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Posts made in January, 2012

Transparency and the Art of Self-Publishing

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in Blog, LGBTQ, Literature, Publishing, Writing | 1 comment

As a self published author, there are a lot of things I don’t have.  I don’t have a large staff, fully employed to make my book look as perfect as possible.  I don’t have a publicist, sending my book to reviewers months before the publication date.  I don’t have the reputation of a large publisher to lean on, to speak on my behalf to booksellers and readers. I have me. This lack of support means I could easily cloister myself, furtively hiding my process to avoid the stigma of...

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In Praise of Kick Ass Heroines: Haywire and the Believable Ass-Kicking Woman

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Blog, Feminism, Gender, Reviews | 4 comments

How to create a credible heroine, in three easy steps: 1) Give her muscles. 2) Give her a combat background. 3) Give her sensible shoes. Tonight, my sweetie and I saw Haywire. I knew I’d like it, because I have a soft spot for female vigilantes, but I wasn’t aware of how deliciously insidious the film would be. On the way home, my sweetie asked how I could reconcile my feminism with loving a character that needed to ascribe to male ideals of power in order to be considered...

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Mini News Flash – Ebook Edition Error

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Hey friends! An eagle eyed reader just alerted me to a big formatting error in the ebook of Lunatic Fringe. If you downloaded the ebook before today and want a clean copy, email me at moon(at!)talesofthepack.com and I’ll send it off to you asap. Sorry for the problems and thanks for the communication! xox ~Allison

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Indie Author Road Trip! [VIDEO] Days 1 – 4

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in Blog, Literature, Publishing, Writing | 0 comments

Those of you who follow my twitter feed may have noticed that I’m on the road right now.  My partner and I are driving cross country from Charlotte, NC back home to Oakland, CA, and we’ve been recording video along the way.  Here are the first 5 days of video.  We tried to add helpful stuff like relationship advice, sex tips and self-publishing know-how.  Though, to be frank, there’s also a lot of goofing...

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