Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Book Release And A Retraction

My new memoir, Ice Cream Camelot has been released as a paperback, although it may be ten days to two weeks before it is available in book stores and on line including
But more importantly, the back cover of the book and the press release contain a quote attributed to, but not from author KJ McPike. KJ is a talented writer, with two great must read Young Adult books currently out: Xodus and Nemesis, both available through Amazon. KJ's quote should have read: "Neblett paints a vivid picture of the 1960s that will make readers feel like they are right there with him."


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Random Thoughts by BJ Neblett

Hello again and thanks for clicking in. Enjoy these random thoughts and quotes. And then click over to my writer's blog (the link is on the right) for some updates on my books and stories.Thanks.

“I am just a roadside attraction on your journey down life’s highway, a place you stop briefly before moving on. Years from now, in a long forgotten box of memories, you’ll come across one of my souvenirs and think of me. And maybe you’ll smile.”
                        BJ Neblett (8-2016)

“Every journey must proceed at its own pace, each step following the other in its proper order. For that is the way of life.”
                        Planet Alt-Sete-Nine by BJ Neblett (7-2016)

“It’s not what you see, but what you believe. It’s not what you fear, but what you trust. It’s not what you love, but the love you give.”
                        Princess Haylee from Princess Haylee by BJ Neblett (7-2016)

“It’s not what is said, it’s how it is spoken; it’s not what you write, it’s how it is written; it’s not what’s implied, it’s what’s inferred.”
                        BJ Neblett (from the essay Flash Fiction)

“You’ve got to have ice cream to write good romance.”
                        BJ Neblett

“The half empty container of warm beer in my hand was the perfect metaphor for our relationship.”
                        From Beer And Broken Dreams by BJ Neblett

“Some of my best writing has come at the hands of heartache and frustration. Being totally crazy about someone you cannot have is great food for inspiration.”
                        From Beer And Broken Dreams by BJ Neblett

“The two greatest assets a writer can have are an unbridled imagination and to have lived an unabashed life.”
                        From All The Wrong Places by BJ Neblett

“Where exactly lays that fine line between hopeless romantic and helpless fool?”
                        From Beer And Broken Dreams by  BJ Neblett

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Book New Story Book Signing/Appearance and Teaching by BJ Neblett

Hello again and thanks for stopping by! It looks like I'm gonna be a very busy guy this summer and beyond! Of course, I am busy finishing up Planet Alt-Sete-Nine, the first of my sci-fi/fantasy trilogy about video gaming. I am also finishing up editing KJ McPike's new book Nemesis, book 1.5 of her terrific Astralis series. We are hoping for a simultaneous release of our books later this year. Keep checking back here for more info.
In the meantime, check below for two totally new stories of mine in Beyond The Hedge, a national anthology, and Paradox Ethereal Magazine, a free online magazine. Just click the images for more info!
July Fourth weekend I will be in Portland, Oregon for Westercon 69 Sci-fi/Fantasy convention. I'll be there signing copies of my books along with fellow writers KJ McPike and Alissa Berger (who also has a story in Beyond The Hedge). Stop by and chat.

       Beyond The Hedge                                                    Paradox Ethereal Magazine

Finally, I have been honored to be asked to teach a class at Seattle's famed Hugo House. Starting September 12, I'll be teaching an eight week course titled Creative Writing: An Intro To Fiction. Details on this and other upcoming writing classes and more about Hugo House by clicking the link:
Thanks for supporting my blog and enjoying my books and short stories. Be sure to like, link and pass the love! Hope to see you July Fourth weekend in Portland at Westercon 69!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Writers and Writing by BJ Neblett

It's been a while and I've got something just a bit different for you this time. Last month I gave a talk on writing at the Ballard Library. Afterwards there was a Q&A period with many good questions. But again, the one question that seems to always come up was asked of me: What is the most important thing or quality a good writer needs to have?
While there are many correct answers, and I am sure every writer has their own, for myself, as well as other writers I have known, the following seems to be true:
"The two greatest assets a writer can have are an unbridled imagination and to have lived an unabashed life."
                                                                           All The Wrong Places
                                                                           BJ Neblett
Well, it works for me...
Hope it helps!
One final note. My forthcoming romance book Never Let A Vegetarian Pack Your Lunch (yes, romance) is in a contest for publication. You, my loyal readers, can help. Simply click the link to the right (well be for Feb 29, please) and scroll down to my book then click the heart to vote. They may ask for you to sign up. It's quick easy and painless. You can use a made up name and password if you like, no salesman will call, I promise!
Thanks for your help, it means a lot!
Keep writing! Remember:
"Words can never be invisible."
                                 BJ Neblett