Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute

This past week I got to do something I've never done before - attend Winter Institute. If you don't know, Winter Institute is an annual convention attended by indie booksellers where authors, booksellers, and quite a few librarians all mingle, talk books - and hopefully make an impression on one another. This year it was … Continue reading Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute

10 Writer’s Resolutions for 2019 & 10 Things NOT To Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vB-2s1-uLo Regular readers know that it took me ten years to find an agent, and another six months after signing with her to land a book deal. During that time, every New Year's Eve I'd stare down into my drink and resolve that this year I was going to get published. That is not a good resolution. … Continue reading 10 Writer’s Resolutions for 2019 & 10 Things NOT To Do

$1.99 E-Book Deal!

The Female of the Species is $1.99! Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a riveting contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the … Continue reading $1.99 E-Book Deal!

Inspiration & Making the Leap From Fan-Fiction

The newest episode of the podcast is up! Listen below, or scroll for the transcript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0G1r06svI Inspiration is a bear. It’s either falling from the sky, a lightning bolt to the head that brings about a divine delivery of characters, world-building, plot and voice in a single moment. That does happen, but it’s rare. Most … Continue reading Inspiration & Making the Leap From Fan-Fiction

Do You #Nano?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMKPzWK0SFs&lc=z22yvxzpwquzylbtaacdp43230ez1mdm4w4tptzdbmlw03c010c Welcome to November. It’s National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, NaNo for short well… shorter. If you aren’t familiar with NaNo, it’s a writing challenge that takes place over the entire month, the idea being that if you write 1,667 words each day, you’ll have 50,000 by the end of November. Whether that’s … Continue reading Do You #Nano?

15 Water Conservation Tips & What To Read To Save Your Life

The recent climate report is more than a touch alarming, and if you're anything like me, you immediately began thinking about all the horrible ways we can die as a result. Something similar happened in my brain around 2010, which is when I started writing Not A Drop to Drink. Even though it was published … Continue reading 15 Water Conservation Tips & What To Read To Save Your Life