Night Blade: cover and sneak peek

I'm so excited to finally share the cover for NIGHT BLADE, book 2 in the Blade Hunt Chronicles! This lovely bit of prettiness was designed by the talented Tom Edwards. Check out the cover below, as well as the book blurb and a sneak peek from chapter 1… I have more goodies up my sleeve to... Continue Reading →

Summer 2017 Updates

Summer is here, bringing all the joys and challenges of kids on school vacation. It’s a lot harder to get writing-related things done when my not-so-little ones are around, but by mixing up the carrots (“we can go to the beach tomorrow if you let me work today”) and the sticks (“HALP! Leave me alone... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Sunday: Back Cover Blurbs

*This blog post is a follow-up to Book Cover Sunday: Fantasy Cover Art and Book Cover Sunday: SFF Book Spines.* The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a blurb as, “a short publicity notice, as on a book jacket.” Wikipedia tells us that the term ‘blurb’ dates from the very early 1900s, and refers to “a short promotional... Continue Reading →

December Updates

The end (of the year) is nigh! Cue much panicked screaming and Kermit flailing as I rush around trying to finish all the stuff (ALL THE STUFFS!) that I should have finished oh...about a month ago. Procrastination, thy name is DVR queue. I’ve actually been keeping pretty busy, even taking into account distractions like the... Continue Reading →

October Updates

  Hello October, you lovely thing. Plenty of the good and the busy going on over here in my autumn-colored neck of the woods. My Heart Blade edits are pretty much done! I have the wonderful experts at Laurel City Sword looking over my fight scenes at the moment, but apart from that...the manuscript is... Continue Reading →

August Updates

August tiptoed in yesterday all ninja-like and sneaky. July went by so fast it was a blink-and-miss it month. Probably because I spent most of it buried in my laptop. So, what's new on the writing front? Plenty! I received my edit notes for Heart Blade and I'm deep into rewrites. Revisions are hard work, and... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Sunday: SFF Book Spines

*WARNING! PICTURE-HEAVY BLOG POST!* (A follow-up to Book Cover Sunday: Fantasy Cover Art) This week I got an urge to browse my local Barnes and Noble, and what better than use a blog post as an excuse? As I wandered up and down the science fiction and fantasy aisle, it struck me that we – writers... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Sunday: Fantasy Cover Art

I was browsing my to-read pile and ended up going for the new Kristell Ink anthology Fight Like a Girl, in part for the glorious cover. That got me thinking about cover art. Now, I’m not hugely influenced by book covers. I tend to go by synopsis and sample pages rather than looks. But I... Continue Reading →

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