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I love Kickstarter (and a Bound by Bloodsong update)

I just backed Candace Osmond's Omnibus for Dark Tides. I've never read her books or even heard of her, but her campaign totally sucked me in. I mean, look at the reward tiers! A mystery box?! A Funko Pop doll?! It was a really hard choice, but I went with the mystery...

Mind. Blown.

My mind is absolutely blown that Brandon Sanderson has raised over $20 million on Kickstarter and 12,698 people have paid $500 for four books (hardcover, ebook, and audio) and 8 book boxes. Mind. Blown. Meanwhile, I'm launching my own Kickstarter later this month (I...

Achievements Unlocked! And Book Drop!

I hit a milestone overnight! Bound by Bloodsong has over 250 pre-orders! That's way more than I've had on any of my books, and it's a HUGE deal! I mean, I very rarely pre-order books, but when I do, it's because I absolutely love a book or an author, so thank you guys...

News!

First up, it's like I remembered I have a website! lol I seriously need to get better at updating this thing. It's been almost a year, and I had a new book release over the summer! And I have a new release this month! It's sort of a prequel to A Void of Magic, but...

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...

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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Dear Readers:

The finishing touches will be made soon to The Sharpest Blade, the last book in The Shadow Reader series. I’m incredibly happy with how this story turned out, and I hope you all will be, too. I know it’s been a long wait, but I really think – no, I know - it will be...

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Wanted: Book People

I've decided I need to do more writing oriented events. Not exactly big conferences and signings, but I need to be around writers and enthusiastic readers more often. Every time I am, I feel rejuvenated afterwards. The last time I felt rejuvenated was at the RT...

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Catching Up

I'm finally - FINALLY - able to breath again. Last week was crazy/busy, and I had practically zero time to write. My boys turned two over the weekend, so I was prepping for their birthday. I also had a number of appointments to run around to. Turns out, I've broken a...

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Movie Review: White House Down

(First: why is there no Goodreads for movies? I’d love to follow people who like the same movies as I do, and I love GR’s interface. Somebody please create this site STAT! (Pretty sure I’ve already made this request several times.) Second: do any of you have...

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Secret Identities. Everyone Has One.

In early May, I flew out to Kansas City for the RT Booklovers Convention. I had a great time. I was on a panel, got to mingle with readers and authors, and I learned a lot from the panels I attended. What was the most surprising thing I learned? Everyone has a secret...

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