So many writerly things happening lately. After being on a bit of a (if unasked-for) hiatus for a year, these past several months my imagination has felt the need to make up for lost time. After about a month of simply trying to get the skeletons of all my ideas down on paper, I finally [...]
A New Chapter
Friends . . . It has been a while since I’ve blogged! I’ve missed you. We have some catching up to do! A WISH MADE OF GLASS - AUDIOBOOK First things first: A Wish Made of Glass has been made into an audio book!! If any of you follow my Facebook page, you will have [...]
A Release Date at Last!
A Wish Made of Glass will be releasing Friday, August 14th, 2015. Yes. As in NINE DAYS FROM NOW! Here are the things that will be happening at this point: Launch day. Where happy, interesting, launch-ish things happen here on my blog. If you'd like to help when the time comes, feel free to do [...]
Cinderella, Edits and Assassins
So what do Cinderella, edits and assassins have in common? It's not a riddle, I promise 🙂 They're all the things that have been driving me bonkers lately, that's what! (Don't worry - the assassin isn't after me...) CINDERELLA I have been working on several things. First and foremost has been the Cinderella retelling I've been [...]
Tidings of New Stories
2 + 2 = 4 For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you'll have seen that I've finished revisions (at last!) on book 1 of my new fantasy series, and have passed it on to my first round of beta readers. This is the first time I've used betas, so I'm naturally a [...]
WANTED: Newsletter Signer-Uppers!
Yep, I finally got a newsletter. See the button for signup, over in my sidebar? Yeah, that's it! For those of you wondering: What's the difference between signing up for a newsletter and following a blog? Well, there are several things that set newsletters apart. My newsletters won't be as ... ahem, random ... as [...]
First Drafts and Dragons
Well, my friends, I am feeling a strange mixture of utter relief and tension right now. It's the feeling that comes when a first draft is finished (relief), and edits loom large (tension) .... Yes, you heard me. Mere minutes ago I typed the last sentence of my book. It is the second of a [...]
The Word Changers is 99 Cents, Plus a Great Giveaway!
THE DEAL My publisher is reducing the cost of The Word Changers eBook for two weeks, beginning today. It will be just 99 cents (marked down from $3.99), from August 8th - 22nd. Here are the links where you can find this special deal for The Word Changers: Amazon Barnes and Noble If you're new [...]
Summer of Ups and Downs
Death ... The past weeks have included a lot of ups and downs around our house. For those of you who remember when we got our puppy, Pilot, a few months back, it pains me to say that we lost him just a couple of weeks ago. He died, we believe, of a disease young [...]
A Shipment of Books, An Amazon Bestseller, and Obliging Trees
EXCITING ARRIVAL First of all .... the shipment of books from my publisher arrived!! While I didn't swim in them, as I had previously threatened to do ... I was quite excited! My 7-year-old son, who is very nonchalant about my author status now, shuffled through a few of the books in the open box, then looked [...]