It surprises some people that know me personally that I write such dark, gritty, violent fiction. Because generally speaking, I’m a very upbeat, positive, nonviolent person. And I must admit, I have from time to time wondered what it is to draws me to this writing style. Healing Through Creativity A big part of it … Read more
Congrats to Denise Todd! I did a random drawing from my devoted mailing list and Denise Todd of Phoenix, Arizona, is the winner of a brand new Kindle Fire. Congrats, Denise! Halfway to Giving Away Another Kindle I have another one to give away, but here’s the catch: I’m not giving it away until IRON … Read more
People have asked if Shea Stevens, the main character in Iron Goddess, is based on me. The answer is, sort of. I’m certainly no mechanic. I didn’t grow up as the daughter of an outlaw biker. And I treat my wife a lot better than Shea treats her girlfriend. But we do both love riding. … Read more
Recently, I was asked by Barbara Winkes of Word Affair to talk in depth about writing Iron Goddess, and specifically about my main character Shea Stevens.
Every year offers its ups and downs. Some years are certainly better than others. But 2016 will be a banner year for me for three very big reasons. 1. I Turn 50 Years Young Yes, this November I will hit the half-century mark. And I’m not sad about it. Sure, my body hurts in places … Read more
Eight years ago, I participated in Nanowrimo. Now I have a two-book offer from Random House. This is the story of my journey.
I am overwhelmed by the numbers of people subscribing to my mailing list. You folks are fantastic! I love you all! To show my gratitude, I am working on some free content available ONLY to subscribers of my mailing list, including free stories and other great stuff.
The pacing in your story is critical. Info dumping can bring it to a screeching halt. Here’s how to balance pacing with information.