Author Archives: RJ Crayton

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at http://rjcrayton.com/subscribe.

Book Emergencies & Other Oddities in My Family

So, the other night, we apparently, according to my daughter, faced a “book emergency.” Never had one, say you? Well, it seems I’ve had them occasionally but hadn’t chalked it up as an emergency (silly me!) It appears that if … Continue reading

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Here’s to a Great New Year!

It’s 2018, already. 2017 was really a crappy year for me, so I’m glad to have that one in the books. New Year’s Eve with the kids is always fun, as they’re not staying up until midnight, and at bedtime, I … Continue reading

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When Do You Know You’re Hooked?

Happy Thursday the 12th to you. I’m in good spirits this week because my favorite TV shows are finally back on. I’m a huge fan of CWs The Flash and Arrow and they just started back this week (as opposed … Continue reading

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Call me crazy, but does anyone else watch kids show without their kids?

Just the other day, I had a hankering to watch The Fresh Beat Band. I know some parents hate it, but I loved that show. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s like Glee, but for kids. They don’t do … Continue reading

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Character Battles: Who Would Win – Katniss or Oliver?

I was having breakfast with my daughter yesterday, when she asked me, “Who would win – Katniss or Oliver?” And my mind exploded because I didn’t have a good answer, but I absolutely loved the question. For the unanointed, my … Continue reading

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Prophecy of Light Series at All Vendors

Happy Monday to you. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was pretty mundane, which is a good thing. In the mind of a writer, excitement tends to equate with destruction, death and mayhem. Perhaps in real life, excitement is … Continue reading

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Prophecy of Light Series Going Wide (Halfway There!)

Just a quick post to let you know that my Prophecy of Light series is being released wide, rather than just on Amazon. The series has four books, and previously three of them were in the Kindle Unlimited program and … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Protector?

So we were out and about the other day, when I noticed the car in front of us had this sticker on it. I adored it. Protected by Thor. How awesome. While I love Thor, I also think other gods … Continue reading

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Truth is Stranger than Fiction: The Talking ATM

When you write books, and weird stuff happens, people will sometimes say, this is too much. I can’t suspend my disbelief. Generally, as writers, we don’t want this to happen. Oddly enough, the stuff that’s the weirdest, the stuff people … Continue reading

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What good stories and good circuses have in common

Last weekend, I attended the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival, which focused on the ways of the people in circuses. It was very cool and I learned a lot. One of the cool things was they set up a big top circus … Continue reading

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