Category "Writing"

Edits Edits Edits

I’ve been a little MIA around here, I know. Really, it’s the editing that’s to blame. Finishing Midnight (The Romany Outcasts, Book Three) was more extensive and exhausting than I thought it would be. I’ve spent the last three years working on this series, and now that it’s coming to an end, it was a […]

Panel Time at DragonCon 2016!

Well, we’re a week away from one of my favorite events on the planet: DRAGON CON!!!                     I’m super excited to be an attending professional for my second year, and I’m getting to sit in on two panels in the Young Adult Literature Track.     […]

Lessons in Writing From a Boat Named GERTI

My husband grew up on the lake. Every time we would pass a truck with a boat hitched to it, he would salivate. He definitely has lake water in his blood. Last year, we had a little extra money and became the owners of a 1988 Monte Carlo II, complete with a dated brown stripe […]

Unpacking My Author’s Toolbox: Music Playlists

**I recently wrote a blog post for my publisher’s website, which will hopefully be going out this week as part of the release of Shadow (The Romany Outcasts Series, Book Two). I’ve also decided to include it on my blog.**   I’ve done several interviews since my first book was released, and I’m often asked […]

2015 – A Writer’s Life Year

Well, I’m pretty impressed with myself, I have to say. I’m actually writing a blog post about 2015 on the 1st of January, 2016. Look at me, starting the year all organized. Yeah, I know…it’s only the first day. Little victories. 2015 was a really crazy year for me, like it probably was for you. […]

GREY – UK Paperback Release!

Look at the pretty things I received in the mail this week from HarperCollins!                     Yep,that’s right! Those are paperbacks. And I have to tell you, it was a weird feeling, holding that book for the first time. I suppose my story is a bit different […]

Dragon Con 2015 – Attending Professional

I’m so super stoked and excited right now. Anyone who knows me even remotely knows that I absolutely adore Dragon Con. I mean, not only is it the world’s largest pop culture convention, but it’s just so much fun! I’ve been attending since 2008, and yes, I always dress up. It’s totally better than Halloween. […]

So, You’ve Published a Novel…

Okay, so it’s been almost two weeks since my debut novel was released. I’ve had many people ask me what it feels like. Truthfully, I don’t know. On one hand, it’s the most giddy experience, the end result of a dream. It’s also nerve-wracking, and it makes you question everything about your writing. In many […]