I received a notification a bit ago from Goodreads – and it has done MUCH to bolster my confidence. Anyone who knows me, knows THAT is a tall order. Those of us who write for small presses or indie publish tend to forget that the New York Times Bestselling authors and the USA Today Bestselling … More Looking back, Reading Troll reviews, and feeling a kinship I never expected with an author whose league I am nowhere near!
In retrospect, I am very glad that the post was on my personal profile. . . not my author page. . . though I’m sure many fans. . . readers. . . and friends don’t really differentiate between the two. And then came the reality check. . . The incomparable Debbie Dadey … More A Perspective Check
I recently saw a question on my FB newsfeed that caught my attention. Surprisingly, it was a tricky answer to form, and it depends a great deal on your perspective, I suppose. Most people, when faced with this question, tend to think about the first book that they read. I, however, had a … More What book(s) ignited your love of reading
I have SO MUCH HUGE NEWS for you! New books have released! New series are COMING! TONS of EXCITING events coming up! There’s just SOOOO MUCH! First, You have waited long enough (and so patiently)! It’s FINALLY HERE! Escape After E.L.E. is AVAILABLE!!! Who else is excited! I know I AM! And, if … More TONS of NEWS! [for anyone who does not get my newsletter]
Many of you know that the novel now named TAKEN started out with a different name… and quite an interesting story all its own. For anyone who doesn’t know. . . this story came straight from a dream – one that has held me in its grip all these years, even after writing it … More Writing from My Father’s Word!
It always intrigues me when I start out with one goal in mind. . . I think (I don’t really plan or plot. . . I just start writing), then I begin the first draft with a vision in mind of the overall story (or series). . . and when I say I have a … More When Catharsis turns into Creativity
IT IS POSSIBLE! And Betsy Schow is a prime example of just how it can be done! Being relevant, contemporary and hip does not have to mean that your book cannot be a clean read! SPELLED, WANTED and BANISHED are the books of Betsy’s Storymakers series – and though I’ve not read all three (yet), I get the feeling they’ll all have the … More Teen Fiction and Creative Language | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #5
Since we’re in a Star Wars mood this week. . . Who here has seen the meme with Princess Leia staking her claim to being first? Show of hands. . . I don’t know about you, but I LOVE. EVERYTHING. ABOUT THIS! And, not because … More The Women of Star Wars | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #4
In preparation for my workshop at the Kentucky Writer’s Workshop, I dusted off an old post that I never finished because it never sounded quite right… When I watched Rogue One last year, I kept watching Jyn and thinking “WOW! Now that’s totally my Kayden.” But I was wrong and when one particular scene played, I realized … More Kayden is Cassion: Star Wars, Rogue One, the Order of the MoonStone, the Rebel Alliance, and the Galactic Empire | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras #2
THANK YOU Marissa, for your prompting of this week’s topic! She mentioned one of my absolute favorite series in her comment and it inspired this topic. In the past, my Order of the MoonStone series has been compared to Kiera Cass‘s The Selection series. Now, while any similarities were absolutely not done on purpose, … More Favorite Book Series | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #3