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Official Blog of Melody Klink


June 2016

Single Serve! Flash Fiction: A Sentence.

And now, a flash fiction told in one sentence: Death looked to the sky, listening to the crotch rockets fly past at well over 35MPH, and with a sigh said, "It's much too early in the morning to die." This... Continue Reading →

Eyes on Authors: Sherri Fulmer Moorer

We're into the full swing of Summer now, and it's time for another Eyes on Authors! Today, Sherri Fulmer Moorer will be sharing her book, Progenitor: Book One of the Earthside Trilogy, with us. Life can be frustrating. People and... Continue Reading →

Sarah Madison’s “Dear Broke Reader: Your Sense of Entitlement is Killing Me”

Controversial post incoming!  (Image copyright Kent Zonestar. Go check out his other works!) I recently came across Sarah Madison's "Dear Broke Reader, Your Sense of Entitlement is Killing Me", an article articulating the myriad frustrations as an author and art-maker when... Continue Reading →

Eyes on Authors: Pupola

For today's Eyes on Authors segment, I'd like to introduce Pupola, the author of Never One, a Young Adult Sci-Fi drama that gives its main character the illusion of choice when it comes to life and death. Pupola was born... Continue Reading →

Cassie’s Cover of the Year

Voting is still going strong over at Cassie's Cover of the Year contest! If you like the Godeater cover, head on over and vote for it! 

Think You Couldn’t Possibly Lose Your Amazon Publishing Account? Think Again.

I read this post this morning, and it unnerved me a little. I don’t have *any* KU page reads at the moment, but this is something terrifying for the authors who do. What do you guys think?

The Active Voice

There’s this indie author I know a little bit from the forum. Her name is Pauline Creeden, and she’s an ordinary midlister, like so many of us. I remember PMing her some time ago and gushing about how particularly beautiful one of her book covers is — the one for Chronicles of Steele: Raven.collection Here, I’ll include an image. Gorgeous, eh?

Anyway, today I tuned in to Kboards and noticed that Pauline had started a thread. It contained what’s surely the worst news possible for an indie author: Amazon had closed her publishing account. All her ebooks had been taken off sale. Permanently. Here’s the email she got from Amazon:

We are reaching out to you because we have detected that borrows for your books are originating from systematically generated accounts. While we support the legitimate efforts of our publishers to promote their books, attempting to manipulate…

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Eyes on Authors: Melinda Brasher

For today's Eyes on Authors, I'd like to welcome Melinda Brasher, author of Far-Knowing, a Young Adult Fantasy tale about mages-- some that go too far, and some that must learn to go the distance. Melinda Brasher spends her time... Continue Reading →

Godeater: The Second World ONLY 99 CENTS!

For the next week, the Godeater e-book will just be .99 cents! You can grab your copy here! This is not your average Young Adult fantasy. Shapeshifting Goddesses, reincarnated Gods, and a mythological behemoth bent on destroying the world- how... Continue Reading →

Be Original! — The Drabble

By Angelica Petela. Knights of ingenious imagination! We must travel to the far ends of Mt. Cerebral Cortex. reusing soiled substances— causing massive stale nausea. Pack sketchpads, paper, notebooks, anything to put your print on. Must bring a book or... Continue Reading →

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