The Cold Spring Since moving to Massachusetts I have deeply enjoyed traveling the length and breadth of New England. Sometimes we slide a little further west or south, but for the most part we stick to New England and all these lovely trips have fed my creative mind. It's why Pru in Melody of Bones… Continue reading The Berkshire Trip
As we are counting down to the release date for my shelter novel, I thought it was about time I properly introduced my pets. Presently I have three cats and one dog, and all have something to say about my work - especially when I'm reading it aloud. Pest has been with me the longest.… Continue reading Meet Pest – AKA Editor Extraordinaire
For this month, the lovely people here at Round Robin are discussing how much we leave out of our work when it comes to the character on the page. Sometimes we must leave things to the magic of the reading process and permit the Reader to fill in where they wish, and I will admit… Continue reading September Round Robin – Character Creations
That's right, we are saying goodbye to the placeholder cover for Paw Prints on the Wall! As much as it tickles me to use Canva to create these little placeholders while I'm in the drafting and editing stages of the novel, they simply aren't as eye-catching as a novel needs to be for the professional… Continue reading The Cover Reveal!
This is still just a placeholder cover. When I have the official one, I will blast it as a cover reveal. Yes, I've been quiet the past month or so, but for good reasons! My book Paw Prints on the Wall will be out for sale on November 2nd! I'm so excited. I even put… Continue reading Release Date Scheduled!
Welcome to another Round Robin! This month poses the question of whether or not I have placed current political, social, or environmental problems in my work. Normally I like to try and put a fictional spin on these topics and bring forward a more lighthearted approach to our given content, but for this one... For… Continue reading Current Politics and Fiction – June Round Robin
SO! I read this book in a day. Because I couldn't put it down. I deeply enjoyed the world the author created, and the characters on the page were vivid and clear. But most important... the end sequence. The stakes kept ramping up, the circumstances kept plummeting, and I wanted desperately to reach into the… Continue reading Book Review – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
This month's Round Robin conversation - Yes, I'm back to doing these after a rather long hiatus - poses the question of what we like to do when our writing stalls and if it helps us get back on track. Granted, I took this a different direction, but if I'm being honest... I'm not sure… Continue reading May 2022 – Round Robin – When I’m Stalled…
There was a time I swore I would never write First Person POV outside of my own journal. To me, the lines between author and character blurred far too much, which is likely because my first attempts at writing were done in this vein. Back in the 6th Grade - yes, that's when I first… Continue reading Writing in the First Person POV
This past week the writing community lost a beloved mentor and author. David Wolverton Farland was introduced to me by my husband while we were dating. It was one of those dating things you do where you trade books to show different tastes and whatnot, and my husband offered up Runelords to me. Needless to… Continue reading Regrets and Opportunities