Author Archives: Diane Dooley

About Diane Dooley

Writer, Mother, Geek

Coming Soon: ZIPLESS, a Rock & Roll Romance — Scottish Style!

ZIPLESS, romantic comedy, e-novella Coming  June 16th from Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Add to your read list on Goodreads. Add to your wishlist on Kensington Publishing. Pre-order on Amazon Pre-order on Barnes & Noble Read an excerpt … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly: Call for Submissions, Issue 3

Sci-Fi Romance short stories sought for publication in Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly. Must include SF and Romance elements with an upbeat ending. We prefer stronger heroines to passive ones. Length: 1,000 to 7,500 words. Payment: $25 (US) paid upon publication, promotional … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Brook Beneath the Willow Tree

My most recently published short story is rather an unusual one for me. It isn’t speculative fiction. It isn’t even a horror story in the way most people understand the horror genre. But it’s my idea of a horror story, … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly: Issue 2

The second issue of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is now available. This is a themed issue. Welcome to the wonders of Steampunk Romance! Get the current issue. Get Issue 1. Learn more about Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly. Follow us on Twitter.   … Continue reading

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Giveaway of E-Novella: Mako’s Bounty

For nine long months, at the behest of the evil Ravenscorp, Mako Dolan has been hunting the space pirate they call The Saint. Now she’s finally lured her prey to a one night stand with a mysterious woman—herself. But Vin … Continue reading

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Five Anti-War Songs and a YouTube Addiction

*sigh* A YouTube addiction is a serious thing, you know. The time I have to put into it boggles the mind! Hours go by and I find myself watching live performances of people I’ve never heard from countries I’ve never … Continue reading

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Announcing the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly!

The Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is a free digital magazine devoted to all things sci-fi romance. It’s a convenient, one-stop destination for science fiction romance news and information. The first issue  launched November 15, 2013. Each issue will cover a three-month … Continue reading

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Call For Submissions: Steampunk Romance Short Stories

Short stories sought for the upcoming Steampunk issue of Science Fiction Romance Quarterly. Length: 1,000 – 7,500 words. Stories must include Steampunk and Romance elements with an upbeat ending. Payment: $25 (U.S.) paid upon publication, promotional biography w/two links, and … Continue reading

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The Cuter Side of Horror

  I wrote this story a while back and have had it out on submission from time to time to no avail. The general consensus seems to be that it’s far too cute to be a horror story. So rather … Continue reading

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Luke Walker: New Release and Interview!

I’m always happy to have author Luke Walker come visiting. This time he’s got a new release to tell us about.  Welcome back to my blog, Luke. What’s been happening in your part of the world? All the sex, drugs … Continue reading

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