Adventures In Middle Grade Fiction

Are you looking for a fun read to keep your preteen busy this winter? And have you ever wondered what actually goes into writing for the 8-12 year old group, known in publishing as ‘middle grade’? I invited author duo Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Haight, the masterminds behind the Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, as... Continue Reading →

Winter 2017 Updates

NIGHT BLADE  has been out a month already! It's amazing (to me) that I'm closing out 2017 with two published novels. HEART BLADE, Blade Hunt Chronicles #1, kicked off the year in February, and has garnered some great reviews.       It's been a terrific year, which included some fun blog and web interviews,... Continue Reading →

Horse Power: a writer’s guide

It's hard to avoid mentioning horses (or ponies, pack mules, etc.) if you write certain genres. These four-legged beauties are everywhere, leading the charge in a martial battle scene, galloping across the page in those sweeping epic fantasies, or slowing to a gentle walk to allow the romantic pair to gaze longingly into each other's eyes.... Continue Reading →

Have Book, Will Read #16

With a brand new book of my own out, over the past few weeks my blog has been full of all sorts of Night Blade related things. But I’ve also done a fair bit of reading of other people’s work, too, so here are a few of my recent favorites... Recent Reads: Mages, Monsters, and... Continue Reading →

Why Kid Lit?

Sometimes I get asked, ‘why write kid lit?’ The short answer is probably ‘why not?’ The long answer is a little more complex... This week I renewed my annual membership to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, an international non-profit organization for authors and illustrators producing work for children and teens. I joined... Continue Reading →

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