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Getting into the Library

This was about the coolest thing I’d ever seen, so I had to share. Getting my book into the library wasn’t as easy as I’d anticipated. Possibly because I wasn’t sure who to contact at my  library district. (I’m on a first name basis with most of the librarians at my local branch, unfortunately they’re not the people […]

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Survive the First Draft

My most remarkable editor and co-founder of Patchwork Press has stepped up to post this week about her experience with the publishing process (which is considerably more than mine).  My least favorite part of the publishing process is writing the first draft. After the initial spark of an idea, my mind is clouded with potential scenes […]

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A few more hidden gems

Time to expand the ‘deleted scenes’ portion of my website. With a new writer and a first novel, there’s just so much material to work with. Why let it molder on my hard drive when it can entertain the masses? The particular piece I’ve added today was cut from chapter twenty-two in A GRIMM LEGACY. […]

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What’s missing from A Grimm Legacy?

Throughout the course of writing and editing a book, things naturally get cut and changed. This process, while it can be painful to the author, ultimately has the interest of book at heart. I’ve added a new page to the website in which I’ll be adding new ‘deleted scenes’ on occasion. I’ve started with the […]

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Inspiration for Elorium Woods

Over a year ago, I took a trip to the San Francisco area. My husband and I on our 10th anniversary trip trucked up and down the coast and visited places like Napa Valley and the Muir woods. Flipping through the photographs, I realized what really inspired the woods of Elorium. These pictures look like […]

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A Grimm Legacy gets a face lift

As GRIMM MEMORIES (Grimm Tales #2) is trucking along nicely through edits, it came time to make a decision. What to do about the cover? I love, love! the cover for A GRIMM LEGACY. But… the covers of both books in the series needed to be cohesive. So A GRIMM LEGACY got a facelift. TA […]

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Let’s Talk Sequels

Yikes! It’s been well over a month since I’ve posted. With my day job done until after the holidays, I’m really falling short of excuses. A Grimm Legacy has been out in the world for almost two full months. Sales have been good, reviews have been mixed, but the majority fall on the good side […]

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The Secrets of Fairy Tales

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” -C.S. […]

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Happy Book Day

And happy birthday. The two event were close enough we squeezed them into the same day, and I’m loving it. And really, what better gift could I ask for? Giving myself presents you say… possibly 🙂 But it was a labor of love by a host of marvelous people. My family alone let me bury […]

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My first Blog Tour! The Rising by Terra Harmony

I am thrilled to introduce, in my very first (with many hopefully to follow) blog tour, Terra Harmony’s first book in the Painted Maiden series: Fifteen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But […]

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