Hey everyone! No, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth. Life has been, well, life. One of the things I've found most interesting lately is the whole 'cockygate' situation. You know what it breaks down to? Someone who was so totally insecure about their own writing that they chose to not do the … Continue reading Time to check your author privilege
Ten years ago, I wasn't writing. I still listened to the voice in my head that said I would never do anything close to good enough for a publisher, so it wasn't worth trying. And so my muse stayed quiet, locked in her cage. We'd been playing in a Dungeons and Dragons game for over … Continue reading Celebrating a milestone
It's Monday! It's been an interesting week since I last posted. In some ways, I'm still processing everything. And it was all good things! First off, I found out I'm now on the short list for Author of the Year from Whole Life Activation, a group in London, England that celebrates women making a difference. … Continue reading Flying high but staying grounded
Hey! Are you there? I know I haven't posted for a while and thank you for not unfollowing my blog because of it. Life happened. On May 25th, I had surgery. The weeks leading up to it were full of taking care of things I wouldn't be able to for a while afterward. Then, it … Continue reading Back in the saddle again
Hey! Yep, it's a Saturday. And, you know what, that's just fine. The last week has been interesting on multiple levels. You often hear people say that, after someone you love passes, you'll know when it's time to let go and move on. To stop grieving. This point is different for each person who suffered … Continue reading Decluttering the mind and spirit
THANK YOU!!! Your votes put 'Guarding Charon' into 4th place with the P&E poll for Best of 2016!!! This week, I'm giving you a peek at Fin and her world! Enjoy! Thunk. The sound of the arrow piercing the wild boar’s carcass seemed loud in the early morning silence. Fin lowered her bow. “Well, … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday – Fin’s Magic: A Book of the Amari
So, yeah, it's crunch time for the P&E polling. Voting shuts down tomorrow night, and 'Guarding Charon' has plummeted to 5th place. Much as I want to win (and, trust me, I DO), it's not the end of the world. It won't make or break me as an author. It doesn't translate into great sales … Continue reading When you’re more than a writer
Okay, I need your help. Each and every person who follows this blog! 'Guarding Charon' is up for Preditors & Editors Best of 2016 as a scifi/fantasy novel. Right now, it's sitting in 3rd. It's hit the top spot off and on during voting, so I know it's close. Which means every single vote counts. … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday – Guarding Charon…and a plea for help!
Hey, everyone! I know, it's Friday, but this is important to me. I need your help! Preditors and Editors runs a 'best of' poll every year. 'Guarding Charon', among other books, has been nominated for Best Scifi/Fantasy novel! I REALLY want to win this! It's easy to help me out. You don't have to buy … Continue reading ‘Guarding Charon’ needs your help!
Good afternoon! Hope all is well with each of you. It's been an interesting weekend here. A new book up for sale (have you grabbed a copy of 'Guarding Charon' yet?), and a daughter graduating from high school. As I sat in the bleachers, I thought off and on of my own graduation. The differences … Continue reading The Start of Something Different?