Flash Fiction: The Stage

This week’s flash fiction prompt over at Carrot Ranch is one that gave me an idea right away, so I wonder how I’m getting my response in with *checks watch* a few hours to spare. Let’s blame the holiday season. Anyway, the prompt was this: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story…

What Is Your Favorite Retelling?

In the writing community, there’s a saying that there are no new story ideas – there are around 12, and every “new” story is one of those 12 told in a different voice and from a different angle. The Orphaned Chosen One and the Unasked For Journey are two common ones. Another “branch” of these is…

The Book That Almost Wasn’t

Check out my guest post on Linda Sienkiewicz’s blog! Playing favorites… for a reason: Just over a month ago, my most recent novel The Seventh Seed was released to as much fanfare as I could muster. I hosted a Facebook launch party (where Linda contributed as a guest author and was FABULOUS), wrote blog posts, created ads,…