I'm back! We have officially moved into our new place. I'm still trying to find where I put everything (including my sanity), but we are moved, the cats are fine, and we made it to Cinici. Moving was...let's just say hell. Our truck got overbooked and had to be back 5 hours early. Then the… Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.
The Basic Query Process Pretty much every writer who hopes to be published has to query at some point. A Query letter is an email/letter sent to a publisher or agent, introducing yourself and your work. It may or may not be accompanied by a synopsis or sample pages, based on the requirements of that… Continue reading Querying Multiple Projects: a How-to Guide
For the entire streetcar ride home, I pondered the new information gleaned from the station, particularly the arrests made at the party. Only three arrests for such a large gathering was scanty, at best. True, for one officer to bring in three criminals alone, it was quite something, but if Officer Conners was so close… Continue reading Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due: part 21
That's right! The new book will be out at some point tomorrow. You'll be able to find it on my Amazon page, or Missouri's. Want more? Here's a little snippet from one of my stories, In Defense of Mushrooms. This was originally released as a novella, and it's something of Izzy's origin story. Izzy is… Continue reading Night Wars Collection Out Tomorrow!
This probably won't come as a total surprise, since Missouri shared it on twitter earlier this week, but we have a cover!The collection will be out next Tuesday, March 28, and includes 13 short stories, including 3 by yours truly. For all the info on the collection, check the Q&A, and as always, you can find… Continue reading Night Wars Collection Cover Reveal!
I recently got into a discussion on Twitter about transitioning from short fiction to writing novels. The person I was talking to had difficulties, because by the time they wrote a one page synopsis, they basically had the entire story on one page, from beginning to end. They'd become so used to writing short stories… Continue reading Tips for Transitioning from Short to Long Fiction
I've got a busy writing year ahead, if you couldn't tell from my list of goals. I've already started to put a dent in it, though. Drafting In progress: ALL FOR ONE. This is the gender-bent Three Musketeers I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I've been posting snippets on my Twitter feed, if you… Continue reading Writing WIPs & What’s Next
Send out at least 1 query every week Done! Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon (once rights have been returned) Done! Available in paperback and ebook.We're still working on the release of the short story collection. That will be available some time in March. Reduce the yarn stash by 50% So far this year, I've… Continue reading Goal Update: February 2017
2016 was a whirlwind. In December of 2015, I was teetering on the brink of giving up ever getting published. I'd been working towards it since first grade, and missed every benchmark I set for myself--to be published before I started high school. Then before graduation. Before I finished my degree. Before I turned 25.… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned about Writing
After being released from a Toronto psych ward, Evie decides that her life needs a drastic change. Moving 500 kilometers east to stay with her aunt in Montreal, however, is not turning out as expected. Though she loves the city, she can’t outrun the problems that drove her to the edge in the first place.… Continue reading The Spider’s Web cover & release date!