Interview with Pauline Harris, Author of MECHANICAL

I'm so excited to have Pauline on my blog today! She is the author of the MG/YA sci-fi dystopian book Mechanical, which is celebrating its first anniversary of publication. In honor of its anniversary, Pauline is hosting a giveaway on Goodreads, so don't forget to stop over there after you read her interview and try to win a copy of your [...]

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Inspiration in the Garden

As a birthday surprise a couple of days ago, my son and husband planned a trip to one of my favorite gardens. The sun was shining, the breeze was cool, the flowers were smiling, and the whole garden was awash with color and life. The perfect day for a long stroll through the gardens, thanking [...]

Names of Strength and Whimsy in Literature

While researching names for my next book, I began thinking of all the names I've always loved from my favorite stories. What makes a good name, exactly? Does it need to have a certain sound? A particular meaning? A "feel" to it - happy, solemn, playful or fateful? I came up with a list of several [...]

Death Means Life

Harry Potter is struck down by his archenemy, visits the in-between, and makes the choice to return and finish what needs to be done – that is, conquer evil in the form of Lord Voldemort, thus saving not only the wizarding world, but the world entire. Death, for Harry, meant life. Gandalf the Grey is [...]

The Fairy Tale Gospel

This is a guest post by Brent King. Deeper than our deepest longings, fairy tales tell truths about our inner and outer world, truths that are either too obvious for modern men or too truthful. Take, for instance, Little Red Riding Hood. It affirms that the world is dangerous, that there is an evil wolf [...]

First ARC Proof for THE WORD CHANGERS

My publisher warned me ahead of time it was coming, but I still wasn't really prepared.  What a surreal feeling to see my name on the cover of a book at last, to see my own words written in the pages, my own characters walking around and doing things just on the other side of that [...]

My Interview at Covers and Ink

Jillian over at the oh-so-lovely Covers and Ink blog did an author interview with me, which she posted yesterday!  Here is the link for it if you'd like to read it, and don't forget to browse her archives while you're there, where she muses about books, writing, and life!