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books, life

A Hard Thing

I know this isn't one of my regular blog update days. But I didn't think this could wait. As you all know, we recently became a single-income household--not by choice. We've been doing what we can to rectify the situation, but it hasn't been enough. Right now, we're about $400 short of being able to… Continue reading A Hard Thing

books, writing

#ShoreIndie 2017–Because 140 Characters are Not Enough

For those who don't know, I've spent the last month on tenterhooks waiting for results of yet another Twitter writing contest. This one though, was a bit different. Instead of one of the multitude of events like #Pitchwars or #Pitmad geared at gaining an agent, #ShoreIndie, started by Sione Aeschliman (@writelearndream) is aimed at helping… Continue reading #ShoreIndie 2017–Because 140 Characters are Not Enough

books

The Frankenputer lives!

This week has taken a huge load off my shoulders. The wedding dress went off to the bride on Friday, and on Saturday Ash and I attended the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book fair. It was a lot of fun, particularly when a little girl saw Ash's sign for drawings-on-demand and asked how much it… Continue reading The Frankenputer lives!

books

Pass, Fail, Promise: Urban Fantasy Edition

I have been doing a TON of reading. Seriously. I think I've finished 4-5 books since Saturday, and I'm working on three more. Right now I'm on a huge Urban Fantasy kick. This might be because THE FERRYMEN is coming out in few weeks. Or maybe it's because one of my favorite authors has a… Continue reading Pass, Fail, Promise: Urban Fantasy Edition

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Q&A: The Ferrymen

When is this book coming out?  September 5, 2017. What is this book even about? THIS IS BOOK 2 IN THE EVIE CAPPELLI SERIES. Nearly a year after her failed suicide attempt, Evie Cappelli is still seeing ghosts. That’s okay, though. It’s landed her a high paying—but not glamorous—job in supernatural law enforcement with the… Continue reading Q&A: The Ferrymen

sewing

One Stitch at a Time

I am a crazy person. I think we've pretty well established that fact around here, but lately I have even more proof. Because with 6 weeks before the event, I somehow volunteered to make 2 bridesmaid dresses and completely makeover a wedding gown for a friend. I should say here that said friend has been… Continue reading One Stitch at a Time

books, goals 2017

July Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week This did not happen. I was so busy, I didn't have the time to invest in it. You would think sending query letters would be a quick thing to do, especially since it's mostly copying and pasting, but it usually takes me about 15-30 minutes per email,… Continue reading July Wrap Up

books, knitting

Character Aesthetics: Micha

Continuing my series of posts of patterns that make me think of my characters, today we have Micha. If you'd like to see Evie's collection, you can find it here. As you can imagine, having a book set in Canada means knitwear is a pretty big part of my characters' wardrobes. Especially since Evie, the… Continue reading Character Aesthetics: Micha

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Authors in the Wild

It's always exciting when I get to add something to my Events and Appearances page. As of this week, Missouri and I are both confirmed for the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book Expo here in Columbus (well, Grove City. But it's C-bus adjacent). I'll be there with copies of The Spider's Web, and we've also… Continue reading Authors in the Wild

books, knitting

Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappeli

I thought I'd do something a little different this time around, and show off some knitting and crochet patterns that remind me the characters in THE SPIDER'S WEB and THE FERRYMEN. All of these patterns are available on Ravelry. Some of them are free, some are not. And no, none of these are my designs.… Continue reading Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappeli