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When the dead stay silent (and other gripes about dialogue)

I’ve become a total fangirl of The Walking Dead, but even total fans can have the occasional gripe and, yeah, I got one. Minor spoiler alert for what follows! So beware if you read on! For a show wherein the characters take a lot of time talking about their feelings instead of, oh, fortifying their… Read more »

Riffing on the Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale …Finally, forward motion! (spoiler city here, folks)

If you don’t like spoilers and you haven’t seen The Vampire Diaries Season 3 finale called The Departed, then you should leave right now (wait, no, don’t leave. explore the rest of the site! Yeah, that’s it…explore….. I compel you to explore….) Ahem. Anyhoo, there’s no way to talk about the finale and not give… Read more »

From YouTube to Humor to Amazing Art … It's Fabulous, Fun Friday!

I was scoping out some of my really old blog posts and ran across these memorable sites. Too good not to mention again! Happy Fun and Fabulous Friday! First off, I LOVE this fun Publishing 911 dialogue from Paperback Writer Operator: Publishing 911, what’s your emergency? Reader: Yes, this book I’ve been reading has, you… Read more »

Big A** Breakfast

The other day, some friends were giving me grief about my huge weekday breakfasts. I’d mentioned that I accidentally left the broiler on all day, and they naturally asked what the heck I was broiling at 5:45am. My reply? The top of an omelette (it’s hard getting an omelette thoroughly cooked without burning the bottom!)…. Read more »

Hey folks!

I’m in the process of updating my blogs so that we’ve got one portal for me (I’m feeling schizo lately). Rather than put up a maintenance page, I’m just pointing domain names here for the time being. But soon (really!) we’ll have a nice, purty new juliekenner and jkbeck blog. (If you got here via… Read more »

Boy, this site is quiet…

Okay folks, sorry about the quiet. Hubby’s home for summer, I’m on deadline, and yada yada yada. But things are coming: * Catherine and I will post another chapter of Hour of the Dragon soon! * News coming from Julie Kenner soon (hint: think Kate and demon hunting soccer moms, and Beth and vampires!) *… Read more »

Got me some cover copy!

And more news on the Shadow Keepers front: Got great back cover copy for November’s e-novella, Midnight. Check it out at http://jkbeck.com/shadow-keepers-midnight/

Shadow Keepers Update

Just heard from Bantam that the ebook, SHADOW KEEPERS: MIDNIGHT, has been bumped. It’s going to be released in the fall, closer to the release of the next three books in the series. So stay tuned! And sorry for the delay….I know a lot of you have been asking why it’s not up on Amazon… Read more »

The Occult Detectives are coming!!!

Oh yeah! Almost release date for Kate’s short story…and is she in dang good company or what? Check it out: Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can help! Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives, is your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time… Read more »

The Neptune/Austin Throwdown

Years late (as usual) I’ve become a huge fan of Veronica Mars – and am extremely bummed that it was canceled before I was ready for it to be over, thank you very much. Yes, it’s all about me. While Season 3 was nowhere near as strong as 1 or 2, it was still entertaining,… Read more »