Writing

Excerpt: Amena’s Rise to Stardom

I’m getting very close to finishing and publishing “Amena’s Rise to Stardom!”, which is the prequel to the Divine Warriors series. Of course, book #2 will be right behind it. If you’ve already read Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts, then you know Amena is a pop idol who got her big break by winning a […]

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Writing Wednesday: Camp NaNo helped me finish a draft!

I’m so happy to announce that I’ve finished the first draft of Riwenne 2! This has been more than a year in the works, which has been difficult because of health issues. But during Camp NaNoWriMo, I not only met my word goal, I finally got to write “the end!” I’m not ready to name […]

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Health Update: Writing and Carpal Tunnel

Like many writers and other professionals who use computers, I’ve found myself experiencing a great deal of pain in my wrist. I finally managed to see a doctor and a neurologist and my diagnosis is mild carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, it’s not bad enough to require any kind of surgery or injections, but it does […]

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Upcoming Release: Tales of Ever After Anthology

I’ve got a short story coming out next month! I was accepted into a fairy tale anthology with other indie authors. Tales of Ever After will be available on August 3. Here’s a look at the gorgeous cover and the list of stories available in this exciting collection. As you may be able to tell from […]

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Happy Book Birthday! Get Riwenne Now!

Since 1997, I’ve been writing and talking about this book. And today, it’s officially published. (In ebook. The paperback has hit a roadbump but I’ll try to get it out soon.) I haven’t felt prouder or more accomplished of a novel that I’ve written, ever. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Exclusive on Amazon When the gods […]

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Looking Back on November

I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished NaNoWriMo and my novel! The above image shows the final sentence of Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts. This was my eleventh time participating in NaNo and my fifth time finishing. The final draft ended up being 83,270 words, of which over 50K were written during November. It’s been a […]

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NaNoWriMo: Ahead of Schedule & Fully Funded!

Guess what, everyone! I have some incredible news. The Mighty Pens team has already reached our goal of raising $10,000 for the Malala Fund. This is amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! Right now, we’re helping give temporary housing to girls in Oaxaca who were affected by the earthquake […]

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6 Sentence Sunday: Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts

I’m writing up a storm right now for NaNoWriMo! I’ve been sharing snippets on social media as I go, but I thought you might like a bigger excerpt today for 6 Sentence Sunday. First, an update on my progress. I’m ahead of schedule with currently 22,602 words written in November and 52,602 on the whole […]

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This NaNo, I’m Writing For Charity

It’s that time of year where National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about to start. This will be my eleventh time to join, but it’s going to be a little different. I’m writing my novel for charity. I’ve joined up with an amazing group of writers called The Mighty Pens. Together, we’re working to […]

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One Project on Hiatus, Another Book Resumed

Hello, everyone! I know that I’ve been a little scarce recently. I’d like to explain a little about what’s been going on. So, last year, I finally published the second Wyld Magic book. My plan after that was to immediately write and publish the third book in that series. In fact, it was my 2016 […]

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