I don't know what to say, but silence will not make a better future for anyone's children. The community is already filled with voices more relevant than mine, but silence will not make a better future for anyone's children. There is much miscommunication when it comes to words and I must act, but also, silence … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
Meet Penny, our new puppy, who is a lab-hound mix. She is just the sweetest! We couldn’t be happier. I honestly didn’t know the level of happiness dog owners have, and now that I know, I really wish I would have gotten a dog sooner. The hassle and commitment it requires is all worth it. … Continue reading New Family Member and 2019 Books
I am super excited to say that I am officially published now! Here's the link to Memory Aether. eBook version is up, paperback version to follow in a couple of days. Aside from that big news, here's two more exciting things happening: I'm going to be at 4th Street Fantasy Convention this weekend, and on a … Continue reading Memory Aether is published!
This fantastic cover was created by Sarah Nelson of Auslandish, Co. I am so happy with what she's done! Working with her was pure joy. Thank you, Sarah! Memory Aether As a memory modification specialist, the last thing Alexia expected was for her boyfriend to be her next patient. Michael insists she must erase his … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr, Format: Audiobook, Rating: 5/5 stars I loved this second book in the Old Kingdom series. It was even more enjoyable than Sabriel (the first one), and has remained my favorite in the entire collection (with Clariel being a close second). First of all, the narrator, Tim Curry, did the best job with … Continue reading Book Review: Lirael by Garth Nix
Thanks for sticking around, reader. I know it's been awhile. Since my last post I've done a lot. I've written several books to varying degrees of polish. I've read a lot of books that I'm dying to tell you about. I've parented two darling kids through lots of developmental stages. I've grown as a person, … Continue reading I’ve been reading some things
I had worked up the courage to finally talk to one of my favorite authors at the convention this past weekend. It was right before a panel was about to begin and I wasn’t sure there was enough time. Scanning the other seated attendees frantically, I was worried she might not be in the room. … Continue reading 4th Street Fantasy convention recap
Last week I talked about the letter game and how it started my story. This week, I'd like to give you an unedited preview of that first letter I sent, which sparked all the things that led me to create this unique world of cyberpunk weirdness. Please note, there are mistakes in this letter. I'm … Continue reading Sneak preview
I once read a book by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede that was written as the result of the Letter Game (you can find the book here). Here's how the letter game works: Two people decide on a genre, a setting, and the character they will write in the voice of, and who will write … Continue reading The Letter Game
I've learned a lot of new terms for things as I write my Cyberpunk novel, and have included a lot of them in my book. It's a challenge to write them in such a way that my readers understand what they refer to without directly explaining it. Characters in the world would obviously know what … Continue reading Futuristic Lingo Quiz