Is 2020 over yet? What a year! So much time, and yet no time at all. I feel like I've misplaced 6 months of my life and I've spent the last 4 trying to find them. But as 2020 approaches its highly anticipated end, I look forward to more normal features of life returning. And … Continue reading Time to kick it up a notch- 2020 updates
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V508q7uzUNo&fbclid=IwAR2mn9ZCl7TcMKvq_I1GCqFPAajShnXnrCzm33UzORiOVUv1jszVJwXpEB4 Have you ever wondered what foundational beliefs drive your favorite creators? Last Thursday evening I joined the Fantasy Fiends for a discussion on the core. We looked at authors' core beliefs and how those affect the way they write and the worlds they build. Notable mentions included classics like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, … Continue reading What’s your core? A discussion with the Fantasy Fiends
How does an author's core beliefs shape their fantasy worlds? Don't miss tonight's Fantasy Fiends podcast, where I'll be joining authors Andy Peloquin and Stevie Collier to talk fantasy fiction and the authors behind our favorite works- starting tonight at 8:30 PM EST! And as a thank you for listening, enjoy a free copy of … Continue reading A free sci-fi short read and podcast guest appearance
As summer begins, a bit of normalcy returns here to my home in southeastern PA. We've just emerged from the state's mandated stay-at-home order into what is called the "yellow" phase. As our COVID-19 cases start to drop off, we're back to the office, back to church, and back to limited, cautious time with other … Continue reading Into Yellow and Onto Summer- Writing Updates
I hope this post finds all of you well and safe at home during this strange and unsettling time. Where I am located, we are shut down and sheltering in place. From just a few weeks ago from when the first case of COVID-19 showed up, the number of infections has increased rapidly, so … Continue reading Quarantine, drafts, and homeschooling
Did I say Summer Challenge? Yes, I know it's November. Yes, this update is long overdue. I have lots of excuses. Better late than never, right? Before my recap, a few thoughts about this challenge. For one thing, I really enjoyed it. I was introduced to a lot of new authors and their unique worlds. I … Continue reading IFA Summer Reading Challenge Round up
That's right, The Canaan Project, a speculative/sci fi novelette is FREE today! Here's the summary: A crucial mission. A plan. A remnant preserved. Captain Margot Lisieux left Earth hoping to find a new home. She found a terrible plot instead, threatening The Canaan Project's very survival. Strung between death and life, Captain Lisieux must face … Continue reading The Canaan Project FREE on Amazon today!
Wow, it's been a busy weekend! I was interviewed by accomplished author and blogger J. Scott Coatsworth about writing, life, and my latest novel, Mouse. You can win a free copy of the ebook and learn a little bit about me by heading over to his blog now- check it out here. On the publishing … Continue reading What’s new? Author spotlight, ebook giveaway, and more!
Crisp weather, turning leaves, and pumpkin spice are once again upon us here in eastern PA, which means summer went by entirely too fast for my liking. Despite my best efforts, I did not finish drafting Fox, the next installment of The Elmnas Chronicles, by summer's end. That's the bad news. The good news? I've … Continue reading New Speculative Sci Fi- The Canaan Project
Between reading, writing, and living, it's been a phenomenally busy summer! I'm still working on that IFA Summer Challenge (with some recommendations coming your way in a post later this week) and working steadily through Fox (up to about 45k now, and still going!) But first- CHARACTER ART! The amazing Danae Keener did character cards for … Continue reading Character Art for The Elmnas Chronicles!