June 14, 2016

It's that time! Time for a cover reveal!

Bitsy is in its fourth (fourth and a half?) revision. The novel should be available some time this summer.

For those new to this novel, here's a short teaser.

Bitsy Varret has a secret and her name is Liz. But, Bitsy’s alternate pe...

April 14, 2016

Bitsy is a paranormal fantasy set in Portland, OR. I plan to release it in the summer of 2016. Draft 3 is currently in the hands of the editor and beta readers. Here's a little taste of what the story is about, which is subject to flex with the editing process. Let me...

November 13, 2015

Her web was spun so that it caught the first blush of sunrise. Dew drops gathered on the silky strands and glittered like pink diamonds against the darkness of almost dawn. The trees sighed with the caress of spring. Still chilled, the breeze swelled in an icy burst th...

September 22, 2015

Underwater Panther, or Velith

 

The water was dark here. The panther pawed at the deepest parts of Lake Junaluska with her big, webbed feet. Her belly growled against the emptiness. Meanwhile she ached with the need to feed her babies.

 

She snatched a passing bass, sunk h...

September 7, 2015

 

In an update to my kickstarter campaign, I wrote the following...

 

In my kickstarter video, I tell you how writing is a passion because at certain points in my life it saved me. It's true. Growing up in a abusive household meant my voice was quieted on a regular basis....

September 6, 2015

If you head over to my kickstarter campaign for The Broken Veil, you'll see there are levels of backing that give you a book-themed hoodie. Here's a pic. 

 

So, what the heck is up with the trees? Well, in The Broken Veil, the veil is strained by the escape of an ancient...

September 5, 2015

I've started a kickstarter campaign. Why? It turns out self publishing takes a bit of an investment. Because I want so very much to share this story with you, I'm offering the opportunity for you to be a part of my success. I learned long ago that writing a book takes...

August 19, 2015

ARE YOU READY FOR A COVER REVEAL??? SQUEEEE!!!!!

 

There are many steps in the self-publishing process, but probably the most fun part has been working with graphic designer, Lynn Mackey, to create the cover for The Broken Veil. 

 

The first concept didn't turn out. I...

August 15, 2015

When did the veil break? In 2010...ish, I had a dream about a baby dragon scrabbling on the roof of a house somewhere in the south. The twin sisters sitting on the porch of the house saw the dragon and rescued it. It was clear in the dream the twins could see the drago...

July 27, 2015

I started writing a book when I was in high school. I was always writing before that. But, books. Books are different. It requires this large-scale perspective I hadn't quite developed by 17. After starting and stopping the project, I took a friend's advice and bulldog...

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