I decided to forego my annual training camp this year since it was getting a bit redundant, and now I'm kind of regretting it. I realized last week that the outline I wrote out two years ago was nowhere to be found. I remember handwriting at least two different copies and typing one of them, but… Continue reading NaNo Better Late than Never?
Colleen moved the end table from the chair by the fire behind me, arranging the empty basin and other tools she would need. She began by letting down the plait. With a towel wrapped about my shoulders, she applied a mixture of egg yolk, rosemary, and water with a brush. She piled my hair on… Continue reading Victorian Hair Care
I’d like to take a moment to talk about a dirty word. The F-word. No, not that one. Think for a moment. Look inside yourself for the answers Do you believe that people should be hired and paid based on merit? Do you believe people should be able to study whatever subject they want, regardless… Continue reading The F-Word
That's right! Are you guys ready? The title of my next book is... *drumroll* OFF THE RAILS. Sophia Andrews was fully prepared for her husband to die fighting for the Union--or at least, as prepared as one can be for such an eventuality. She was not expecting him to be murdered in cold blood on… Continue reading Coming soon!
The Books 38. Felicity Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp 39. Changes for Felicity by Valerie Tripp 40. The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Greggory 41. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen I'm reading a lot of books from when I was a kid the last couple of months, I know.… Continue reading July Wrap Up
I'm not very good at mentally casting actors for the main characters in my books, but I can always tell you what the opening and closing themes would be if they were turned into a television show (I think tv shows are better suited for adapting books than movies are. Don't you?). The opening theme song… Continue reading The Music of 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
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!
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
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