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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...

December 17, 2016

People often ask what authors were the most inspirational for me growing up, and for the most part, I didn’t have a lot of authors that resonated, just certain stories. I didn’t tend to read much from one author, but sought out plots that drew me in at any given time.


November 29, 2016

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that thinking about who would play my characters in the TV or movie version of the story ALWAYS crosses my mind. It’s fun, it helps paint a picture, and you never know when a piece of fiction might legitimately turn into the next big tech...

October 10, 2016

With the successful launch of my new book, Life as a Teenage Vampire, the start of my first blog tour is now underway with Bewitching Blog Tours.

I mentioned last week how important I think blog tours are for spreading the word about new titles, and the next step of cou...

October 4, 2016

Fingers crossed, because today…I’m celebrating the launch of MY first self-published book, Life as a Teenage Vampire.

Previously, I went over how I decided on becoming self-published, and the process I go through to publish my books using Createspace. But once you have...

September 13, 2016

Now, there are tons of sites out there that can help you with self-publishing and distribution. Createspace just happens to be the print on demand service I find most helpful for my work, and I’m familiar with it, as it was also what indie publisher BigWorldNetwork use...

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