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The Shellfish and the Cook – A Mystery of the Golden Shells Story

Shell on Sand - Golden Shells Inspiration

This is the third short story in this collection. These are fun little peeks into the background of Mystery of the Golden Shells, which comes out on August 15th. If you missed the first two stories, you can find them here: The Scribe and the Rug and The Dresser and the Color. (You don't have to… Continue reading The Shellfish and the Cook – A Mystery of the Golden Shells Story

Just Because It’s Exciting

Mystery of the Golden Shells Ship Illustration

I know I've said it before, but publishing isn't a solitary thing. It can't be, especially for me. You see, if I tried to illustrate an adventure book you'd end up getting stick figures and smiley faces. And with so much of the writing process happening inside the writer's head, it can be hard to… Continue reading Just Because It’s Exciting

The Dresser and the Color – A Mystery of the Golden Shells Story

Boots - Adventure Story

Last week I posted the first short story in this collection. These are fun little peeks into the background of Mystery of the Golden Shells, which comes out on August 15th. If you missed the first story, you can find it here: The Scribe and the Rug. Otherwise, here's the next suspect. The Dresser and… Continue reading The Dresser and the Color – A Mystery of the Golden Shells Story

Never Enough Thanks

Last year I titled this post Never a Solo Project. I waxed on about how important editors are and how valuable it is to find an editor you enjoy working with and who understands your vision for a book. None of that has changed. In fact, every time I work with an editor on a… Continue reading Never Enough Thanks

The Rug and the Scribe – A Mystery of the Golden Shells Story

Scribe - Quill and Ink

For the next six weeks, I'll be posting a short story each Thursday that gives everyone a peek into the background behind my upcoming book, Mystery of the Golden Shells. These aren't really meant to be full stories, but I figured I'd share them just for fun. So without further ado, here you go 🙂 The… Continue reading The Rug and the Scribe – A Mystery of the Golden Shells Story

Mystery of the Golden Shells Cover Reveal!

Mystery of the Golden Shells Cover

Look! Look! I have a cover for Mystery of the Golden Shells! Sorry, didn't mean to shout. I'm just super excited to finally be sharing stuff about the book. There's a moment in book publication where you reach the summit and the rest feels like a downhill slope. That moment for me tends to be when I… Continue reading Mystery of the Golden Shells Cover Reveal!

Just Breathe

Snow

A deadline passes without the goal being accomplished. Then it sits in the mind, nagging away that the goal still needs doing, and other things are piling up around it, falling farther and farther behind. It becomes a snowball rolling downhill. It gathers bits and pieces of broken plans until it’s a giant mess, gathering… Continue reading Just Breathe