Hello, lovelies! It's cool and sunny here. My garden is just starting to take off and I'm loving seeing all of the flowers blooming. The huge lilac bushes here are in full bloom, and the irises and lupines are blooming as well, along with lily-of-the-valley and lots of wildflowers I cant identify yet in the … Continue reading June: New Month, New Goals
September was a month full of good reads. You know how you'll go through a period in which nothing you read really seems to hold your interest? And you're just not sure what you're really in the mood to read? I hate periods like that. September was the exact opposite -- it seemed like almost … Continue reading September Reading Wrap-Up
Darkest Day was one of those books that I really had fun writing. Don't get me wrong, this is me we're talking about, so there were weeks worth of angst and "oh my god I'm the worst ever," but for the most part, this was a blast. I was able to write plenty of butt-kicking, … Continue reading Darkest Day is Available Now! (Plus, a Playlist)
We are just a bit over two weeks away from the release of DARKEST DAY, the third book in my StrikeForce series. Are you guys ready to see how Jolene reacts to the events of One More Day? One hint: it's probably going to be violent. First, let's take a look at the synopsis: "Whoever … Continue reading Cover Reveal! Darkest Day: StrikeForce #3
You guys voted for it, and here it is: a little visit with Brennan and Eunomia. Happy Valentine's Day! Have a Little Faith I stood, my soulblades ready, and watched Brennan questioning the undead we’d chased and then finally caught not too far from Westminster. “A name. Who do you work for?” Brennan repeated, … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Story: “Have a Little Faith”
The day after a book release always feels like a holiday to me. The week or so leading up to a release tends to be stressful, so the day after it's out there in the world usually feels as if there's a weight that's been lifted. This release day was less stressful for me than many … Continue reading Release day traditions (and gratitude!)
So, it's that time again. A new book, a new series, means a new playlist! I listen to music while I'm writing, and every book has its own sound. Often, my main characters have kind of their own theme song, and I end up forever associating a particular song with a character. Here are my … Continue reading Playlist for “A New Day”
I've mentioned here and there that the StrikeForce series is a bit of a creative leap for me, and, as a result, I've gotten a few questions about what to expect. Since I received another similar question today via DM on Facebook, I figured this might be a good time to offer a little insight … Continue reading Reader Question: What can you expect from the StrikeForce series?
I get this question a lot, both from people who actually want an answer and from those who, I think, maybe don't care about "how" I do it as much as using the question as a way to veil the "oh, you hack" thoughts that they're really having (you can just tell, sometimes). Either way, … Continue reading “How Do You Write So Fast?” and Other Thoughts on Creativity
A New Day is in the hands of my amazing beta reading team, and I'm starting to receive feedback. I have a bit more tinkering to do, things I want to improve in addition to the questions I'm getting from my betas, and then I'll have ARCs ready for a few author friends and reviewers. … Continue reading “A New Day” — Pre-Order Links + Read the First Chapter!