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2019 Publications and Award Eligibility

The Nebula ballots are open for nominations, and as The City of Veils was awarded the Florida Author Project YA Book of the Year, I’m gonna shoot my shot.

Of course, the biggest highlight of the year was said book. I’m happy to send a review copy for any interested […]

By |2019-11-16T08:21:17-06:00November 16th, 2019|Rambles|0 Comments

How The Veil Came to Be – Writing a Book In a Month

With The City of Veils releasing next week, I thought it might be fun to revisit how this series came to be, and how much fun (or lack there of) I had writing it.

City of Veils – I blinked and there was Book

When I get inspired for a brand […]

By |2019-04-07T17:35:32-06:00April 8th, 2019|Princess Vigilante|Comments Off on How The Veil Came to Be – Writing a Book In a Month

Fantasy Technology – The Gadgets of The Veil

When I pitch The City of Veils, I tell people it’s basically a YA-Fantasy-meets-Batman. To that end, I wanted to make sure that Brynna didn’t just talk about being a vigilante, girlfriend got out there and beat up some bad guys. The problem, of course, is that Bruce Wayne has […]

By |2019-04-02T08:52:59-06:00April 1st, 2019|Princess Vigilante|Comments Off on Fantasy Technology – The Gadgets of The Veil

About Felix – Meet the Characters

Howdy everybody! With The City of Veils arriving next month, I thought it might be fun to write a little bit about some of the main characters in the book. Last week, I talked about Brynna, so today, I thought I’d put the character spotlight on one, Felix Llobrega.

About the […]

By |2019-03-22T14:43:56-06:00March 28th, 2019|Princess Vigilante|Comments Off on About Felix – Meet the Characters

The Economics of Forcadel – World building in Fantasy

When I do world building in my fantasy books, I explore it from the point of view of my characters and flesh it out as I go. Around the second draft is really where I nail down what’s possible, impossible, and how things impact one another (and more importantly, how […]

By |2019-01-21T15:24:49-06:00March 25th, 2019|Princess Vigilante|Comments Off on The Economics of Forcadel – World building in Fantasy

About Brynna – Meet the Characters

Howdy everybody! With The City of Veils coming out next month, I thought it might be fun to introduce some of the characters. Today, Princess Brynna-Larissa Archer Rhodes Lonsdale is on the hot seat. Keep reading to find out why this newest Sush heroine fits right in with the […]

By |2019-03-14T10:03:51-06:00March 21st, 2019|Princess Vigilante|Comments Off on About Brynna – Meet the Characters

Allies, Enemies, and In-Between – Political World Building in Fantasy Novels

Recent years not withstanding, I adore politics. The ancient art of compromise, negotiation, and while no one gets what they want always, at least there’s a solution that everyone can live with. Therefore, it’s probably no surprise that all my fantasy novels are heavy into the political world building. In […]

By |2019-01-29T10:37:57-06:00March 18th, 2019|Princess Vigilante|Comments Off on Allies, Enemies, and In-Between – Political World Building in Fantasy Novels

Things I’ve Learned As an Author

I’m coming up on my fifth year as a published author. Although it seems like yesterday I began this crazy journey, I know that I’ve grown creatively and professionally. I thought I’d take a blog post to write about all the things I’ve learned as an author. If you have […]

By |2019-01-16T13:49:47-06:00March 11th, 2019|Writing Woes|Comments Off on Things I’ve Learned As an Author

When It Just Happens: Write A Book in a Month

In general, I’m not a person who can just write a book in a month. It usually takes me upwards of 3 months to have a book ready for beta readers. However, last April, I experienced a magnificent unicorn-like moment: I wrote 76,000 words in 30 days.

How’d I do it? […]

By |2019-03-02T10:29:36-06:00March 4th, 2019|Writing Woes|Comments Off on When It Just Happens: Write A Book in a Month

Preorder Alert: The City of Veils

Y’all!┬áThe City of Veils is now available for preorder across ALL stores! This is the first book in my epic new young adult fantasy series about a princess vigilante, and trust me when I say, you DEFINITELY want to be one of the first folks to get your hands on […]

By |2019-01-16T08:07:56-06:00January 18th, 2019|Rambles|Comments Off on Preorder Alert: The City of Veils
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