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February 19, 2018

One thing I love about being both a self-published author and an author who has worked with smaller indie publishers is the amount of control I have over my product, and how much more hands-on everything can be with the process and interacting with fans.

I do all my own...

January 4, 2018

I think one thing that all creators struggle with is the question: what causes people to dislike something?

September 10, 2017

I love fandom. I love fanfiction. I don’t plan to ever stop writing it or being part of fandoms that make me smile.

I am also a published author, and most of my books are adapted fanfics. Why? Because they are the stories I pour my soul into, and if I can change them in...

August 18, 2017

Who’s excited for Good Omens to come to Amazon as a series next year?

Personally, I am psyched, because Good Omens is my favorite standalone novel and I have been waiting for this adaptation for years. I know some people aren’t keen on the recent casting, but I am eager...

June 27, 2017

Not every sentence you write has to be for your next book. Most people think that a detour to write a blog post or even a social media post is a waste of time when they should be working on chapters. Not true. Those are the people who suffer most from writer’s block be...

May 10, 2017

You may have heard of Architects versus Gardeners for writers. Architects plan everything out beforehand, while Gardeners cultivate their stories as they go. Most writers are a little bit of both, even if you lean more one direction.

And you should be both.

When you get...

April 10, 2017

One of the first teasers I posted on this author site was for The Royal Spark, a superhero novel idea I had that was intended to be my next title after Life as a Teenage Vampire. I may still return to that concept, but over the months, a very different superhero idea f...

March 9, 2017

1. You can’t please everyone

This is something we all struggle to learn, not because we don’t already know, but because it affects us anyway and it is such a tough thing to slough off.

You’re a published author, you’ve had the book professionally edited, typeset, with a...

February 13, 2017

Fans of my work know that while my stories are urban fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi tales filled with detailed plot and character growth, there is always a love story at the heart of it. In some ways, I am forever retelling my own love story, which through every chapter, ev...

January 27, 2017

I am an adult fiction writer. My focus has always been on adult topics in sci-fi and fantasy, with story/character driven plots, and often graphic depictions of both violence and sex.

Life as a Teenage Vampire, on the other hand, is Young Adult, so I had to rethink my u...

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