I’m giving The Girl Who Broke the Dark a rest while I draft the second in the series, tentatively titled The Girl Who Wrote on Water. But in between writing sessions, I was a guest on Vlogging Pod’s Podcast with Eri Nelson. It’s a quick twenty minute interview, and you can hear about the inspiration […]
Adventures in Writing
My adventures in writing, publishing, and book marketing.
Have You Heard of the Miraculous Small Flat Squares? “What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.” — Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird Isn’t a miracle that words on
Last week I was a guest on the Sample Chapter Podcast, and had a great conversation with host Jason Meuschke. Some of the things we talked about were: To listen to the episode, click here. And if you enjoyed the episode, I’d love it if you’d leave a review.
Last month I dove into research, looking for seeds of inspiration for worldbuilding for the yet-to-be-named world for my new series. Now that I’ve uncovered all kinds of fun stuff to work into the books, I’m working on plotting out the second book in the series. Sometimes I surprise myself at the direction the story
Now that the holidays are over, I’m diving into my new series. Even though I’ve made a lot of progress on the opener, The Girl Who Broke the Dark, I still get to spend a lot of time on my favorite part of writing: Research. No, this isn’t like doing research for a school project
I don’t know about you, but 2022 was a wild year for me. A wedding here, a week at the beach there, and covid made not one but two visits to our house…and we lived to tell the tale. Add to that publishing Flood of the Fire, releasing Flight of the Spark in audio, and
Reader’s Favorite held their annual award ceremony in Miami, to coincide with the Miami Book Fair. It was a thrill to see my book in their booth with the other winners. And then there was the award ceremony. It was an honor to receive my silver medal for Flight of the Spark, and to meet
For once, I got a book to my editor on schedule. The past delays weren’t because I missed a deadline, but because I failed to book her in advance. She was booked solid when I was ready with Sting of the Scorpion, so I had to wait six weeks for her to be able to
A few weeks ago I went to the beach with the grandkids. We did the usual beach things, playing in the sand, digging for sand crabs, and splashing in the water. But sometimes unexpected things happen. Like the wave I thought I could jump grew bigger than I though it would. I ended up getting
Good-byes are hard for me. So it’s no surprise I’m feeling a little sad that I’m finishing up my fourth novel, Flood of the Fire. You see, it’s the final book in the series I started working on in 2013. Most of my writing energy has gone into creating the world of Tlefas and the