Alarm rings at 7AM - maybe 8. I like to get an early start to the day, but not too early. The sky outside is gray, the air is crisp, the leaves have begun to turn. There is nothing on the agenda for the day - at least, nothing terribly pressing. Maybe some laundry, or … Continue reading Perfect Day for a Book
There is one aspect of writing that I have always feared the most, and that is receiving feedback on my work. It's a dangerous beast, one that can either make your spirit soar, or tear your heart out. Any time I send any piece of writing out for a fresh opinion, the butterfly factory never … Continue reading Writing Techniques: Feedback
There are thousands of mysteries - riddles with no easily discernible answers - that have plagued humanity for centuries. The origin of Stonehenge. The true identity of Jack the Ripper. How many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie-roll center of a Tootsie Pop. But one of these conundrums has been on my mind … Continue reading Run, Birdy, Run!
*Definitions gleaned from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary* Lament Definition(s): To mourn aloud; wail. To regret strongly. To express sorrow, mourning, or regret. Lament is one of those words that carries a greater weight and paints a clearer picture than most of its synonyms. "Cry" sounds so weak and pathetic compared to "lament," and "lament" is … Continue reading Favorite Words Vol. 1
My YA novel, I'm With You, is officially available on the Nook, and it's only $1.99! Here is the LINK to the Barnes&Noble website. Give it a read, and leave a review to help an indie author out. Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Ciarán Morrigan eavesdrops on a conversation between his father and two mysterious strangers, his life--and … Continue reading Book News!
Looking for a new read? Like books that involve car chases, fire juggling, infiltrating a masquerade, a dash of the paranormal, and an exploration on the bonds of love and family? I'm hosting an Amazon Giveaway for kindle copies of my YA novel, I'm With You! 20 copies are up for grabs, and the giveaway … Continue reading GIVEAWAY Time!
As I've mentioned before, my debut novel I'm With You underwent many changes from inception to publication. The original story I envisioned was vastly different from the final version, and, just for funsies, I thought I'd list some of the things that "could have been" had I kept on along the initial route... Minor spoilers … Continue reading What Could Have Been
I'm taking my YA novel I'm With You on a virtual book tour starting TOMORROW! Here's the LINK for the tour, if you'd like to keep up with the stops! I wrote up some fun guest posts and there are a couple of interviews, which I hope folks will look forward to reading. And in conjunction … Continue reading I’M WITH YOU on the road…
On the previous installment of Writing Rewind, Heiwa got into trouble with his superiors for spacing off during training aboard the UNMEI. Will he be able to get it together in this upcoming chapter? Nope! But will something dramatic and life-changing happen? Yes! Let's dive into Wings of Fate Chapter 6: The Girl. KEY/GUIDE: Strikethrough = … Continue reading Writing Rewind #9: Wings of Fate Chapter 6
I'm going to admit this straight up; I cannot multitask. It is a persistent challenge for me. I also don't know how people can multitask. I'm not talking about multitasking in everyday life. Like, I can juggle laundry and chores with life stuff and all that.... on a good day, anyway. But I cannot do … Continue reading Writing Techniques: Multitasking