May Might Be My Favorite Month of All

It’s not every day that an author can say they have two long fiction releases in one month, but this May I can! The first one is such a fun story and is actually my very first novella! It came out on May 4th and, well I just couldn’t resist…

May the 4th be with you… better known as Telecommuting‘s book birthday!! Called, “Powerfully frightening and relatable, a mirror in which it’s all too easy to see ourselves,” by author Michael G. Williams, Telecommuting is a must read for anyone who has ever worked a challenging job, worked from home, gotten through a break-up, has ever had (or is!) a nosy neighbor, eats food to live… that means it’s pretty much for EVERYONE! Learn more about it here!

And then an incredibly cool moment happened in my career. On May 11th I was able to say hello, again to my second novel, The Promise Keeper:

Happy re-release bday to my second novel, my first award winner, my complex beauty. I love this novel so very much and I am elated to see it in print again. Its first day in the world was cloaked in shadows but now I trumpet it with all the fanfare it deserves, holding it up in the glorious sunlight. My vampire may not take too kindly to such attention but my demon will positively relish it. Today is The Promise Keeper’s day. Welcome back, my love. Learn more about it here!

And if that wasn’t enough, these cool things happened or will be happening this month:

  • I did a fantastic interview on Social Distancing Radio about Telecommuting! Lots of laughing, lots of book talk. Check it out!
  • Horror and Romance – unnatural combination or doppelgangers? We had a fantastic discussion about this over at Continual! Check us out and share your thoughts!
  • I’ll be at StokerCon (5/20-5/23). I will be speaking on panels, presenting at the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, and reading a little bit of The Promise Keeper. Check it check it check it out!
  • I will also be at Balticon (5/28-5/30). I will be speaking on panels and reading a little bit of both new releases.

Yeah, May gets a big YES from me!

Even with all the book birthday celebrations that have gone on, replete with glasses of soda and copious amounts of popcorn, I’ve managed to accomplish a few things too. I wrote a short story – and I mean really short… like 229 words because that’s how I roll sometimes. It is creepy and I am very much in love with it. I wrote a poem and (woot!) it will be part of the upcoming horror poetry anthology, Under Her Skin, in 2022. Look at this fantabulous cover:

I’m so honored to share the TOC with some fabulous authors and poets that I admire. I haven’t written poetry in a loooonnnngggg time – it felt good and, yeesh, I’m a bit darker with the flow now! You have been warned!

I also binged the mess out of Safe and Marianne. Different – totally different, and both creepy in their own ways. Both are worth the watch.

I am reading When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole – I’m only a page or two in but enjoying the voice already! I am still listening to Robert McCammon’s Swan Song. I watched The Crow for the first time (don’t judge me. The 90s were a unique time!). I’ll say this – better late than never. Where’s the fan club? I’ll join. I finished Jeanne Adams’ Blood on the Altar – she weaves a tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride. Go check her out – you won’t be disappointed.

What are you reading and/or watching?

Well, I guess that’s it for now! Suggest something for me to read or watch. I am going to start Vincenzo tonight – a Korean-Italian consigliere heading to the motherland to show them what’s up? I didn’t know I needed this in my life. Does he make them an offer they can’t refuse? Will somebody sleep with the fishes? Bet!

Until next time…

L. Marie

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