If you've hung around the online writing community enough, you know this is one hated trope. And in case you aren't familiar with this gem, TV Tropes explains it this way: On the surface, it's nice to hear someone say you're special. It's flattering to the ego to hear that you're better than the competition. That … Continue reading The “Not like other girls” trope
It's rare that I write about my faith on the blog, so I hope everyone will indulge me just a tad tonight. A few days ago, most of you probably saw my blog entry on reasons I won't finish a book (If you didn't, you can find it here). It generated a bit of discussion, … Continue reading A little bit on Christian fiction
So first, a disclaimer: None of these examples come from any of the indie authors I know personally. Most are from books I read before I started writing--that I can't even remember the titles of--and the remainder are books I've run across while perusing Amazon for something interesting to read. And here we go. For … Continue reading 10 reasons I put your book down
I've been pretty open about the fact that I'm not the most creative writer out there. In fact, most of of my worldbuilding comes from places I've been--places I can't get out of my head. So without further ado . . . here are some of the places that inspired the settings of the Asrian … Continue reading Photo Inspiration
Yeah, I pretty much can't contain my excitement. And since I can't give you these amazing cupcakes for all your love and support... ...I'm giving you a second-best option: a sale on both my novels, PLUS one last opportunity to pick up my short story Forever's End--for FREE. (Can you tell I'm excited?) Grab them here, and … Continue reading Asrian Skies is ONE!
I really miss writing. Like, a lot. So while I've been on this break, I did what people suggested--I decided to use this time to read. I asked for suggestions, I cruised Amazon, and I googled. I wanted to read some mainstream bestsellers, just to prove to myself that I could write written-to-market novels and … Continue reading When solutions backfire
Head on over to Sarah’s blog for the latest review of Unbroken Fire!
After dealing what she hopes is a major blow to the enemy, Avery Rendon has found her way home to Asria. Safe for now, she spends her time adjusting to her new role in her planet’s future and reveling in personal victories. But Asria is still under the control of the Haederan Empire, and their grip has only tightened since the invasion. When the Asrian prime minister asks her to beg the Commonwealth for help in person, she agrees.
It’s a harrowing trip to the Commonwealth’s headquarters, one which comes to an abrupt end when her ship is intercepted by the Haederans in deep space. Her traitorous uncle, the former king of Asria, is there waiting for her. Worse, so is the Haederan interrogator who has haunted her nightmares for the past year. And what he wants with her now? Avery isn’t sure she wants to find out.
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First, I've mentioned this a few places, but I just can't keep my mouth shut any longer. Asrian Skies was released almost a year, and on September 17, I've got some exciting news for its birthday. Want a hint? Here you go: I'm pretty excited about this, so make sure you check my Facebook page … Continue reading News & a rant about hobby writing
Back in the dark ages when I was a newly-minted CFI, an acquaintance approached me. He needed a flight review. Sure, I said. I charge $20 an hour, flight and ground time. He looked at me like I'd lost my mind. I wasn't expecting to pay you, he replied. Aren't you just happy enough to be … Continue reading Why you won’t find my books on KU
For the one month anniversary of Unbroken Fire, I'm answering more questions about my books, my writing process, and Asrian Skies world! This post is one of the few I've actually scheduled, because right now I'm attending my first writing conference--the fabulous Realm Makers. What’s your world building process? Worldbuilding isn't a separate process for … Continue reading You asked, I answered (part 2)