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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...

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...

Hey Look, It’s an Update! And an Excerpt!

I feel like I've just been thrashed by the In-Between. I'm not sure if I have that line in either of my books, but I should because I'm sure this must be the way McKenzie feels after a particularly rough fissure. Worn out. Spent. Nope, I haven't been sick. I've just...

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Shark Tank and One Sole

  A few years ago when my husband and I were living in London, we started watching a program called Dragon's Den. We really enjoyed it, and not just because it was the only thing on besides Friends (seriously, they showed Friends all the time over there!), but it...

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Quick Monday Update

(Grr. My laptop just froze up on me. Had to rewrite this post. Usually, it only freezes when I move it, but I swear I didn't do anything other than use the keyboard. This laptop is only 2.5 years old. It shouldn't have these problems!)   I haven't finished last...

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Late Update and 1,000 Goodreads Ratings!

Sometime between Sunday and Monday, I passed the 1,000 rating mark on Goodreads. Whoohoo! Thank you everyone who's read and rated The Shadow Reader. You all totally rock! I really wanted to have a swag giveaway when I reached the 1k milestone - and when I reached the...

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Exciting News and Even More Exciting News

Exciting News and Even More Exciting News

I'm wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans! And I can still breath! Whoop! That's super exciting, but I have even more super exciting news. Guess who's story is going to be made into an audiobook? McKenzie's story!!!* Yes, that's right. Tantor Audio will be producing the...

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Newsletter Contest Winner and Monday Update!

My second quarterly newsletter went out last week. The contest question was "What is your favorite scene from The Shadow Reader?" I loved reading your responses! Since I had more than one person interested in everyone else's answers, I thought I'd share them here. If...

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Monday Update

Posting late today, so this will be quick. Had a good but busy weekend. I was able to get some writing done, thanks to my wonderful husband who watched the boys and kicked me out of the house so I could work. Also was able to do some fun stuff, like hang out with...

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Amazon Taxes, Aggie Sippy Cups, and Emails

Amazon Taxes: I discovered last weekend that, since June of 2011, every Kindle book purchase I've made has been charged a sales tax. As I said on Twitter, I'm not exactly upset at being taxed - I think Amazon will have to tax all purchases soon - but I am annoyed...

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Which Big Convention Should I Go To This Year?

One of my resolutions this year is to go to a big conference. The two that I’m considering are the RT Booklovers Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and the Romance Writers of America Convention in Anaheim, California. Right now, I have to say I’m leaning toward the RWA...

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