My Book is in SFX Magazine

In issue 316 of SFX Magazine, Flame Tree Press took out a one-page ad and…The Goblets Immortal happened to display prominently. I was so excited, I ran out to Barnes and Noble and scoured the shelves until I found it. When I did, I nearly screamed. I almost humiliated my mom by stopping passersby and saying, […]

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What I Wanted to Be When I Grew up

There were a handful of things I believed I wanted to be when I grew up. For a while, I thought I might be an artist. Then I thought, hmm, maybe a teaching or doctoring animals is my calling. The shortest-lived idea I had was a vocal artist—and for those of you who have watched […]

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Creative Stereotypes

When it comes to writing there are many stereotypes that are mostly ridiculous, like there’s a one size fits all for every author on earth. There might be a few that ring somewhat true for a large group, but no two people are 100% alike. Stereotypes for writers often include the following: The starving artist […]

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Publishing Announcement

I have news–and I know how you like news (cue the laughter from fans of the movie adaptation of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow.) No, this is not another Jane Austen parody announcement (though there might be one down the road…who knows?) My fantasy novel The Goblets Immortal has been accepted for publication by Flame Tree […]

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I Finished Draft One!

I have NEWS! I’ve finished draft one of my fantasy novel, TBA. This novel, when/if published a ways down the road, will be released under my pen name, S.M. Tinker. Yes, the initials stand for something. No, I’m not telling you. A little about the project: It’s set in a quasi-Georgian England-esque land. Thought that […]

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