It's been awhile, and we have a bunch of new members, so I thought I'd remind everyone that when I'm not giving sage advice to angst-ridden teens, I write books about angst-ridden teens. And for you, my darlings, they are always available free of charge. I have them available as PDFs, and also as MS Word files. To get them, you have but to PM me and ask. I send you a link to download them (or read them online), so you don't even have to give out your email address. Am I awesome, or what?
Just wanted to let everyone know that my e-books are still free to Oasis members. If you enjoy them, and have the means, I hope you will buy copies so that I may eat. If you don't, it's okay though. I'm on a diet anyway.
To get the link to a free copy of Orphan's Quest, just PM me and ask. If you need the next one, Scion's Blood, same deal. The third will be on the way soon (knock wood).
I do like to hear nice things about my books, so if you like them, please let me know. If not, well you know what they say: If you can't say anything nice...
Thought I should write you guys a letter before i jump back into commenting on your posts. It's long. I know. All my letters are long. I'm a writer. Writing is what I do. Just read it and hush up.
Check it out! I think it looks awesome.
Same domain. Brand new site. Designed by our own Underdarkness, who is a genius.
Hello children (in the voice of Chef)!
I can't really feel guilty, cuz I did all of my laundry, which I've been putting off for weeks, did a sink full of dishes, got the Oasis Writing Project underway (sign up this week!) and caught up on a bunch of other stuff, but tomorrow, there'll be no excuses. I absolutely MUST get some work done (by work, I mean writing, as opposed to chores, which I did today).
by Pat Nelson Childs
As we progress into a new millenium, I sometimes reflect sadly on how little has been done to "normalize" gayness in our society. Of course, I mean American society, because Europe and even our neighbors to the north are light years ahead of us in this respect. To be fair, our government doesn't execute gays (if you ever saw the video of the two gay Iranian teens being executed, you might think twice about how bad things are for us here), and we've reached a point where even most conservative pundits support legal rights for gays, though generally more in theory than in practice (and no, Ann Coulter doesn't count. The only "value" she represents is the size of her royalty checks). Even President Bush has come out (sorry poor choice of words) in favor of civil unions. I point this out simply to illustrate how far we've actually managed to come in the past 20 years in some respects. A sitting Republican president (and staunch Christian Conservative) publicly expressing support for civil unions? If that isn't progress, I don't know what is.
But these things are more in the nature of political progress. What I've always been more interested in (and think is far more important) is achieving the "normalization" of alternative sexualities, a state in which the sight of two men sharing a kiss on a bus or in a TV commercial doesn't immediately produce waves of indignant outrage and endless punditry about the decline of Western civilization. Does it strike anyone else as odd that gays can adopt children in most states with the blessing of the majority, but that same majority goes absolutely ape shit if two girls hold hands on the bus? Gays can adopt children as long as they don't show any love for one another? Isn't that going to produce a way more fucked-up kid than one who just happens to have two mommies?
Just wanted to share the cover of Numen's Trust, Book Three of The Chronicles of Firma, with you:
I got this email today and thought I'd share it, and my response, with all of you. I blanked out the sender's email address as a kindness to him/her. I guess I must be doing something right if I'm getting hate mail from religious fanatics, huh?
My editor flipped over the OQ trailer and instructed me to get busy and do one for Scion's Blood ASAP. Well, here it is:
I'm still offering the ebook of my first novel, Orphan's Quest, for free to anyone on Oasis that wants to read it. I only ask in return that you give me your opinion and encourage others to read it. Of course, if you want to buy a copy, it can now be special ordered from any bookstore in the US, the UK and probably Canada as well (yay!).
So many of you took advantage of my offer to download the e-book of my first novel, Orphan's Quest, for free that I decided to go one better this time and give Oasis members the chance to download book two, Scion's Blood, before it even comes out!