The most recent Marvel phenomenon is a perfect example of this frightening new trend of twisting LOVE. It’s just another in a long line of movies (and books… sadly) that are twisting LOVE into a sick, cruel, unrecognizable beast that hungers only for self and instant gratification. There is an unfortunately well-known series of … More A frightening trend that shows no sign of ending anytime soon.
Anyone who knows my story, has heard this all before, so I’ll do my best to “nutshell” it here (even though novelists are notoriously bad at nutshell). Years ago, when I started sending out my first novel, I had interest from multiple sources. However, the universal complaint was that I needed to either rewrite the … More Yes, I am a Christian. No, I don’t write sweet, Christian novels that fit in a little box.
Earlier this week I saw a post from a dear friend on Facebook and my answer turned into a much bigger post than I intended – which led me to realize that I had something very important to say on the subject. Here is the post if you want to check it out: Here is my … More The one thing I would change in society if I could:
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 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
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
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…