Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Great Gatsby

Someone linked me to the trailer for The Great Gatsby (coming in December), and I was pretty thoroughly blown away. Like most people, I read the book in high school, but I think it's one of those works you can't quite appreciate until you're older. It doesn't walk you through the plot--you simply see events unfold through Nick's eyes, and have to connect them. Nonetheless, it's powerful, and at the end Nick's derision and sense of disgust is one of the most palpable feelings in modern literature.

The trailer is bold and beautiful, and makes some clear points (We're quoting lines from the book! See, we're being true to the source material. But here's some modern music, because this movie parallels modern fast living and self-destructive behavior!).

But I wonder how a movie can pull off the plot, because the appeal of the book isn't the love triangles, it's the pure narrative power. It's in the disillusionment of realizing how people behave, and that some people can never get what they truly want in life. All the high-octane living in the world can't buy you love.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Flyday is free this weekend!

Yes, I finally got around to making Flyday a Kindle select, so I'm testing out the program. You can download it free on Amazon this weekend.

Afterwards it'll still be available to borrow for free if you have a Prime account and a Kindle, or back to the $2.99 purchase price.

I am still working on Saturnine, trying to make it the best it can possibly be before I release it. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Sunset on Mars - update!

I finally released Sunset on Mars and Other Stories on Amazon. If you downloaded the Smashwords version last year, there's a new story I just added. It's about zombies!

I'm trying to get this little collection released for free on Amazon, but if you happen to download it at 99 cents, I will donate my author proceeds to Doctors Without Borders (as requested by the cover artist, K. B. Wittke). It's free here on Smashwords.

And now I shall go back to editing Saturnine and working on a paranormal YA romance about pixies battling vampires. Or as I call it, Tuesday.