Category: Books

Books as TV Shows

Books as TV Shows

I had an idea, early in 2017, to write a book like a tv show. The first thing everyone thinks of when I mention this idea is that it’s written in screenplay format. I do not mean it’s written in screenplay format. Let’s set aside books for a moment and think of movies and tv […]

April 30, 2018 | Posted in Helion Chronicles
things of 2017

things of 2017

I have been abysmal at blogging this past year. Truly. I am making up for it gradually and it begins with a look back. There is speculation that 2017 was a jubilee year. Jubilee hasn’t been celebrated since ancient times (around 720 BC) so there is no way of really knowing. Gen. George Allenby led […]

January 3, 2018 | Posted in author events, Helion Chronicles, Life, travel
New Zealand

New Zealand

The tale of an epic quest through New Zealand. It began at 7 am on a Monday at, of all things, a rental car office. Though it was May, the air held a chill bearing the onset of fall and I had a video to watch. On driving on the left side of the road. […]

May 31, 2017 | Posted in Helion Chronicles, Life, travel
things of 2016

things of 2016

2016 is a bit odd to look back on because things have changed so much. It feels like years have passed between now and March and yet, oddly, things in December are beginning to look a little more like they did earlier in the year. I know, cryptic. It’ll all make sense once I get […]

December 12, 2016 | Posted in author events, Enchanted Storms, Life, Tattered Heart, travel
Tattered Heart is an audiobook

Tattered Heart is an audiobook

At long last, the Tattered Heart audiobook is available! I’ve written this post a couple of dozen times over the past year, some more eloquent than others and now that I sit down and finally get to type it out, I can’t remember any of the heartfelt or charming things I was going to say. […]

April 18, 2016 | Posted in Tattered Heart
#AmCurrently

#AmCurrently

I’ve decided to occasionally do update posts that aren’t just for the entire year. I stole my #AmCurrently format from Cait at PaperFury because it’s so shiny and versatile. She has agreed to forgive me as long as I feed her lots of cake. #AmCurrently Writing Nothing! I almost feel horrible about it, but not […]

April 11, 2016 | Posted in Arizona, Blogging, Enchanted Storms, Life, Tattered Heart
Enchanted Storms is now available

Enchanted Storms is now available

Sometimes being straightforward is so boring. But it’s true, Enchanted Storms is now available in paperback and kindle formats. I’m listening to the playlist because this is likely the last time I’ll listen to these songs in this order… it’s all coming to an end. And at the same time, it’s all beginning. The launch […]

March 15, 2016 | Posted in Enchanted Storms
Meet the characters of Enchanted Storms

Meet the characters of Enchanted Storms

Inspired by Erin Bowman (for Vengeance Road) and Susan Dennard (for Truthwitch), I decided to create character cards to give you a chance to meet the characters of Enchanted Storms. While it was fun to play around in pinterest looking for great images that fit my characters, I found it somewhat difficult to create the […]

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Enchanted Storms
the peril of proper names

the peril of proper names

It all started with pimchie flowers. The Blue Sword is one of my favorite books and a few years ago I finally got it into my bookclub for everyone to read the wonder that is Robin McKinley. And for about 20 minutes at the beginning of our discussion, all they could talk about was pimchie […]

February 22, 2016 | Posted in Enchanted Storms, Story Courses, Tattered Heart
Enchanted Storms Cover Reveal

Enchanted Storms Cover Reveal

When I revealed the cover of Tattered Heart, I had a whole story behind it. The images that eventually became incorporated into the cover were such an inspiration and focus while writing the novel that the final cover would have seemed incomplete without the story. It wasn’t the same with Enchanted Storms. I came across […]

February 8, 2016 | Posted in Enchanted Storms