Writing Right: Fight Scene Do’s & Don’t’s

Fight scenes! Many writers dread writing them, and who can blame them? Writing a good fight scene is an art in itself. Here are some of my best pieces of advice. Caveat: this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Also, for every single thing I’ve said here, I will bet you, dollars to donuts, there is […]

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Press Release: Massachusetts Publisher Fields Success With Kick-Ass Women

DISTRIBUTED HERE ON PRWEB Massachusetts Publisher Fields Success With Kick-Ass Women, Both In Fact And Fiction Independent publisher moves more than a half-million eBooks that feature strong heroines while driving 19,000 press release views for the Massachusetts Chapter of Women’s March on Washington Newton, MA – April 25, 2017 – Monster House Books LLC (MHB) […]

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More on Moribund!

Hello my pretties and all you sleeper-princesses out there! Recently, I reached out to y’all and asked what you wanted to know about Circuit Fae: Moribund. Here are your questions, answered by yours truly. What is Moribund about? Moribund is the story of Syl Skye, ordinary geek girl sophomore who discovers she is the last […]

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Welcome Arely!

MHB is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team: Publishing Assistant Arely Zimmermann! Arely will manage MHB press lists, events, and tons of other cool things that help the company run smoothly. As a seasoned book blogger, Arely founded the popular reviews site, Books, Lines, and Sinkers. She also earned her Bachelor’s in Arts in Communication […]

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Giveaway! Win Cool Circuit Fae-Themed Swag!

Win this cool Circuit Fae-Themed Recycled Tech Ring! Enter Here! To celebrate the amazing response to GIE’s Circuit Fae: Moribund and the cover reveal of Christina Bauer’s new book, Shifters & Glyphs, Monster House Books is giving away a bunch of cool themed swag! Just click this pic to enter! Up for grabs: Circuit Fae Recycled […]

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Go, Go, LGBTQ Ranger!

WARNING: This blog post contains SPOILERS for the 2017 movie Power Rangers. For a non-spoily review, check our my colleague, Kyle’s excellent review here! Recently, there’s been some backlash from the LGBTQ community because a few sources like Hollywood Reporter and ABC News claimed that one scene in the new Power Rangers movie “breaks down […]

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Why Write Lesbian Heroes?

I’ve been asked a lot lately why I write lesbian heroes. The answer seems simple: I’m gay and I’m part of the LGBTQ community. Makes sense, right? But the more I get asked this question, the more I think that answer really is too simple. It’s easy to say “Well, I’m gay,” and just leave […]

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Write Right: Dialogue Tags

I’ve been an editor for eight years now, and I’ve noticed that one of the hallmarks of a newer, inexperienced writer is “fancy” dialogue tags. For some reason, many newer writers feel the need to spice up their tags. Maybe it’s that their creative writing instructors told them that said is too boring or that they […]

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