Crafting The Future of Storytelling: How I Fell in Love With Live Beta Readers

Hey everyone! I know, I know, it’s been a minute since I posted, but that’s because I’ve been writing up a storm–thanks to these amazing live beta readers! I decided to give this new technique of live readers a try with my latest fantasy book, “A Song of Snow and Shadows,” and it’s totally changed […]

The Adrift World… What comes next?

After finishing the final chapter of ‘The Adrift Series,’ a journey that has been as unpredictable as it has been fulfilling, I find myself both nostalgic and excited. This series, a labor of love, has been a significant part of my life, and I’m deeply grateful to all of you who’ve joined me in this […]

So, you read the entire Adrift Series. But, what was it really about?

Ah, the holidays… that special time of year when I’m attending more and more get-togethers and meeting new people. The minute they discover I’m an author, that good ole’ question about the series always rears its head, “What’s it about?” A million-plus words in this five-book series, and Aunt Marleen isn’t really looking for a […]

Crafting Spaces: An Author’s Ode to Her Craftsman

Today’s post wanders from the beaten path of my usual musings to a place brimming with appreciation and tenderness. It’s a space where I want to pause and honor my husband, the unsung hero behind the scenes of every story I write. In the throes of a writing slump you’re all quite familiar with, I […]

Depression and ADHD: An Author’s Battle with Silent Saboteurs

There are days when I find myself staring blankly at the blinking cursor on my computer screen. It’s almost as if that tiny, ever-persistent line is mocking me, challenging my very identity as an author. Those are the days when the ghosts of depression and ADHD rear their heads, obscuring the landscape of my creativity […]

What’s in store for Book 5 of the Adrift Series: The Stars that Call us Home

In this latest installment (set to be released September 30th, 2023), our beloved characters find themselves scattered across the 18th century, each facing unique challenges that will test their resolve and convictions. One group embarks on a daring expedition through colonial America, driven by the quest to locate the elusive George Bennet. Another group grapples […]

Supporting Self-Published Authors: The Power of Your Reviews

Have you ever come across a book that failed to resonate with you? It’s a common occurrence for readers, but have you ever considered the impact your review could have on the author, especially if they are self-published and relatively unknown? Yesterday, in a moment of vulnerability, I succumbed to the need for validation and […]

Embracing the Chaos: Confessions of an ADHD Author

Ah, the joys of ADHD. One minute you’re churning out the most creative piece of work you’ve ever laid your hands on, and the next, you’re knee-deep in a Google rabbit hole, researching who holds the world record for holding their breath underwater. It’s like my brain has a built-in autopilot that’s constantly pulling pranks […]

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