Photo Credit: Dark light… come shine in her lost heart tonight, taken on 26 November 2016 by Nikk: The Maniac Macrographer/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 I’ve talked quite a bit about inspiration on my blog. In this blog post I discuss how I believe inspiration is something you don’t sit around and wait for but go out and … Continue reading Catalyst For A Series: My Unexpected “Aha!” Moment from The Blackwater Lightship
Photo Credit: Multi-colored puzzle pieces, uploaded 17 February 2017: Pixhere/CC0 1.0 Last week, I announced in a live Facebook post on my author page that I’m exploring new directions with my fiction. I also created a Coming Soon page on my website with more details about what I’m doing and why and what readers can expect in … Continue reading Character vs. Plot Puzzles: The Two Sides of My Fictional World
Photo Credit: The Blue Veil by Edmond Tarbell, oil painting, 1898: freeparking/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “The creative personality never remains fixed on the first world it discovers. It never resigns itself to anything ... “ (Nin, location 3587) I love this quote from Nin because it’s so true of many creative people. The nature of creativity … Continue reading First Worlds: Writing and Blogging in New Directions
Photo Credit: Summer in Connecticut - The Old Barn at Branchville, J. Alden Weir, 1890's, oil on canvas, Christie's, New York: Trzesacz/Wikimedia Commons/PD Old 95 1934 I posted this week's blog post (here) a few days earlier than usual for a reason. I'll be taking April off to concentrate on my goals for Camp NanoWriMo. I will … Continue reading Camp Nano Blog Break
I have a brand new giveaway for you that I hope you’ll love, especially if you’re a fan of urban fantasy and supernatural fiction. Author R.J. Blain has set up a multi-author giveaway where you could win a $200 Amazon gift card. Not only that, she has generously donated as an extra the entire series … Continue reading Witch & Wolf Series Giveaway!
Photo Credit: Bucket of champagne bottles and glasses, uploaded 19 March 2017, author unknown: Pxhere/CC0 1.0 January 19 marked my one-year publiversary as a self-published author. A year ago on that day, my first book, Gnarled Bones and Other Stories was released, officially making me a self-published author with all the excitement and anxiety that … Continue reading My 1-Year Publiversary
We’re kicking off the 2018 Author Dream Series with a post by author Zan Marie Steadham. Welcome, Zan Marie! I like telling people that my momma had words with me. Not in the usual Southern sense that she fussed at me, but she had words with me, for me, and around me from the time … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Zan Marie Steadham
My second book The Order of Actaeon, the first book of my Waxwood series, is out now and I’m running a free promotion for it on Amazon. Book Blurb Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to the fortune and name of the prominent San Francisco Alderdice family. Although dearly loved by … Continue reading Free Promo for The Order of Actaeon!
Front Cover Photo Credit: The Death of Acaeton, Titian, 1559-1575, cropped painting, National Gallery, London, United Kingdom: AAvindraa/Wikimedia Commons /PD 1923 It’s here! It’s release day for my second book The Order of Actaeon, the first book of my Waxwood series :-). Book Blurb Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to … Continue reading The Order of Actaeon Release Day Blitz!
This is our last post for the Author Dream Series for 2017 and we’re lucky to have author Sylvie Stewart join us to help us see out the year! Thank you, Sylvie! If it truly matters to you, you make it happen. That's my family's motto in a nutshell. Growing up, I saw my parents … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Sylvie Stewart