Category: Uncategorized

I’m Not Writing, and it’s Okay.

If there’s one thing we writers hear constantly, it’s “you should be writing.” We say it to ourselves, we say it to each other, we post it in memes and on sticky notes affixed to our laptops: Why aren’t you writing? Ninety-Nine percent of…

Indie Book Review: The Forest by Julia Blake

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ The Forest is the kind of story you’d expect to find in a dusty old tome if you wandered into a magical bookshop in an old English village. It’s a timeless epic tale full of mystery, love, magic, folklore, and the complex interweaving…

Five Questions: Indie Author Melissa L. Colon

Indie author Melissa L. Colon, one of my critique partners and longtime best friends, talks with me about writing, self-publishing, and being an indie author. Julia: You’ve been a writer for more than 25 years and recently published your first novel, Colder Weather. How…

2018: Byeeeeee! Not Sorry to See You Go

To put it nicely, 2018 was not my favorite year. It wasn’t a horrible year, but it wasn’t great. It could have been much, much better. 2018 was a year with a lot of wheel spinning, a lot of goals that went unconquered, and…

One Year Later…

My debut novel, Ashes Swept, was released one year ago today. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since then, but I definitely think I’ve learned a a few things in my first year as a published author. Here’s what I’m taking…

September Update

I can’t believe it’s already September! Now through December is my favorite time of year. I love fall and winter, but living in Florida means experiencing those seasons a bit differently than most. Our “sweater weather” doesn’t typically begin until November, and sometimes not…

Guest Post: Four Tips to Help You Master Deep POV

I’m so pleased to welcome author Jade Young to my blog! A lot of the writing I do is very character driven. Therefore my goal is for my readers to connect with my protagonist. I want my protagonist to come alive for them and…