Shifter King Teaser:

With Wilderness Untamed now out on the virtual shelves of Amazon, it’s time to start preparing for Shifter King. Usually my main teaser is the first chapter of the upcoming book, but in this case, I wanted to do something farther in that gave more of a sample of what would be forthcoming in book five of The Tue-Rah Chronicles. In case you’re wondering, it took several hours with All I Want for Christmas Is Read more…

Wiping Away Memories Or Making New Stories

Today when I went out to the homestead, I spent most of the time cleaning. I removed the lace tablecloth that my grandmother always kept out, folded it, smoothed its edges, and put it into a box. I sorted some of the books, removed some titles for friends and family, and then pulled out ones that might be better served in other homes. I worked on the rafters, doing what seems to be my daily Read more…

Answers to My 3 Day Novel Experience

This has rather turned into an unofficial little blog series regarding the 3 Day Novel, but several folks on social media and my DMs have asked me about the overall 3 Day novel writing process and what I thought of the manuscript that sprang from those 72 adrenaline infused hours. I gave my initial thoughts back after I finished (within less than an hour of finishing for some friends who wanted to check in on Read more…

I Am Grateful for My Friend’s Boldness and Tenacity

One of the best parts of the Internet has been meeting people who become dear friends and part of one’s chosen family (a true nyali, if you will). And then there are those who are even a little bit closer because you talk every single day. Today I was talking to one of those friends, and, while I am truly grateful for our friendship and for this sort of friendship, I want to focus more Read more…

“Feast of the Mother”: a Mythic Delight and New Release You Must Read

As a general rule, unless I have explicit permission from the authors, I do not discuss books I am alpha or beta reading for. And sometimes that is rather sad because the stories have so much wonderfulness to them and the authors ultimately decide that they are not yet ready to release them, which means I must sit on sharing about the stories for awhile longer. But that is not what has happened today. Or Read more…

I Am Grateful for Captivating Stories and the Artists Who Create Them

Over the years I have been blessed to read and enjoy numerous wonderful stories in different forms. Bad stories affect me rather negatively if I get into an analysis spiral or see how much potential was wasted, but good stories…wow…they give me such a surge of energy and excitement. Especially when the characters are compelling and connect to me on a more personal level. So for today I am especially grateful for all those people Read more…

What To Do When Your Story Is Plagiarized

Copyright may be yours from the moment you write a story, but that won’t keep some people from trying to steal it and pass it off as their own. While professional authors used to dismiss one’s risk of another’s work as being stolen as being the mark of a paranoid and delusional writer, theft of an authors’ works in many arenas is becoming increasingly common. At this point in my career, I’ve dealt with multiple Read more…