when Desperate Measures are all you have left Seeing is Not Believing Chapter 1 Have you ever had one of those moments… when you were absolutely certain you saw someone just beyond the edge of your vision, but you knew it was absolutely impossible – because no one else was there… Five years ago, a … More Chapter 1 is NOW AVAILABLE!
Maybe it’s because I’m an author… Maybe it’s because I write fantasy… Maybe it’s just because I have never been one to take the word of others on whether or not something is good… Or maybe it’s just because it really is a GREAT book – and a LOT of people are missing out on … More Midnight Sun has arrived! Finally!
THERE ARE NO SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!! I WATCHED Avengers Endgame today! I admit it… I looked up spoilers. I’ve learned that [for me] it’s just a bad idea for me to go to a movie like this without some advance warning of what’s coming. However, I quickly learned that there are no spoilers that will prepare … More We’re in the Endgame now.
I saw an image on facebook earlier today and it really struck a chord with me. Now, I can’t actually find the post to share with you (though I scrolled forever trying), but thankfully I thought to save the image. It’s something to think about isn’t it? All those little annoyances in our everyday … More Here’s my signs…
Recently I was reading over A Reluctant Assassin (more on why later) and I found myself wondering what it is that some of my reviewers don’t enjoy about the story. I mean, I had to pull myself out of it to search for the specifics I had opened it looking for (again… more on … More A Reluctant Assassin: is the gender ratio imbalanced or just right?
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
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
I mentioned last week that Hermione is – in my own personal opinion – a huge step forward for feminism in fiction. She was and is a young woman I can really look up to. . . and quite possibly my favorite literary heroine! One of the best things about Hermione is that she … More Hermione: my kind of #GirlPower | Kentucky Writer’s Conference workshop extras 1