Tag: writing

Meanwhile, back at the office…

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…

And It’s Only Wednesday

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…

“Why Do You Write About Vampires” and Other Questions People Ask About My Writing

When people find out I’m a writer, I get a wide range of reactions. A lot of their questions are the same ones other people have asked before, so I thought it might be interesting to share some of those frequently asked questions.

No Rest for the Wicked

In The Blood is Finally Here! I am so excited that In The Blood, the first book in The Blood Royal Saga is finally out there for people to read and enjoy. For those who are interested in purchasing a copy of In The…

Counting Down

It’s getting close now. In The Blood comes out July 1st. I’ve been working on this series for so long, and it’s down to the final few days before it comes to fruition. I suppose I’m like a lot of authors, alternating between extreme…

“What If….” Generating Story Ideas

One of the most common questions I get asked when people find out I’m a writer is “Where do you get your story ideas?” It sounds like a straightforward question, but answering it is much more complex, however, than I think most people realize….

Interview with Kari Anne Kilgore

When I heard that my friend and colleague, indie author Kari Anne Kilgore, had three books coming out at the end of October 2016, I was both amazed by her productivity and excited to add them to my collection. Kari and I first got…

Various and Sundry

Ordinarily, I have a theme I focus on as I write my blog entries, but my mind is everywhere all at once this weekend, so I’m just going to give you pieces of that instead. What I’m writing: I’m working on additions/changes to Book…

NaNoWriMo Time Again

Though I’ve been writing for the last year, my blogging has fallen off. I’m going to be using it over the next month as a way to stave off my urge to use social media throughout the day. I’ll be saving up the the…

And Then it was October

Fall is always a busy time of year for me. It’s the beginning of a new semester at my regular job, but this year has been a hectic one in it’s own right. I’m writing a couple of short stories as well as trying…

Perfect Fusion

People have asked me how much research I do when I’m working on a story. It’s hard to quantify something like that. For me, research is useful, but I don’t like to be tied to what I’ve read. For example, some of my characters…

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Over the weekend, I ordered a Livescribe 3 Smartpen. I had seen the advertisement from the company: Then I read some reviews, most of which seemed positive for what I want to do with it. I also saw that the pen is compatible with…