LOCKE AND KEYE Has A New Title!

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, then you knew about this days ago. If not, here’s the new title for¬†Locke and Keye, my reasons for renaming it, and why the new title works better.

To stay up on my writing news, subscribe to my monthly newsletter, where I share the passwords to locked content, exciting news no one else knows about, giveaways before anyone else finds out, my progress on the Dark Victoriana Collection, upcoming releases, and more! I share everything there before I share it here. ūüôā

You can also watch this video on my Facebook page!


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Monday Thoughts on Creativity: PC Penhale Writer’s Syndrome

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, and yet Mondays are still coming around. ::sigh::

A couple of weekends ago, on both my Facebook profile and my YouTube channel, I talked about what I like to refer to as PC Penhale Syndrome. When you want to write, you’re inspired to write, you’re¬†dying to write, and yet you just…can’t. It feels a bit like this Pablo Picasso quote, “If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes”, but for writers, we wish our fingers could do the typing and take out the brain that’s stopping us from moving forward.

I was thrilled that fellow writers in the chat at my YouTube event understood my issue. Fellow writers on Facebook left wonderful messages of encouragement. All of that helped ‚ÄĒand thank you! Have a look at the YouTube video below to see the helpful comments that popped up during the livestream.

I want to let you know that writing every day helped a lot, and once I got going, I couldn’t stop! I think all that creative energy built up inside me came pouring out with fervor, so in that way it was great. But I don’t want to let it happen again because it’s painful until the spell is finally broken.

Even if I don’t feel inspired or have the path yet for my “main” work (i.e. the next book in the Dark Victoriana Collection), I have SO many other planned works that it’s not hard to pick one and work on it instead. So I’ll have to make sure that I use my writing time for either my main work or one of those other projects.

If you’re suffering from PC Penhale Writer’s Syndrome, watch the below video to know you’re not alone, and leave a comment so we sufferers can commiserate. Happy Monday!

 

 

Win Signed Dark Victoriana Collection Paperbacks!

Enter to win signed paperback copies of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Locke and Keye on Goodreads! One of each is available in their own giveaways below, and they both end January 24, 2018. Good luck!


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Canadian Radio CJRU Book Interview September 27!

On Wednesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, listen to my interview on CJRU 1280 AM’s All My Books, a wonderful bookclub show hosted by¬†Jacky Tuinstra Harrison. We’ll be talking all about¬†Locke and Keye, including inspirations, how etiquette and respect for authority of the Victorian era play into the book, the mantra the locksmiths repeat, and so much more, plus a live reading!

Don’t live in Canada? You can stream it online: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/805/All-My-Books.htm

Thanks for listening!

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Win a Signed, Theme Gift-Wrapped, Personalized Paperback!

You read that right! Win your paperback copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart signed by me, personalized, and specially gift-wrapped for you!

Enter now through October 10, U.S. residents only.

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Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by Christie Stratos

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

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Giveaway ends October 10, 2017.

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LOCKE AND KEYE’s Release Day!

The day has come!¬†Locke and Keye is now available as the newest member of the Dark Victoriana Collection family. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this book, and remember – if you haven’t read¬†Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, you can still read¬†Locke and Keye as a standalone novel.

Amazon   Smashwords
Createspace   Barnes and Noble
Kobo   iBook/iTunes

If you want to hear more about the Dark Victoriana Collection, my journal collection and my future plans for my haikus, and lots more, author JD Estrada’s interview with me is ready for you to read!


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GIVEAWAY: ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART

Locke and Keye‘s release¬†is only 8 days away! You can pre-order on Amazon and Smashwords so you can start reading it on the day.

Since Locke and Keye is¬†a standalone novel, you don’t have to read¬†Anatomy of a Darkened Heart¬†first, but if you want a copy of my debut novel, then enter my Amazon giveaway! It’s running through September 6, and you have the chance to win 1 of 3 Kindle copies. Click here to enter.