As The Dust Clears, Back To Writing!

Pawn Takes Rook Writing Status Report: The good thing of my holiday break I have to report is I totally got Pawn Takes Rook #2 done. I gave myself a week to get it done and actually got done a day early. Which is good because I’ve been feeling a little sluggish as of late…

The Next Big Thing: Pawn Takes Rook

Today, it’s finally my turn for the Next Big Thing Blog Hop where authors talk about their up and coming project. My author sister from another mister Cate Ashwood tagged me, so here we go with the nitty-gritty on my novella Pawn Takes Rook! What is the title of your book? Pawn Takes Rook. Due…

Adventures In Publishing

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas even if here in Pensacola it’s been upper 70s on average. In December. And climate change isn’t a thing. And denial is a river in Egypt. But anyway. Adventures in Publishing Update on my adventures in the world of soon to be a published author. So far I have…

Giving Writerly Thanks on Thanksgiving

For we Americans, today is National Tryptophan Coma Day. Or the common name Thanksgiving. For the rest of the world, it’s simply Thursday. I never thought I’d have so much to be thankful for, or perhaps I knew, but I never stopped to appreciate it. While cooking, Mom and I reminisced on what we were doing last year….

BREAKING NEWS: Pawn Takes Rook Accepted At Dreamspinner Press!

ATTENTION GOOD PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET! I am tickled to announce now that the ink has dried on the contract, my superhero novella Pawn Takes Rook has been accepted at Dreamspinner Press! To say I’m ecstatic is a horrible understatement. I could hardly sleep last night thinking about it and as it stands I’ve been…

Panel Survival, Freelancing, and Self-Publishing? What Is This?

While it’s not Turkey Day, I am thankful for having survived my Worldbuilding panel at Fandom Con. I had a shockingly excellent turnout, and no one got up and left in the middle. Thank goodness! I actually got through my material in 10 minutes and ended up taking questions for the remaining 50. I felt…

The Permission To Walk Away

Humans, at our very core, are constantly seeking permission. Either in a loved one—like wanting a parent’s approval. Or in a best friend—wanting acceptance into a group. And as writers, seeking permission is critical. As writers, we want our books to be accepted by publishers. We want that validation. Even in that we want to…

Dragon*Con: A Weekend Of Madness

Finally, I’m getting around to the long awaited Dragon*Con wrap up post. I should forewarn, this was my very first Dragon*Con so I’m likely to make quite a few newbie observations. First and foremost was I knew it was big, I just didn’t realize how freaking big. There are people everywhere! People packed like sardines…