Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)
Sep27

Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)

The act of juggling life and everything it throws at me can feel like catching the tail of a cat in one hand and the blade of a knife in the other. Working on more than one project may be inevitable, but the end result will never be successful if I’m not willing to concentrate and make the best of a stressful situation. I’m not a fan of multitasking. In the moment, there’s a thrill that comes with deadlines and...

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Havenwood Falls High
Aug25

Havenwood Falls High

Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. The following covers were wonderfully created by Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com Immerse yourself in the...

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Making Your Write Night Right
Aug03

Making Your Write Night Right

It's Thursday night and I'm sitting with my friend Gaby Robbins at Panera. We are supposed to be writing, but we're spending time catching up and chatting about what we want to write. There is nothing wrong with girl time…Gaby and I try to carve these nights out at least twice a month. But, there has to be a better way to utilize our time. via GIPHY With so much on our To Do Lists, we feel guilty when everything...

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Finding Your Finish Line
Apr22

Finding Your Finish Line

After running what felt like a marathon, I've finished my latest rough draft. The words poured out of me for three months like sweat. And, Friday evening I brought the first novel, in a three-book series, to a satisfying close. A few days before my personal deadline, it was as if the finish line came into view and I started sprinting. My fingers felt the burn. Taking a few deep breaths over the weekend, I rested up. I...

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Back in the Saddle (Shoes) Again
Jul15

Back in the Saddle (Shoes) Again

I’m not even going to try to use horseback riding metaphors in an attempt to paint a picture of me constantly being bucked off my calendar when it comes to writing. But, I will point out that recently writing has mirrored the struggle of keeping my shoes tied. Have you ever had a day when your shoestrings repeatedly came loose, slapping the pavement and threatening to end you in a face plant? Having the kids at home in the...

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Barnes & Noble B-Fest: June10-12
Jun02

Barnes & Noble B-Fest: June10-12

I’m so excited to be involved with B-Fest at Barnes & Noble next weekend! And not just because I’m on Saturday’s panel, signing copies of Descent & Defend, or helping with the Writing Workshop. This is going to a great even for readers! Barnes & Nobles is taking three days to celebrate the best books for teens! Friday is B-In the Know, Saturday is B-First and B-Part of the Fun, and Sunday is B-Creative!...

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VOTE in UTOPiA Awards 2016
May15

VOTE in UTOPiA Awards 2016

This weekend I found out two of my projects have been nominated for THREE different UTOPiA Awards! (Best Series Finale: DEFEND, Best Buddy: ALEXIS, & Best Anthology: Supernatural Chronicles)        I feel so honored to be nominated for these UTOPiA Awards! If you have the time, please go vote for your favorite nominees! *You can only vote once.* http://bit.ly/VOTE_UTOPiA_Awards2016 Voting ends Friday, May 27, 2016...

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How Does Your Autobiography Read?
Feb13

How Does Your Autobiography Read?

Auto-: a combining form meaning “self,” “same,” “spontaneous,” used in the formation of compound words. Biography: a written account of another person’s life. Have you ever considered writing an autobiography? I would argue that my life isn’t interesting enough or that trying to pen all the thoughts in my head might cause a paper shortage. I don’t even read autobiographies. In the back of my mind,...

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