Stuck on Green Island

Taiwan-based author Annie Douglass Lima talks about her worst language-related disaster. Annie Douglass Lima stood surrounded by luggage on a quiet street on Green Island, Taiwan. She and husband Floyd had just discovered that the hotel reservation they’d made wasn’t on island. It was in the city they’d just left by ferry. “That might not…

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Just Walk Out

“How long do you hold that position?” the woman says. This happens every hour. Kids wave in front of our eyes. Middle-aged women tug the clothes away from our bodies to read the tags. “I can’t believe they use clones for this,” she mutters. “Good Lord, it can’t be economical. Can’t they just walk out?”…

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‘Born for Death’ Released

It’s here! Born for Death, sequel to 2016’s Cursed Seed and the second in the Society of Immortals trilogy is released and available on print and Amazon Kindle. Shop here. Steinbach residents, you can find Born for Death and all my other books in the Authors of Manitoba at Driven 2 Sew, 354 Main Street…

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Win a Copy of Cursed Seed (#2)!

Folks, it is 1 week until Born for Death is released, and I am panicking just a little. I admit, my panic has nothing to do with releasing a new book and everything to do with marathon training, and work, and cooking dinner, and… But anyway, as a form of catharsis, let’s give away a…

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Win a copy of Cursed Seed!

Hullo friends! I got some free copies of Cursed Seed from my publisher, so I’m testing out Rafflecopter and attempting to put a copy of Cursed Seed into someone’s hands. And by put in your hands, I mean a literal copy in your hands, not in your Kindle. This contest runs from May 30/17 to…

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Sneak Peek pt. 2

“He felt a prick, then a burn in his neck. “What the—” he tried to twist to look, but her arms restrained him. “Shhhh,” she breathed in his ear, “it’s going to be okay.” Her voice dragged in his ear, lower and lower like a bad recording. His eyes focused over her shoulder on an…

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Sneak Peek of Cursed Seed

“It was the deathly scream that brought Alannah’s head up, made her eyes open wide, made her stand up from the park bench before she could register a thought. She heard it again, reverberating off the bungalows in front of her, and the halfway-built concrete walls behind. A man’s guttural cry.” Cursed Seed, the first…

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Being a Writer and a Runner

This year I committed to two massive undertakings: publishing and running a marathon. Over the last couple years I’d self-published two novels: Sons of Earth and We are the Living. This year I reached out to Synedoche Publishers, and was very pleased to be accepted by them. Together we’ve shaped up Cursed Seed for publication, a…

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Cursed Seed: Cover Reveal!

Hello Friends, I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel, Cursed Seed, a gritty urban fantasy. Jack doesn’t know how he resurrected after the gruesome construction accident that killed him. But while his loved ones age and pass away, he remains unchanged, indestructible. With his wife of thirty years dying of cancer, Jack is…

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