Everyday counts, people! Do the folks you love know you love them? Call a friend, hug a child, kiss a parent and your spouse! It matters! Not only does a hug lift someone else up by its very nature (and that’s a super nice feeling), but you just never know how many days you have […]
Yay!!! I’m so excited because it’s release day for WHEN DARKNESS HUNGERS, book 5 in the Shadow Keepers series. And, I have to confess, that this book features one of my favorite characters. (I know that, like a mom, you’re not supposed to have a favorite.) Sergius is just so horribly tortured, and his been […]
Meat. Lots and lots of meat. That’s what we’ve got in our freezer … and it’s awesome. (And was almost tragic!) Since my family eats paleo/primal (which essentially means that we eat whole, natural foods and avoid processed junk), we have found that it is very, very economical to buy an entire cow and stock […]
I’m over at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales today! Come by and say hi!
More info coming soon, but I wanted to get the word out there that I’m donating 50% of my Nook & Kindle proceeds for the sale of THE CAT’S FANCY during the month of June and July to Austin Pets Alive! a fabulous organization that is working hard to make Austin a no-kill city. More […]
This post continues where Monday’s post (From Supreme Ruler of the Universe to Girl Next Door: How to Write Believable Characters) left off. You, as the supreme ruler of your story, have given your character a goal. Excellent. And your goal as a writer is to create a well-paced story that has compelling characters and […]
“I so did not see any of the twists in this one coming.” From Proud Book Nerd in the review for Love is Murder and my story, The Honeymoon. Cool!
Yesterday, I heard from my agent’s assistant that the Pub Payment for WHEN PASSION LIES (the portion of a book’s advance that comes when a book hits the shelves) had arrived at the agency. Let’s eavesdrop on the conversation that transpired in my family, shall we? [scrippet] INT. MINI-VAN – DAY JULIE (eyes on road) […]
First things first: There is no right or wrong way to create a character. Where your book is concerned, you’re God. So that’s my caveat. If you like what I have to say, great. Use it. If not, then just toss it. You’re the boss here. You’re in charge. (Feels nice, doesn’t it?) All characters […]