First Fan Art

I just had to write a special post about this! It was too exciting ... at least for me 🙂  As a writer who loves to draw pictures with words, yet someone who has never had an overwhelming amount of talent with a pencil or paintbrush, I always admire someone who can bring to life [...]

My Book: First Review and a Giveaway

Things are coming along with my book, and now that my ARC copies are floating hither and yon, I have been keeping my eyes open for those first reviews. It's a nerve-wracking thing, knowing your words are being read by someone with the intend of critiquing them. Maybe they will like the book... maybe they [...]

THE WORD CHANGERS eBook Release and Call for Reviewers

The Word Changers eBook is now up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!   Pass the word to your friends, share it on Facebook and Twitter!  And if you decide to purchase a copy, don't forget to leave reviews (Amazon, Goodreads, blog, wherever!).  I will be holding giveaways (to be announced at a later time) for [...]

Fictional Forests: The Real-Life Inspirations

“Beyond the Wild Wood comes the wild world,” said the Rat. “And that’s something that doesn’t matter, either to you or to me. I’ve never been there, and I’m never going, nor you either, if you’ve got any sense at all.” ― Kenneth Grahame The Wild Wood Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows was inspired [...]

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 [...]

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!

Pictures of the World Through the Wardrobe

I am a huge believer in the capability of art to take us into other worlds. In fact, it’s much the same way I feel about books. And when the two are brought together – a book and the artwork that represents it – the cosmos can utterly explode! Okay, well, they do for me, [...]

My Cover Art and Future Giveaways

For any of you who didn't get a chance to check out the official Cover Reveal over at Anne Elisabeth Stengl's blog, here's the cover for my book, THE WORD CHANGERS, which releases in June. The giveaway at Anne Elisabeth's is over, but don't worry! I will be doing another giveaway when the book releases. [...]

The Word Changers: Cover Reveal & Giveaway

And ... today's the day! Don't forget to stop by Anne Elisabeth's blog and take a look at my book cover, and sign up to win a free copy of The Word Changers. Happy Wednesday, everyone!