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Moreau House Release Date and Cover Reveal!

Are you excited? I am. The third and final book in the Evie Cappelli series will be out next year. If you're a member of my mailing list or my Patreon, then you already knew that. In fact, this would be old news to you. But, if you're not, never fear (and don't forget to sign… Continue reading Moreau House Release Date and Cover Reveal!

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Vampire cats? What vampire cats?

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about pet death in fiction and why I will never do it. I thought this time around, I'd be a little more cheerful and introduce you to one of my favorite fictional pets. This is Dracula. Well, not quite. That's actually Hermes, but he bears a pretty strong… Continue reading Vampire cats? What vampire cats?

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Nanowrimo 2017 Wrap up

I know I'm a little late, but I thought waiting a week would give us all a chance to recover from the insanity that is National Novel Writing Month. How did you do? Did you meet your goal? Were you a rebel this year, or a traditionalist? Change you mind halfway through and swap stories?… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017 Wrap up

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Review: The Haunting of Springett Hall

Lucy Tregarrick woke up dead, with no memory of who she is or how she got that way. Now she must solve the mystery of her own death before the evil presence occupying Springett hall ensure she and the other ghosts of the manor never see the light of day--or night--again. My biggest complaint about… Continue reading Review: The Haunting of Springett Hall

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#MHMon: Anxiety, depression, and the inability to reach out

It's been a while since I've pulled out this hashtag. For those unfamiliar, #MHMon is Mental Health Monday, which I started doing on the first Monday of the month to discuss mental health and creativity, how they intersect, and how they impact each other. I haven't been using it much lately, though, because...well, honestly, it… Continue reading #MHMon: Anxiety, depression, and the inability to reach out

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The Lines We Do Not Cross

As readers, we all have those things we just can't read--those events we come across in books that make us put them down and not pick them up again. Writers have those, too--those scenes we can't write. That we don't want to write, for whatever reason. Sometimes these lines fluctuate. We inch closer to them,… Continue reading The Lines We Do Not Cross

books, goals 2017

November Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Yeah, right. Save for the moving Read all the books on the night stand I've read or removed 4 books so far, and I'm working on a 5th. Unfortunately, in the past year I've… Continue reading November Wrap Up

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Finished Object Friday

So much crafting! I used the leftover yarn from the last hat I showed you. I used the same pattern of decreases used in the Rock Cap, but those are the only similarities. Mostly, I was just winging it. But now I have 2 children's hats to send to charity. I've still got more projects on… Continue reading Finished Object Friday

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#HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

Well, the readathon is over. It was an interesting experience. I didn't read as much as I wanted to, but I did read more than I normally would have, I think. So what was the break down? Well, I read a total of 8 books (3 were started before the readathon began, but were less… Continue reading #HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

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Nanowrimo Check In

How is everyone's Nanowrimo going? Getting your words in? Hopelessly behind? Already done? (Insane, I know, but I know people who can finish in two weeks! Yes, I hate them, too.) I'm sitting just about where I want to be, with a couple of extra days in the bag in case I need them later.… Continue reading Nanowrimo Check In