How I Found My Balance

Work can kind of take over your life. Add to it the ever growing demand of dishes and laundry, and it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get your long list of things done. Writing usually finds itself at the very bottom of that list. Lately, that has meant a … Continue reading How I Found My Balance


What Studio Ghibli Taught me About Writing

One of my favorite storytellers has to be the Japanese children's animation company, Studio Ghibli. Not only do they beautifully animate beloved stories by children's authors (such as Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones), but they write and direct their own stories, as well (such as Princess Mononoke). Through watching as many Ghibli movies … Continue reading What Studio Ghibli Taught me About Writing

Author Interview with E. A. Copen

In December of 2016, I released my first book into the world. Little did I know that there was a lot more work involved in self-publishing than just good writing and a pretty cover. One of the first things I did was join a Facebook group for urban fantasy authors. It was such a warm and welcoming place to visit and I discovered not only a great support network, but some amazing authors.

One of the first authors to stand out for me was E. A. Copen. She currently writes for several series, including the Judah Black series and her latest weird west book, Beasts of Babylon, while keeping us urban fantasy authors in line on her Facebook group.

She likes cats, coffee, snowy mornings, accents and Tarantino movies.

As we all should.

What drove you to write your first book?

I write the stories I want to read…

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