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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...
It’s an Awesome Time to be a Reader

It’s an Awesome Time to be a Reader

I stumbled across this on Pinterest today.   Watch the video. It's exciting! Five years ago, it would have been impossible to turn a book into a good, well produced, and widely distributed TV series outside of Hollywood, but Kickstarter and enthusiastic fans have made...

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Kansas City, Here I Come!

Took the twins halfway to the grandparents' house today then came home and frantically prepared for the RT Booklovers Convention! I think I have everything packed. *crosses fingers* I have two "official" appearances this week. FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am...

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If I Wasn’t a Writer…

There’s something you don’t know about me. I am - or I used to be - a news junkie. It started in high school, maybe a little earlier. My family has always paid attention to the news and politics. We’re informed citizens and we love our country and want what’s best for...

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Overwhelmed and excited

Gah, I have so, so much to do this week! And so much is happening! I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, and I'm running behind on everything. As usual. If you're waiting on an email from me, I promise I'll get to it this week. (I know, I know, I said that last...

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Searching for a few good betas

[UPDATED 4/18/13 A huge thank you to everyone who sent me an email offering to beta read. I appreciate every one of you. I had more volunteers than I expected, and have already contacted a few to beta read for me. I don't need any more help at this time, but if this...

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Signing in Dallas on Friday

Technically, the signing is in Richardson, but it might as well be Dallas. Around 60 authors will be signing their books at the Double Tree Hotel off of 75. I'll be one of them. If you're in the area, do stop by. A portion of book sales will benefit the Richardson...

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The Biz: Writing Expenses

The hubby and I just sat down to look at our taxes this weekend. We had to gather up our W-2's and all that other fun information to give to the IRS. Since I'm self-employed as a writer, I had to go through my business transactions and put them into categories. I'm...

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On Asking for Help

I received my edit letter yesterday! Hurray! I love edit letters. I love reading my editor's thoughts on the book, and how I can make the book better. Yes, I always hold my breath when I click open the email. I brace myself for the, "This is a good start, BUT..." but...

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