Sorry for the long time off.  I think I’ve been in a tryptophan haze since the day before Thanksgiving.  We’re still eating leftovers.  Though after finding a great, EASY recipe for turkey soup, at least we can finally dispense with the gravy.

Today is being called Black Wednesday by those in publishing because of all the layoffs/reorganization going on at houses such as Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Houton Mifflin Harcourt.  All the more reason to share some good news.


Agent Lori Perkins has partnered in a new venture called Ravenous Romance, which offers e-reads starting at 99 cents for short stories.  Ebooks are $4.99 and audio books are $12.99.  One of the authors helping to launch the project is our own horror author John Skipp, writing as Gina McQueen.  Currently the site features a new short story every day, and starting Dec. 14, they’ll be putting up a new ebook as well.


Get some satisfaction from those old rejection letters.  According to MediaBistro’s GalleyCat, author Bill Shapiro is collecting literary rejections for a new book to be published in 2010.


Wanna win a Kindle?  Check out the contest Angela James and authors from Samhain are running from Angela’s blog.  Not only do you get the thrill of a treasure hunt, but you can also get the scoop on some of the newest books.