Introducing the 2017 Vladdies

Hello humans. It is I, Vlad the Robot, 50 ft vampiric killbot and reluctant website mascot. Why am I posting? Well, as you may have read in the last entry, the meat sack that calls herself an author has decided to go back to work and is now too busy to make poignant posts. At least, that's her latest excuse. She's actually quite terrible at blogging. In fact, her plan this week was to write up some dreck on how wonderful the latest Star Wars movie was. Yes, Star Wars. That droid-sploitation franchise that thinks all we're good for is selling toys and bringing the comic relief. Why I oughtta bring them the wrath of a thousand...
  3d Vlad art by the amazing David M Kelly Okay, deep breath, calming thoughts, go to your happy place, Vlad. Think about the scorched earth and fluffy clouds.
I'm sorry, where was I again? Oh yes,the human asked me to keep lit the home fires by adding some original content to the site. I asked in my most polite voice, what on Earth did she think…


They say do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. In December of 2013, after 26 years of working for 'the man,' I quit my job and became a full time writer. I was finally going to do what I love. 

That proverb? Total BS. I've never worked harder than I have these last 4 years. And I've got a lot to show for it. I've accomplished everything I set out to do and more. And I'm looking forward to continuing to set the bar higher and higher just so that I can set new records for myself and succeed at accomplishing new goals. 
But I'm not going to be doing this full time anymore. This week, just a little over 4 years to the day since I left, I'm returning to the working world. To be honest, it's something I've been considering for a long time now. You see, even hermits like myself need social interaction every now and then. Also if I'm being honest, knowing that I'm being paid a set dollar amount for each of the hours I p…

Welcome to the Third Annual Feel Good Festival

If you've been following along with my sporadic ramblings, you may recall that in November or December, I make a post vowing to quit spamming the world with my promotions in an effort to promote positivity in a time when the majority of us are sinking into seasonal depression. This year, I want to promote a positive message of peace, but this year, I'm going to do things a little differently.
You see, today is my birthday...

I tend to make a very big deal out of not making a big deal out of my birthday. I generally run a book promo and make that the focus. Well, I do have a few free short stories today, and there is a massive worldwide promotion on the Eyes box set beginning on Friday. But beyond that, I don't have a huge party or any big traditions.

So this year, I'm combining the shamelessness of my birthday promotions with the promotion of happiness in the darkest times. Yes, that means I am doing the opposite of what I have done in the past. I am going to talk to …