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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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Will The Real Monster Please Stand Up?

                                      I’m gearing up to write the most pivotal scene in my draft. This is the playlist for it. Heavy? Uh huh. Creepy? You bet. I’ve been avoiding it, big time. It’s a scene of such duplicity […]

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My Biggest Distraction

No, it is not my children. I give you my 7 year old, anxiety-ridden shadow. He brings me presents while I type at the computer. Everybody could use half a pine cone. (At least it isn’t something dead, right?) If he hears a beep, bubble wrap, the garbage truck, or any other loud noise, he […]

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Summer Reading

I don’t know that the UPS man enjoys how many times he’s delivered summer reading material to my house, but I’m pumped. Here are the books on my reading list. Any suggestions on which ones I must read first? Daughter of Smoke & Bone The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks The Witching Hour Insurgent The […]

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Three Series-Starters Up For Grabs, And Signed Swag

I’m thrilled to let you all know that this coming Thursday and Friday, June 26-27th, you can get the beginning books to three separate seafaring series. Up for grabs are three completely and drastically different, but equally fun and enjoyable series starters. S.K. Munt, who put this awesome promo together, Tracy Lane, and I are […]

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What a Spoiled Brat!

Oh, somebody got spoiled rotten for their birthday. Marie McKean is not only my best beastie (yes beastie)  forever, but before she was one of my favorite people she was one of my favorite authors. Once Within just came out, and it’s the sort of brilliant, vivid storytelling that makes the Caradoc Chronicles such a […]

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