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?
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
Recently I posted on Facebook about characters who have a mind of their own… Part of this question came from the fact that my mother and my son have a very sharp (sometimes frighteningly so) wit and I do not. When I am writing a scene with snappy repartee or clever comments, those are often … More When your characters take over the story
I know there are way more than ten days until Christmas, but given the increased amount of packages that will be rushed through our overworked Postal service over the next few weeks, I can tell you that if you do not order books by the 19th, I simply cannot promise they will arrive before Christmas. Here … More 10 MORE “Shopping” days…
Thunderclap: You’ve seen the movies “2012”, “Deep Impact”, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (the new one)… right? Have you ever wondered what happened AFTER the credits rolled – after the arks reached land . . . after the water receded . . . after the lights went out . . . Life After E.L.E. focuses on that reality. We saw the rogue moon heading for Earth. We knew … More Thunderclap! Headtalker! Book Barbarian!
I have been writing books for a little over five years now, but I’ve been a story-teller my entire life. I’ve always been a bookworm. I started reading at four and I haven’t stopped since. The first novel I completed was a straight-up epic fantasy series. I started it and it dragged for over a year before something finally clicked! … More A Return to the genre of my heart!
To give everyone an idea of where Kayden started in my mind, I am going to show you where we started with the cover design: I will also point out here that this is a very, very early version of the cover for book 1. By the time we got serious about the cover design, she … More A Character’s Journey – Kayden
I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day, giggling over the memes on what Star Wars might have been if Anakin had never gone to the Dark Side. And a strange thought came to me… What if our reluctant assassin had not been so reluctant? What if Kayden had not fallen in love with the … More What if a reluctant assassin – had not been quite so reluctant . . .
Do you enjoy reading? Do you enjoy reading Young Adult Dystopian fiction with a Steam-Theme? Do you enjoy writing reviews… and telling your friends… about great books? Have you added A Perilous Assignment, A Reluctant Assassin, A Cunning Masquerade, A Treacherous Decision, A Dangerous Love, A Desperate Escape or A Covert Alliance to your to-read shelf… Would you want to? … More Who wants to be a part of the #OOTM #StreetTeam | #influencer
READER QUESTION: Obviously, the nature of Kayden’s character is to be secretive, but is there any insight you could give us about her? Actually it’s interesting you should ask. Recently, my children and I were watching one of our new favorite movies and that topic came up. This answer is going to be tricky since – … More Who is Kayden | Part 1