Hi. My name is Bethany Anne Lovejoy, and I've included a photo of myself below just to remind you that I am a real person with a real dog who really loves me. This is because when we talk indie publishing, people often get a little blood thirsty. There was a storm and my car … Continue reading Indie, Indeed: Talking Indie vs. Traditional Publishing and Why So Many Choose Indie.
Young Woman Embracing a Thorn Bush.Kay Nielsen(1886-1957) Unbeknownst to many, the idea of an academic institution teaching magic actually long predates J.K. Rowling and the infamous Harry Potter series. It actually appears in works by Avram Davidson and the late great Diana Wynne Jones. But even before them, we can see the idea of magic … Continue reading Witchcraft and Schools of Magic: The University of the Unseen.
Hello Readers, it's me, B. A. Lovejoy; purveyor of kissing books and I'm guessing that if you're here, you're probably here for a sneak peek at the nonfinalized prologue of my newest series. Well, I'm going to put that at the bottom of this post largely so I can pretend that you read it, and … Continue reading New Year, (Hopefully) New Me.
Hello, dear reader; Did you know that it is the end of the year? Did you also know that the final book in Alice: Pick a Card released this month and is available in paperback? Did you also know that I, B. A. Lovejoy, am an author who writes other things and has recently moved … Continue reading The Polls Post
Hello Readers! Would you believe it, it's been an extraordinarily long time since we've last talked. This is because life happened, and it happened a lot to me in the past year. So, to start off, we're going to address the two major elephants in the room. One, I have covid. Right now. As I … Continue reading The Joker’s Last Laugh, Covid, and the Year Moving Forward.
This book is so long and so much work to edit. Enjoy this snippet with little to no explanation included. joker-nearly-final-prologueDownload That's it. That's the post. I'm very articulate. Read my books, kids.
Hello Readers and welcome back to my blog; we're going to start today with a note on review copies and then go into talking about the Prison of Hearts immediately afterwards. So if you've been here for a while, you likely know that I do review copies through Booksirens because I've had previous books leaked … Continue reading Talking about the Prison of Hearts (Review Copies, Spoilers, and That Scene)
When I originally planned to drop these chapters, they were completely different. I've said it before and I'll say it again, a lot has happened the past few months, and I had to rewrite a lot of this book because it no longer felt appropriate. A lot of how a book is received often has … Continue reading Alice, Haldia, Serials, and Some Little Business tidbits.
So, a strangely large number of people follow my blog because I also talk about the writing process a good deal, and I'm slightly entertaining, which is interesting to me because I'm a mess, but... I feel like I should always post a disclaimer or something that blog posts get worked on for me during … Continue reading Cutting Scenes, Making Revisions, and Other Hard Things in Writing, With Examples from Pick a Card
So, this post is happening a lot later than it should have, and a lot of that has to do with extensive rewrites on the Prison of Hearts and writer's block in general, which I'll probably make a post about eventually (as well as someday explaining the business side of things for people who follow … Continue reading Historical Connections in Wonderland: Alice Pick a Card