I am so excited to share that my next young adult fantasy, Tales of Sand and Stars, has a cover and is available for pre-order on Apple Books! Let me tell you, dear ones, a tale of sand and stars. The Kingdom of Sand found Nima wandering in the desert as a young girl. Now … Continue reading Announcement: Tales of Sand and Stars is Up for Pre-order!
When I first started writing novels, I mostly wrote them in notebooks and then later typed them up. I vastly preferred drafting in notebooks, because this was in the days before I had a laptop. Even now, a notebook is much more portable. It doesn't need batteries. I don't have to worry about some little … Continue reading How I Write: By Hand (Sometimes)
[Note: this basic story was sent out to my newsletter in March.] Almost four and a half years ago, writing under a different name, I started a young adult fantasy tale during National Novel Writing Month. The story just flowed, and I finished it that month. A few weeks later, I landed a literary agent … Continue reading The Long Journey for The Scorpion’s Lullaby
I'm so excited about publishing this YA fantasy, because I've been working on it for years! It's quite a bit different from my Haunted Halls books, though, so I wanted to give people a chance to check it out and decide if it might work for them. So, here's the first chapter! Chapter One My … Continue reading The Scorpion’s Lullaby – Chapter One
Dragon Dictation is one of those handy writer tools that has saved my time (and my wrists) on more than one occasion. I first seriously considered dictation when I read Chris Fox's 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter because he talked up dictation as a time-saving measure. I type pretty fast, though, so … Continue reading How I Write: Dragon Dictation