Sometimes, You Need A Win

If you know me in real life, you know I go to Starbucks a lot. A lot. My kids attend Taekwondo classes across the street from the Starbucks location I frequent the most, and they pretty much live at Taekwondo, especially around tournament time. The baristas know my name. I gave them copies of The Seventh…

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,…

I Think I’m A NaNo Failure

When I typed the title, I realized it could mean nanofailure. Like nanometer. Only it means one-billionth of a failure. Sorry. I’ll tuck my nerd back in and we’ll get started. Nano refers to NaNoWriMo, the magical month where thousands of writers commit to writing a not-quite-novel-length amount of words (50,000) in 30 days. I’ve…