Hi  everyone! I’m so excited that my fooling around with the Lt. Mazula’s story turns into a  reality. What do you think of this early version of the book cover? And of the title? I was considering also ‘329 Years Awake’. Which one do you like better? Please please please comment! I’d really like to […]

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  I found this curious video with some thoughts on the writing process. I personally don’t believe in the ‘how to’ writing tips simply because all of us are too different to develop a cookie-cutter type of a process. However, the idea of releasing an inner child and accessing the story through a play seems […]

Jalapeno Score: 37/50 Overall Impression:  “The Long Way to F*n Nowhere…” Don’t get me wrong, I think Becky Chambers is a talented writer, I really do. I think she has ideas and active imagination. But there is something fundamentally lacking in the book, and it is plot. Imagine you started building the house from the […]

What a day. Earlier I started my official Facebook page and a public Facebook group – the Jalapeño Book Club . Like if that wasn’t social media overload, I just registered my  Twitter account @EllieMaloneyFic, where ‘Fic’ stands for fiction, but that was more than the allowed character limit. Twitter, right? How am I going to survive […]