Cussedness Corner

"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane

The troubles with KDP Select


The value of using KDP Select has become questionable in many cases. Jennifer Malone has an excellent article on it. Be sure to read the comments. Daverana’s own  experience with … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

The troubles with mixed genre


I am finding I have a lot of trouble promoting my books because they are mixed genre. The categories are almost set in iron. I often use Dark Fantasy I like … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Guest Post: Jennifer Malone Wright


Hello, all. I have wanted for a very long time to introduce you to one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Malone Wright. And now here she is! Hi everyone! I … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Darkness in My Work


We all have a bit of darkness in our souls.  Creatures that were sleeping under our beds as children and then evolve into the body of our accumulated hurts. So … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Out with the New, In with the old


I have been puzzling over this for months. My old lycan series, Lycan Blood, is selling very well; yet my new lycan series (Lycan Pride) is not? I have several … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kelly Freas


      One corner got torn in all the moving around I have done, but the picture was not harmed. Kelly Freas did this portrait of my ex. Kelly … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Blurbs and Reviews


Janrae Frank writes with unbridled passion. The passion of love and hate. The passion of life and death. The passion of blood. Her work bends stereotypes and genres and takes … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Goodreads


I joined Goodreads a long time ago. My participation on it has been sporatic. I just took a big stack of books from a bookcase and put it on my … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tracking the Werewolf


My lycans are actually wolfweres, not werewolves.  On Daverana the werewolves are beasts that have no self restraint.  The lycans hunt them down and destroy them. My lycans first appeared … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chimquar the Lionhawk


My first “sale” was a giveaway to Jessica Amanda Salmonson. It was The Ruined Tower. I wrote it during the years that I was angry at having Christianity shoved down … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nikki Palomino WTF?


I would like to say that I’m underwhelmed by Nikki’s comments. She went to my facebook where I had never mentioned her and attacked me. I did not know her … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Open Letter to Nikki Palomino


You arrived on my facebook making weird ugly comments. What you did not do was talk to me like an adult. I could have set you straight. I have sent … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 15 Comments

PR challenges


I caught so caught up in posting over at Daily Kos that I neglected this blog for two weeks. I am cross posting the contents of my newest Daily Kos … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Ghettoization of women


I posted a short take on this on my author page on facebook, but I think it deserves a longer look.  First I want to recommend this excellent article about … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 7 Comments

Paladin of Curmudgeonry hates scammers AND….


eeeeeejjjiits.  ooooo eeeee ooooo. No, seriously. When I stumbled upon Phoenix Fire Publishing and Tabetha Jones through a tweet from Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware, I had no idea of … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Janrae Frank