protagonists

Introducing Good Words I am so excited to announce a super not so secret project I’ve been working on. New ambassador Evan Graham and I are launching a new series of videos about writing called “Good Words.” I’ll admit. This is a long time dream of mine to create a video series discussing writing and I am so pleased to be able to make it a reality with another amazing writer like Evan. Good Words will delve into all kinds of writing topics, from story driven issues like characters and plots to academic writing like thesis statements and effective arguments. The aim is for each segmentRead More →

Christopher huang

Happy Veteran’s Day! Happy Remembrance Day! This week, I interviewed author Christopher Huang about his novel, Murder at the Veterans’ Club. Christopher is an independent author crowdfunding his novel through Inkshares. This murder mystery is reminiscent of Agatha Christie and the golden age of detective fiction. When the newest member of Eric Peterkin’s London club is found stabbed to death, Eric throws himself into a quest for the truth: missing nurses, mistaken identity, morphine addiction, shell shock … the Great War is over, but the memories remain…. Christopher shares with us his inspiration and love of this genre of fiction, how he decided to writeRead More →

occurrence

Happy Halloween, Geeks! Part three of A Strange Occurrence wraps up Mark’s spooky fiction offering. I hope you enjoyed this foray into the depths of Mark’s imagination… that is, if this is truly fiction. Please let us know in the comments if you’d like to see more serialized fiction on the site. ~ Regina Two days passed seemingly without incident. On the evening of the second day, I was lying in bed reading a book. Alex had just gone to take the dogs out for the last time that night. Suddenly, I heard her come crashing through the backdoor down stairs yelling and swearing atRead More →

Author Profile Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of chatting with Robert Batten about his book, Human Resources. In a future ravaged by a grim virus, the survivors have been enslaved by corporations. When an immortal assassin learns of a possible cure, she is drawn back into conflict with her former masters. This novel is a brilliant mashup of science-fiction and fantasy, drawing on both genres to create something completely new. Hint: The immortal assassin mentioned in the description is a vampire. We discuss Robert’s inspiration and his writing process for this novel and how it differed from his usual approach. He brings up goodRead More →

occurrence

Missed the beginning? Read part one. It was about a month after first finding the rabbit that things seemed to start escalating. I was in the backyard with the dogs for their 9:30am outing in late July. The morning was unusually cool for that time of year. I was looking at my tomato plants and wondering if they were going to bear much fruit. The summer had been cooler than normal and my plants had not grown very much compared to previous years. I was torn from my thoughts by the sound of Baby Bear, one of the Schipperke mixes, growling at Baron in aRead More →

occurrence

Greetings, Geeks! This week we bring a new feature to The Geek Embassy: serialized fiction! Mark is sharing a short story with a Lovecraftian aesthetic for your reading pleasure. This story will be shared in three parts and conclude on Halloween. Without further ado, The Geek Embassy presents, Part One of A Strange Occurrence. ~Regina  In hindsight, I should have realized there was more to the strange things occurring in my back yard this last summer. But as we all know strange things happen all the time. Or at least they seem strange on the surface of it, but after a little investigation, we findRead More →

order

Order Now! All right, Geeks. Let’s do this! I only have a little over two weeks to make my book, Mothering: The Game, a reality. Time is running out on my campaign and I need your help to make this project a reality. As of this very moment, I have 200 books ordered. I need another 50 to make it to my publishing goal and to make my lifelong dream of holding a book with my name on it come true. You can check out my last update on The Geek Embassy about the project. There are several podcasts that interviewed me about the book andRead More →

depths

As I hope you all know by now, I recently joined a new community of writers trying to get their books published: Inkshares. I jumped into a contest for the Nerdist for books about video games and found myself in a strange new land surrounded by strange new customs. Every heroine needs a guide as she begins her journey and Evan Graham was my guide. He introduced me to this strange land and the powerful community could be made there. About Tantalus Depths But this post isn’t about me or my book, it’s about Evan and his amazing novel, Tantalus Depths. This novel tells the storyRead More →

order

Greetings, Everyone, It’s time for a campaign update! So much has happened with my Inkshares book campaign for Mothering: The Game and the Nerdist contest. We are rapidly reaching the end of the contest run on July 15th at Noon Pacific Time. If you’ve been waiting to place your pre-order, now is the time! The contest is based on unique readers and, as of this pos,t I am in sixth place and about half way to the light publishing goal for the book. It is so exciting to have readers interested in the book and it’s been great motivation to get on with the writing! I’veRead More →

mothering

Many of you may have seen on my Twitter account how I launched an Inkshares campaign last week. Inkshares is a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, but just for books and book publication. You have a concept and some writing done on a book, you can put that concept up and share some of your writing as you work on it. You work toward a specific goal of copies of books sold and the number of books determined decides what kind of publishing contract you will get. I’ll be honest; I had not heard of Inkshares before they did a competition last month with Geek andRead More →