Quick reminder

Published March 25, 2015 by barbaraannwright

I’m busy with projects and most of all, being really freakin’ sick. Here’s a reminder, though, about where you can find me in April:

The Lone Star LesFic Festival! April 11th at the Norris Conference Center in Austin. There will be panels and group discussions and books galore! And me, which is the most important part. ;) See you there!

In Austin in April?

Published March 4, 2015 by barbaraannwright

Come see me at the Lone Star Lesfic Festival! It’s Saturday, April 11th at the Norris Conference Center. I’ll have hours and program details for you as I get them, but it will likely be from 10 am to 5 or 6 pm. That’s plenty of time to stop by and say hello. It’s a free event with lots of panels to see, books to discover, loot to buy, and prizes to win!

And you know, I’ll be there, so win-win-win-win. And I’ll be handing out swag that you can only get if you meet me in person. Now you HAVE to come.

Do you review?

Published February 18, 2015 by barbaraannwright

Do you ever leave reviews for the books you read on Amazon or Goodreads? Maybe from whatever site you buy them from?

The opinions about reviews are mixed. Some authors say they’re an invaluable way to convince others to buy their books, and some readers say that good and bad reviews definitely sway their purchases.

Others say that reviews are useless because they’re so easily faked nowadays. Authors will get friends to give their books five star reviews, or readers will give their favorite authors good reviews and attack anyone they perceive as a rival author, whether they’ve read the rival author’s books or not.

I’ve also heard some people say that they don’t review unless the review is good, and that makes others think all reviews are even more slanted.

When I review, I try to do it honestly, but there have been times I’ve given a friend with no reviews a good review. I’m as guilty as anyone. But I also read reviews for books I might buy with a grain of salt, judging them by how in-depth the review seems to be. If it just says, “Wonderful! 5 Stars!” I don’t pay it much mind, just as if it says, “Terrible! 1 Star!” Both of those just get glossed over. I also read to see if maybe the reviewer was bugged by something that wouldn’t faze me, like if they really hate prologues (or cliffhangers ^_^). Since neither one bothers me, if that’s the basis for a whole bad review, I disregard it.

Thoughts? Musings? Rants of inconsolable rage? And since we’re talking about reviews, I have to put some links in here. If you read any of my work, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads or wherever you bought the book. I like honesty, and I’ll only cry where you can’t see. Promise. ;)

Cover reveal Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory UPDATED

Published February 11, 2015 by barbaraannwright

Hey y’all, take a look at the cover of my upcoming release, Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory!

Vikings!

Vikings!

Blurb:

Like heroes from an ancient tale, Aesa and Maeve plan to raid foreign shores, claiming gold and glory for their homeland. Young and in love, neither considers what will happen if one is chosen to be a warrior, and the other is left behind.

On a mist-shrouded island, Aesa meets Ell, a woman enslaved by an insidious curse. Maeve walks the path of dark magic and finds Laret, a woman well acquainted with pain. Together, they must break the magic surrounding Ell, an act that will force them to choose between their dreams, their homes, and the women they love.

Coming in September 2015!

There’s lots of action and adventure and ladies who love ladies. It’s is a standalone fantasy, but I will probably write in this world again. There’s plenty to do and lots of characters to play with. And writing something that stood on its own was a great way for me to move away from Katya and Star a little, though I’ll always love those characters. Who knows, I might revisit them some day, too. ;)

For Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory, I used the Vikings as inspiration and then built my own fantasy world. Is there a period in history you like to read about in particular? Or one you’d like to see twisted into something new, like steampunk did for Victorian London?

Updating the page today

Published February 4, 2015 by barbaraannwright

I’m spending today updating this page. I’m redoing the tabs at the top and fiddling with the links to the side. I’ll be back next week with plenty of updates. I signed a couple new contracts for new books with BSB, and I’m getting ready to do a cover release for Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory, which is my very next release. :) See you then.

A bit of this and that

Published January 28, 2015 by barbaraannwright

We’re enjoying unseasonably warm weather down here in Austin, so I’m writing with all the windows open today. To those of you buried under snow around the world, I’m sorry. I’ll think warm thoughts for you.

I’ve been absent off social media lately because my joint pain has been pretty bad. The diagnosis is still up in the air. I had an MRI on Monday with my already painful joints contorted unnaturally for half an hour. I call it the Tube of Death now (patent pending). Hopefully, they’ll be able to tell me something. A friend suggested I cut some gluten from my diet because that helped her. I’ve read some medical sites on the subject, and none of them agree, though most took the attitude of, “Might help, might not.” As long as I continue to get the nutrients I need, it might help. And cutting some carbs is always a good idea (at least for me because I lurve them so). I ‘ll keep you posted on how it goes. (I’m not looking for specific diet sites or meal plans right now, just so you know. I know some people are very passionate about this, but I don’t want to debate, either ^_^.)

I’m hip deep in two different projects right now. More details as they become available.

And just because, here’s a pic of two of my lovely animals:

Roxie

Roxie

Daisy

Daisy

What’s everyone else up to?

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