Breaking news! The tentative release date for Winds of Amicita is October 24th, 2022! Stay tuned for the cover reveal...
I interview author, Robert Kono, and we talk about his novel Westward Lies the Sun, featuring a protagonist who undergone significant trauma in his life and then undergoes a spiritual journey about the existence of a higher power.
Winds of Amicita, my next novel, will finally become a reality in Summer 2022, and other news.
Mid-year update. Wanna see what I've been up to?
Kerri Davidson is back! Check out the second installment of her interview--this time about her graphic novels featuring Henny, a drunk and rude AF chicken.
We interview M.J. Kuhn, debut author of "Among Thieves". I mean look at this:
"Electrifying....a fast-paced mystery....Fantasy fans won't want to miss this." --Publishers Weekly
Check out the first installment (of TWO) of my author interview with the fabulous Kerri Davidson!
Writers are a resilient group. Check out my poll and article about the writing experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-Apocalypse novel up your alley? Feeling brave during 2020? My review for a new author's debut novel with a WICKED strong (and frightening) female lead, "Rivers, Weak Men, and Wolves."
Review of: "Red Moon (Arcana of the Crimson Era Book 1)"
Award-Winning YA Fantasy Author:
I won the quarterly Writing Prompt contest at Literative! Check it out (along with the other amazing pieces!)
Author interview with debut novelist Joyita Basak!
Author Interview with "Creativity Brewing"'s Kevin Barrick
Book review! "The Mountain" - in the Antridi series explores a whole new world!
Stay tuned.. We have a NEW ANTHOLOGY TO INTRODUCE to YOU!
BOOK REVIEW! "Creativity Brewing" a compilation of flash fiction.
Celebrate Earth Day with Emissary! A new book release by E.B. Brooks!
April is Indie Author month! See what I'm reading, what I published, and what I'm working on!
FREE RAFFLE TO HELP PASS THE TIME DURING OUR SAFE PRACTICES DURING COVID-19.
Creative non-fiction author interview with Tim Starnes!
Need a back to school read? I got the PERFECT blend of clean romance and fantasy with an author interview with Ava Quill and her new novel, "Love is a Wistful Song".
"Fractured Ever After" release date info!
(My sad catch up post...)
Just-Us Anthology Blog Tour Stop #2: Interview with author, Matt Dewar and his fractured fairy tale version of Snow White!
"The Arrangement"- a review of my blind date with a book!
Is there such thing as "writer's hangover"?
Author Lynden Wade revamps her blog, and I get interviewed! Yeahhhh!!! :)
Love a fairy tale retelling? Love a darker spin on things? Check out my contribution to the"Broken Glass" Release Blitz!
Science Fiction Novella Review on "Trouble In Peaceful Haven"
I'm incredibly grateful for THIS NEW READ!!! (Calling all Fae lovers!!!)
My version of a NaNoWriMo survival guide!
JUST US LEAGUE ANTHOLOGY #6 BLOG TOUR. Interview with author Heather Hayden.
Theme: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
"Autumn Eternal" - A Middle grade fantasy book review
"The Witch's Touch"- A paranormal/urban fantasy short story review!
Support Local: Critically Clean is back! Love bath/body stuff? Love to support local? Love environmentally friendly businesses?
The 7 Stages of Grief (in Writing).
Let's explore what we writers actually go through.... ;) Read this if you need a laugh!
Today is RELEASE DAY for the Shadow Warrior!
But no need to blog just for that, so instead, I wrote a brief review of "milk and honey" by Rupi Kaur. A review of poetry for those that don't read poetry...
A blast from the past: I'm sharing a poem I'd written back in 2012 when I was way more in tune with my emo/artsy side. :)
Shoot, it's been over a month since my last post? :x
ANYWAY- celebrating the arrival of "The Shadow Warrior" with a promotion unlike any other!
"The Aeonians" won 2nd place in the Sci-Fi-Fic/Fantasy category of the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! "The Shadow Warrior" cover reveal is here! Release date: 09/10/2018
A check list of important updates for readers and writers!
