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  • 24
  • May
  • 2018

New ebook cover for DRAGON BOUND

Sharing a little piece of visual goodness with you – Berkley Publishing has created a new spectacular ebook cover for DRAGON BOUND. (I’m not sure when the ebook files at online booksellers will be updated.)


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  • 23
  • May
  • 2018

Wednesday’s work: My latest playlist

Like a lot of other writers, I use a music playlist to help with creativity. When I create new playlist, I’ll often list to it obsessively while I go over and over certain scenes in my mind. By doing this I can work out plot kinks, generate new ideas, and maintain a high level of […]


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  • 20
  • May
  • 2018

A peek behind the curtain

I’ve been mulling over what I might like to write about today, and I decided to touch base on all the work that readers don’t see when they decide to pick up a book. For example, I wrote almost 30K words on a series proposal earlier this year before deciding that I needed to scuttle […]


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  • 26
  • Apr
  • 2018

More updates, reader questions, and a spoiler-free announcement of sorts

UPDATES   I finished with the proofread file of Planet Dragos, and it’s off for the final “oops” detection. Trivia: several different readers go through this process – me, my editor, the proofreader, beta readers, and the final reader, my audio narrator Sophie Eastlake. Sometimes, ALL of us miss a typo or two, which always […]


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  • 22
  • Apr
  • 2018

A few answers to some questions

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Now that I’ve finished drafting Planet Dragos and the story is in the editing process, it’s time to make an announcement and answer some reader questions. I’m going to go in order of less important to most important. PLANET DRAGOS STORY LENGTH Guys, it really is a novella. Some of you are worried about the […]


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  • 19
  • Jan
  • 2018

My Christmas Present

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post for a while, but life has been getting in the way until now. Today I want to share a photo of my Christmas present from my daughter and her husband. The sellers of my new house had collected antique typewriters, and inspired by some of the photos, […]


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  • 3
  • Dec
  • 2017

Ruminations at the end of 2017

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I have this blog that I almost never post on, so I’ve decided it’s time to start using it again. Recently I’ve been thinking about milestones and such, and as I’ve been looking back over the last eight years, I realized I’m coming to the end of an era and starting a new phase in […]


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  • 30
  • Oct
  • 2017

Teaser excerpt from The Chosen

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Earlier today, I published a newsletter that was supposed to have a link to this excerpt in it, but apparently that link was broken. Huge apologies! Here are the first three draft pages of The Chosen. Hope you enjoy! ________________________________________________________________________ Magic blew in on the winter wind. As Lily stepped through great iron-bound doors and […]


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  • 9
  • Oct
  • 2017

Excerpt from my upcoming novella, The Chosen

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Happy Monday! Since most of you said on Facebook that you would enjoy reading snippets from The Chosen, here’s a not-quite-so-small excerpt. As usual whenever I post snippets, the following is subject to editing and revision. 🙂 —————————————- In the nearest watchtower, members of the council, other priestesses, Abbey workers and townsfolk watched the impending […]


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  • 8
  • Oct
  • 2017

Writing snippets, anyone?

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Happy Sunday! Quick question for you: Is it too soon to start sharing snippets from the novella I’m writing for the December anthology AMID THE WINTER SNOW, with Grace Draven, Elizabeth Hunter and Jeffe Kennedy? Or do you think it’s best to wait until November? Just a reminder, the projected release for the anthology is […]


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