books

Writing WIPs

Now that Magic in Midtown is out, and a series is complete, what am I working on right now? My current project is finishing the rest of the Midnight Radio series. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a running series of spooky, Cthuhlu-esque short stories I’m running over on patreon. You can read… Continue reading Writing WIPs

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Magic in Midtown Release

That's right, it's release day! You can now pick up the second book of the AJ Marshall series on Amazon & on Gumroad. Remember, if you want anything other than whatever the current standard kindle format is, head on over to Gumroad where I list .mobi, .epub, .pdf, and any other requested formats (leave a… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Release

knitting

Summer Knitting

I will say that one of the best things about my move to Washington is that we don't get extremely hot summers here. It holds pretty steady around 60 degrees year round, give or take. This is great for me, since my broken thyroid means my internal thermostat is busted and there's a very narrow… Continue reading Summer Knitting

life

A departure

This week we’re taking a break from our usual content to talk about something that has deeply impacted my life, and has once again reared it’s ugly head: Domestic violence. This conversation might be triggering for some, so if you’re not ready for this discussion, feel free to check back next week when we return… Continue reading A departure

history

A Short History of Nail Polish

Fun fact: I have not one, but two defunct nail art blogs (Don't look for them. Really. I'm not good at it). So it's not surprising that I, a history buff and general nerd, found myself wondering where nail polish originated. Apparently it all started back around 3200 BCE, when Babylonian warriors would go get… Continue reading A Short History of Nail Polish

reading

Reading Slump

You know what really sucks? Well, there's a lot of things, and we seem to be experience all of them right now. But the thing that has been really annoying for me lately is this: being an author in a reading slump. I love to read. Well, I did. And then we came to Washington.… Continue reading Reading Slump

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Surprise!

I really love the art deco style of the Magic in Midtown cover so much, and it even brings in the steampunk elements. In fact, I love it so much that we decided to re-do the cover for Magic in the Headlines, book 1 in the set: I love this cover so much better than… Continue reading Surprise!

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Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A

Sorry, which book is this? I've referred to this as Magic in the Jazz Age previously, but have been unhappy with that title for a while. This is the title my patrons voted on. You can vote on titles, character names, plot points, and more over on Patreon. What series is it from?This is the… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A

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NaNoWriMo Workbook Release

While it is still early in the year, I know a lot of us are already thinking about National Novel Writing Month, or Camp Nano in July. Whatever your experience level, the Nanowrimo Workbook is designed to help you meet your goals and make the most of your 50,000 words, with tips, anecdotes, examples, writing… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Workbook Release

writing

The New Author Workbook

With the second book in the Author Roadmap series coming out at the end of the month, I thought now might be a good time to highlight the first book, the New Author Workbook. If you're looking for ideas on how to write, then this is the book for you. It includes printable worksheets to… Continue reading The New Author Workbook