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Gayle-Carline-March 2017-022My cal­en­dar is in Sep­tem­ber, although my brain may be in Octo­ber. September’s lit­tle moti­va­tional say­ing is, “Let Today be the Start of Some­thing New.” Yes, with that kind of capitalization–at least it looks that way to me.


Mostly, nothing’s new, in that I’m writ­ing, and rid­ing, and writ­ing. In between every­thing else, like library trustee duties and yearly doc­tor vis­its, and a bit of trav­el­ing. Still, I’m try­ing to approach every­thing with new zeal and inspiration.

I’ll let you know how that works out for me.


I’m still work­ing like a demon to get the 5th Peri book drafted. It’s being a dif­fi­cult child, tak­ing me on more twists and turns than I gen­er­ally enjoy when I get to the third act. I’m hop­ing this means it’s worth it.

As usual, I will be teach­ing at the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Writ­ers Con­fer­ence in Irvine over the week­end of Sep­tem­ber 21–23. One work­shop is on the nuts and bolts of self-publishing (which sounds like you’re doing it all your­self, but trust me, you’re not). The other is my work­shop on humor, which I haven’t done in a few years. Should be fun. Or funny. Your pick.

Here is the website–if you are a writer and you live in south­ern Cal­i­for­nia (or close enough, or even Australia–yes, I’m look­ing at you, Janelle), you should check it out. You get a remark­able amount of knowl­edge, net­work­ing, and nat­ter­ing (stretch­ing here for another “N”) for what turns out to be an afford­able amount. If you want to be a pub­lished writer, you need to think in terms of invest­ing in your goal–it’s more than just putting words to paper.

Go here and see for yourself:


Oth­er­wise, if you just want to come see me, pick up some books or book­marks or swag in gen­eral, I’ll have a booth at the Pla­cen­tia Her­itage Day Fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 13th. If you fol­low me on Face­book (https://​www​.face​book​.com/​g​a​y​l​e​.​c​a​r​l​ine), or like my Author page(https://​www​.face​book​.com/​A​u​t​h​o​r​G​a​y​l​e​C​a​r​l​i​ne/), I’ll be post­ing a lot more info on where I am, and what I’m doing. I’ll prob­a­bly try to do a lit­tle LIVE broad­cast, espe­cially if I’m also in the parade.

I’m sure there will be more, but this is what I’ve got at the moment.


I did star in a commercial.

It’s about writ­ers, for writ­ers, adver­tis­ing the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Writ­ers Con­fer­ence. We have three con­fer­ences, San Diego in Feb­ru­ary, Irvine in Sep­tem­ber, and a new, inten­sive mini-conference in Sun­River, Ore­gon (I’ve been to this place–it’s fab­u­lous). Let this moti­vate you to check out the conference–I’ll be there, teach­ing a work­shop or two!




Works-in-Progress My newest man­u­script, aka The Girl Pirate Fan­tasy, aka BLOOD DRAGON RIS­ING (offi­cial work­ing title), didn’t get a bite from any agent, but they did give me some sparkling feed­back, which I am tak­ing to heart. It means mas­sive edits, but I know the work will be stronger. Because that’s what writ­ers do–we toughen our ten­der but-my-baby hearts, lis­ten to cri­tique, and step up to becom­ing bet­ter writers.

In the mean­time, I’ve also started the fifth Peri Min­neopa mys­tery. It’s in its infancy, so patience, please.


Lisette de Lille dreams of drag­ons. This is not nor­mal for a young noble­woman. Nei­ther are her dreams for high adven­ture and true love. Yet some dreams come true, even if they mean being a vic­tim to a polit­i­cal coup, sold to pirates, sub­jected to a blood curse, guided by god­desses, embroiled in a fight to the death with a lover, or turn­ing into a deadly dragon at night. Blood Dragon Ris­ing is the first install­ment of The Blood Dragon fan­tasy series.

Tune in next time to find out more.



So go here (http://​gayle​car​line​.com/​a​-​m​o​r​e​-​d​e​a​d​l​y​-​u​n​ion/) to find out more about the book, and…

Go HERE to buy (this link will take you to your choice of Kin­dle or Paper­back) - https://​www​.ama​zon​.com/​M​o​r​e​-​D​e​a​d​l​y​-​U​n​i​o​n​-​M​i​n​n​e​o​p​a​-​M​y​s​t​e​r​i​e​s​-​e​b​o​o​k​/​d​p​/​B​0​1​D​3​M​M​Z9K


The launch party was a blast! (Photo by Gar­rett Miller)

Life is good, folks!


That’s all for now, but check back when you can. 


BTW, if you want to lis­ten to me ram­ble aim­lessly about writ­ing, I’ve been priv­i­leged to be a guest on two shows. You can check them out here:

•  Gar­rett Miller’s Blogtalk Radio show, Rat­ed­GRa­dio. http://​www​.blogtalkra​dio​.com/​g​a​r​r​e​t​t​m​i​l​l​e​r​/​2​0​1​3​/​0​9​/​1​3​/​r​a​t​e​d​-​g​-​r​a​dio

• Jason Matthews’ Google+ Show, Indie Authors. http://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​v​=​9​y​O​T​9​Z​Y​4​TnA

The mys­ter­ies and humor are all still avail­able and sell­ing as ebooks and paper­backs. Take a tour of my author page on Ama­zon, pick out your favorite, and start read­ing imme­di­ately. Why wait?


Stay tuned… I’ll post more as I book ‘em.

Danc­ing Corgi Press

In the meantime,

Keep read­ing, Peeps!



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