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Indie Pride!

It’s Indie Pride Day! I am glad I get to do something I love so much. There are so many original and talented indie authors out there, and by reviewing and sharing their stories you can be a great support to them. Here are some indie books over on Goodreads I have loved or want […]

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2015 Summer Reading

I have basically accepted that not much writing will happen on my three drafts this summer. You see, I am a zookeeper of sorts. I am currently living in a jungle of jump ropes, Otter Pop wrappers,flipflops, and stray Legos. Instead of being frustrated by a lack of progress on my writing, I’d rather enjoy […]

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Summer Bash Author Party

Come and join 8 writers in the Young Adult and New Adult genres for a night of book talk, games, prizes and fun! Featuring: Allison Rose A.S. Winchester Christy Sloat Author Emm Cole Emma Raveling E.J. Mellow J. Kowallis L.K. Hill Sunshine Somerville There will be prizes and swag to be won throughout the evening […]

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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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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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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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