Author Archives: Diane Dooley

About Diane Dooley

Writer, Mother, Geek

The Nice Girl/Horror Writer Dichotomy: Guest Post from Sara Jayne Townsend

“What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?” As a child, I had very definite ideas about what girls were supposed to be like and what boys were supposed to be like. I wasn’t very fond … Continue reading

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Hometown Horror: An Interview With Luke Walker

It is with great pleasure that I welcome author Luke Walker back to this blog. He’s been a regular visitor over the years and, as a passionate aficionado of the horror genre, has written several excellent guest posts on such … Continue reading

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Call for Sci-Fi Romance Short Stories: Issue 12

THEME FOR ISSUE 12: General…let your imagination go wild! Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words. Payment: 2.5 cents/word (US) paid upon publication, promotional biography with two links, and a complimentary quarter-page advertisement. Deadline for Issue #12: 15 August 2016. Rights sought: Six-month exclusive … Continue reading

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It’s the Blue Moon Blog Hop!

Hi, everyone. I’m delighted to be participating in the Blue Moon Blog Hop, organized by the wonderfully efficient Pippa Jay.  The theme is BLUE, and that just happened to fit perfectly with three of my books. Why am I so … Continue reading

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A New Story and an Interview

Well, I guess it’s time for an update. My short story, The Trail of Stars, has been published in Issue 28 of Liquid Imagination. You can read  my story here. It’s SciFi with a Horror twist. I hope you enjoy. … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Issue 11

THEME FOR ISSUE 11: Alien Love Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words. Payment: 2.5 cents/word (US) paid upon publication, promotional biography with two links, and a complimentary quarter-page advertisement. Deadline for Issue #11: 15 May 2016. Rights sought: Six-month exclusive world digital rights … Continue reading

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Blue Yonder Wins an SFR Galaxy Award!

Well, this is so damn cool. BLUE YONDER has won an SFR Galaxy Award, my second book from Decadent Publishing to do so. The previous winner was Mako’s Bounty. The specific award given  was for the Best Scene Stealer, and … Continue reading

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Call for Sci-Fi Romance Short Fiction

THEME FOR ISSUE 10: No special theme…give it your best shot! Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words. Payment: 2.5 cents/word (US) paid upon publication, promotional biography with two links, and a complimentary quarter-page advertisement. Deadline for Issue #9: 15 February 2015. Rights sought: Six-month … Continue reading

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The Galaxy Express: A New Direction

I can hardly believe it’s been almost eight years since The Galaxy Express blog made its debut. And that for all that time, Heather Massey has sharing her love of science fiction romance, never seeming to run out of material. … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly: Issue 9

Issue 9 of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is now live and, as always, it’s FREE. This issue contains a round-up of the last few months of Science Fiction Romance new releases, several reviews, a guide to SFR movies, TWO original short … Continue reading

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