Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Publication Changes Nothing


It’s funny how, once I got my book contract, all of my friends and fellow writers suddenly seemed to think that I had it made. I’d achieved the Holy Grail of writing and now everything in my life must be perfect. It was as if I’d been kissed by some god and was now in …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 02/05/16

Library Haul and Readling List 2/5/16

Let’s see. News for the week… This has been a mercifully quiet week after a week spent dealing with ice storm damage. If you haven’t had a chance yet to enter my giveaway for an ARC of Broken Fate, you can still do so until February 17th. Other than that, I’ve been putting as much …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

When Writing Gets Uncomfortable


Many years ago, when I was just starting out as a freelancer, I was asked to write a piece about a subject that made me very uncomfortable. Furthermore, I didn’t agree with the angle of the piece and I felt like the client was intentionally trying to be inflammatory. I wanted to say no, that …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 01/29/16

Library Haul & Reading List 01/29/16

I haven’t had much time to read this week. I’ve been spending most of my free time getting this website ready for “prime time.” I’ve added a newsletter, a shiny new homepage, and what I hope is a better presentation of my social media feeds. Also, if you haven’t had a chance to enter yet, …

Threads of the Moirae Series

Broken Fate ARC Giveaway!

Hey, everybody! Starting today (January 27, 2016) through February 17, 2016 you can enter my GoodReads giveaway to win an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Broken Fate! If the widget below isn’t working for you, you can enter here. GoodReads will choose one winner on/around February 17 and my publisher, Clean Teen Publishing, will mail …