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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thinking About My Next Project

I finished draft 3 of Shades of Treason a couple of weeks ago. I went through the printed manuscript and made some more mark ups, and once I get those into my file, I'll send them to a couple of beta readers. While they're with the betas, I need something new to work...

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