Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Harper's Bazaar UK story contest removes predatory rights clause

osted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

Yesterday, a number of writers alerted me to this writing competition for UK authors:
Harper’s Bazaar has a proud tradition of publishing the very best in original literary fiction, including stories by Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Ali Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Continuing this legacy, we are happy to launch our annual short-story competition once again, inviting published and non-published writers to follow in the footsteps of these literary greats.
The winner of this 2,500-word short story competition will receive a two-night stay at Brownber Hall, Yorkshire, along with "the chance to see their work published". The theme is "Liberty." Entry is free, and the competition is open until midnight on March 15, 2019.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Please tune in to hear me on Coast on Saturday night

 -- more like Sunday morning, since I come in at midnight. Jimmy Church will interview me in the second half of his show on Coast to Coast AM. His show starts at 10 P.M. Pacific on Saturday night, and he will interview me in the second half of the program. 

This is a must listen. 

If you can't get it on the radio, you can always listen on the web site: 


Be there! 

Have you checked out my books lately?

My books are or should be available everywhere, but the best place to find them is still Amazon. Did you know that Amazon started out as an online bookstore? 

Learn more about my husband, read a murder mystery or a science fiction novel, or if you're really adventurous, try my surrealistic novel The Darkening of the Light, which was inspired by his VALIS trilogy. 


I'm launching a Patreon

Patreon is a web site where you can become a patron for various entrepreneurs. My big project is to organize and explicate the Exegesis of Philip K. Dick. As his fifth and last wife, I was very close to him while he created it. 


In other news, I just got invited to an interview on Coast to Coast with Jimmy Church this Saturday in the second half of the show.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Please help fund my legal fees

I just spent two days searching the records of my mortgage, and I have at least three days more of searching to do. The older records are harder to locate in the mess of documents that I've kept. I have to find and scan five years worth of records for the bankruptcy court because Select Portfolio has failed and refused to credit my payments to my loan. They want my house, and they have started foreclosure. I bought my home before the law was changed to protect homeowners. so if they sell my house, they keep all the money and I don't see a penny. Moreover, I will be out on the street because I can't afford to rent anything, not even a room. I don't even have a car to live in.

I do have a bankruptcy lawyer, but when my Chapter 13 is discharged in March, I will no longer have a lawyer, and I will no longer have the protection of the court. I need a war chest to hire a good real estate attorney.

If you can help, please send me a few bucks. You don't have to have Paypal to use this link.

Prayers and positive thoughts are also welcome. And you could buy my books. 


Monday, October 22, 2018

Walter Bosley joins Tessa Dick on Ancient of Days

Investigator of historical occult mysteries, author of pulp fiction novels and a screenwriter who has appeared on History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens'.
Walter Bosley  has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is an inactive reserve officer in the US Air Force for which he served as a Special Agent of the AFOSI while on active duty, and then worked as a counterterrorism operational consultant for six years following military service.
The latest news about Bosley's projects can be found at the following blogs: empireofthewheel.blogspot.com , and The Walter Bosley Channel at YouTube.
Here's the archive link for last night's show with guest Walter Bosley

We discussed his two series of nonfiction books, Empire of the Wheel and Secret Missions. 


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Starving author, please read and review my books

Please support this starving author. Purchase my books on Amazon, and if you can spare a few bucks, please use this link to donate:


You don't have to have Paypal to use the above link.

My latest book includes a lengthy review of Blade Runner, both films and the novel.


Only one review so far, so please review my book after you've read it.

Harper's Bazaar UK story contest removes predatory rights clause

osted by  Victoria Strauss  for  Writer Beware Yesterday, a number of writers alerted me to this  writing competition  for UK authors: Har...