Think you are ready to be a PA? Think again!

Author Kyle Perkins

By Virginia Johnson and Julia Clare

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article about the things I have learned being a PA. I have, on many occasions, needed to use the link to address questions rendered from readers that want to be a PA or current PA’s that reach out for support.  Does this sound like you? “I pimp books in my free time. I read all of this author’s work, leave reviews and we are friends. If I tag them, they comment, I can even message them and they respond. I want to be a PA, I mean I already do everything a PA does, just no title.” You think so? Before you think you are a PA let us educate you on the real jobs we do.
The thing that gets me all sorts of pissed off, is people that bitch about not being ‘chosen’ as…

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Interview: Speculative Fiction Emporium

Author Kyle Perkins

by Kyle Perkins
So, I sat down with the owner of “Speculative Fiction Emporium” to discuss what makes her group different from others. Most indie groups are just spammy pimping groups, and I want to find all of the groups throughout the web that are different. So, this will be a new thing that you will see on my blog periodically, and possibly weekly depending on what I dredge up. I just want to find the groups where discussion is encouraged, and artists are celebrated. There are more than enough advertising going around, I want to find the groups that help us grow as authors/artists. If you have a cool and unique group, or know someone that does, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear from you!

  1. So what’s it like running your own group?

It is like all of my lifelong hopes and dreams have finally been…

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Interview with a horde of internet trolls.

Author Kyle Perkins

By Kyle Perkins.

At some point, all of us have encountered a troll or two while browsing through Facebook. It is so common that it is just part of the experience of being online in today’s world. Many people encounter them and are left wondering “What just happened, and why?” So, I decided to jump in and see what makes them behave the way they do, and if they are the monsters they make themselves out to be in their normal lives.

***Strong language ahead***

1. Why do you guys troll? What do you get out of it?

Hannah: It’s amusing to watch people not grasp the blatant satire.

Genea: I troll when I see someone is really overreacting to something stupid. Or if they come across as a know-it-all. I love watching their arguments get reduced to nothing more than name calling and comments about my mother. Which are…

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Horrifying realities of being an author with ADHD.

Author Kyle Perkins

By Kyle Perkins

So, a lot of people don’t seem to understand the implications of having ADHD and being an author at the same time. It leads to a lot of discomfort in friendships, people thinking you are lazy, and many other things I will catalogue in this article. I know a lot of people say, “Oh, I’m SOOOOOO ADHD! LOL” Or “My friends all say I’m so OCD about how I line my books on the shelf” all while forgetting there really are people out there that these conditions ACTUALLY affect. So, I have decided to highlight a few of the ways having ADHD truly fucks with you as a writer.

1. No one actually gets it.

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People toss around the term nowadays almost as if it is some badge of honor, a “quirky” attribute of their personality, not fully realizing the implications of having the condition, all while…

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Being a Woman in Horror

Love this… Thought wiring erotica was hard? Horror is no different!

Author Kyle Perkins

By Bonny Capps

My horror writing journey began a year ago when I was riding along in a bumpy semi, learning to live with very little, and enjoying the vagabond life.
My starry eyes were set on the prize – a bestselling book – but, it seemed that would never happen. Still, I never gave up (even after my first two books – a fantasy YA and a paranormal romance flopped).
I was ready for a change, and I had made up my mind that I’d write horror. I’ve always loved horror – from the time I was five and watched The Exorcist in awe (unbeknownst to my mother) …or when I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning with a flashlight in hand and my head under the blanket as I clung to every sentence Stephen King crafted in The Shining.
Oh, but there was this one…

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