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What I’m Watching: All For One

When it comes to my writing, I'm a bit like a method actor. I have to stay in the head space of the book the entire time I write it, and that means reading and watching a lot of things connected to it, whether it's a nonfiction book I'm reading for research, a period novel… Continue reading What I’m Watching: All For One

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April Wrap Up and Cover Reveal!

The Books 18. Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang 19. The Alienist by Caleb Carr 20. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard 21. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas 22. Pretending to be Normal by Liane Holliday Willey¬†ND 23. The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas 24. The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber D More… Continue reading April Wrap Up and Cover Reveal!

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Author Convention Kit

2017 was the first time I ever attended an event as an author. Since then, I've learned a few things about hand selling my books and appearing "in persona" at conventions and events. If you've never attended an event as an author before, here's a list of some of the things I find essential for… Continue reading Author Convention Kit

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March Wrap Up

The Books 15. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher 16. Aperger's On the Job by Rudy Simone ND 17. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell March was eaten up by editing, CPing...and let's face it, a lot of video gaming. I did not do as much reading as I wanted to, but I'm okay with that.… Continue reading March Wrap Up

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The Writing Process, Part II: Drafting

Lately on Twitter I've been seeing a lot of discussion about the writing process, how people go about the actual labor of constructing the book, and how authors revise, edit, and prep their book for submission or self publication. I know I do things a little differently from a lot of other writers, so I… Continue reading The Writing Process, Part II: Drafting

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The Writing Process, Part I: Introduction

Lately on Twitter I've been seeing a lot of discussion about the writing process, how people go about the actual labor of constructing the book, and how authors revise, edit, and prep their book for submission or self publication. I know I do things a little differently from a lot of other writers, so I… Continue reading The Writing Process, Part I: Introduction

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What’s Next?

Moreau House, the 3rd book in my Evie Cappelli series, came out last month (do you have your copy yet?). While I do have plans to eventually revisit Evie and her world, it won't be in the form of a full length novel. Moreau House effectively wraps up the series. Never fear, there's lots more… Continue reading What’s Next?

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February Wrap Up

The Books 10. Boys Don't Knit by T.S. Easton 11. And I Darken by Kiersten White 12. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett 13. Biting Cold by Chloe Neill 14.¬†Aspergirls: Empowering females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone DN I only read 5 books in February, but it's been a busy month. Honestly, I loved all… Continue reading February Wrap Up

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January 2018 Wrap Up

The books: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia Hungry Demigods by Andrea Tang Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins The Price of Meat by K.J. Charles Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn Stella by Starlight by Sharron M. Draper I'm late to the party on the Hunger Games books, but those were some… Continue reading January 2018 Wrap Up

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Top 10 Nonfiction Books

Just a personal list of a few favorites I've read over the years. All links go to Amazon for the sake of ease, but I do highly encourage you to buy from your local indie bookstore, if possible. In no particular order: 1. The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum I love Deborah Blum; she has… Continue reading Top 10 Nonfiction Books