Monthly Archives: August 2011

So I’m working hard on revising Genesis (releasing 10/28) and getting it ready for you lovely peeps and thought I’d share a little tease with you today. Please keep in mind that I’m still revising, so this could change in the future. But here you go: Cassandra followed the light of the full moon that still hung high in the sky back to the battlefield, skirting the woods this time. The darkness within them frightened her. She knew animals would be out hunting and from the sounds, not all were small creatures. The cracks of larger branches breaking made her … Continue reading


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Katie at Creepy Query Girl and I must have been on the same page this weekend. Or in the same book. Or maybe not, since there are a lot of published books that could be counted in our thoughts. What are those thoughts? That story comes first, then comes the writing. Katie says premise. Same diff, in this case. I was reading a book this weekend by a major author who’s been published several times. TV programs have been made from her books. This is no small-time, self-published author. And there are phrases such as: He whispered  in an urgent … Continue reading


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Well, I hope that you are all having a marvelous Monday. That is all I have to say today. **Note: I did have a post all written out but my cranky, old laptop knows it’s about to be replaced by a shiny new Mac and apparently developed short-timers disease. You know – that illness that sets in when you know you’re leaving your job (for whatever reason) and you don’t want to do it anymore, although you still have two weeks to put in. Also known as Senioritis to high school seniors. Or perhaps the lappy’s feelings are hurt because … Continue reading


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Promise began a hundred different ways. And I really don’t think I’m exaggerating. In some of the false starts, it opened with Alexis already at college. In some, she was at the bookstore with Sophia, helping her paint and clean. It always began with her starting college in Florida, far away from where she’d graduated high school, but the actual location of the opening scene changed many times. As did the place from where she came. In some drafts, she’d moved from Denver or Chicago. For a long time, she’d come from Minnesota. I’ve never been to Minnesota, but it … Continue reading


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Today I am honored to be a stop on the lovely and fantabulous Heather McCorkle’s Tour of Secrets, celebrating her debut release, THE SECRET OF SPRUCE KNOLL. I am so excited for this book. It’s next on the TBR pile. About THE SECRET OF SPRUCE KNOLL (from Goodreads): It’s hard enough being a teenager under normal circumstances; imagine being orphaned, sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt—and learning that there really is magic in the world. Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Little does Eren know the entire … Continue reading


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