I can’t believe we’re already at the end of the first quarter of 2019! And what a busy quarter it’s been.Read More
Set in the distant past of the same universe as Dragon Ascending, Out of the Fire is the story of a forbidden love between the fire fae princess and the prince of the water fae—and the crippled mortal boy who stands between.
Out of the Fire, will be published in Of Fae and Fate, a forgotten fairy tale anthology from Immortal Works scheduled to come out October 22, 2019!
I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Dragon Ascending has been nominated for the 2018 Whitney Awards!
For a list of nominees, click here.
For more information about the Whitney Awards, click here.
And a big THANK YOU to those of you readers who nominated Dragon Ascending. Your support means everything to me.Read More
What a ride it’s been since my last update! I fully intended to post in December, but too much urgent stuff piled up and posting took a slide down the priority pile. I’m here now, though!
I thought I’d start with a quick summary of the past quarter so you can see what I’ve been up to:Read More
Yesterday I had a fun conversation about Dragon Ascending with Daniel Swenson of the Dungeon Crawlers Radio podcast. And since Daniel is an editing ninja, it’s already live on the internets for your listening pleasure. And just in time for Halloween, too!
Happy Halloween, dear friends.
And happy listening.Read More
I was so pleased with how it all went! We had a standing room only crowd (which I so totally did not expect—I love you guys). And The King’s English sold all but six of the copies of the book they brought (which I have signed, so if you hurry you might still be able to get a signed copy through them).Read More
September is upon us, and it’s time for another update.Read More
I'm pleased to announce that Immortal Works has scheduled a launch part and book signing event to celebrate the release of Dragon Ascending. The event will be held October 12 at 7:00 P.M. at the Provo Library in Provo, Utah. I hope to see you there!
Check it out, everybody! I'm officially an author on Goodreads now. (You know you're big stuff when you show up on Goodreads, right?)
Now all I need is some followers. Here is a handy dandy link you can click to go right to my page and follow me. :)
It’s time for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
Click through to see the book cover for Dragon Ascending! [Drumroll please . . . ]Read More
It's the end of June and time for another update!
Spring has brought the end of the cold and flu season at my house (phew!), the end of the school year, and the beginning of a busy summer. For me, summer is the season to get things done!Read More
I want to give an official warm welcome to this completely awesome person. Talei has been a support from the beginning of my writing journey as a friend and an enthusiastic reader. When I needed encouragement, she was there. When I needed a second opinion, she was there. When I needed a kick in the proverbial pants, she was there. And now that I need a little help, Talei is stepping up to the plate and coming out of the shadows to take charge of the new Guildhall over on Facebook. She shall henceforth be known as the Guild Mistress. And she has my permission to oust you if you misbehave.
To celebrate my book deal with Immortal Works, I have launched some brand new services for my fan community.Read More
Whew! Well, the past few months have been a crazy ride, folks, but exciting things are peeking over the horizon as we speak.Read More
August has been an exciting month. September promises to be another.Read More
Currently Working On:
- Web site redesign
- Brainstorming a new book project (I'm excited about this one, but it's still too early in the process to reveal much.)
Currently Waiting On:
Vanir Dragon Series
- The manuscript for Dragon Ascending is out on submission. Several publishers have requested full manuscripts for review. We're still waiting to hear back from some of them. At present, two publishers have expressed an interest in acquiring the manuscript for publication. My agent and I are carefully considering the options.
- Because some of the terms of a publishing contract may affect what might happen with sequels, I've decided to hold off on developing book 2 until a decision has been made.
The Viper Series
- Dancing With the Viper was pulled from submission last year because I wanted to rewrite the ending. (I was never quite happy with it before.) The new, revised draft is complete and waiting for my agent to have a look. (I like it much better now.)
- Book 2, The Viper's Kiss, has been restructured and revised, and is currently in the hands of some test readers.
- I'm also at a bit of a decision crossroads with this whole series. When Dancing With the Viper was on submission before, several publishers expressed an interest (though they ultimately decided to pass for various reasons), and I'm fairly sure I'd get an even better response from this version. However, I have become intrigued with the idea of self-publication and have some wonderful people in my life who know how to navigate that world well. I'm kicking around the idea of self-publishing this series to see how I like it. No decision has been made yet, however, and I may just send it back out on submission and see where that goes.
Currently Most Distracted By:
Post-flood clean up and repairs. Back at the end of June, the washing machine on the 3rd floor of our house overflowed. There was a problem with the sensor that tells the machine when it's full, so it just kept filling. And filling. And filling. We had water down inside the walls and floors of all three stories of the house. Fortunately, the dry-out and damage to the house is covered by insurance, and we've had a great crew of disaster clean-up professionals taking care of business, so everything will work out fine in the end. But in the meantime, we're still in the "Act 2" chaos of this particular adventure, and everything is a little topsy-turvy.
Resultant family needs. Because of the flood, we've had the contents of the entire house shuffled, the daily schedule severely disrupted, and strangers (contractors) coming and going and making lots of noise and unfamiliar smells. For our neurologically diverse family members, this is problematic on a number of levels that sometimes require a little extra time and attention from Mom.
Light school planning. I'm down to one part-time homeschooled student this year, so planning for next year is lighter than it has been in the past, but still needs to be done. And I still have some record-keeping to complete from last year. And a form I need to get notarized and turned in at the district office. And fees to pay at the high school. And...well, those of you who are parents of teenagers know how it goes.