"Dream Frequency" - a YA fantasy book review! This is the conclusion to a duology I've been following. Check it out!
(1) I attended my 1st 2018 live event: Walpole Day. Let's say it was... a "smashing success." More importantly, I met some wonderful people who are just as passionate about writing.
(2) Literative is a reader and writer website. They host monthly and quarterly writing prompt (flash fiction-y) contests.
I won this past quarter's Writing Prompt contest! Check it out! And thank you, Literative!
Authors Supporting... Artisans! #11. Special Edition: Maker of Soaps that Keep You Clean on Your Quest!
Learn about the product OR learn tips about starting your small business/product!
Authors Supporting Authors #10: Probably one of the most quotable folks I've had on this blog. A must read. Eric Stockwell stops by. Author of dark fantasy, "The Truthseeker".
The 2018 Liebster Award: I was nominated. Here are my answers and those I nominated. It's a lovely award that brings awareness to other blogs.
Depression and the creative mind. My thoughts on how these things intertwine, and how writing can help one cope with depression or simply a depressive episode.
Fantasy Book Review: "The Dragon Dreamer". Dragons in the sky and creatures in the deep! Check out this worthy read!
Book Review: YA Paranormal Fantasy. Twists and turns abound in this novel + BONUS content with Q&A with the author.
Authors Supporting Authors #9, Just-Us-League edition!
Heather Hayden is interviewed about her story in the latest anthology: "Of Legend and Lore".
My FIRST experience as a guest speaker! I take you through what happened, how I felt, and provide some tips when you're asked to speak to a crowd!
"Of Legend and Lore" kicks off on National Tell a Fairy Tale day!
Authors Supporting Authors #8 with S.J. Lomas! Aka. Author of "Dream Girl", the book I just reviewed! Get to know this amazing writer!
Book Review: YA FANTASY. I review "Dream Girl" by S.J. Lomas. It's one of the top novels I've reviewed on my blog thus far, so I highly recommend you check this out. ALSO, I interview the author and will post it in another episode of "Authors Supporting Authors" TOMORROW!
Just-Us-League does it again! Volume 4 will be released this month, and I'm interviewing one of the eleven authors in our blog tour, Kelsie Engen!
Book Review: YA FANTASY. I review "Land of Strength and Sorrow" by Cassandra Fear, a novel I briefly touched on before. Check it out and see if it's the book for you!
Book review: YA FICTION. I review 23:27 by: H.L. Roberts, a novel I touched upon before. After reading it to completions, I'm here to share my thoughts!
Book review: HISTORICAL FICTION, let's time travel, baby. I'm reviewing "The Only Gold" by Ethan D. Luke.
WICKED MAJOR CHANGES TO THIS SITE!
Update #5: In addition to the blog, I've organized content to readers and writers alike. More importantly, I have opened a formal author interview request. If you or know someone that's an up and coming writer and would like help with exposure, please fill out this form!!!
PLUS: Top 5 Mistakes Authors Make Upon Book Launch
"The Aeonians" first blog book review by Heather Hayden, talented author of "Augment"!
Double header: Another Authors Supporting Authors! #8 to keep track. If you like horror, check out CJ Wright. I interviewed him on his short story collection, and if you like his work, he ALSO publishes novels.
Authors Supporting Authors #7: A gripping YA novel, 23:27. AND if you stick around, I'll post an excerpt later!
SO MANY PEOPLE CRAP ON NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. But why?
You can turn it into a powerful tool...especially if you always wanted to write that novel of yours.....
Authors Supporting Authors #6! Here we go! Let's meet these hilariously amazing co-authors of "Your Side of Midnight". The title alone is thrilling!
Groundwork!'s New Bedford Children's Bookfestival: What I learned at my first event as a published author.
Authors Supporting Authors #5. A middle-grade trilogy with fairies, strong female roles, and a friendly reminder to love our planet! Let's meet Johnathan Fontenot!
Authors Supporting Authors #4: Special Edition....Starring an J. Piro! Meet this amazing watercolor-loving ARTIST with a cause!
An EPIC Authors Supporting Authors! This is my 3rd one and I am wicked excited about this episode!
