$3.99 Kindle from Amazon. Or FREE with KDU. $7.49 On Audiobook!!! Amazon's Audible Or FREE with Audible subscription (which is half off for December!!) SALE: $19.95 (usually $21.95) Paperback Amazon. $21.95 Paperback Barnes & Noble (10% off code SUMMER10) Available in many other online bookstores around the world listed here. NetGalley readers request a copy and leave a... Continue Reading →
I'm thinking of writing a Rig it Right: Props and Non-Characters book. I'm wondering what to put in there. What would you like to see? Examples: wheels, dynamic chains, characters with different clothing (not dynamic), balloon (that character holds), Objects that follow and don't follow character hand. ?? This would be in Maya, FYI. Many... Continue Reading →
Have you ever gone back and re-read an author from your early adult years? Recently, I picked up a book of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's that I had not read before. I have not read more than a handful of her books, actually, though she has profoundly affected my writing. In my early years, I read... Continue Reading →
An excellent short story by Jimmy Searles: "Debeaker Boy". Winner of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference Writing Contest in Creative Non-fiction. Read it here: https://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/winner-of-the-2019-writing-contest-in-fiction-debeaker-boy-by-jimmy-searles/ My students have heard me talk of the chickens from my youth. (Generally in animation class when we are discussing how birds move.) I have vivid memories of chicken plucking... Continue Reading →
Check out this author interview series. Don has some wonderful articles on creating an audiobook too. Definitely worth checking out.
It’s a new year and time for a new series of author interviews.
One of the features of my blog that I have enjoyed the most is my author interview series.
Over the past few years, I have posted over 200 interviews. We have learned about many authors, both traditionally and independently published. We have learned what makes them tick and what techniques have worked for them in creating and promoting their work.
For 2019, I’m looking to post weekly author interviews based on responses to 10 questions. To change it up a bit this year, I’m giving authors 20 questions from which they can choose 10. This will make each interview somewhat unique. These 20 questions are brand new to my blog interviews. This means, if I’ve already interviewed you, you are welcome to participate as we will learn even more about you.
If you participate in my interview…
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Introducing a new section on my blog: About Writing. (https://coffeediem.wordpress.com/about-writing/) It is an area that focuses on other authors, articles about writing, my favorite reads, and lessons learned as an indie writer. Basically all things writing. I met a community of great authors last year and they do amazing things. I want to introduce them... Continue Reading →
I have been accepted as a member of the International Thriller Writers and to celebrate I'm going to give away a copy of Absolute Darkness (Kindle version). Or two. What a great way to round out this year! Eligibility to win is easy: Follow me on twitter @tohailey Before noon (ESDT) Sunday, 12/30/2018—Tweet... Continue Reading →
Make a ruckus - Rig it Right's second edition is now available on Amazon with 1-2 days shipping (prime too!) Guess what I start teaching on Monday in my grad class? Oh yes, we will rig! I'm ecstatic! Get your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/Right-Maya-Animation-Rigging-Concepts/dp/113830316X Companion data isn't available on the publisher's web site, yet. You... Continue Reading →
Halloween is by far my favorite holiday and I have to say that I adore all things creepy. Just posted today is an interview I did talking about one of the creepiest things that ever happened to me. Read about it here: https://teripolen.com/2018/10/08/badmoonrising-absolute-darkness-by-tina-ohailey-thriller-blackrosewriting/ And the free short story I mention is available here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hydra-rum/id1435111379
I'm looking forward to my drive back to the mountain today and sincerely taking a moment to be amazed and awed and humbled and stoked to listen to my book, read by someone else, on audible. This was my goal this year: to get the book released as an audiobook. However, I thought I was... Continue Reading →