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The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week!

    I love it when my books get extra attention from a retailer. The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble's FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week! Yes, that means you can read it for free. (Psst: you can also find it free everywhere else this week!) If you know...

I Don’t Like Dystopian Novels

It took me forever to read The Hunger Games. I checked it out from the library probably three or four times. I'd read the first page or two, get bored or distressed, and set it down. Little did I know I needed to make it to page ten to get hooked. lol But The Hunger...

Shades of Allegiance and Fast Reader

Shades of Allegiance is here! Finally! It's only been four years, two months, and twenty-two days since my last book, but let's not dwell on that. Let's celebrate the fact that Ash and Rip are back, and they are freaking awesome in this book. You should read. One of...

A Deleted Scene and 11 Days to go

A deleted scene! This was going to be the opening scene to Shades of Allegiance. I wrote it years ago, and it stayed in the book all the through beta readings and even went to my editor. I like the scene, but it didn't set up the book quite right, and after some deep...

Blueberry Muffins

Forgive me for a post that's totally unrelated to writing. My boys are in 4th grade. They're allowed to bring a snack to school. A few years ago, I started making blueberry muffins to send with them. I figured making them myself was better than buying them, and...

Should I write more Science Fiction? Or get back to Urban Fantasy?

54 days until Shades of Allegiance! I can't wait for you guys to read this. I think it might be your favorite Shades book! I love so much about it. I'm still waiting on a few last comments from my editor, then it's on to the copy editor, then proofreading, then I have...

100 Days of Writing!

I've written for at least 30 minutes for 100 days in a row. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! My brain is so easily distracted, and when Covid hit, all my extra brain cells were diving down every rabbit hole looking for updates and answers and research and what...

2019 DNFs Part One

Yes, I realize we're 5 months into 2020, but I've started reading again (yay!) and I realized there are a ton of books I've tried in the last year that I haven't recorded or reviewed (I only review books I love). I've tried out so many authors, so many books that just...

Quarantine Home School Day #2

In junior high--sometime in the mid 90s--there was a flood. I have two vivid-for-me memories of this day (my visual memory usually sucks). The first is of my junior high principal. I was a good kid, so I never had anything to do with him. He was just there and someone...

Quarantine Homeschool Day #1

We survived! And I’m exhausted. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a hard day; I just had to be “on” all day. I expect it to get harder and to meet more resistance from the kids. They pretty much did what I asked today, which I super appreciate. I used this guide from the...

Killing Chapters and Weekly Goals

I haven't worked on my sci-fi book today. I'm avoiding it. I'm avoiding it because I think I need to delete two chapters. On the surface, that doesn't sound too bad, but I've already deleted and rewritten this section of the book a dozen times, and one of those...

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Friday Five

One. So tired. One of the toddlers was up half the night vomiting. Poor guy. He's perfectly fine this morning, but we kept him home because... well, he was up half the night. He's going on five hours of sleep and I'm sure he would have been cranky at school. Sidenote:...

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Pray for me.

The husband and I will be attempting potty practice this week. Potty practice. We can't call it potty training. If we do, Toddler B will think we're going on a train ride. There will be tantrums if we tell him he is wrong. That's my big, stinky plan for this weekend....

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A Business-y Post

(If you're not interested in the business side of publishing, you might want to skip this post. You might want to skip it anyway because I'm such a newbie at publishing, and there are so many more experienced, more business-savvy authors out there than I am. ) ETA: I...

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Where will I be?

I'm feeling kind of productive today. I spent the morning writing with a friend at Panera Bread. Got about 800 words written, which isn't bad for me. We're going to make this Panera thing a weekly ritual. Yay! Getting out of the house and the vibes from another author...

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Fantastic Release Week + Giveaways

Happy Monday, everyone! Are Mondays anyone else's favorite day of the week? I love them. It means my twins are back in daycare and I get to work. I freaking love my job, and since I haven't written anything since Thanksgiving (I am so not kidding here), I'm dying to...

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5 Days Until The Sharpest Blade!

Early reviews for The Sharpest Blade have been fantastic. I love this book so much, and I'm so excited you all will be able to read it soon. To celebrate the release, my publisher has lowered the price on The Shadow Reader ebook to $1.99 for a limited time. If you...

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