Adventures in Audiobooks

Adventures in Audiobooks

As a busy mom who works best with some background noise, I used to listen to podcasts constantly. I’d never been able to listen to audiobooks, since I’m a very visual person. I’m the one who likes to have the subtitles on the TV screen, even when it’s loud enough to hear. It’s like a

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What to do with a rejection letter

What to do with a rejection letter

We’re coming up to the end of August, which for lots of people means the start of a new school year – and for everyone, it’s the beginning of autumn (bring on the pumpkin-spiced everything!). But for us at Crosshair Press, it’s the end. The end of novel edits (this is where those of you

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2015: The Year in Review

2015: The Year in Review

The trouble with driven, forward-thinking people is that they rarely take the time to look back. The past is the past, and it’s better left behind. In some cases, that’s true, but if we neglect to look back on what we’ve learned, we are destined to repeat mistakes. Not only that, but if we don’t take

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Between the Lines: Al

Between the Lines: Al

The prune-man sees things people-persons don’t. The prune-man knows more than any other man-man. So the prune-man says sit still, and Al will sit still. Except for her toes, because they wiggle-wiggle whenever they want to. And her fingers. They do too. A man-man in a white coat walks by Al’s bench. Processing-processing. Al’s brain

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Between the Lines: Sylphie

Between the Lines: Sylphie

RATED: PG for language I straighten the straps on my red silk nightgown as the second chime rings through the Oasis, trembling the rotten wooden walls. The grease-spattered window in my room rattles in its pane behind the ornate drape I use to keep out the rust-colored planet light of Jupiter. I snatch a cigarette

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Between the Lines: Vix Valentine

Between the Lines: Vix Valentine

RATED: PG for language There’s a black stain on the left heel of my favorite shoes. Damn dog. If that damned Pomeranian has ruined another pair of my shoes— I spin in the reflection of the shop windows and glare at the spot where that damn, damn dog chewed the red leather off my very

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Between the Lines: Darien Stone

Between the Lines: Darien Stone

RATED: PG for language I touch the cold crystal of the glass tumbler to my lips, but only half-melted ice meets my mouth. Empty. My glass is empty. I raise the glass and shake it once, just enough to rattle the ice. No response from the bed. I clench my teeth. “My glass is empty.”

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Between the Lines: Devon Chase

Between the Lines: Devon Chase

RATED: PG for language The spinning gold-tinted lenses on the glasses Kale’s wearing make it look like he’s got a head injury. Good thing nobody’s sitting close enough to notice them, or they might have questions. Questions draw attention, and we’re supposed to be inconspicuous. So, of course, that’s why Kale’s wearing scanning specs that

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Between the Lines: Evy Berkley

Between the Lines: Evy Berkley

RATED: PG for language I jerk awake at the shrill tone of the vidscreen, and I sit up with my heart in my throat. I’m in a chair. My office chair? Well, that would make sense, since I’m still sitting in my office. I fell asleep on my desk. Again. I must look a mess.

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