Deadlines… Daily Word Counts… and Doses of Reality…

Yesterday, this was almost accurate. Looming deadlines… frustrations… and lack of sleep was NOT my friend. Several things that happened last year put me way… way… way behind schedule – which has affected every project since and had me on edge for awhile now. It also means that the last 10 months have been a mad … More Deadlines… Daily Word Counts… and Doses of Reality…

From Hermione to Belle | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #2

  Hermione was – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was a young woman I can look up to! She was REAL! She wasn’t afraid to show weakness. And, even though she was ridiculously intelligent and never had any trouble with spells, charms and other things … More From Hermione to Belle | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #2

Katniss or Tris | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #1

  Tris… or Katniss? – Which is your favorite and why? – What did you like least/most about each one? – What qualities would you have preferred to see in either /both?   Feel free to answer in the comments below, but I hope you will also answer in the discussion thread over in the … More Katniss or Tris | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop topic #1

From Supergirl to Bella Swan: Why we need to STOP writing females in fiction that are impossibly Perfect | a Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop

  Anyone who follows my events on Facebook will have already seen that I was asked to teach a workshop on Children’s day of the SOKY Book Fest and Kentucky Writer’s Conference this spring. With feminist ideals in this country in a state of ever-changing confusion right now, I feel it is especially important to … More From Supergirl to Bella Swan: Why we need to STOP writing females in fiction that are impossibly Perfect | a Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop

DON’T MISS the cover reveal for TAKEN: book 1 of the Andarii Chronicles

In less than two months, we will reveal the cover for TAKEN, the novel that has been in the making for more than 7 years! YES! I’m excited! YES! I can hardly wait to share it with you! YES! I feel as if this is the BIGGEST moment in my career to date! I hope … More DON’T MISS the cover reveal for TAKEN: book 1 of the Andarii Chronicles

Movies just aren’t what they used to be. . .

What happened to the days when movie studios were honest and up-front about what kind of movie they were presenting… What happened to the days when a movie studio catered to a specific audience… and didn’t try to trick viewers who would normally steer clear of certain genres into watching? They sneak previews for movies … More Movies just aren’t what they used to be. . .

The irony of writing in a house filled with people

I have to laugh about this… I mean, I really just have to laugh about it… because if I don’t laugh, then I might start crying and then I’ll never get anything done. First, a bit of back-story: We moved last April/May. Since then, it has been a juggling act between unpacking, remodeling, rushing off … More The irony of writing in a house filled with people

12 Christmas gift ideas for the writer in your life.

If you are anything like me, buying Christmas gifts can be a daunting task. You have to know what everyone wants. You have to keep track of colors, sizes, allergies, etc… It’s almost enough to suck the Christmas spirit right out of a person. OK… maybe that’s going a bit too far, but, it’s definitely … More 12 Christmas gift ideas for the writer in your life.

Cover Reveal: Escape After E.L.E. – book 2 in the Frozen World Series!

Many of you have been waiting–not always patiently– for book 2 in my new series, and I am thrilled to tell you it is finally on it’s way! Editing is happening at the moment and as long as nothing else earth shattering happens, it will be released in January! Are you as excited as I … More Cover Reveal: Escape After E.L.E. – book 2 in the Frozen World Series!