Blogging Together

https://youtu.be/Z5_wAg50RSc In the fall of 2017 I joined a small group of independent authors who had a goal in mind. They wanted to have a joint blog to share their message and promote their books. When I joined the site was nearing 100,000 views now they are approaching 250,000 and reach the top of Google's … Continue reading Blogging Together

Adventures of a Single Mom: Beginnings

For those who don't know I am recently divorced. You can read that post here. Until this fall I have my two girls 95% of the time because of my ex's work schedule. That's great by me. I love my girls and it's been a blast getting close to them. I have had my trials … Continue reading Adventures of a Single Mom: Beginnings

Building Believable Worlds

Image by Comfreak on Pixabay Creating a believable world in your book can be more challenging for some authors than others. Genre, setting, and time period have the largest influence on the world you are building. Typically, books set in the real world in modern times are the easiest to write. However, research is key … Continue reading Building Believable Worlds

There are no bad dogs

I know in my last post I stated I was going to talk about world building next and I will. This topic though is personal and dear to my heart. A few weeks ago my family adopted Penny, a Pitbull, from Stray Rescue of St. Louis. She was found emaciated and running the streets in … Continue reading There are no bad dogs

Creating Believable Characters

Many authors love to tease their friends saying "be careful, or you'll end up in my novel" while true this isn't always a bad thing. I have friends begging to be warriors, mages, or even a villain in my books. They want to know what kind of character I'd make them. I have an ex-roommate … Continue reading Creating Believable Characters

New Release

Sweet Surrender is available now on Amazon and other major retailers. After a lot of personal heartache and hard work, book 2 in the Dragons of the Dragons of the South series is now available. Most of my books draw on personal experience, but this one comes from a particularly turbulent time in my life and … Continue reading New Release

Golden Quill Awards

I am thrilled and honored to announce that Neutral Space and Dragons of the North are Semifinalists for a Golden Quill Award. Golden Box Books Publishing announced their short list of semifinalists last week and both books made this prestigious list. Now I need your help. In addition to being semifinalists they are also in … Continue reading Golden Quill Awards

creating villians

Writing the perfect villain can be a challenging to some authors. Its all about what kind of tone you want to create with the character. Do you want an absolute overlord that your readers abhor or more of anti-villain that they can sympathise with. In my next blog post in my tips on writing series … Continue reading creating villians

hunted cover reveal

The newest book in my series of dragon shifter romance series is set for a release date of 3/22/2018. To celebrate I had an official cover reveal on the Princess of the Light blog this past Friday. The link is here for your convenience. It includes the book blurb and a different excerpt than the … Continue reading hunted cover reveal

Creating an Urban Fantasy World

If your an aspiring author trying to make it on your own writing that first novel can seem like an overwhelming task. While For Their Sins wasn't my first novel it was the first one to be picked up by a publisher. Receiving that email that said, 'yes we're interested,' was like Christmas. To spread … Continue reading Creating an Urban Fantasy World