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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...
Write a Review Wednesday: A Promise of Fire

Write a Review Wednesday: A Promise of Fire

Confession: even though I ask readers to leave reviews for my books and appreciate every single one, I'm TERRIBLE at writing reviews myself. I know! Horrible, right? I just realized this the other day when I looked at Goodreads and saw how far behind I am on my 2016...

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Catching up

I just spent an hour and forty-five minutes at my kids' school tearing pages out of workbooks. An hour and forty-five minutes! Non-stop tearing and sorting. My back is totally killing me--just popped a couple of ibuprofen--but I'm so glad I could help out. That's a...

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June Updatery

(Quick note: the blog post below is full of lots of mistakes. You'll see why as you read on, but I don't want to make changes. I want to see if the accuracy of my posts increase over the summer. So I'm typing this part as a head's up. And also I'm admitting that I...

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Book rec and new author alert!

Book rec and new author alert!

Over the weekend, I read PIRATE BOUND by new author Carysa Locke, and I LOVED it. I did my whole I-found-a-new-sci-fi-author-to-love happy dance, something that I honestly don’t do too much in this genre (I’m very, very picky.) But I was also super happy for another...

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Drugs, Habits, and Movies

Drugs: Sorry (again!) for the long silence, but it's been a rough couple of months. I finally got in to see a new neurologist, had an EEG--that test where they put electrodes on your head then flash lights in your eyes--and apparently I had multiple complex seizures...

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I broke my face, Upgrading, and Happy Labor Day!

(Sorry, this post got kind of long and medical-y. Wasn't sure I had the energy in me to type at all, but maybe this is a good sign that I can get some real writing done tomorrow.) I broke my face Yes, literally. Early last Monday, I got out of bed and went to the...

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INTERSTELLAR Movie Review

(WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. BUT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MOVIE, YOU REALLY AREN'T MISSING MUCH. SO MAYBE YOU WANT TO READ THE SPOILERS ANYWAY. 🙂 ) (This review can also be found on Letterboxd. If you're on Letterboxd, leave me a link to your profile in the comments....

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