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Star Trek Generations Rewatch

Why am I rewatching old Star Trek movies? So glad you asked! My upcoming novel Nora and the Werewolf Wedding was partially inspired by the character of Deanna Troi in Star Trek the Next Generation. Now, if you think it's strange that a science fiction character could inspire a series of urban fantasy novels... Well,… Continue reading Star Trek Generations Rewatch

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Where I Pretend I Know What I’m Doing…

I have a plan and it's a good plan. Or at least I think it is a good plan. Ask me again when all this is over. So here's the plan... Last Child of Winter is nearly complete. It turned out longer than I intended, which I think is probably good because it means I… Continue reading Where I Pretend I Know What I’m Doing…

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Writing Software – A Personal Note from an Author

The official NaNoWriMo is over, but for many of us the writing continues well into December. While it is amazing to write 50,000 words in 30 days, most novels are more than that, and my current project is no exception. However, Nation Novel Writing Month comes with some awesome winner's goodies that always make me… Continue reading Writing Software – A Personal Note from an Author

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Book Review – A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

I enjoyed this novel. There was a disjoint at first with the narrative because, well, I guess I'm too nice a person to be alright with the first lines of the novel. Mild spoiler alert, the protagonist insists that the heroic young man who continually saves peoples lives needs to die. But I mean, that's… Continue reading Book Review – A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

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Book Review – The 100th Queen by Emily R. King

I was digging through my TBR pile and unearthed this gem on my Kindle. The 100th Queen by Emily R. King features an orphaned girl named Kalinda who lives in a world where women are warriors but have lost their sense of sisterhood. They've been pit up against one another, wives and courtesans both, to… Continue reading Book Review – The 100th Queen by Emily R. King

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Release Week Shenanigans – Shelter Stories

Confetti is still flying over here for the release of Paw Prints on the Wall, my Christian Romance novel featuring an animal shelter. Thus far it is doing great and I am very pleased by the feedback I have been getting. I know it's not my usual fantasy or science fiction novel, so those of… Continue reading Release Week Shenanigans – Shelter Stories

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Compassion Fatigue – And some much needed Acknowledgements

We are still on Release Shenanigans for Paw Prints on the Wall, my novel that features a no-kill animal shelter that is currently AVAILABLE through multiple booksellers. I will get to funny shelter stories in my next post but for today I wanted to put forward a more serious discussion. If you're anything like me,… Continue reading Compassion Fatigue – And some much needed Acknowledgements

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Release Week Shenanigans! Paw Prints on the Wall

Because Paw Prints on the Wall came out THIS WEEK and is currently AVAILABLE wherever you prefer to order your books, we are still in celebratory mode here in my house. Basically this means I get to eat pie and I get a bottle of wine that'll last me like 3 months. Red wine is… Continue reading Release Week Shenanigans! Paw Prints on the Wall