Author Archives: Vincent A. Alascia

About Vincent A. Alascia

Vincent is the author of, "In the Presence of Gods," "Xristos: Chosen of God," and coming soon, "Undead Heart," available on Kindle and paperback, as well as works that have appeared in anthologies and online. Originally an East Coast native, he makes his home in the Phoenix area of Arizona with his wife and three attention grabbing felines. Vincent is an active member of the West Valley Writers' Workshop and an Adult Services librarian at the Maricopa County Library District Northwest Regional Library in Surprise, Arizona.

I’ve Moved

Not too far though. I have moved my website from vaalascia.wordpress.com to my own hosted site http://www.vaalascia.com. You may need to update your bookmarks, so visit the site and see the new look. Also if you subscribed to stay in … Continue reading

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Why Vampires

Why in the great wide universe of things to scare you would any author in this day choose vampires? To hear it from some, zombies have replaced vampires as the go to monsters in any horror novel. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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In Just 2 More Days

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Inkslingers Anthology 2013

I have recently had two of my short stories published in the anthology, Inkslingers 2013: Memoirs of the Southwest. The book is a collection of works by members of the West Valley Writers’ Workshop and all have a southwest theme or … Continue reading

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Formatting It’s a Bitch

With all apologies to Mr. Jagger and Richards. So you have your plot all dialed in, your characters live and breathe in your readers’ minds and your grammar is spot on, not a comma out of place. All that remains … Continue reading

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My Session at the Arizona Library Association’s Annual Conference

I had the opportunity to present at this year’s AzLA Annual Conference. The title for my session was 6 Essential Apps for the Connected Librarian. I reviewed and covered six cloud based applications, Evernote, Dropbox, Chrome, Feedly, WordPress and Spotify. … Continue reading

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5 Writing Rules I’ve Learned…

This is another one from the old RSS feed.  This post comes from Dena Dyer at the Wordserve Writer Cooler. These are all lessons I have learned though unlike the author of the post I learned them from other sources. Still I … Continue reading

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Developing Your Voice

While going through my RSS feed I came across this guest post on the Killzone.com blog. 10 Key Essentials for an Authentic YA (or Adult) Voice Developing a convincing voice is essential to your success as a writer. This article … Continue reading

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Completed

So this week I completed the first draft of my Steampunk novel, The Fourth Prometheus. I am quite happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to see what my editor thinks. It could be the start of … Continue reading

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What Indie Authors Do Well

This is an older post that I’ve been meaning to get back to. I can’t think of much to add to it, however. It is pretty self explanatory. One thing I struggle with and it is something I think we … Continue reading

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