Writing


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...

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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 at 11:59 PM....

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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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We love putting our characters smack-dab in the middle of a fork in the road. When they struggle with deciding between right and wrong, it makes them relatable. There’s something about this type of moral dilemma that compels readers to race from chapter to chapter. We root for our hero to choose the high road or for our heroine to save the day; we’re yanked down the rabbit hole with them when they get sidetracked. The gray...

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I’ve been all talk these first few weeks of 2016. I was hoping the motivational jargon coming out of my mouth would inspire written words. Alas, I’ve only allowed myself to be distracted and aloof. I’m ’bout to get my rear in gear, and cannonball into my writing. The writing waters are cold, and I know because I’ve hesitantly dipped my toes in the shallow end of the pool the first few weeks of January....

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