Writing

Homeschooled Authors Interview

I know I said I’d be more consistent this year. That’s still my plan! I promise! I’ve been traveling a lot this month and things are finally settling down. But I need to learn to stay on track even when I’m busy. I do have several post ideas to write up soon! In the meantime, here’s my latest Homeschooled Authors…

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“I think they felt hopeful to her.”

I won’t announce that “I’ve been on a blogging hiatus” since you already know that if you follow my blog at all. I’m sorry for not warning you all ahead of time — the holidays just got so busy and I got out of the habit. But I’ve been thinking of blogging ideas for the new year, and I’m excited…

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I’d Like to Thank…

Today’s the day. The official release date of Firmament: Machiavellian. Sure, it lacks a little “oomph” because it’s not going quite how I planned — there were some problems with the paperback, so it won’t be available for a day or two, but the Kindle version is already out, so for those of you who like electronic books, you can…

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Giveaways, Writing

If Only I Were Rich

Because if I were rich, I could give a copy of the book to every single person who entered my Cover Justifies the Means challenge like I wish I could! But alas, I am as yet a starving artist, and I cannot afford that. Maybe one day when I am a New York Times bestselling author I can send you…

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The Cover Justifies the Means

So, the second of this month’s Firmament surprises? What could it be? Well, I guess the title of this post kindof gave it away. Today is the beginning of the cover reveal for Firmament: Machiavellian! Why just the beginning? Well, you don’t get to just look here and see it. It’s not quite that easy. Instead, we’re going to give…

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Blog Tour, Writing

Waiting for Plenilune

It’s hard to wait for things. Especially good things. Especially good books. Especially when you have to wait a long time. Though sometimes, the long wait makes the book even more pleasant for the delayed gratification. One such long-awaited good book is Plenilune by Jennifer Freitag. I’ve long admired Jenny’s work and her skill with words, and the premise of…

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I Suppose You’re All Wondering Why I Called You Here…

Yesterday I announced on my Facebook page that there would be an exciting announcement today, and I’ve had people curiously waiting to find out just what that is. One reader even stated that she almost felt like she was camping in a line waiting for concert tickets! I can only hope that after stirring up these expectations, the forthcoming announcement…

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Beautiful People–Basilius

So, this month’s Beautiful People is villain-themed. Which is splendid, but it posed quite a problem for me. I wanted to write about the antagonist of Machiavellian, but I didn’t want to reveal who that personage is for those who haven’t read the book. Then I started thinking through my other novels, and found that almost all of them had…

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Golden Dirt

Sunday before last, my family had a two-and-a-half hour drive home from a small get-together. We were heading west at sunset, hardly an enviable position for the driver, but beautiful for passengers like myself who like to waste time gazing idly out the car windows. The sun was on our left at first, and a glance at the windshield showed…

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Behind the Mask

I wrote this poem two years ago, but for some reason I’ve been feeling nudged to share it the past couple weeks. It’s very unusual, but I like it, and I hope you will, too. Behind the Mask the high school reunion’s perfect too perfect full of color and light and songs that make you want to dance and laughing…

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