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If You Were My Vampire Blog Tour Links Roundup

A fantastic tour... It's that time again: a roundup of all the stops on If You Were My Vampire's blog tour! Like the tours for A World Apart, Season Of The Witch, and The Devil's Disease, this tour was organized by Roxanne Rhoads and Bewitching Blog Tours. If you're looking to do a blog tour for your … Continue reading If You Were My Vampire Blog Tour Links Roundup

The Devil’s Disease Blog Tour Links Roundup

Another fun run! I'm posting this links roundup pretty late (my bad), but it's been fun to take a peek back at the awesome blog tour for The Devil's Disease (Shades Below, #2). Like the tours for A World Apart and Season Of The Witch, this tour was organized and run by Roxanne Rhoads of … Continue reading The Devil’s Disease Blog Tour Links Roundup

IT LIVES – If You Were My Vampire Is Live!

You heard it: the next book in the Shades Below series has landed! Here's a taste of what's in store... Sometimes, your life begins the day you die… Asher Evans is a man haunted by history. Turned vampire in the concentration camp that claimed his family, he has never recovered from the loss of his … Continue reading IT LIVES – If You Were My Vampire Is Live!

Shades Below Is Leaving #KU!

Announcement time! Shades Below is leaving the Kindle Unlimited program! For the first time, the Shades Below series will be available on iTunes, Nook, Kobo, and other ebook retailers! If you get your reading material from sites other than Amazon, now you'll be able to find the Shades Below books at your online shop of choice. … Continue reading Shades Below Is Leaving #KU!

I #SupportWNDB – The Series: ADDING DIVERSITY TO YOUR WRITING

That one time the inimitable Madhuri Pavamani had me over to talk about diverse books…

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Adding Diversity to Your Writing:

A Few Simple Strategies

Laura Oliva

A huge shout-out to Madhuri Blaylock for hosting this awesome blog series.  Thanks for inviting me to add my two cents on this incredible topic!

Literary diversity has been getting a lot of press lately.

Near as I can tell, it all started when NaNoWriMo announced its 2014 partnership with the organization We Need Diverse Books.  While WNDB’s stated mission is to “address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” many writers of adult literature (including me!) have also elected to hoist the flag.

And it’s about time.

I had been doing some soul-searching on the subject of literary diversity even before I became aware of the NaNo/WNDB partnership.  More and more, I’ve been noticing the marked cultural uniformity in genre/pop/mainstream fiction.  It’s high time we as writers lead the charge for change.

I’m fortunate to…

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The Proust Questionnaire: As Answered By Asher Evans

I was originally introduced to the Proust Questionnaire by my fellow Write Bitch Madhuri Blaylock in her interview series, Getting Proustian (you can find my interview on her blog). As an admitted nerd for self-reflection, I really enjoyed answering the questions. It also got me thinking. Why not put some of my characters under the microscope? Below is … Continue reading The Proust Questionnaire: As Answered By Asher Evans

Shades Below Got A Facelift!

Happy New Year! In honor of 2017, the Shades Below tribe got a makeover! Seriously though, I'm too obsessed with these new covers. Is that weird? Probably. Whatever. Feast your eyeballs on these pretties...   “There are things that go bump in the night, Mr. MacMillian. It’s my job to bump back.” Private investigator Jesper MacMillian … Continue reading Shades Below Got A Facelift!