A Brief Blood of My Blood Review

Indefatigable reviewer Liz Burns has chimed in on Blood of My Blood in a short, sweet review. She says, in part:

What I liked best about Blood of My Blood is that it showed the trilogy to not be three connected stories…but one story…about Jazz coming to terms with his past and figuring out what his future should be.

Which is exactly as I wanted it.

Read Liz’s entire review here.

New Podcast Episode is Up!


The latest episode of Writing in Real Life is now available for your listening pleasure!

In this episode — “The One with Teeth” — you’ll thrill to: An update on Morgan’s revision. We talk about Bringing up Bebe for the last (?) time. Morgan takes a stand on wasting time. Barry cheats…again. (This time at Recommended Reading.) Dealing with rejection. Arizona! Arizona! Arizona! Morgan has a blog…and fans. Erotica is for women; porn is for men.

Download, subscribe, or stream at writinginreallife.com. And be sure to follow us on Twitter: @WiRLPodcast.

Cover Twins

Nothing to say here. I just really like the way the UK cover to Blood of My Blood looks next to the cover to After the Red Rain.


Get a Sneak Peek at After The Red Rain!

After the Red Rain cover

After the Red Rain, my new novel written in collaboration with Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco, has been selected a Buzz Book by Publishers Marketplace! As a result, you can get a nice preview of it right now.

Pretty much any ebookstore is hosting the preview, so no matter what kind of phone, tablet, ereader, or computer you have, you’ll be able to read it.

Here are the links:

And here’s the description of the book:

A postapocalyptic novel with a cinematic twist from New York Times bestseller Barry Lyga, actor Peter Facinelli, and producer Robert DeFranco.

On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard for. But one day she comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river–a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.

But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate’s son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.


Writing in Real Life Episode 3!

WiRL-header-bigThey said we couldn’t do a weekly schedule — they were wrong!

The third episode of “Writing in Real Life” is now available.

Topics in this episode include:  The end of Morgan’s maternity leave. Moms with nice lipstick. Barry cheats at being a Stay-At-Home-Dad. Revision vs. rewriting (redux). Why L.A. sucks (or doesn’t). And, of course, Recommended Reading.

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