Posts Tagged "2015"


This week UtopYA Con is on like Donkey Kong, and I’m excited to see old friends and make new ones! There are some great panels I’m looking forward to attending, including two that I’ll be moderating. I’m giving away book swag on Friday, and signing Descent and Defend on Saturday. Plus, the UtopYA Con Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday evening. It’s going to be one jam-packed, fun-filled week! Here are...

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  Yep, you read that right! I’m so honored to have Descent nominated for Best Debut Novel. This evening I received a flood of congratulatory and encouraging emails/texts/messages, and it was the perfect way to discover the news. This writerly journey continues to be an adventure that rivals the tales I tell. The nominees were chosen by an academy membership of my peers, and on May 7th public voting begins. You’ll get a...

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Distractions and excuses have no place in 2015. Whether it’s laundry, grading papers, gabbing girlfriends, or a new episode of my favorite show I’m striving to implement the opposite of my norm. Instead of putting off writing, I plan to write and put off ALL (ok, most of) the things that make me feel guilty about not finishing the next chapter or writing a relevant blog post. This is great news for readers, because I plan...

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