the countdown to the cover reveal is on (just five days left!!!), so i thought it would be fun share something KINGDOM related to hold you over. before i started writing novels, i wrote music reviews online. singer-songwriters, blues, live bands, big bands, oldies, punk; i adore it all. which means i am SO excited… Continue reading KINGDOM OF THE WICKED playlist
books are such magical things. we can open them and be transported to new worlds, new times, and new adventures. we can laugh and cry and shake our fists along with our favorite characters, and we can fall in love and have our hearts broken with them, too. my ya gothic horror is on submission… Continue reading an ode to the precious and some gemma doyle fangirling
As promised in yesterday's review, I've got a nice little treat for you today... Please help me (and Bella) warmly welcome YA Author, Holly Schindler, to our little corner of the interwebs with her fun interview! Were there times when you were writing FERAL that you found yourself afraid of unexpected noises, or checking over… Continue reading YA Author of FERAL – Holly Schindler – Talks Cats, Creepiness, and Spills Writing Secrets
Hello my lovely blog friends! I know it’s been a few months since I’ve stopped in and said hello, but it’s been quite a year. I was balls deep with my new writing project, trying to keep myself occupied while on submission, and doing a BUNCH of research. I’m finally putting the final touches on… Continue reading Post Revisions Pizza – Homemade Recipe
Why, hello there lovely blog friends. It's been...well...it's been a SHAMEFULLY long time. Between moving a thousand miles, unpacking, decorating, writing books, revising books, going through the submission process, reading/critting/and beta'ing friends books, researching the ever loving heck out of my new book, and...excuses, excuses. I know. Hope you're all doing exquisitely on this lovely… Continue reading SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS
Original Query: Dear (Agent), Small-time thief, big-time troublemaker, Tristan Storey has been accused of a murder he didn’t commit. And is going to hang for it. With a rope squeezed tightly around his neck, Tristan knows it’s the end, but just as his consciousness flickers, lightning tears down from the sky. It smashes the gallows, freeing the thief.… Continue reading Query Critique
I know I’ve said this before, but it’s something I firmly believe in. If you are querying, or are out on submission, or doing anything where you’re receiving rejections, celebrate them. Want to know why? You are actively DOING something. You decided to go for your dreams, you didn’t just talk about it - you… Continue reading Do you know how incredible you are?
If you’re a writer, you know how difficult it is to nail that elusive (and all-powerful) first line. Writing an entire book is often more enjoyable (and possibly easier) than coming up with that griping, you’ve GOT to read on sentence. Here are 25 first sentences from pretty amazing books that you can mull over… Continue reading 25 First Sentences
A few months ago I did a guest post on the fabulous Bunny Ears and Batwings Blog (Run by the SUPER awesome Alexis) and wanted to share that post with you here. 5 Things Every Aspiring Author Should NOT Be Afraid of. 1.) Don’t be afraid to shelf your work for a bit. Sounds like… Continue reading 5 Things Every Aspiring Author Should NOT Be Afraid of.