Mid-2016 Update   4 comments

First of all, I’m alive and well, seeing as some of you have been worried about me. Sorry for the lack of communication, but the last few months have been pretty crazy. We had a couple of health scares with my father, but he’s doing much better now, though I’m still pretty busy trying to lighten his load around the house. I’ve gotten pretty good at splitting and stacking firewood.🙂

The last day of school was yesterday, so maybe now I’ll get a chance to take a breath and try to write again. I’ve been trying to write the bonus features for the next Magebound novel, but writer’s block has hit me bad, and the few times I have had time to write, the ideas just aren’t there. It’s probably just stress and I’ll get over it now that I have a break from work, but it has been very frustrating.

I’m very disappointed in myself, as I expected to have Memoryache published months ago, but the one thing that I won’t do is publish work that is anything less than the best that I can produce. Thanks for all your concern and for your patience, and hopefully I’ll have good news by the end of summer.

Posted June 17, 2016 by katicalocke in Books, Personal, Writing

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2016 State of the Author Update   6 comments

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. It looks like spring may be on its way early in my area, so I’m bracing for a rough allergy season. Other than that, I’m doing very well. The weather is (unseasonably) good and no new traumas have rocked our family in a while.

Unfortunately, I have some disappointing news. I’m going to have to take a break from posting, both on Alpha Spirit and on Moonlight. This is a very busy time of year and just don’t have time to work on those, and other projects, and work, and family obligations. I know you guys understand, you’re always so good at understanding and being supportive, but I still feel bad.

My first priority right now is getting Memoryache read for publishing. I’ve edited the main text several times, though it still needs another read-through. I don’t have any of the extras ready, though. I have the short story outlined, but I still need to write it, and several new articles.

It’s also nearly tax time. I do my own taxes, which is time-consuming, but usually not difficult.

I was also asked to create a rhyming-word bingo game for Dr. Seuss’ birthday at work. We’re having a family reading night at the school, with story readers, photo booth, fishing game, and bingo, so that’s taking some extra-curricular time.

And my mother and I planning a road trip for Spring Break, driving from Eugene, OR to Tuscon, AZ to visit some family friends who are living there now, so we’re trying to sell some of our crafts to make the $$$ to afford the trip, so I’ve been spending a lot of time crocheting blankets and sewing furry hats.

Anyway, that’s what I’m up to. I’m hoping to have Memoryache out in March or April, and hopefully I can start working on and posting Moonlight and Alpha Spirit soon after that. I’ll be sure to post updates when I get closer to release time. Thanks for understanding!

 

 

Posted February 6, 2016 by katicalocke in Books, Personal, Writing

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#FreeFictionFriday – Alpha Spirit: Chapter Thirty-Eight — A Matter of Perspective   Leave a comment

I stood on the porch until my stomach stopped churning, the damp wind raising goosebumps down my bare arms. I was shivering when I finally went back inside the cabin. Marcus was still seated at the table, calmly eating his sausage and eggs. I stopped beside the stove for a moment, rubbing my arms to chase away the chill and to give him a chance to apologize for being disgusting, but he didn’t. Part of me wanted to refuse to eat until he did, but that was being rather childish, and besides, I was starving, my stomach growling, painfully empty. Finally, I sighed and went back to the table.

“So, what happened to make you treat everything like a joke?” I asked, trying not to think about what I was putting into my mouth as I took a bite of eggs.

He stared down at his plate for a moment, pushing the loose eggs around with his fork. “It’s a matter of perspective.”

— Alpha Spirit, Chapter Thirty-Eight — A Matter of Perspective

Alpha Spirit will be on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Will post a more detailed explanation soon.

 

Alpha Spirit Chapter Index

Alpha Spirit: Chapter Thirty-Eight — A Matter of Perspective

 

Now available from Amazon, Suburban Fantasy #1: The Vampire Next Door

And: Suburban Fantasy #2: A Visit From the Truth Faerie

Each only $0.99!

Moonlight Monday – 1/25/16   Leave a comment

Author’s Note: I hope everyone on the East Coast is staying warm and safe.

See you in two weeks, on February 8th!

Moonlight – Ch. 79

#FreeFictionFriday – Alpha Spirit: Chapter Thirty-Six — Spending the Night   Leave a comment

His warm arms around me, the hard edge of the cast pressing into my back, his bare skin against me, hot from the fire and damp from the rain, the intoxicating scent of sweat and aftershave and just a hint of his wolf, the wild, musky scent surrounding me…I stiffened – in more ways than one – and pulled away from him.

“What is wrong with you?” I asked, my face burning as I turned away to hide the sudden bulge in the front of my jeans.

“Sorry,” Marcus said, his words clipped, not quite hiding the anger behind them. “I was just glad you’re all right. I didn’t realize–”

“That I’m gay?” I said, exasperated.

— Alpha Spirit, Chapter Thirty-Six — Spending the Night

I’ll see you next Friday, 1/22/16 for Chapter Thirty-Seven — Wolf Slobber

 

Alpha Spirit Chapter Index

Alpha Spirit: Chapter Thirty-Six — Spending the Night

 

Now available from Amazon, Suburban Fantasy #1: The Vampire Next Door

And: Suburban Fantasy #2: A Visit From the Truth Faerie

Each only $0.99!

Moonlight Monday – 1/11/16   Leave a comment

Author’s Note: I hope everyone’s new year is going well. If all goes well, I’ll have good news regarding Memoryache, the third book in the Magebound series, in a couple of months!

See you in two weeks, on January 25th!

Moonlight – Ch. 78

Moonlight Monday – 12/28/15   Leave a comment

Author’s Note: I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

See you in two weeks, on January 11th!

Moonlight – Ch. 77