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If you’re interested in reading some of my opinion pieces – which cover more controversial topics – head on over the J.B. Stilwell HubPage!

My Hubs will feature such topics as race, gender, LGBT, crime and other social issues. So if you’re as passionate about these topics as I am, whichever side of the political spectrum you lean, head over to HubPages. Lots of great writers covering lots of great topics. And who knows, maybe YOU’LL catch the writing bug.

Fang on!


Long time, no type!

Life has been really busy. Like many writers, I do have a day job that takes up quite a bit of my time. Add family responsibilities and the occasional illness to that equation, and you get a frustrated writer with little time to opine on all the crazy thoughts going through her head.

So, I’m going to try some self motivation.

Let’s be honest. My fiction writing is good, but it is not my strong suit. I strive for consistent improvement. In writing, my strength is in non-fiction writing – specifically essay and column formats, exploring different sides of social, political and sometimes controversial issues. I haven’t done much of that here as I’ve focused more on my fiction writing and my love of reading.

And I’ll be honest. Part of me feared expressing opinions on political issues in that it might antagonize people who enjoy my fiction writing. I’m officially taking that power back. I came to this realization through many free promotions for “The Source” – I don’t necessarily want everyone to read my fiction writing. I want the people who enjoy it, to enjoy it.  My goal in fiction is to entertain the people who like the story, not bow to those who would rather read something else. So I’m taking the power from that erroneous perception back and including non-fiction writing in the mix.

I will begin posting more non-fiction on HubPages, and I’ll be posting the first Hub later tonight. Look for it soon.

Until then, fang on! v–v


For your reading pleasure, you can now read Chapter 1 of the upcoming second book in my Mountain State Vampire Series, “Mining the Dark.”

Enjoy!


The news has focused a lot on hateful comments recently. The person who made the hateful comments has been publicly attacked. Regardless of the so-called good intentions of the attackers, no good can from this type of approach.

I choose to remain positive. To focus on promoting tolerance rather than hating the haters. With practice, this approach is easy, but sometimes it’s still hurtful. Especially when a celebrity you respect uses this unhelpful approach and pejoratively uses the word hillbilly – uses it as an insult.

As I stated on my Facebook page:

I have been focusing on the positive, even in light of certain negative events. I know that reacting in negativity to something that is negative starts a chain reaction that consumes us all in ignorance and hate. Even in the face of this, I’m trying to emphasize the positive of the situation, so I’ll say this:

I am a hillbilly. We are a loving people. Many of us embrace tolerance. Stereotyping helps no one.

Reacting to hateful comments by using classist, ethnocentric slurs only perpetuates the hate.

My challenge to you: instead of attacking, speak about the many wonderful hillbillies and Appalachians who are doing good in promoting equality. This news story is a good start.


Halloween vampire goodness!! Free on Amazon Kindle for a limited time!

October 30th and 31st – “The Source” will be FREE

October 30th – November 1st, “Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories” and “Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories (Volume 1)” will also be FREE.

What great deals! Download your copies today and sink your teeth in to these vampalicious stories!

Fang on! v–v

The Source

Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories

Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories (Volume 1) (this one is erotica)

 


Night of the Ravens

Looking for some dark stories for your hallowed nights? Check out this great new vampire anthology which includes a modified excerpt from my upcoming sequel to The Source.

And like with any anthology, there’s a little something for everyone! So if you love vampire fiction, get your copy on Amazon Kindle today!

Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories


Great news, y’all!

Just in time for Halloween, a new vampire anthology has been released - Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories is now available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99!

Enjoy exploring the dark realms with sixteen authors, including my very own “Dark Comfort,” a modified excerpt from Mining the Dark, the upcoming sequel in my Mountain State Vampire Series.

Buy it now and sink your teeth in! You won’t be disappointed!

v–v

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