader that works in your web browser. So, y’know, no excuse not to check it out!

The End of I Hunt Killers

So, I was cleaning up some old files on my computer today and I stumbled across a file titled “End of final book” in a folder labeled “KILLERS.” The folder was stuffed inside yet another folder that hadn’t been touched in quite a while. This was all stuff that had been forgotten and neglected for years. This happens sometimes — I take some notes on ideas or notions, then file them away and decide to go in another direction.

Anyway, I’m going to show you exactly what “End of final book” contained. Here goes:

“You’re him! You’re the Boogeyman!”

“The Boogeyman? No, no. They call me Ugly Jazz. And I’m doing what I love to do: I hunt killers.”

And there was screaming.

A lot of screaming.

It went on for a long, long time.

Until it stopped.

So, yeah. Way back when I first developed Killers, I had this brief, crazy notion that the series would end with Jazz having forsaken Connie and Howie and everything normal in his life. Instead, he goes underground and tracks down Crows…and kills them in horrible fashion.

I’m glad I ended the series the way I did, but now you’ve had a little look at an alternate universe.

Episode 22: Younger, but Not Right

WiRL-iconEpisode 22!

Morgan and Barry cheat at binge-watching. The only fashion name Barry knows. Some serious discussion about writers, math, and finances. Morgan loves being married. Barry’s still reading a book he doesn’t like.

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