Book Related, My Writing Journey, Personal Life Tidbits

Proof Copy Arrived!

I told you on Monday that when the proof copy for The Beauty Thief showed up I'd let you have a sneak peek at the book! It came yesterday evening, but I was so wrapped up in my feelings of shock, seeing my story look so professional and REAL that I couldn't stop ogling it… Continue reading Proof Copy Arrived!

Book Related, My Writing Journey

Value of a Name: The Twelve Realms

Ah, fantasy fiction, you are a fickle friend. You draw us in with your fanciful invention, and then you leave us longing to enter the pages of a book, to travel to a world of fantasy. You and I both know the worlds created by authors have that effect on us. They dream up these places… Continue reading Value of a Name: The Twelve Realms

Book Related, My Writing Journey

Sneaky Quote

It's not a sneaky quote so much as a sneak peek quote.  This is a snippet from The Beauty Thief that my editor appreciated. I appreciate her for appreciating it! It's one of the most important paragraphs from the book . . .   This is my photograph and artwork as well. 🙂 I hope you… Continue reading Sneaky Quote

Questions People Ask, Uncategorized

Praise vs. Paycheck: What is the comparison?

I took quite a long hiatus from my blog! I'm so sorry to everyone who actually takes the time to read my posts! I feel like I've been away far too long, but life took a temporary side-trail. I'm finally headed back to the main road. I'm not sure how long I'll be staying on… Continue reading Praise vs. Paycheck: What is the comparison?

Book Related, I think it's neat, Poetry

My Very Own Seafaring Ballad!

I wrote this part in Captive Hope which called for a pirate sing-along. No really. These pirates enjoy singing. They are masters of the sea shanty, but a ballad will sneak into the repertoire every now and again. So, I left that part of the story empty while deliberating the song I must choose. I thought… Continue reading My Very Own Seafaring Ballad!