Is NaNoWriMo Even Possible? 11 Authors Prove “YES.”

Yes, I’m joining the crazies. I’m attempting NaNoWriMo 2016. Already, my brain keeps whispering, It’s okay if you only make it to 5k instead of 50k. But I’m trying to be stronger than my brain. (Um…what?) I’m trying to dream of big word counts and flying fingers. (So far I’m failing and … Continue reading

48 HOURS: How to Survive the Launchpocalypse

Can someone just scream “48 HOURS!” in my face please? Thank you. This week’s “regular” blog post will be on Friday…THE DAY A TIME TO RISE RELEASES. Which is in 48 hours. FORTY-EIGHT HOURS, PEOPLE!! (Actually, technically less than that. Something like 36? BUT I’M AN AUTHOR I CAN’T DO … Continue reading

Top 10 Bookish Items For Your Writing Space

  A writing space is sacred. It is where worlds are built, characters are born, and spells are cast from different handwriting. So I figured it’s about time I showed you my writing space, and the bookish items in it that inspire me. Last week we had company over so I cleaned my … Continue reading

What’s On Your Fall 2016 To-Read List?

There are two times of year when I really read. The first is early winter, because I’m on a “new-Year’s-resolution” high and I’ve usually just set a new Goodreads reading goal that’s way beyond my actual reading means. The other time is in the fall, when so many epic books are set … Continue reading

30 Day Countdown: A Time to Rise Pinterest Board & FB Party

Let the countdown BEGIIIIIIIN! *hands out Clocks* 30 days, my friends. Let’s start the countdown. Do you have your Clock? Good, because you don’t want to be Clock-checked by the Enforcers right now. The Council is getting a bit invasive with these new Clocks. Over the next 30 days I’ll … Continue reading

A Time to Rise: Cover Reveal & Giveaway

  Here we are, friends. The last and final cover reveal for the Out of Time Series. *deep breath* Three years ago–almost to the day–I received the contract offer for my trilogy from Marcher Lord Press (now Enclave Publishing, an imprint of Gilead Publishing.) At the time, only A Time to Die had been … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Buy From Bookstores

Bookstores — these beautifully torturous sources of inner turmoil for us poor bookworms. Do we go inside and buy books? Browse while leaving our wallets in the car? Avoid them altogether because we know our weaknesses? I don’t know! I DON’T KNOW! Actually I do know. All good bookworms are fans … Continue reading