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Finding Inspiration

May 30th, 2016|Writing Life|

One question I frequently get asked is where do I get the ideas for my stories from? It made me wonder where successful authors draw their inspiration. The answers can [...]

Happily Never After

May 10th, 2016|Writing Life|

After watching the series finale of The Good Wife, I was prompted to reflect on why we crave happy endings, and why messy unresolved ones leave us feeling deprived and [...]

Still Waiting to Be Published? Ten Things You Can Do Today To Feel Like An Author

April 16th, 2016|Writing Life|

One of the most frustrating thing for aspiring writers can be claiming the title of author. If Harper Collins hasn’t come calling yet, and your completed manuscript is buried deep [...]

Top Twelve Amateur Writing Mistakes

April 8th, 2016|Writing Life|

Imagine finishing your first novel and proudly showing it off to an agent, hoping that lightning will strike and your fabulous talent will be discovered. The problem is your fabulous [...]

The Art of Writing a Great Series

April 1st, 2016|Writing Life|

  Imagine sitting down one day and thinking up an idea for a series that would take over two million words to write…How would you convince readers to come back [...]

Review of “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J. Maas

March 25th, 2016|Book Review|

  After finishing Crown of Midnight, I was really excited to leave Aderlan behind (finally!) and have Celaena explore more of this magical world Maas has beautifully created. I knew [...]

The Writer’s Promise

March 17th, 2016|Writing Life|

If you’re an author, there is nothing more exciting, or daunting, than starting a new book. It’s like stepping onto the deck of a ship and heading out to sea [...]

Desperate Times

March 10th, 2016|Writing Life|

It seems like everyone is a writer these days. It used to be such an exclusive club only a lucky few could enter if they were deemed worthy by a [...]

Hello…It’s me…

March 4th, 2016|Writing Life|

  I’m in California... No really, I am. That’s where I live. Isn’t it amazing how a few simple words can become so indelibly linked with a song we heard [...]

The Red Sun Curriculum is Here!

October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

This summer, the world was introduced to my brand new fantasy series, Legends of Orkney! The Norse mythology-infused story of a 12-year-old boy who is anything but ordinary has fans [...]