The End

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

The End

Last night I reached the end (of the rough draft, that is) of Vampire Down.  There were tears.  Lots of tears.  Because I have a confession to make: this will be the last Blood Skies book, at least for a while. Now that we’ve addressed that massive elephant in the room, allow me to explain. Blood Skies was originally envisioned as a 6 book series, but as I was writing The Witch’s Eye I realized I had more story to tell, so I plotted out the rest of the books and...

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Why I Do This

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

Why I Do This

Chain of Shadows, the 6th Book in the Blood Skies series, will be available on October 25th. It will be the 8th novel I’ve released since I’ve started all of this “self-published Indie author” nonsense about 2 ½ years ago.  Um…wow. I have to say, it feels good to finish a book.  I’m not talking about the rough draft – which, don’t get me wrong, is an amazing feeling, when you’re riding high on emotion and the creative juices are spilling...

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Writing to Music

Posted on Nov 3, 2011

File this away beneath the World’s Most Useless Blog Posts. I love to write to music.  I don’t always do it — honestly, sometimes I just don’t have the luxury, because I write at home and need to be able to hear my bratty darling children in case they need anything, and I don’t usually like to seal myself off from the world like that, especially since one of my kids has medical issues. I don’t do a lot of writing at work, either, largely...

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An Artistic Adventure: Camera for Hire, A Walk in the Park, and Creating Something Without Trying to Sell It For a Change…

Posted on Jul 18, 2011

Originally I was going to post something about my novel-writing checklist: the list of everything I needed to to and that I wished I’d had a list of when I was putting BLOOD SKIES together for publication.  I think I will still write that blog, but not today. Today’s blog is about an adventure. Some background: I pretty much have a minor writer’s breakdown every week, usually on the weekend (which, for some reason, is when all of my sales rankings...

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The Writing Discipline: My Day (Part 2)

Posted on Jun 29, 2011

First of all, in case you missed it, I was interviewed by the always entertaining Alan Edwards over at his blog.  Check it out!  (Oh, and grab a copy of “The Curse of Troius” while you’re over there.  Seriously, a zombie book in a fantasy setting.  How cool is that?!) And, in case you missed part one of this riveting series (not a series, actually, because a day isn’t that friggin’ long, and the “series” is over as of this post),...

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The Writing Discipline: My Day (Part 1)

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

I’ve been asked a few times: “How do you find time to juggle a full-time job and write”?  Uhhhh…good question. Got me. Seriously, I have no clue.  I might be a clone.  The fact that I get an average of 5 hours of sleep over a 10-day stretch might have something to do with it, too. In order to get to the bottom of this burning question, I need to break down my day.  I’ll take a look at a normal, kids-are-in-school, run-of-the-mill day of the week. ...

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