I'm thrilled to be able to share the cover for the next Department of Homeworld Security novella with you! It's called Export Duty, and features everyone's favorite Earth-swearing Sadirian, Rin, as well as an adorable Vegan we all know and love. Ready for it? Ta-da! I had so much fun writing this book. Rin is … Continue reading Export Duty Cover Reveal!
I'm pushing my writing craft post to tomorrow to enjoy the Science Fiction Romance Galaxy Awards today! My TBR pile is sure to grow 🙂 I love learning about new authors and books through these awards. The judges' mini-reviews are so helpful, and it's great to see what stands out most to them. Judges get … Continue reading SFR Galaxy Awards for 2019!
We've talked about writing sympathetic characters, writing three-dimensional characters, and giving our characters pasts. All of these things are meant to create characters that readers can truly connect to in one way or another. Writing conflict is what activates the connection we've established. If a character sits around doing nothing, there is no story. If … Continue reading Writing Conflict
Last week, we talked about fleshing out characters by thinking of how they'd react in everyday situations that might not come up in the story. Another important factor in building characters that resonate with readers is working through their back story. Where did the character go to school? Did they have lots of friends? Or … Continue reading A Past Beyond the Page
We're delving deeper into characters this week with a look at...delving deeper into characters 🙂 No matter how many sympathetic choices you show a character making, readers can't really connect to a character if there's nothing of substance to connect with. As readers, we say that characters are sometimes flat or shallow. Usually, in those … Continue reading Writing Three Dimensional Characters
It took a heck of a lot longer than I expected, but I've revamped my web site at last! I love the new look, and can't wait to see how it develops over the coming year. I'm most excited about adding to that side bar full of books, of course 😉 Now that this is … Continue reading New Year, New Look!
Part of my plan for 2019 is to write a series of blog posts that pull back the curtain on some of my thoughts and methods for writing. So many readers I talk to are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the creation of their favorite books. I've also been approached by … Continue reading Writing Sympathetic Characters
Thank you all for making the launch week for Progenitor so awesome! I love reading your reviews, and the conversations I've had with readers are so encouraging. I definitely have a lot more in store for you with the Blades of Janus series! For the moment, I'm going to take a breath, catch up on … Continue reading An Awesome Launch for Progenitor!
Progenitor has released into the void! I mean world. World! I am absolutely in love with this book. It's complex and exciting, terrifying and heart-warming. I've been re-reading it, and am amazed at how much I fit into 84,000 words 😛 I also love how the cover turned out. There's another version of this picture … Continue reading The Blades of Janus Continues!
Hi, everyone! Things are moving quickly in Cassland. Progenitor is already available for pre-order and will release on November 27! I adore this book, and can't wait to hear what you think of it. Rest up during your holidays, because this book will keep you up all night. It's darker, hotter, and longer... Wait... That … Continue reading Progenitor is Available for Pre-Order!