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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]