Sometimes Rules Should Be Broken

HOT TIP FOR WRITERS, EDITORS, AND GRAMMATICALLY PICKY READERS I put up a post on my FB wall yesterday asking for people to choose between 2 options for a sentence being used in my manuscript (a fantasy novel narrated by a 17 year old girl), trying to find the one that was more grammatically correct. […]

Thank You

Five years ago today, I published my first book. Today I have 40 books written, I’ve sold over a million copies of them, and I have the most amazing reader-fans an author could ask for. To say I am blessed feels like an understatement! I just wanted to pause here on the 1st day of […]

Scrivener : A helpful tool for authors

I’m a huge fan of working smarter, not harder. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy, I don’t know, but regardless, I’m here today to share my favorite writing tool: Scrivener. And awesome news … I’ve made you a template you can use to write your novel and format it as an ebook, paperback, manuscript for editing, […]

Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving, and even though I’m not living in the United States anymore, I still celebrate with a turkey and all the trimmings. Yay, leftovers! It’s so easy in a busy life to forget to stop or at least slow down and think about all the things you’re grateful for. Time goes by so […]

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

I want to talk about writer’s block today because I received a newsletter in my email inbox the other day… I can’t remember if it was from Goodreads or Kobo maybe … anyway, it included a piece of advice from some author whose name I didn’t recognize, who I assume is an author of note […]

Onward and Upward!

If you caught my last post, you read about my husband’s terrible horseback riding accident that put him in the hospital for going on two weeks now. I wanted to post an update on his condition for all of you who reached out to me with your wonderful words and acts of kindness. I heard […]

Reader Expections : Blessings or Curses?

If you know me, you know I write in several genres. At last count, those included urban fantasy, romance, thriller/suspense, paranormal, action-adventure, dystopian, and hard science fiction-space opera. Hard sci-fi and space operas were new for me as of last month. Sci-fi is a genre I enjoy as a fan of TV, film, and novels […]