[Posted this on Facebook this week, but wanted to widen its reach.]
I, like many people, have been disturbed by the political happenings of the last week. If you are happy with the way things are going, yay! But this post is not for you.
I have also been disturbed by a sentiment I have seen floating around the Internet that the vote is over, so we all have to suck it up and deal with it. This is not true. In America, we don’t vote in a dictator. Our political system is designe
Today I am happy to announce that A Million Shadows, sequel to A Thousand Faces is finally available on Kindle and in print.
A lot of people have been waiting for a sequel. This is the number one writing question I’ve been asked over the last year. A Thousand Faces is the first in a trilogy, and I actually had the first drafts of all three books written before publishing the first.
So why did it take over a year to get this one out? Was I sitting on it and resting on my laurel
I don’t want to talk about politics. But I do find myself wondering what I can do to speak out against the acceptance and minimizing of sexual assault and misogyny. This is what I can think of to do: I’ve made my book, Everything’s Fine, free for the next five days.
I’d love it if you’d read it. I’d love it if you’d share the link around. This is all I can do with my one small voice. It doesn’t feel like enough, but it feels better than doing nothi
[This post is part of an ongoing series of how I get work done with kids at home. As always, a disclaimer: I'm not sure anything I say will be useful to you unless you are me, and have my particular kids and circumstances. But before I had children everyone told me I'd never have time to write, and this is my message of hope: for me, anyway, it's not true. Not even a little bit.]
When I had my first child, I had to do edits on my first published novel in the first fe
Today is the release day of DUSKFALL–debut novel of the awesome Christopher Husberg. This is one of my favorite epic fantasy novels ever. I love the genre, but I put down far more of the books than I finish, because of the epic fantasy tendency toward slow pacing and bloated description. DUSKFALL is a novel that moves, the characters are compelling, and the world is awesome and well-drawn. Seriously, you should read it right now. But in case you need more convincing, he
It’s been a while since I did one of these, but this post is part of an ongoing series of how I get writing done at home with a child. Insert standard disclaimer about how this probably only works if you are me and have my child, but before I had kids I was told I couldn’t write with little children and would never get anything done. This is my way of sending a more hopeful message out: if you’re me, it’s possible, so maybe it will also be possible for you.
When my daughte
While I was really looking forward to publishing BOYLESS, I dreaded the process of approving a cover. The beauty of this cover (and all my covers) is due to the wonderful work of my cover designer Melody Fender. But usually when we begin work I send Melody not only the book, but also a lightbox full of stock photos I’ve collected as a jumping off point, and a description of any ideas I have. Often (very often) we go in a totally different direction, but at least it gives us
Today I am excited to finally announce the release of my contemporary young adult romance novel, BOYLESS!
I’ll have more to say in the coming days about the cover, but today I just want to share it with you, in all its glory:
BOYLESS is available today on Kindle and in paperback from Amazon.
What’s it about? Here’s the back cover copy:
Nothing was going to ruin Bryn’s boyless summer. She was all set to have a fantastic experience working at all-girl Camp
I have been so happy to have SKIPPED back out in the world again. This was the book that made me a published author, so it will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks to everyone who’s read and shared it. The listing with the new title and cover doesn’t have any reviews yet on Amazon, so if you’ve read the book and feel inclined, I’d love it if you’d pop over and leave one.
If you’re new to the book–and it’s been a while!–I thought I’d re-share some of
Last weekend I was talking to a friend of mine who had just gotten some devastating news regarding one of her novels. We talked at length about how she should respond to this news, but as the conversation went on, it became clear that there were two problems at hand. The first was what she should do professionally to solve the problem with her book. And the second was, how could she continue in this business when every time hard news arrives, every time a book is finished on sub without selli