For my final #SamhainShort, here's an excerpt from the book that started it all, Wandering Soul. This is a spectral short instead of a ghostly one because Elsa's body is still alive—on another continent and over a century in the future. She's using her psychic ability of astral projection for her soul to travel back … Continue reading A Spectral Excerpt — “Wandering Soul”
Working with Samhain Publishing on my books has been amazing. I've been learning so much about the publishing process and everything involved in getting a book out there. My writing has improved, my understanding of cover art, and my general knowledge about the timelines (I'm starting to understand the whole "Hurry! Wait... Hurry! Wait..." thing). … Continue reading Wandering Soul has a Book Trailer!
I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember. Music, paintings, books, quilts… I’m fascinated by the creative energy that goes into making art as much as the results. One of my favorite things to do at our local museum is to pick out a single piece to spend some quality time with. I … Continue reading Art that Moves Us
Did I not mention yesterday, Wandering Soul is out in the world? I can only hope it is being well received and bringing joy to the people reading it. Okay, joy by the end. The characters have to go through challenges to get to their happy-ever-after! In case you haven't had a chance to read … Continue reading Wandering Soul
You've had a chance to meet not only Winston but Elsa, the heroine of Wandering Soul. It seems only fitting that I should introduce you to the hero as well. Dante's backstory piece is quite the opposite of Winston and Elsa's. It's the tragic and very permanent ending of one of Dante's most important relationships. … Continue reading Wandering Soul Backstory – Heinrich
It has been surreal to think about the events of Wandering Soul taking place each day as I’m living my normal life. Walking through the grocery store, I’m picturing Elsa and Dante in Florida. They would be eating breakfast at about that time. Are they having pancakes? Cereal? I didn’t write that moment, so I … Continue reading Reality + Alternate Reality = Surreality
I just found out that Wandering Soul is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com! I am ridiculously excited by this and have been scrambling to get my author page set up while telling everyone I know (and some people I don't) about it!!! The timing couldn't have been better—I had already taken the day off … Continue reading It’s Alive… ALIVE!!! (on Amazon)
I'm very excited to share the cover for Wandering Soul with you! Drumroll, please… I’m so grateful for the gorgeous cover—by the lovely and talented Kanaxa!—and for all the help and guidance I've received from my editor, Holly Atkinson. You both rock! I’ll be blogging more about the book in the coming months—less than four … Continue reading Wandering Soul Cover Reveal!
Many famous authors talk about their rejection letter collections, and thinking about it that way is how I’ve handled mine. When I send out queries, I’ve armored by writer’s heart by thinking of rejections as additions to my collection. There was always hope alongside that shield that someday I’d get some amazing news instead. That … Continue reading The Call