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Shades of Treason Prep, Anniversary, and Goodbye Facebook

(More frequent blogging commences today. Read below to learn why. And thanks for stopping by!) Shades of Treason Prep: Twenty-two days until release day! I’m finalizing the print format as we speak, then will have the final version of the ebook up and ready to go....

Aren POV #3

Warning: Unedited writing commences below. Aren’s POV #3 Falling into a fissure without a plan is never a good idea. It’s even worse when the deadliest shadow-reader in the Realm is nearby. The shock of the In-Between makes it impossible to arrange a strategic exit....

Reader Question: Are Editors Supposed to Catch Double Tagging?

In last week's post Read This If You Want to Be a Better Writer, I talked about Joanna Bourne. who talked about double tagging dialogue, and Shelli asked a good question in the comments. Are things like double tagging things your editor is suppose to recommend? I...

Read This If You Want to be a Better Writer

I'm not directly imparting wisdom here. Instead, I'm pointing you to Joanna Bourne's blog. Joanna Bourne might be my favorite historical romance author. She's at the very least in the top three, and every time I read one of her books, I learn something new. Her...

Finally, a Goodreads for movies? Letterboxd.

You guys know how I'm always lamenting that there isn't the an movie equivalent for Goodreads? On Facebook last week, one of my awesome online friends (thanks, Renee!) mentioned Letterboxd. Despite my searches for some way to list and review and share all the movies...

An Artist, I am Not

Every so often, I find myself getting lost when I write. It happened with the Shadow Reader novels. I ended up having to draw a map after creating too many cities for my head to hold, and I drew a sketch of the palace for The Shattered Dark and The Sharpest Blade. I...

A Guardians of the Galaxy Review

(I wish I could write a post on my favorite and least favorite movies of 2014, but I can’t even remember half the movies I watched. I’m going to keep a list of them this year, and since no one has yet developed a Goodreads for Movies, I’m listing them on my blog with...

Aren POV #2

After the long holiday break (extra long because one of my three-year-olds had his tonsils taken out), I needed to warm up to writing again, so I wrote another snippet from Aren's POV. This takes place right after the first one, which you can read here. I'm not...

2015: My Goals for the New Year

Hope your 2015 is off to a great start. I'm happy for the new year. I'm especially happy it's January 5th, because my life can get back to normal. December was a brutal, you guys. I was sick twice, my son's tonsillectomy was so much more difficult than I expected, and...

Favorite Reads of 2014

Wow, this was a terrible reading year. Not because I read bad books, but because I didn't read many books at all. Goodreads tells me 18 - my worst year ever - but that number is deceptive. Four of the eighteen were novellas. One was a picture book (I had this terrible...

A Video!

Thought it might be fun (or weird?) to record myself signing the very first print copy of Shades of Treason. I've got videographer skillz. Not. Watch me totally geek out over a pen, and find out who gets the very first copy. WARNING: Do not watch this in full screen...

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I’m Back! Blog Tour, and Giveaway (and a secret!)

I’m Back! Blog Tour, and Giveaway (and a secret!)

I’m Back! (And note to self: never again schedule a long vacation the week before a book release.) Yep, that’s right folks. I was on vacation last week. In Alaska. It was just as beautiful and relaxing as everyone says it is. Spreadsheet Guy and two other couples who...

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Self Improvement, Food Prep, and No More Shopping

Kind of a stressful week here at Casa Williams. Lots of stuff going on, and I'm having a fair amount of Mom Guilt this week. I'm hoping to get some writing done a little later this week. I'm way behind where I want to be (surprise, surprise), but I'm hoping some of...

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Some Uploading Thoughts

(This is kind of an "inside baseball" post (INSIDE BASEBALL! I've always wanted to use that term, even though I'm not a baseball fan. Woohoo!) so if you're not interested in behind-the-pages kind of technical stuff, you might want to close your eyes. :-)) What have I...

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Shades of Treason (Teaser Tuesday)

Shades of Treason (Teaser Tuesday)

Got a snippet from Shades of Treason for you guys today. It shows one of my favorite parts of the book--Ash's flirtatious interaction with her former instructor, Rykus. Ash gets a kick out of provoking him, and she's pretty darn good at it. 🙂   Katie said...

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Aren POV #3

Warning: Unedited writing commences below. Aren’s POV #3 Falling into a fissure without a plan is never a good idea. It’s even worse when the deadliest shadow-reader in the Realm is nearby. The shock of the In-Between makes it impossible to arrange a strategic exit....

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