Update #4. The holidays are here! (and so is pneumonia)
My "Authors Supporting Authors" continues! Remember Ben DeValve and "The Door That Came To Dinner"? Yup. THAT awesome guy. He's has new novels out. Check em out. Remember, SUPPORT INDEPENDENT AUTHORS!
"The Aeonians" release day! Thank yous and Kindle promo!
My first ever "Authors Supporting Authors" with Diane Rapp. It is important that the writing community supports one another! Check her out!
Updates #3. A new tab, "The Aeonians" countdown, and other news.
Things that Inspire #1: I review my experience at the Evolve tour (Imagine Dragons).
JLA has published their third anthology! Centered around "horror", it's sure to be a Halloween home run!
Yeah, October is almost at its halfway mark, but let's have some fun with #inktober! Get to know the creatures of "The Aeonians" through crappy sketches! :D
"The Aeonians" Blog tour has finally kicked off! One interview a week. Can you keep up?
Also, happy Fall! Uploaded some pics from NH in the "Ideas" section.
The highly anticipated blog tour dates for "The Aeonians" are released!
Author Event: An Hour with New York Times Best Selling Author, Kristin Cashore!
"Whispers in the Shadows" cover reveal! The latest Just-Us-League production! Out 10/13/17!
Some important updates. It won't take long, promise! ;)
The Sunshine Blogger Award.
My author profile is up and running on my publisher's website! Check it out to also get a sneak-peek of the first two chapters of The Aeonians!
My first novel, "The Aeonians", published by Silver Leaf Books, is available for pre-order on Amazon! Also, available on Kindle!
Tonight, I'm unmasking the Just-Us-League! Get to know the unstoppable international band of authors who share a passion for writing!
Publishing your book is just the beginning of your journey as an author. Next stop: Promoting your story! Ever wanted some down-to-earth advice from someone that's been there? Three authors share their experience!
As a fan of fantasy, it should be no surprise that I am a fan of the Legend of Zelda franchise. Now that Breath of the Wild is out, check out my LoZ 3D console game rankings! I'd love to hear yours!
The second volume of the JL Anthology is out! In this book, delve into the world of new superheroes and villains!
J.E. is hard at work with the Just-Us-League for an upcoming release!
What does it actually take to be a writer?
A "Pantser" with OCD?
Author Spotlight: Elise Edmonds
Get to know Dante Roril! One of many characters in The Aeonians.
Some "clean-up" updates for ya'll.
It's the end of the month, and it's time for an "Author Spotlight". Meet Ben DeValve, author of short story "The Door That Came To Dinner".
I provide information about the protagonist's weapon of choice in The Aeonians, the deadly sai.
Get to know Isabel Deran! The first of many characters in The Aeonians.
What makes bad guys/girls so appealing? Have you ever rooted for the antagonist? I struggled with this concept while writing my latest novel!
Do authors grow with their characters? I sure did. Even before publication!
Happy (belated) New Year! So what have I been up to besides holing up at home underneath multiple blankets? Check out my latest post!
AHHH! I've been tagged! Check out the "Naughty List Writing Tag" blog post to find out the juicy details on how my characters are behaving this holiday season!
"From the Stories of Old" has been published! Order NOW-- it will make an excellent Christmas/holiday gift!
Click the button below for the links to Amazon... and for a sneak peak at what's coming up NEXT!
"From the Stories of Old" is available for pre-order on Amazon! Links below. Order yours NOW!!!!
Want a sneak peak of "From the Stories of Old"? I'm here to reveal the cover of the highly anticipated anthology.
1- I've been tinkering around to improve this site. I noticed it looks better on some browsers than others. If you have any issues viewing anything, please go to the "ABOUT" tab and contact me. I need to know so I can improve my site and make it the best it can be.
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My next post will be next week so- Happy Thanksgiving!!!
I've been interviewed for my piece in an up and coming anthology!
"The Guardian's Secret" / 2016
Coming soon: "The Guardian's Secret" will be featured in an anthology of fairy tale "remixes" titled From the Stories of Old.
It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop.” -Confucious