I'm not certain who first coined the phrase that writers must "kill their darlings" but I find myself staring down the barrel of my proverbial gun today. With my shelter book finally completed - yes, that only took me all of COVID and then some to finish - I am on to the next project! … Continue reading Killing Darlings
I've killed off characters in my books. There are several in particular who I mourned as the author, and still others who I really hadn't noticed. It seems to be a popular past-time in fiction to strategically murder personalities that we, the readers or viewers, have fallen in love with. I know everyone hated to … Continue reading Killing the Hero
I'm starting off the New Year with a bang! Or ... well ... a mistaken "bang" on the 1st because in my NyQuil induced haze I accidentally "leaked" the novel online but we're moving past that now. This is my first self-published novel and I'm equal parts terrified and pleased by it. Tapped is a … Continue reading Official Release – Tapped
Dear Diary, I spent New Years Eve sick on my couch. I did not have the joy of watching the infamous "potato drop" in my home town. I could not smell the glorious turkey breast as it was cooking in my crockpot (Thank you to my Grandmother and to my Aunt Debbie for passing along … Continue reading Self-Publishing Journal Entry #4 (I think?) — AKA, “DANGIT, HYDRA!”
Welcome to October! As promised, Residual Haunting -- my first ghost/semi-horror/paranormal story -- has found its way onto Wattpad and its own Story Blog. (Take a moment to admire Chris Howard's amazing artwork on the cover! I absolutely love it!) Now then ... Why am I posting a draft of this novel online for free? … Continue reading Residual Haunting is now Live
The beast roared again. It knew Relo was there. It had known the moment he’d walked into the cave, its heightened sense of taste and smell had alerted the beast to this trespass. But Relo had anticipated this. In thirty-four years as a Tapped Acolyte he’d hunted every species Nellis had to offer. He knew … Continue reading Attack of the Secondary Character – Round Robin Discussion
Witch-Born fans can rejoice today! (That's right, I said "rejoice" because we really don't use that word often enough these days.) The sequel and (likely) final chapter of the steampunk-magic-imbued saga has been released through Double Dragon Publishing. Yes, yes, I know ... "But you just had your first science fiction (Deviation) released last week!"Quiet, mongrels! … Continue reading Dead Magic Release!
Deviation, my newly released science fiction, lands smack dab on Mars. In spite of the massive amounts of research I had a lot of fun on Mars. Actually, scratch that. Because of the massive amounts of research I had to do, I had a lot of fun on Mars. Astronomy fascinates me. I think stars … Continue reading Terraforming Mars
If I had spaceship shaped confetti I would totally be throwing it everywhere right now! My first ever science fiction, Deviation, has been released by Double Dragon Publishing. For right now I only have the publisher's purchase link but as soon as it becomes available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble I'll be certain to shove those … Continue reading Deviation Release!
I promised I'd post my favorite scene from the upcoming novel Dead Magic so ... here we go. Once again, I'm not one of those people who likes spoilers ... Unless I get invested in a character, then I have to know if they survive the book/story. No, really, I flip to the end of … Continue reading Favorite Scenes — Dead Magic Edition