Cam and the Realization

By |2018-05-15T08:36:04-05:00May 7th, 2018|Demon Spring|

It was pretty clear to me when writing the first Demon Spring book that Cam would be the stand-out character. She’s got threads of Lizbeth Carter from Razia–the long-suffering best friend who pushes the protagonist to be more than he/she is. But as I got into writing the second Demon […]

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Writing Romance After Loss

By |2017-10-01T14:03:39-05:00April 30th, 2018|Demon Spring|

The Demon Spring trilogy has a few different themes that I had fun playing with. There’s Anya’s abuse-victim-breaking-free storyline. Cam’s push to get her best friend to become more than he is. And Jack’s slow reclamation of the new man he is after his wife’s death. For he and Anya, […]

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Anya’s Motivations: Why She Stayed

By |2017-10-01T14:10:04-05:00April 23rd, 2018|Demon Spring|

When writing a book, I like to take real situations and give them a fantasy twist to explore them. For example, in Empath I used a giant fire-breathing dragon to dive deep into anxiety and mental health. In my new urban fantasy trilogy, Demon Spring, I wanted to write a […]

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Resurgence (Demon Spring, #1) is Released!

By |2018-02-20T08:01:59-06:00February 20th, 2018|Demon Spring|

Happy, happy book birthday to my beautiful baby, Resurgence! The first book in the Demon Spring trilogy is on sale TO-DAY! And…the second book is now available for preorder! Get all the demon-y goodness exclusively for Kindle Unlimited, and also in paperback and hardcover!

Book 1 – Resurgence, Available Now


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About the Character – Bael, King of the Underworld

By |2017-09-29T08:10:41-05:00February 15th, 2018|Demon Spring|

In my forthcoming Urban Fantasy, Demon Spring, the characters are worried that the King of the Underworld will make an appearance. Although “they say that every four years,” there’s reason to be worried if it’s true. Bael is the original athtar demon, or a demon who can manipulate time […]

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Demonology – Athtar

By |2017-09-27T10:58:08-05:00February 13th, 2018|Demon Spring|

In my new urban fantasy trilogy, Demon Spring, I have five very different kinds of demons. Each of them, I wanted to represent an ancient people from around the world. For Bael, the king of the underworld, I wanted to give him truly terrifying powers. And what could be more […]

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How to Market A Book: When It Just Writes Itself

By |2017-10-01T13:47:35-05:00February 12th, 2018|Demon Spring|

One of my favorite parts of being a self-published author is that I get to control my own marketing. Yes, that kind of makes me a unicorn, but whatevs. Once the book is written, I start channeling my creative energy toward all the accoutrements. Bookmarks, swag, t-shirts. Anything and everything […]

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About the Characters: The Division

By |2017-09-28T21:20:12-05:00February 8th, 2018|Demon Spring|

In Demon Spring, The International Coalition for Demon Management (or ICDM) is the governmental body in charge of human-demon interactions. As a former government consultant, I always delight in writing woefully bureaucratic organizations that are full of acronyms and make little sense (see Razia). Because it’s such a large […]

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Demonology – Nox

By |2017-09-27T10:20:46-05:00February 6th, 2018|Demon Spring|

When developing the demonology for my urban fantasy trilogy, Demon Spring, I really wanted to take a global approach. I didn’t want to use the same ol’ creatures from European mythology. However, I also didn’t want to appropriate currently practiced culture or accidentally use something revered by a culture. Cam […]

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Writing Male-Female Friendships

By |2017-10-01T13:45:24-05:00February 5th, 2018|Demon Spring|

My favorite part of the first Demon Spring book has to be the friendship between Cam and Jack. In my mind, I always see them as an adult Harry and Hermione. Two friends who’ve been through the ringer together, and basically share a brain. Writing male-female friendships is so much […]

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