Taking a Break

I want to start this blog by saying how much I love all of you who come here. You are a very lovely, loyal band of readers who are always so kind and so sweet and so giving. Whatever comes after this, I want you to know how much I've appreciated the support since Married With Zombies came out in 2010. But the time has come for me to face a bitter truth, both for me and maybe for some of you. The merry band of Jesse Petersen readers just is not big enough and it does not seem to be growing. Sales Read more [...]

Today is My Birthday!

poppet with a camera / Birthday Photos / CC BY Yup, the title says it all. Today is my birthday and I'm 30-mushes a hand over her face-something years old today! I'm sure Mike will be doing something awesome that I won't be expecting, No pressure. And I'm sure I'll see the two best nephews ever. Then weekend of fun! Birthday extravaganza! Any suggestions of cool things to do (recalling that I don't drink so getting puke-drunk isn't on my list)? Also, can someone make me that Ghostbusters cake? Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Audiobooks

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Patrixmyth asks:How do you pick your audio production company? Is it strictly a matter of an advance? Have you considered self-publishing Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Writing More Zombies

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kelli McElreath asks:I was wondering, with all your short zombie stories will you ever develop them into books. There are several that stuck Read more [...]

Release of The Monsters In Your Neighborhood

Today is one that is a long time coming. It's the release day of The Monsters In Your Neighborhood, the second book in the Club Monstrosity series. Here is a blurb: As one of Frankenstein’s Creatures, Natalie Gray knows that unique parts sometimes make up a great whole. Still, leading a diverse support group for monsters—now including Cthulhu!—isn’t an easy task. Especially not since the internet arrived. New York City embraces the different and the bizarre. Still, even for such a fun-loving Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: The Publishing Part

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Melissa asks: My question deals with publishing. I have been trying to get a book published for quite some time. I write for a Federal Newsletter Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: Research

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Jess asks: So my question is what level of research goes into each story? Like the Married with Zombies series vs Erotic Historical Fictions Read more [...]

Question Wednesday: The Illinois Connection

On January 2nd I put out a call for questions (in conjunction with a contest) and many of you asked some great ones! Every Wednesday (until I run out of questions), I'll be answering them here! There may be ones that are related, so I'll answer multiple questions at once. You can always add a new questions to the queue by posting them as a comment here. Kristen asks:How did living in central Illinois impact your writing for this series? I know you are no longer there, but as a former Central Read more [...]

Happy 4th!

Hey everyone! As it is a holiday weekend here in the US, I wanted to say Happy 4th of July and I'll post again next week! There's a lot coming up in July, including the release of Club Monstrosity 2, The Monsters In Your Neighborhood, which comes out July 29. Enjoy your long weekend, what are you all doing? Pre-Order The Monsters In Your Neighborhood Amazon Pre-Order The Monsters In Your Neighborhood Barnes and Noble Read more [...]

Random Pictures

I thought it might be fun to post some of my weirdest pictures. Because I can. :) We took this one while on a trip to North Carolina a few Thanksgivings ago. We drove to the coast and found this fort (now a museum) Is this not the best thing EVER? Order Club Monstrosity Amazon Order Club Monstrosity Barnes and Noble Read more [...]