Writing Three Books Post-Mortem: Changing Names, Adding Scenes

By |2017-10-01T15:06:31-05:00July 30th, 2018|Demon Spring|

Last year, I had a hell of a fun time writing all three books in the Demon Spring trilogy. It was an interesting premise for me: Write all three books before the first one was even published. Even this blog post, going live in July 2018, was written way back […]

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Origins of Demons: Digging Deep in Worldbuilding

By |2017-10-01T15:05:31-05:00July 23rd, 2018|Demon Spring|

In the first two books of the Demon Spring trilogy, we spend a lot of time in the human world. The presence of demons is mentioned, but the how and the why aren’t really detailed. In the final book, I really got a chance to go deeper into demon mythology […]

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Femme Fatales – Writing a Female Friendships

By |2017-10-01T15:04:32-05:00July 16th, 2018|Demon Spring|

As the plot for Demon Spring was coming together, the third book became very clearly a story featuring two ornery women on a common goal. Having done something similar for Alliances, the second Razia book, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into writing another book about female friendships. And […]

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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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Writing 3 Books At Once

By |2018-01-29T05:30:41-06:00January 29th, 2018|Demon Spring|

Way back in March 2017, I was faced with a choice. I’d just finished the first Demon Spring book and it was off to my beta readers. I had to decide if I was going to go forward with that or return to the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles. Having gone back […]

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Myths and Worldbuilding

By |2017-10-05T07:14:52-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Demon Spring|

One of the fun things about Urban Fantasy is that you get to blend the real world with the mythological one. For my forthcoming UF trilogy, Demon Spring, I really wanted to craft a magical system that was global in nature. At the same time, I wanted to be extremely careful not […]

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Urban Fantasy Love

By |2017-10-01T13:47:06-05:00January 15th, 2018|Demon Spring|

I adore Urban Fantasy Novels. It’s my cotton candy. It’s the fantasy I read when I just want to lose myself in something fun and frisky. So it comes as no surprise that eventually, I’d write an urban fantasy. (Spoiler: It’s called #DemonSpring and the first book is coming out […]

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Writing Realistic Romance

By |2016-12-16T13:27:07-06:00February 6th, 2017|Madion War|

Romance is far and away one of the biggest selling genres, but for me personally, it’s not my favorite. Imagine my surprise when I realized I’d written a romance trilogy in The Island. Not romance as a sub-plot, but an actual romance as the main story.

For me, alpha males and weepy damsels-in-distress […]

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