The following is a short story that takes place approximately 60 years before the events in Echaria Rising.
The End. I finally got to type those words, at long last. I can't even begin to describe the swirl of emotions that are crashing around in my head and heart right now. I laughed, I cried, at times I was physically nauseated by the twists the story was taking... but I did it. I … Continue reading Kingdom of Shadows: an update
Well, the 3rd Quarter is here, and I've got some must-accomplish goals! Watch the video to find out why these 5 goals are important to me, and what made me choose them. Read at least 20 books Finish Kingdom of Shadows 1st Draft Release Bex Forrester #1 Write 1 poem per day Write at least … Continue reading My 3rd Quarter Writing Goals
Summer, for me, means a massive shift in my day-to-day schedule. My kids are home from school, and on weeks without camp or vacation, it can be hard to keep up with my daily routine while also keeping them entertained. For example, a typical (August - May) Monday for me looks like: 6:30 AM: Wake … Continue reading Scheduling Summertime
Many of the questions I receive about Echaria Rising involve the characters. Who are they? What motivates them? Why are they important? In this vlog, I'm talking a little bit about our three main characters, and what they bring to the story. As always, if you have questions, drop them in the comments below! I … Continue reading Echaria Rising: Who’s Who? [vlog]
Hey there, I know it's been a little while since I've posted. Life has become absolutely bonkers over here, and for a hot minute I wasn't sure if I was going to return. But thanks to my family's undying support and some good friends, I'm back in the saddle of life and ready to keep … Continue reading AuthorTube Newbie Tag
I did it! This is such a surreal moment for me: for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be able to say that I've written and published a novel. Now I can say that, and it's no longer a dream. It's my reality. Pardon me for a minute while I do a … Continue reading I’m a Published Novelist!
When starting out in the world of writing, things can be a bit overwhelming. Whatever it is you want to write, you have to start somewhere. Blogs, short stories, novels, articles, screenplays... Each is so unique, but there are common questions that apply, no matter where you are starting and what your end goal is. … Continue reading 5 Things Every Writer Should Have
With my recent writing success has come a rather unexpected influx of questions. The most common question has come from both family and friends, and it requires a more in-depth answer than I can usually give. The question is, "So, how do you do it?" The simple answer? Inspiration strikes, and I put things on … Continue reading How to Write a Book (in 24 simple steps)