I saw it on her face in those last moments . . .

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She was afraid.

Even though her own death was a sure thing, unalterable, she was afraid.

For who?


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Topic: “Fear”

From: WIP

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What Kind Of Crazy Person Does NaNoWriMo? This Kind!

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I know, I know. I’m already a published author. Why NaNo?

Plenty of published authors do, actually. It’s a great way to stretch your writer brain and the camaraderie is amazing. And there’s this Chick-Lit project I’ve been pushing off for over a year now. This is the perfect opportunity to get a chunk of (or all of) that out of the way.

So yes, I’m doing the NaNo thang. And here’s my title (and since it’ll be Chick-Lit, it’s under the non-YA moniker this time):

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One Of My Favorite Quotes About Writing

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“Three things are in your head: First, everything you have experienced from the day of your birth until right now. Every single second, every single hour, every single day. Then, how you reacted to those events in the minute of their happening, whether they were disastrous or joyful. Those are two things you have in your mind to give you material. Then, separate from the living experiences are all the art experiences you’ve had, the things you’ve learned from other writers, artists, poets, film directors, and composers. So all of this is in your mind as a fabulous mulch and you have to bring it out.”

~ Ray Bradbury, from Zen and the Art of Writing

When Irish Ears Are Smiling

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Welcome to my life. I am researching and writing my next book, which is based on the gods of ancient Ireland – the Tuatha Dé Danann, to be specific – and name pronunciation is really making my head swim. Not to mention, many of the names of these gods have gone through several iterations, and can be spelled a half-dozen different ways, depending on when in time they were written about, or where in Ireland you find the narrator of the story. Continue reading

Happy Book Deal Anniversary To Me!

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Two years ago today, at 4:30 in the afternoon, my life completely changed. I was a single mom with two kids, barely any money in my bank account, and a dream in book form. The phone rang, Swoon Reads offered me a two book deal, and I became a genuine, bona-fide mainstream YA author.

It still feels surreal, even now that the first book has been out for five months, and book two hits the shelves in the spring. Even now that I’m working on a third book unrelated to the first series.  Continue reading