Oct 12

October 12, 2014

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Art Imitating Life

As I start the editing phase of Watermark, I’m noticing a reoccurring theme in my stories. Bullies. This no doubt stems from my own experiences. I was bullied. Mercilessly. There were days I didn’t want to go to school, and then once I got there, I would slink around the halls, trying to be as invisible as possible. It went on for months. It’s about the only thing I remember about eighth grade. Hopefully my characters will handle their bullies…

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Oct 8

October 8, 2014

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Expectations

If I learned anything from my first time around publishing a book, it’s to not have any expectations. Like zero. Because the harsh reality is, the odds of a single self-published book being a financial success are well, let’s just say I have a better chance of winning the lottery, and Alabama doesn’t even have one. I’m not raking in the dough. In fact, since I’ve already gotten the covers for the next two books done, I’m operating in the…

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Sep 27

September 27, 2014

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Poleaxed

I use this word in Waterdreamer and was surprised to find it was an unfamiliar word to a couple of my beta readers. Beta readers are those super nice people that read your book and tell you whether it sucks or not. I’ll give you some context. Like when I walked into the gym Friday and saw this on the board: 1500m row, 150 double unders, 1.5 mile run I, and many others, looked a little poleaxed. And afterwards we all looked…

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Sep 21

September 21, 2014

Waterborn

Covers and Release Day.

Release day, October 16!!! Okay, so I changed my mind three times about the cover for Waterdreamer, but this is it. For real this time.   Caris Harper. A young woman fighting for control. Noah Jacobs. The boy who makes her want to lose it. Caris is determined not to let a little thing like discovering she’s another species of human ruin her senior year of high school. But her quest for ordinary is thwarted by an out-of-control power too…

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Sep 9

September 9, 2014

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Rant on Rent

I’ve been loving the Starz adaption of the book Outlander these last few weeks, watching each episode multiple times. The last one was entitled Rent. It struck a nerve with me, and not in a good way.  This show is based on my favorite book ever. I’ve read it no less than ten times. I can quote it about as well as my son can quote Lord of the Rings. Which is to say word for word. “But it wasn’t in the…

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