Category Archives: The Writing Life

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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Barracuda: Short Story Published

I’m pleased to announce that my short story, Barracuda, has been published in the 10th issue of The Literary Hatchet. The issue is available as a free download here and will be coming out in print soon. What’s it about? … Continue reading

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In Which Diane Dooley Gets Blinterviewed!

I’ve been blinterviewed by Regan Summers. And it was a hair-raising experience! <–<– Yes, that’s me. You can find the interview here. Check out her books while you’re over there. I’ve read both Don’t Bite the Messenger and Running in … Continue reading

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Release Day: ZIPLESS, a Rock ‘N Roll Romance

ZIPLESS, an e-novella from Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing, released today. This was such a fun one to write! I particularly enjoyed writing Scottish characters in a contemporary romance context. Sometimes it seems that the Scots only show up in … 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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Awards for Mako’s Bounty!

My book, Mako’s Bounty (Decadent Publishing), had a great day yesterday, being honored three times in the SFR Galaxy Awards.  So cool! It was such a fun day as the awards rolled out, and I was particularly delighted to see … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Characters…

This short story is dedicated to Alison Dasho, a fine and hard-working editor, currently on the road to recovery after major surgery.  * * * Alison sighed in exasperation. She was trying to enjoy her fabulous dream and someone kept … Continue reading

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Another Book Releases Today!

It’s 12/12/12. I love that date! And I’m also happy that it happens to be a book release day for me. Today ‘That Night’ is released into the wild. I’m particularly happy about this book because, while my science fiction … Continue reading

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My Own Private Apocalypse

It’s time again for the  monthly Absolute Write Blog Chain. This month’s prompt is: The End of the World. My offering is a piece of flash fiction entitled My Own Private Apocalypse.  Please do click the links after the story … Continue reading

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That Night: Coming Soon From The Wild Rose Press

Here’s the opening for my upcoming release, That Night. Available from the Wild Rose Press on December 12th, 2012… Lindy pulled into the overgrown driveway, her car knocking snow from the low-hanging branches. She parked behind the log cabin as instructed, turned off … Continue reading

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