Avily Jerome

Misdirection and the Gullibility of the American People

Misdirection and the Gullibility of the American People

Dr. von Ratner eyed the incubators through the two-way mirror. They sat in the waiting room, arms crossed over their chests and trembling, terrified, but not of him or of what he was about to do to them. No, they feared the consequences of their own actions. They believed he was here to help. Von […]

Writing Shorts

Writing Shorts

As you know if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m pretty into short fiction. My short story collection, The Heir, is coming out soon (stay tuned!), I’ve done quite a number of short stories on this blog, and of course I’ve done plenty of them via Splickety/Havok. I really like writing it. I like […]

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The other day I looked up some writing jobs on Craigslist. I just thought I’d see what was out there and maybe try to make a few extra bucks working from home. I filled out a couple applications and contacted a couple people. One opportunity came up that seems like fun. It’s a collaborative writing […]

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal

Awhile back, I wrote a blog about being a hybrid author. I talked about my publishing (or lack thereof) journey and how I plan to get my work out, one way or another, beginning with The Amulet Saga. This story has been revised, reworked, and considerably expanded. The finished product has several new stories, and, […]

Cinderella as Christianity

Cinderella as Christianity

The news has been full of all kinds of craziness the last week. From gay marriage rights to the Confederate flag to dire warnings about dry drowning and lyme disease, you can’t be on the internet without seeing some sort of negativity. I tried to stay out of the gay marriage debate. I really did […]

Jury Duty

Jury Duty

My husband is at jury duty today. He mentioned it to a client whose computer he was working on yesterday, and the client immediately began commiserating. My husband responded with, “I’m actually looking forward to it.” His summons actually came at a pretty good time for him. Since he works for a school, his summer […]

Proof of Faith

Proof of Faith

I haven’t blogged the last two weeks, because I was out of town. My family and I drove from Phoenix to Portland, OR, to visit my husband’s family. It was a really nice visit, but it was long, and I’m glad to be home now. While we were there, my husband had the opportunity to […]