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The Short Life of Sparrows Playlist

With every book release, I also do a playlist of the songs I listened to while writing the book. Here is The Short Life of Sparrows Playlist Chapter 1: Calli is fitted for an Awakening dress – Hurt by Johnny Cash Chapter 2: Isaiah enters the gate and sees the Seers at tea – Edward […]

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The Inspiration for Murdoch

I really enjoy doing a character sketch of the people in each of my stories, so people can get a feel for the major players in the plot. In The Short Life of Sparrows, Murdoch is the head coven leader. He’s a bearded old man with an intimidating stare and unmovable convictions, who must make […]

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Such a Sap!

Here’s proof of my ridiculous sappiness. I saw these bracelets on Etsy, and I had to have them. Now I’ve got something that reminds me of  MERMINIA and something that reminds me of  THE SHORT LIFE OF SPARROWS. I suppose that I’m passing time at the moment. In other news, TSLOS has been through one […]

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Cover Reveal for The Short Life of Sparrows

The Short Life of Sparrows won’t be out for months, but I’m terrible at surprises. Have a sneak peek. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting excerpts so you can get a feel for this crazy, beautiful, scary world of Seers and Nightbloods.

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So Close!

I’m almost done with this draft. My urge to bellow like a gladiator is overwhelming. I can’t wait to hand an actual paper version of this MS to some beta readers and start edits. The end is getting so close!

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Shutting Out The Noise

I’m as attached to my phone, Kindle and computer as the next person. Sometimes the constant online interaction is fun, and sometimes it just starts to sound like noise. Today, I’m opting for one of my favorite authors, the legendary Jim Harrison. Sitting in the grass, with some old U2 albums pumping through the headphones, […]

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VENOM

Every once in awhile, I read a book that knocks socks. VENOM by Samantha Fenn is one of those, and I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC copy of it. And since this is an indie YA novel, I am all the more ready to cheer for it. I do know the author, and […]

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Best “Beasties”

There are besties, and then there are “beasties.” Not only does Marie McKean constantly crack me up and listen to me on my grumpiest days, but she has patiently read every chapter in my draft out of sequential order. I truly credit her with helping me turn my characters in The Short Life of Sparrows from two dimensional […]

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My Stupor of Thought and Storytellers Who Slay

This weekend, I got to meet the ultimate storyteller, Maggie Stiefvater. Now I have met recognizable individuals and celebrities before, and I’ve always thought it was so dumb that people act funny around them. They’re just people right? Haha. Well, I was that speechless, frozen idiot when I met Maggie. Apparently you just need to […]

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Magical Things Like Book Boyfriends and Free Books

I’m signing and mailing a few books to some MERMINIA fans that have made this such an amazing summer. I love mailing stuff, probably because I know I squeal when the mailman brings me new books. *tosses glitter on everything* It’s the readers who make this my dream job. (Well, that and writing swooning lines […]

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