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Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Aaaah! TSLOS won a cover contest over at www.masqueradecrew.com! Thank you to all of you lovelies who voted all month, and thank you again to the fabulous S.K. Munt for designing the beautiful cover in the first place.

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A New Year, A New Direction

Look at the new dress The Short Life of Sparrows is sporting! Isn’t it beautiful and sassy? My good friend and fellow author S.K. Munt designed it, and I’m thrilled that I’m already hearing excited feedback from TSLOS fans. I think she makes for a great Calli, and the mist and sparrows are a beautiful […]

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I Have a Confession to Make

Okay. So I have a confession of sorts. I hoard socks. I can’t have enough pairs of crazy-prints or fuzzy fleece ones. You know what the alternative is? Cold feet. Ick. I have never stood for my feet being cold. They should be warm, toasty, and kicking it up in style. So one of these […]

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SLC Book Festival

Today I had the privilege of attending a presentation, signing, and writing workshop by Laini Taylor, the fantastically talented fantasy author of Daughter of Smoke & Bone. For a fan of this trilogy and an aspiring writer who loves disappearing into descriptive and layered mythologies, it was a pretty perfect way to spend a Saturday.

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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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