Books Turned into Movies–Love Them? Or Hate them?

Today is actress Jennifer Lawrence’s birthday. The only reason I know this is because she played Katniss Everdeen in the movie The Hunger Games–one of my favorite dystopian books–and the Facebook fan page told me. I’m not this way with every actor who plays a book character, which caused me to … Continue reading

What Exactly is ‘Speculative Fiction’?

When people ask what genre I write and I say, “Speculative Fiction, specifically dystopian.” I usually receive a polite smile over a mask of confusion. I only heard the term ‘speculative fiction’ a year or two ago and realized, “Hey, that’s what I write!” So what exactly is it? As … Continue reading

Attend a Free Writer’s Conference Without Even Leaving Your Desk.

This is what The Bestseller Society has to offer anyone interested in honing his or her writing skill. The Bestseller’s Society (BSS) is a conference in a box. It consists of three different Academies: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Marketing. Each Academy provides video tutorials from experts like Jeff Gerke, Thomas Umstattd, Mary DeMuth, Michael Hyatt, and … Continue reading

CrossReads Book Blast: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Keeper of Reign By Emma Right About the Book Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. … Continue reading

A New Marcher Lord

I created this website and Brandes Editorial with plans to convert it into my author website should the day ever come when I received an offer for a publishing contract. Well, dear readers and writers, the day has arrived (with blaring trumpets, dancing on the streets, and a glorious soundtrack, … Continue reading