Life on the Fringe: The Caffeinated Ramblings of Author Yasmine Galenorn


Deadline Brain. Snippet will be up later this week.
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4 pm by

I’m on deadline. I’m trying to finish the book either today or tomorrow. It’s running longer than usual, and today was the deadline. My editor knows it will a bit late but to keep on track with the next book, I need to get this one done. It just doesn’t want to end.  I’ve been working long hours for days now.

Apple walked on my surge protector today and shut off my computer. I was all:

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That is why I have auto save set to every minute.

Okay then, back to work. The snippet from Flight From Death will be up in a day or so. Tell me something that makes me smile, okay?  :)

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A Week of Trees: Week 26
Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 pm by

March tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

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Brain Candy Friday & Giveaway
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8 am by

Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Fridays are back, and so are the giveaways. Today, answer my question and you will be entered to win a signed copy of one of my books (my choice). You must be subscribed to the blog in order to win, and 18 years old or over (be sure to confirm your subscription via the email you will receive–so check your spam filters if you don’t see it after you register. To subscribe to the blog, look to the right on the sidebar and find the Subscribe to Yasmine’s Blog link). Unfortunately, I have to limit these particular giveaways to the US due to postage costs. Answer by March 5th to be entered for this week’s contest.

Today’s Brain Candy Friday Question is: What’s your most get up and go song that gets you moving?

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Deadline, Deadline, Who Has A Deadline
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9 pm by

I’m on massive deadline this week–almost done with Autumn Thorns, have revised 87,000 words and now just have to write the last chapters. So am tired and yet, excited about this. I love this series, this book, these characters. It’s a bit of a departure for me–yes, it’s ghostly, and spooky, and definitely has a spicy hotness level that rivals my other work, but the Whisper Hollow Series is more…romantic. Gothic in feel (though not like the old fashioned gothics), romantic, and eerie. And I have so enjoyed writing it!

Anyway, that’s it for tonight. Just saying hi and checking in. How are you guys? Don’t forget, on Friday Brain Candy Friday goes up!

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New Release: J.C. Nelson’s Armageddon Rules
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9 am by

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A friend of mine has a new release today! J.C. Nelson’s Armageddon Rules is out!

Marissa Locks, newly appointed partner of the Grimm Agency, has a reputation for making a mess of magical matters—although causing Armageddon is a new low, even for her…

Marissa is due for a little happily ever after. After all, she did kill the evil Fairy Godmother, end a war, and snag a sweet promotion within the Fairy Godfather’s magical-problem-solving Agency. But between maintaining a relationship with someone whose amorous advances can cause third-degree burns, dealing with a killer-poodle infestation, and helping her best friend, Princess Ari, learn to wield spells more powerful than curing a hangover, she’s not getting as much peace and quiet as she hoped.

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Monday Snippet: Flight From Death
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8 am by

Fligth From Death cover

Here’s your Monday Snippet!
FLIGHT FROM DEATH — Book 1 of the Fly By Night Series (a spinoff of Otherworld)Release date: July 7th, 2015. Available for Preorder! If you want an autographed copy, preorder from Seattle Mystery Bookshop.

You can also preorder Autumn Thorns, book one of the Whisper Hollow Series, now!

As Ralph and I left, Chai was waiting outside for us. He followed us back to the car and I realized he meant to hang around. Wonderful. How was I going to explain this one to Alex? And if he objected, well, I had no influence over what the djinn did.

“So Anna Lee Buckland put a curse on the house. We don’t know what kind, but at least we can surmise what the chanting is connected with. So we need to figure out what kind of curse it is, and then we might be able to figure out if the spirit haunting the place is Nathan.” Ralph glanced nervously at Chai. “He coming with us?”

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A Year of Trees: Week 25
Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 1 pm by

Feb 22 tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

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A Few Notes…
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6 pm by

I am very tired and I had a very rough night’s sleep. I’m running on about four hours right now which is not enough for me. It was simply a case of I could not get comfortable, one of those nights when the pillows just wouldn’t line up and the covers felt wonky and every time I turned around it felt like I was encountering another knot in my muscles. Luckily this is more of an abnormality now than a regularity, which it used to be.

So I’m working my way through the copy edits of FLIGHT FROM DEATH, and I’m extremely happy with how they’re going. A good copyeditor is gold and my publisher assigned a great one to me this time. I’m so excited about the start of this series and I’m hoping my readers will be, too.

I’ve been thinking a lot about writers who have long-running series like I do, and about how we can get pigeonholed. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love writing the Otherworld series, but I also love writing other things — and to be honest, readership has dropped off for Otherworld, and it’s time to move my main focus to something else.

It does NOT mean I still won’t be writing in the Otherworld altaverse, and it doesn’t mean that I don’t love it, it just means I have to expand my horizons…

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Brain Candy Friday & Giveaway
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8 am by

Brain Candy Friday

Brain Candy Fridays are back, and so are the giveaways. Today, answer my question and you will be entered to win a signed copy of one of my books (my choice). You must be subscribed to the blog in order to win, and 18 years old or over (be sure to confirm your subscription via the email you will receive–so check your spam filters if you don’t see it after you register. To subscribe to the blog, look to the right on the sidebar and find the Subscribe to Yasmine’s Blog link). Unfortunately, I have to limit these particular giveaways to the US due to postage costs. Answer by February 26th to be entered for this week’s contest.

Today’s Brain Candy Friday Question is: It’s almost March! Spring is in the offing. What’s your favorite part of the upcoming season?

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My Appearance Schedule This Year
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10 am by

You can find my Appearance Schedule up for the year–and yes, most of it is online activity. I do NOT plan on traveling much this year or next–though next is not yet confirmed as to whether I’ll be attending any conventions or not. I’m still trying to recuperate from the knee injury from last year–it’s better but not healed yet, and I am simply needing to just focus on my writing.

If you want signed copies, please preorder them through Seattle Mystery Bookshop, where I will go to personalize them on a day shortly after release (you can find the dates on the Appearance schedule), and the store will mail them out. They also mail internationally, by the way!

 

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