I've been bogged with work lately! Unfortunately, so was my artist! I feel awful for what I made her do, but the result is beautiful. I'm mailing her a handmade candle to show my appreciation for all of the dedication she's shown me. Check her out at Beagifted.com! Without further ado... Is she not amazing?! … Continue reading Bound by Blood Cover Reveal and Excerpt
Several blogs ago I joined this immensely cool Facebook group called Geek Girl Bloggers. All of the women I've encountered on there have been so encouraging and inspiring for me over the past few years. When Pepi of Geek Anthropology suggested a book swap among the geek girls, I hopped on board. What could be … Continue reading Geek Girl Bloggers Book Swap!
So, bear with me because I'm not a food blogger (as much as I would love to be). My photos were a bit underwhelming and the pizzas themselves were delicious, but not the prettiest. Some pizzas didn't even get photographed because they were hulking messes or I was just too damned tired or underwhelmed by … Continue reading Balefire Pizza Results!
As many of my followers might already know, I have an odd obsession with subscription boxes. Once upon a time, a friend and I made a list of all the things we would want to see in a box crafted just for writers. Today, I'm going to update that imaginary box and craft a list … Continue reading The Writer’s Subscription Box I Want
Damn, that's a long-winded title, but I think it's kind of necessary. As I look between the two characters that will be the leading ladies of the MARKED world, I'm realizing that they're a lot alike. Especially when my cover artist dropped a draft of my newest cover. The Diana and Evangeline look alarmingly similar. … Continue reading How To Make Sure You Aren’t Writing The Same Character Every Time
As you all might realize by now, I am obsessed with food! While it was always my dream to open a restaurant or bakery, it was far too expensive a dream. Therefore, I made my characters open interesting and inspiring restaurants. The most notable restaurant in the MARKED series so far has to be Balefire. … Continue reading Balefire Pizza Challenge
There are way too many work tabs open in my head right now. I'm working on ghostwriting a paranormal romance, promoting Bound by Blood from the MARKED series, and wrapping up the first draft of my YA project. Needless to say, that is a whole hell of a lot of information to be carrying around … Continue reading Why You Need a Series Bible
It wasn't until the day of that I started to get really nervous. I was worried that I wouldn't have enough books. I was worried that I wouldn't want to talk to a bunch of strangers all day. I was worried that I looked fat in the dress I chose (which I know is ridiculous). … Continue reading How My First Book Signing Went
Let's face it: Life is a busy mo-fo these days. If it isn't a popped tire at ten PM, then it's dropping a raw egg on your kitchen floor, or the cat that has spent the last year waking you before six AM (Luna, please have mercy!). We have long days and short nights that … Continue reading Three Steps to Stay Motivated to Write
Writing a Cozy Mystery As fun and easy as they are to read, writing a cozy mystery is a whole other game. They are intricately woven with character growth, theme, clues, and the classic red herrings that can sometimes be hard to balance all at once. This post is here to help you dissect what … Continue reading How To Write a Cozy Mystery, Plus a Free Printable!