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Boy-Eating Plants

To help kick-off the release of Horns & Halos: Against The Giant, I’ve decided to add a free short story to go with it! Boy-Eating Plants takes you on a wild ride with Horns & Halos’ main character, Allyster Williams, as he traverses a strange world full of massive, flesh-eating plants who have found him […]

New Release: Horns & Halos: Against The Giant

Fighting against the system sucks. It’s even worse when you’re only sixteen and you’ve already been devastated by it, while your parents stood by and watched. Allyster Williams started fighting the moment he realized that the life of segregation he’s always known is wrong. In his world, people are separated by their horns and their […]

Cover Reveal: Horns & Halos: Against The Giant

It’s finally here! After slaving over my second novel for what has felt like forever, it’s finally time to give it a face. Horns & Halos: Against The Giant is the first book in this Young Adult trilogy. The story follows Allyster Williams, a sixteen year old who lives in a world segregated into two […]

Indie Authors: The Garage Bands Of Our World

Everyone starts at the bottom. On the floor, looking skyward. Being an author is like most professions: you have to work your way up. The journey is different for everyone. Some people go on to have their work picked up by publishing companies. They join a preexisting team that is there to help them with […]

On Writing: The Importance Of Notes

It’s three o’clock in the morning when I open my eyes and grope for my cell phone on the bedside table. I hold the phone close to my face, squinting from the blinding light as I swipe my finger across the touchscreen and pull up the notepad app. Inspiration has just struck, and if I […]

It’s Not All About The Good Points

It’s so easy to talk about our characters’ strengths, isn’t it? I know I do. I’m quick to bring up their good points. He’s really great with computers, so he can help the story in that way. She’s a fighter, so no matter what she never gives up – and I love that about her! […]

On Writing: Getting To The Monkey

I think it’s rather amazing how the things we never see coming are sometimes the ones that end up effecting us the most. For years now, my husband and I have had differing tastes in music. While I stayed with the rawk-boys I’ve loved since I was a teenager, he has drifted off into the […]

Your Writer’s Toolbox – What’s That?

In the writing world there’s a lot of terminology that gets thrown around. Admittedly, I haven’t figured all these terms out. Sometimes I think that there must be a master list somewhere, or a decoder ring that would clear all these conundrums up in one easy swoop, but so far I haven’t found it. This […]

Behind The Curse Words: The Hybrid Theory Approach To Writing

Back in the year 2000 the band Linkin Park released their debut album – Hybrid Theory. Among other things, I remember all the hoopla that was made over the fact that there were no curse words on the album. In the sea of profanity that was flooding the airwaves at that time, Hybrid Theory had come […]

Don’t Make Me Kill You

The relationship between a writer and her fictional characters is one that I find to be fascinating. I know that for me, the characters I create in my novels and short stories become living beings. They aren’t just words on a page, but they become living, breathing humans (and sometimes animals or even inanimate objects) […]