A Little Obsessed

This post talks about my latest writing obsession. It gives my thoughts about my writing this past year.

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Unexpected Quirks

Sometimes life's little quirks are the perfect opportunity for something wonderful in your life. In my case a random line in a movie led to my first traditionally published novel.

Inspiration

My point with this long and rambling blog is: that inspiration for settings, whether you are building a new world or placing characters in ours, is right in front of you. If you need a huge waterfall, or a mountain with a lake below it, or even an alien landscape everything you need is just a picture away. 

Leap of Faith

About a month ago I did something I never thought I'd have the courage to do. I sent my novel For Their Sins into a publisher. So here's where things get interesting. This past Saturday at well past 1 am I checked my email just before bed and saw an email from said publisher.

The Best Advice I Have Ever Been Given

This is sound advice from a new Indie Author Ashley Hodge that applies across genres. I think we've all learned a little something along the way and its important to share that with other authors. Watch for a review on Ashley's book Damaged Hearts on my blog coming soon. Source: The Best Advice I Have… Continue reading The Best Advice I Have Ever Been Given

The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick: The Egg-Straodinary Egg

This children's book was the perfect mix of humor and values. My girls were learning to take care of a "pet" without ever realizing it. Every day Riley and Carly diligently took care of their egg setting an example for any child reading this book. The writing was simple and straight forward making it easy for even my four year old to grasp the concepts. It was an instant hit.

An Excerpt from Nisha Patel’s Story

We moved in from opposite sides. The first Mordere did not see me coming. I rushed in with my sword and swung at its neck. Blood sprayed covering my face and chest. My sword was caught on bone and the Mordere’s head hung from muscle and sinew. It was still alive and grabbing for me now. I pulled the dagger from my belt and plunged it into its heart. The creature screamed in rage. I grabbed the head and ripped it from the body as it crumpled to the ground.

An Excerpt from Anya Drake’s Story

I attacked the poor woman with such savagery that I nearly tore her head off as I bit into her neck. Blood flowed into my mouth and I drunk it down in great gulps. My body uncurled and my heart stopped whatever horrible pattern it was in for one so slow you would hardly call it one.

The Dreaded To Do List

Post book launch my To Do list never ends. I never seem to have enough time to do anything. I have books to read, novels blogs and short stories to write, my novels to promote and get reviewed etc. Added to that are my typical wifely and motherly duties.

The Mystery of the Lost Recipe

This book was well illustrated and easy for kids to follow. It gave subtle clues on what healthy meals were as well as showed great examples of a healthy lifestyle. It also showed children that they should be helpful which isn't always seen today.