As an author of both young adult and middle grade fiction; and as a home-schooling mom, I feel it is important to share this with you. My dear friend; Dana Mentink posted a video on Instagram that contains a VERY important message about reading… Evidently, someone made a comment on twitter about teachers stifling … More Reading and going at your own pace…
Hopefully, if you’re a reader, you already know what a Little Free Library is. If not, you should definitely check out their WEBSITE and learn more. As an author of science fiction/fantasy, I particularly enjoy the library pictured and others like it. You would not believe how creative some librarians get… like the IRL librarian who … More Why authors should take full advantage of Little Free Libraries!
Today I had the pleasure of chatting LIVE with Becky Robinson, founder of Weaving Influence and Hometown Reads, and it was AWESOME! We talked about what got me started, what I do for marketing, why I LOVE social media, and… of course… MY BOOKS! One of the BEST things about Facebook LIVE is that … More LIVE with the Founder of Hometown Reads!
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?
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I am excited to be involved in the upcoming Thunder Road Author Rally at the Maynardville Public Library in Maynardville, TN! From the website: We host authors from around the East Tennessee area for free events. Our largest author event of the year is the Thunder Road Author Rally. This year’s Rally will be on September 9th … More Thunder Road Author Rally at Maynardville Public Library! September 8, 2018
I am thrilled to be involved in the upcoming Indie Author Fair at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, Kentucky! From the website: Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Ct, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA map Come meet regional authors and purchase signed copies of their books. The event … More Indie Author Fair at Bob Kirby Branch Library! July 14, 2018
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
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
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