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Not a Holiday Novel

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But it does come out December 15th.

The third book in the Wingspan series, Solid Ground, is a MMM romance with suspense and a little angst. 
If you're a reader of mine, then you'll know Wingspan is part of the Saint Lakes universe. You can read Solid Ground in order or it can stand alone. If you're like me and have to read them in order, you can get a list here: http://www.authoraprilkelley.com/saint-lakes

So why didn't I write a holiday novel?

By the time the retailers get done with most of us, we're not only broke but sick and tired of the holidays. Now, I'm all for that holiday cheer and the willingness to help others. In fact, I wish we had more kindness all year long. But perhaps we'll need a break by mid-December so that when the holidays finally do roll around a few days later, we'll be bright and cheery again.

So Solid Ground is my idea of a break.






Welcome,. J. Scott Coatsworth! Check out his new Sci-fi novel!

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J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi book out: "The Rising Tide."

Earth is dead.

Five years later, the remnants of humanity travel through the stars inside Forever, a living, ever-evolving, self-contained generation ship. When Eddy Tremaine and Andy Hammond find a hidden world-within-a-world under the mountains, the discovery triggers a chain of events that could fundamentally alter or extinguish life as they know it, culminate in the takeover of the world mind, and end free will for humankind.

Control the AI, control the people.

Eddy, Andy, and a handful of other unlikely heroes—people of every race and identity, and some who aren’t even human—must find the courage and ingenuity to stand against the rising tide.

Otherwise they might be living through the end days of human history.

Series Blurb: Humankind is on its way to the stars, a journey that will change it forever. Each of the stories in Liminal Sky explores that future through the lens of a generation ship, wher…

Redoing book covers

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One thing that makes a book is its cover. That's why I'm redoing the Wingspan Series covers. I've been struggling with the covers since New Addiction came out. I've changed it three times now and I'm done. I promise.


If you'd like to read the first Wingspan book just click on the Kindle ebook.






I just had A Cautious Valentine redone as well.



I'll have Finding Happy done by then as well. A Little Unsteady (Wingspan #3) will be available in December. If you'd like to know what books will be out in the next few months, check out my coming soon page.
Wingspan is part of the Saint Lakes world. If you're like me and need to read the books in order, check out the Saint Lakes, Wingspan, Fountain Village page on my website.
You'll also be able to sign up for my Newsletter from my website as well. Newsletter sign-up




Writer's Block

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Until this past summer, I haven't ever experienced a block before. It's something that happens to others. I've seen the facebook posts about someone's block and how they couldn't seem to break through, but that was always someone else.

Mine started out as a burn-out phase. Last year, I just hit a wall where every word I typed was like pulling teeth and not just normal teeth but those ones with deep roots. Before September 2017, I put out a book a month on average. Of course, writing was my only job. I was fortunate that way. And I treat it like a job. I get up every morning and write for hours. I market after that. One thing I've learned during this authoring thing is if you don't discipline yourself and do the work, no one will for you and you won't sell any books.

Another thing I've figured out during my almost 4 years as a writer is that it's hard to stay relevant. If you're not relevant, you don't make money. The money I make at writ…

Impact

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If you like Flash fiction, Sci-fi, and LGBTQ+ Characters, you'll like IMPACT!

Book Blurb
IM * PACT (noun)
1) One object colliding with another
2) An impinging of something upon something else
3) An influence or effect on something or someone
4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology
Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.
A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.
Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.
Welcome to Impact.
Exclusive Excerpt:
A black ship darkened the afternoon, making it appear as if it were much later in the day. The diner floor shook, and ceramic plates rattled as the ship settled against the earth. “How many did they take the last time t…

Sizzling Summer Reads Party

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The Romance Review Site is throwing a summer party the whole month of June.
Be sure to check it out.




Just Click to on the link to get started: https://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php

Is it Writer's Block or Am I Expending Energy in all the Wrong Places

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For the past six months, every word I type has been painful to pull out. It feels like I have an attention problem and that would explain quite a bit if only I'd had that issue all along.

I write a couple of sentences and that my mind wanders to the television program I have playing in the background or I scroll through facebook or twitter.

Some of you might be wondering why I'm watching television or on facebook while I'm writing anyway. Some of you might think it's a no-brainer just to shut them off while I'm working. The answer to your question is this: I dunno.

The minutes will fly by and before I know it, I'll have watched an entire episode of Oak Island or River Monsters. Or I'll know what's happening with every one of my facebook friends but I'll have two sentences on my current work in progress, which just so happens to be a Saint Lakes book. Saint Lakes is my most popular series by far and all my readers want the next book. Hell, I want th…