Q&A – What’s Up With The Sequel To TRAVELER?

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Reader Oshani asks:

Can you give me a clue about when we can expect DREAMER [the sequel to TRAVELER]?

And Reader Kaylee asks:

What’s going to happen in DREAMER?? I have to know!!!

Here’s the scoop

As far as I know, DREAMER is breaking in Feb of 2018. That is subject to change, depending on publishing schedules, but tentatively, that’s the date. And as for what’s going to happen – well, I can’t give everything away, but here’s a vague synopsis: Continue reading

Breaking Out The Focus Words – My Writing Strategy For Staying On Track

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I’m hammering away at my next manuscript, and I’ve started using post-it notes as a way to keep myself on track as I’m getting through a scene or a chapter.

You see, I have a bad habit of knowing where I want something to build and then meandering off a bit, which only creates stuff I have to slice later, or rearrange once I’m into my edits. I’ve found that if I pick a word – just one word – it helps me focus.

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Lots Of TRAVELER Stuffage Going On!

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I want to apologize for Tuesday’s post falling off the map – I had a tidbit from TRAVELER posted that WordPress decided to eat for some reason, leaving me only a title and a blank page. It took me four tries to restore it, as it kept eating parts of the post every time I updated. I’m hoping they fix the glitch soon because that was seriously annoying.

Anyway, here’s a few more shoutouts on TRAVELER from last week’s blog tour:

TRAVELER book review at The Avid Reader

TRAVELER book review at BibliobibuliYA

TRAVELER book review at The Page Unbound

Here’s a TRAVELER excerpt courtesy of Captivated Reading

And here’s my interview with Hopeful Reads

I want to say thank you to all of you who read – and review! So far my reviews have been predominately good and for a debut author (in this genre), that’s just gold. It really is.

Tidbit Tuesday: Finn’s Story

In TRAVELER, we meet many versions of Jessa and Finn as we slide in and out of alternate realities. In this scene, Finn is newly arrived at Jessa’s school, and her Creative Writing teacher has set an assignment – make up a story about the new guy.


She puts the marker to the whiteboard and writes Finn’s Story.

“So,” she says. “Finn’s story. Begin!”

I look over at him conspiratorially, wondering just which Finn he’s going to pick to be. He gives me a sly look, and then so I can’t see what he’s doing. I shoot him a mean look in return, and I write. Continue reading

Today, A Story In Honor Of Mr. Rogers’ Birthday

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Today is Mr. Rogers’ birthday, and I do my best every year to make it a day of kindness. I write a check or go online to make a donation to a charity. I let people cut in front of me in traffic. I pick at least ten random people I interact with in a day and tell them how good they look or how good they are at their job or just how much I admire them.

And you know the funny thing? I feel so good after doing all this, I find myself doing a lot more of it the rest of the year, too. Continue reading