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You’d think this is a bit of an exaggeration, but really, it’s kind of tempting. For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be finishing Trial By Blood, only popping up sporadically when time permits.
Nearly every weekend between now and the end of June is booked, so it’s even more important for me to focus.
My website has undergone a renovation, but I will still blog from time to time, and you can expect photos from me on social media for all the events I’m attending.
And now, back into the Isolator for me! See you soon! (Send snacks)
This week, I got some fantastic news, and I’ve been a little giddy about it, to be honest.
First of all, I received an email from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA), notifying me that In The Blood is a finalist for the Midwest Book Award in the category of Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal! It’s a huge honor, and I’m excited to attend the Gala in Saint Paul, Minnesota on May 12. Thanks to MIPA for considering my novel. I’m humbled and thrilled. Good luck to all the other finalists!
Secondly, on the same day, the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival in Transylvania in June announced I’m on the literary program as one of their speakers alongside a fantastic slate of others in the genre! What an exciting adventure this will be! The entire festival is truly exciting, and the trip to Romania is a lifelong dream of mine.
I worked on In The Blood and Out For Blood off and on for five years, and along the way I studied my craft and worked on the skills I would need in order to begin my writing career. Now that those books are finally out in the world and the next one is on its way, it’s wonderful to have other people acknowledge my efforts and agree I’m on the right path.
Wherever things go the rest of this year, I’m already starting things off on the right foot, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
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Trial By Blood, Book Three of The Blood Royal Saga is set for release in July! I’ll be announcing the exact date and posting presale links soon!
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I have always been a list maker. From the time I could fit a pencil in my hand and scribble down the thoughts in my head, I loved making lists of things. It began with cataloging things. Books on my shelf. My matchbox cars. Names of all my Barbies.
When I got a little older, I learned the joy of task lists. My mother learned quickly that the way to motivate me to do my chores was to give me a list I could check off with glee. I often would do more than had been written on the paper simply so I could mark those things as done too.
That’s why upon seeing my friend’s bullet journal last year, I realized that I needed to make this ritual a regular part of my life. It was the best decision I ever made.
My bullet journal is more than just a collection of lists. Though that is what it was originally designed to do, there are so many other ways to use it.
My bullet journal is my:
Okay, so that’s a lot more than five ways.
I credit my use of the bullet journal for keeping me on task while I published two books last year and participated in a series of writing and book-related events. My bujo is also the way I keep track of my weight loss, manage all my family errands and activities, remember my appointments, know when to expect packages, and maintain a migraine trigger record to share with my doctor.
Though I do a lot of calligraphy and use multicolored markers and washi tape to decorate my pages, that is all embellishment of a truly simple concept. It’s not necessary to do all that in order to use the bullet journal. All you need to start is a good pen and a blank notebook in order to begin. The rest is all up to you.
There are a ton of ideas you can find online by Googling “bullet journal” or by searching Pinterest. Here are a few of my favorite websites that helped me get started: