Monday, May 19, 2014

May's Writerly Update

1.  Cafe Otherworld launches today!  This is a group of paranormal writers joining together to discuss the supernatural.  I am one of them, writing under my dark fantasy pen name as Minta Monroe.  Come visit us at 

Today's blog features the vampire shrink author, Lynda Hilburn.  She is including a book giveaway.  

Minta will appear there this Wednesday, May 21.  

2.  My mystery pen name, Sue Star, has joined Mysteristas, an online group discussing aspects of mystery writing.  Come visit us at 

Sue adds her thoughts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month.  So far Sue has written about:
  • what it means to get lucky when you're a mystery writer
  • visiting the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.
  • spies on the homefront during WWII
  • what can you do, when your writing gets stuck?  

3.  Last but not least, one of my stories appears in Fiction River's May release, Fantasy Adrift.  

My story is "Shifting Jinn," by Rebecca S.W. Bates.  It's about an eastern genie in the west, fighting voodoo and crime in the Dominican Republic.  

It's been a busy and exciting month!