Tag: reading

Re-Defining New Adult

I missed it, but there was a conversation on Twitter last week about whether or not to include college-age protagonists in the Young Adult category. From the sound of it, people were evenly split–and since this is something I was already pondering, I know…

Why I’m Not Writing a Sequel to Ashes Swept

After the release of Ashes Swept, I was surprised by how many readers said they were excited for the sequel and asked when it would be out. This caught me completely off-guard, because Ashes Swept was always meant to be a stand-alone novel. The…

Horseback Kidnappings, Apparently?

In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Hillary Clinton said: “The whole romance novel industry is about women being grabbed and thrown on a horse and ridden off into the distance.” I laughed when I first read that. Then I grumbled. And then…

Ashes Swept is now available!

You can find it in print and e-book on Amazon.com!

Ashes Swept Playlist ~ Top Five

Lots of things inspire me when I write, but nothing inspires me more than music. The right song can help me flesh out my characters, spark plot ideas, and can even influence entire scenes. The playlist for Ashes Swept is one of my favorites so…

2016 Roundup: My Year in Stories

2016 was a harrowing year, for me and most other people. Still, I can’t deny there were some good things in my year. I completed edit three of my WIP, and wrote novel number seven during NaNoWriMo. I visited Colorado twice–once for my niece’s…

Valentine’s Gifts for Writers & Readers

With Valentine’s Day a week away, you might be looking for gift ideas for the readers and writers in your life. Or, maybe you’ll just want to leave this up on your laptop in case a loved one walks by. 😉