Twigs and the Giant Option A: Dive In

It's time to continue our January adventure. To recap: Last week, you dropped in on an old man who lives in the middle of nowhere because all evidence points to him being the culprit behind the food heists happening along the road into the town, Layfatte. It seems odd, but you find he has a… Continue reading Twigs and the Giant Option A: Dive In

Twigs and the Giant

Welcome to the New Year! We're going to do something that we've not done in a while, we're going to go on an Adventure! So without further ado, let's see where we start. Twigs and the GiantIt’s impolite to show up unannounced right before dinner…which is why you did it on purpose to the old… Continue reading Twigs and the Giant

Perfect Timing

Clock - Crystal Pit of Time

This post was supposed to be a book trailer. That's what my calendar has scheduled and those words have been glaring at me for months, literally. It's not often that, as an author advertises and talks about her upcoming book, you hear about the stumbles that happen along the way. But I've always felt that… Continue reading Perfect Timing

The Deal (Quaking Soul Excerpt)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 30, 2020 Lead In: Quaking Soul opens with Na’rina, a dryad or tree nymph, attending a mysterious meeting to find out what or who might be attacking the mythics (dwarves, fauns, dryads, etc.). She’s frightened to find out the wer-im, a species of were-cats who were banished centuries before, called the… Continue reading The Deal (Quaking Soul Excerpt)

Prey (Quaking Soul Excerpt)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 30, 2020 Lead In: Quaking Soul opens with Na’rina, a dryad, attending a mysterious meeting to find out what or who might be attacking the mythics (dwarves, fauns, dryads, etc.). She’s frightened to find out the wer-im, a species of were-cats who were banished centuries before, called the meeting. Their leader,… Continue reading Prey (Quaking Soul Excerpt)

The Finishing Touches

As I said in the Cover Reveal for Quaking Soul, I'm blessed to know some very talented artistic people! And one of the best things about self-publishing happens to be the personal touches you can put into a book. They add a unique feel. For Quaking Soul, I didn’t want full page images like what's… Continue reading The Finishing Touches

Elevator Pitch? Getting Closer

It's the dreaded question. Even if it's a close family member asking, trying to answer the question brings a sinking feeling to the pit of the stomach, or sweaty palms, or heaven forbid, stuttering. "What's your book about?" "Um..." How do you take a novel and squish it down into a couple sentences that will… Continue reading Elevator Pitch? Getting Closer

Hunting for an Excerpt

Book formatting is...interesting. Small details can change due to the slightest thing. For instance, the thicker your book, the more gutter margin you need in the middle so that when the book's bound, readers can still see the text while they're reading and the book lays open comfortably. Or, as I've mentioned before, if you… Continue reading Hunting for an Excerpt