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)
I love the journey of self-publishing. The road's challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and always a learning experience. One thing I don't totally love about it, however, is that it's so dependent on my schedule. I know, I know, that sounds odd. I hear the comments now, "But you can make your own work schedule," "You can… Continue reading Detours
Wow, it was not my intention to go this long without blogging. Sorry I’ve been away for so long! I’m going to steer clear of commentary about our world today. You can guess the pandemic and everything else has touched my life just like it’s touched others without me saying much about it. Since I… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update #5
I've a confession. Sometimes I'm lazy. I started this blog in 2012 after listening to one of Michael Hyatt's lessons on writing and self publishing. He advised putting a picture of myself on every platform I used. That way, no matter if it's WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, or some other platform, readers could recognize each site… Continue reading Updating the Face…
There was a point I wasn't sure this would actually happen...actually, there were a lot of points. There's a proverb that says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12) I've felt that heartsick feeling. Now I can say the flip side of the proverb is… Continue reading Savoring the Moment
As The Adventure's launch date arrives this weeks, my well laid plans screech into the finish line with the back end swerving out of control. As the saying goes, "We plan, God laughs." This may be true. I don't think the laugh is maniacal or cruel, I think it's just amused because God knows the… Continue reading Hiccups
Writing's a solitary activity. As Stephen King says, "Write with the door closed." That's the initial process, at least. Close out the world and let the story reign. But then the book's written and it either sits alone and unshared, or the writer must crack the door open. With trembling fingers, she opens the door… Continue reading Mental Shift
I'M BACK! Oops, sorry, didn't mean to shout. It's crazy how fast time flies! Especially when you set yourself a goal that you really want to achieve. To recap: This year involves The Adventure to Achieve a Life-Long Dream. In other words, my goal is to publish a book. Thus, why I've not been posting. I've been… Continue reading Join Me in the Adventure?