Jeffe Kennedy
Fantasy. Power. Passion

Treasured Writing Rituals I’ve Discarded

Posted Jul 24 2016 in , , ,

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In honor of this week’s topic –  a writing routine we used to depend on but changed and why – I dragged out this old photo of me at my very first book signing. That’s January of 2004, when my essay collection, WYOMING TRUCKS, TRUE LOVE AND THE WEATHER CHANNEL, came out. I look so fresh-faced and excited. You can practically see the visions of sugarplums and lucrative multi-book contracts dancing in my head.

~pets past self~

At any rate, I’m over at the SFF Seven, talking about my old writing rituals, which ones have gone by the wayside, and why.

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Has fantasy become a catch-all category?

Posted Jul 21 2016 in , , , ,

Lonen's War Book CoverI’m over at Jill Archer’s blog today, where we’re having a great conversation on whether Fantasy has become an awards category for anything vaguely “woo woo.” Check out the discussion here!

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Release Day for LONEN’S WAR!

Posted Jul 19 2016 in , , , ,

Lonen's War Book CoverI have a new book in a new series out today!

LONEN’S WAR kicks off a new Fantasy Romance series, Sorcerous Moons.

You can read a bit about why I wanted to write this series (and self-publish it) here. And about why I set it where I did here

~pops bubbly~

Buy the Book

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I Learned How to Write Novels by … Training in Kung Fu

Posted Jul 17 2016 in , , , ,

Lonen's War Book CoverI’m headed home from #RWA16, the Romance Writers of America annual conference, which was in lovely San Diego this year. This was a truly wonderful gathering this year.Grateful for this community that always leaves me refreshed and supported.

Also, the first book in my new Sorcerous Moons series comes out on Tuesday. I’m loving on this cover! Yes, I helped design it, but the amazing Louisa Gallie is the one who pulled it off. Love the feel. And here’s the blurb:

An Unquiet Heart

Alone in her tower, Princess Oria has spent too long studying her people’s barbarian enemies, the Destrye—and neglected the search for calm that will control her magic and release her to society. Her restlessness makes meditation hopeless and her fragility renders human companionship unbearable. Oria is near giving up. Then the Destrye attack, and her people’s lives depend on her handling of their prince…

A Fight Without Hope

When the cornered Destrye decided to strike back, Lonen never thought he’d live through the battle, let alone demand justice as a conqueror. And yet he must keep up his guard against the sorceress who speaks for the city. Oria’s people are devious, her claims of ignorance absurd. The frank honesty her eyes promise could be just one more layer of deception.

A Savage Bargain

Fighting for time and trust, Oria and Lonen have one final sacrifice to choose… before an even greater threat consumes them all.

Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is “I Learned How to Write Novels by (doing some other activity).“ Stop on by to hear about my surprising discovery.

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Cover Reveal! New Book!! New Series!!!

Posted Jul 13 2016 in , ,

Lonen'sWar_Type 2I’m thrilled to FINALLY share the cover for LONEN’S WAR, the first book in my brand spanking new Fantasy Romance series, the Sorcerous Moons!! It comes out next Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

An Unquiet Heart

Alone in her tower, Princess Oria has spent too long studying her people’s barbarian enemies, the Destrye—and neglected the search for calm that will control her magic and release her to society. Her restlessness makes meditation hopeless and her fragility renders human companionship unbearable. Oria is near giving up. Then the Destrye attack, and her people’s lives depend on her handling of their prince…

A Fight Without Hope

When the cornered Destrye decided to strike back, Lonen never thought he’d live through the battle, let alone demand justice as a conqueror. And yet he must keep up his guard against the sorceress who speaks for the city. Oria’s people are devious, her claims of ignorance absurd. The frank honesty her eyes promise could be just one more layer of deception.

A Savage Bargain

Fighting for time and trust, Oria and Lonen have one final sacrifice to choose… before an even greater threat consumes them all.

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