Ah, the joys of writing life! In the middle of editing Girl of Glass and Fury (an ongoing endeavor) and reading great books like The Theft of Sunlight, I realized one common thread that makes characters instantly endearing: awkwardness. A special feature was born! Since not every character can have the same traits, I started … Continue reading 5 Awkward Situations to Make Your MC Shine
Recently, author Sarah K.L. Wilson (Sting Magic) posed a fun question in her newsletter. With her new series, Phoenix Heart, on the horizon, she made her own list of phoenix pros and cons (quoted with permission): PHOENIX PROS - they light things up! - always good for toasting marshmallows! - can't keep them dead permanently … Continue reading The Science of Phoenixes
Hi guys! The first 9 chapters of Girl of Shadow and Glass will be available as a free download through BookFunnel and this awesome sale... Free & 99c Sci-Fi & Fantasy The promo begins today (Feb. 19th) and ends March 1st. Check it out and let me know if you make any great new discoveries! I've found some … Continue reading Free and 99c Sci-Fi & Fantasy is here!
I’m pleased to share a book promo with 90+ titles with you, each in Kindle Unlimited or for 99c. (Yup, I said 90!) Included genres are action, adventure, mystery, suspense, sci-fi and fantasy. And yours truly is a part! I’ve extended the 99c sale price for Girl of Shadow and Glass until March just for this … Continue reading Riveting Reads Promo (KU and 99c Books)
Welcome back to the last of this three-part blog series on how contrast makes for a great read. In this post, I’ll also touch on how classic techniques from another genre made a story more exciting. III. The contrast of a known commodity and a total mystery Want to keep the pages turning? Take a … Continue reading Contrast, Part III: Lessons from Bestselling Books
Welcome to part 2 of 3 of this blog post series. Today I’m looking at the mind-bending, plot-twisting effect that differing beliefs about a beloved character can add to a story. II. The contrast of how a character is perceived/how he perceives himself This form of contrast can add depth to both plot and individual … Continue reading Contrast, Part II: Lessons from Bestselling Books
Over the next three weeks, I’ll be sharing some writing tips I picked up. Where did I find them? In some very famous books by skillful authors, books I couldn’t stop thinking about. I wanted to know just what made these books so memorable, and what drove me to keep turning the pages. Some of … Continue reading Contrast, Part I: Lessons from Bestselling Books
First post of 2020! I hope you all had a great New Year...and if not great, then perfectly quiet and uneventful. 🙂 A Shadow in Sundown is about to start a promotion (Jan. 8 - Jan. 12, 2020)...so, any second now! The digital book will be free to all readers for 5 days only. The … Continue reading Free ebook, (always free) comics!
My first novella has finally made it onto Amazon, after many months of delays! You can find A Shadow in Sundown (ebook only so far) here. I also have an Amazon author page now, which I've added to my About section. You can look at that little gem here. After a lot of back and … Continue reading A Shadow in Sundown is here!
My new novella is almost here! In ebook form anyway. A Shadow in Sundown (Book One of the Open World Quartet) will be released on Amazon first. So what's next? Paperback, promotion stuff, adding the book to other retailers...it's overwhelming at times but I'm looking forward to it, too. I've been trying to get this … Continue reading Self-publishing A Shadow in Sundown