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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...

Meet: Captain Rhys “Rest in Peace” Rykus

I played catch up today on Gwen Hernandez's Scrivener course. One of the tasks we did was to choose a picture from our computer to insert into our Scrivener project. I stumbled across my "Character Pictures" folder, and saw this: This is Brian Austin Green from the...

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The Shattered Dark Blog Tour Poll

This was a semi-productive week. I'm not as far along on the book as I'd like to be, but that's not unusual. I did figure out a couple of things, plot-wise, that are strengthening the story. There was this scene I've had in mind for well over a year with a side...

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Current Giveaway: FULL BLOODED by Amanda Carlson

My friend's debut urban fantasy is out! It came out last Tuesday. Yes, I've been a bad blogger. I'm not quite sure where the time went, but I didn't get a chance to get my hands on a Real! Live! copy until the weekend. And then, I had to ask the folks at B&N where...

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It’s Saturday

It was 60 degrees this morning! The high will be in the upper 80s! Woot! Compare that to yesterday and the day before, when it reached 104, and you now know why I'm a happy Sandy. My weekend morning jog was so much more pleasant than last week's. Got some writing done...

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Productive Morning

The dreaded exercise thing is going pretty well. I don't think I have more energy as a result yet, but I kicked my butt out of bed the last three mornings in a row and went running. Well, mostly walking because I am so incredibly out of shape. I'm on Week 4 of the...

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Catching Up

I'm trying something new today. I'm pretty sure it's destined to fail, but I'm giving it a go anyway. I'm getting up early to write blog posts. Yep, it's the whole getting-up-early thing that's going to make this, most likely, short lived. And, sadly, my early is...

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Writing and Not Writing and Writing Some More

 I took too long of a writing break. I'm behind on my deadline already. I want my current project (more on it later) finished by November 1st, so, by my calculations, I'm already 22 days behind. This is if I write 1,500 words a day 3 days a week. 1,000 words a day is...

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