What’s the Key to an Engaging Story?

Last week, my fifth-grade reading group and I finished a classic novel. I’m not going to say which one it was because I’m not going to say very nice things about it. The story itself was fine. It followed a classic narrative structure and was occasionally gripping. The problem was… Well, it was boring in…

Betas, Sales, and Scary Books

Time for a quick update post! There are lots of things going on. First, The Seventh Seed has been with beta readers for about a week, and feedback is starting to come in! I received this about ten minutes ago: Now down to business, Wow!! Whooeeeeee! What a story! Thank you, thank you a thousand…

5 Reasons To Write For An Anthology

Tomorrow is the official release day for The Box Under The Bed, the scary anthology I am honored to say my work is a part of. Months ago, when Dan first announced the idea of creating an anthology, I was on the fence. I was working on my own book, running my own social media,…

Be a Beta Reader for The Seventh Seed!

If you like to read books before they’re released and for free, I have great news for you. The Seventh Seed is through editing, and while I have a few minor “cleanup” items on my list, it’s ready for beta readers to tackle. Here’s what you would do as a beta reader: Finish reading the…

Cover Reveal – The Seventh Seed

Okay, this is super exciting. I’m having trouble forming words, and as a writer that’s kind of a problem. So I’ll keep this kinda brief. The editor has finished with The Seventh Seed and I’ll be spending this weekend furiously revising the final chapters. It will be ready for betas early next week, so be…

Coming Soon! A Scary Anthology

You may have noticed I’ve been quieter on here than normal (or at least I think I have. It feels like I have). The reason is there are TWO books coming out in the next couple of months that are very important to me and have required me to bury myself in my writing hole.…

Fundraiser for Houston Disaster Relief

By now you’ve seen the shocking images coming out of Houston as Hurricane Harvey batters the area. The size of the storm combined with the fourth most-populated city in the country has created an unprecedented disaster, and as of this writing, there is still at least a foot of rain to come. This disaster is…