Author Archives: Kirby Crow

About Kirby Crow

Kirby Crow worked as an entertainment editor and ghostwriter for several years before happily giving it up to bake brownies, read yaoi, play video games, and write her own novels. Whenever she isn't slaying Orcs or flying a battleship for the glory of the Amarr Empire, she can be found in the kitchen, her vegetable garden, or busy writing her next book. Kirby is a winner of the EPIC Award (Best Horror Novel) and the Rainbow Award (Best LGBT Novel). She is the author of the bestselling "Scarlet and the White Wolf" series of fantasy novels.

DMCA Musings and Muso

I found Muso DMCA Takedown service through Twitter. A well-known author in my genre tweeted about it and I thought I would give it a try, because I have to tell you the truth: I gave up playing whack-a-mole with … Continue reading

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“Where can I find music for my book trailer video?”

*This blog post is not intended as legal advice. No, seriously. It’s not. You do your own thing at your own risk. Always thoroughly research any website or service you intend to do business with.   I see this question … Continue reading

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How to Bake An Internet Furor

  Measure  2 lbs self-rising flour. Have an audience. Make a Secret List. Reveal to audience that there is a Secret List, but take no responsibility for creating the List.  Inform that it was a poll. Mix flour with milk, … Continue reading

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My Weinerific Take on “Please Don’t Pirate My Book Day”.

  I want my money. No, let me rephrase: I NEED my money. That said, I completely grok that this isn’t always possible. Distribution & availability are very real barriers in some locations of planet Earth. National law can also … Continue reading

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Review thoughts on “The Following”

  I would have enjoyed this show more if it contained a plot I could suspend disbelief for. I’m a big fan of James Purefoy, so I’ve been looking forward to this show for months. Complicated back-stories reaching back several … Continue reading

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Review: That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote, by K.J. Bishop

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of corresponding with author K.J. Bishop and was fortunate enough to read the manuscript of her new anthology, That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote, prior to publication. She was kind enough to mention … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

How do you follow a subject line like that? Just don’t. Save yourself the embarrassment and get on with the show. The proof is in the pudding, the Borg is in the nanoprobe tubule, and all that. Big, BIG thanks … Continue reading

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Sexy Bastards: Do female gamers demand more of their heroes? (Assassin’s Creed 3)

Quite often, when you boot up that new game in your Xbox or PlayStation or Wii, it all begins with character customization. The ones that don’t have customization have premade characters or single heroes that you play as they are, … Continue reading

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Lengthen night and shorten day

Daylight Savings Time feels like a good day for an unveiling , so here’s my new website & blog design. What do you think? I waffled for a long time on background, color, theme, etc., but what really stymied me … Continue reading

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The King of Rshan, being an ass

    Okay, maybe he’s not behaving badly. Maybe there is some *koff koff* validity to his complaint. I’m working on making him happy. <3

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I’ve got a new novella for sale, blog tour coming up

Circuit Theory, co-written with Reya Starck. Dante and Byron are avatars. Driven by human beings, yet still only digital representations of their ideal selves. In reality, they live far apart, but share most of their waking and working hours together … Continue reading

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Hop Against Homophobia Winners!

Everyone who left a comment  in the last 2 entries. 🙂  Hey, this means I give away 22 ebooks, but I figure that anyone who took the time to browse here (and I’m #218 on the list!) and comment is … Continue reading

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Hop Against Homophobia

  Hi there! I think I’m something like #225-ish on the Blog-hop list, so here goes: I decided to make 2 posts about homophobia. I had a little trouble making a segue from my previous post, so I double-dipped. Also, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Them Waste Your Time

  “It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.” -Rene Descartes     … Continue reading

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It’s Earth Day. Let’s Make Some!

If you’ve got a flash drive, you can make a world I’ve recommended this before to friends who wanted to know where/how to get started in 3D Creation (known just as Building to those of us addicted to it), but … Continue reading

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Author-Type Swag (DIY)

Previously posted to my LJ, but I’m trying to get back into the swing of posting at my blog here after the Big Health Scare, so here ya go. So, we all know what a QR Code generator is. If … Continue reading

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Dead Space

  No, not the game. I’m talking about temporary spaces inside the virtual landscapes of MMORPG’s, spaces that are only open for certain periods of time – such as special events – but closed off to the rest of the … Continue reading

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“The Rite”

  I’ve been thinking about Roy Batty lately, probably because I watched The Rite on HBO Monday and Ruger Hauer had a supporting role as the young priest’s father. As usual, RH did a fine job and it was fun … Continue reading

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My lil’ hater is working overtime

Well, I last posted here in August. My Lj is pretty active, along with recent addiction fo Twitter, but whenever I’m less than diligent about posting and more than a week or two passes, my lil hater starts talking to … Continue reading

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And for Sunday, 3 Favorite Things

I have well and truly gone off the deep end with the word count, as I’m approaching 80k on SatWW 4. That in itself isn’t that big a deal, because most novels are that size, but it’s a big deal … Continue reading

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