Monthly Archives: April, 2012

This week’s Friday Freebie: Passage to Queen Mesentia


I’m thrilled to be giving away my supernatural mystery, Passage to Queen Mesentia. It’s actually my favorite out of all my stories. It was the first book where I used my state of Texas as the setting and was able to embrace Texas slang in the dialogue instead of having to watch out for it. …

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Frustration: a writer’s bff


A couple of weeks ago one of my writer friends found something that didn’t quite work in Ninja vs Pirates. I thought I was in the edit phase so this threw me off a little. I had to go back and not only rewrite but recreate… which is frustrating… which is good. What? Frustration is …

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Friday Freebie – Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale


Hi Friends, This Friday’s (April 20) Free Kindle eBook is, “Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale.” And I have decided to run it for free for 2 days. So it will be available through April 21st. More than 5 years ago I wrote the short story, Silverweed Muffins, which inspired the book. I have posted the …

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Video: Dean talks about children’s book, “Ninja vs Pirates”


So I’ve posted a few times about my upcoming children’s book, Ninja vs Pirates, which I wrote for my 8-year-old son, Dean.  The following is an excerpt from the acknowledgement page in the book that I think explains this project best: I would like to thank my smart and witty, 8-year-old son, Dean. If he …

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Friday Kindle Freebie: The Princes of Tangleforest


As I’m sure a lot of writers do, I draw from many things as I write the rough draft of my stories. The Princes of Tangleforest in particular brings  up a lot of memories. Not only was 2007 the first time I had participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month ) and the book my first fairy tale inspired YA, …

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My thoughts on The Bad Girl & The Wolf Gift


I’m doing kind of a double book review here as well as a self analyses as a reader.  The two books,The Bad Girl: A Novelby Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice, may seem like an unlikely duo. However, I reacted to both in the same way: I stopped reading them. I …

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Book Cover: Ninja vs Pirates


Hi Friends,I have finished the cover for my upcoming (May 2012) children’s book , Ninja vs. Pirates, and wanted to share. The first cover I made Dean had said it needed a little more color with an added:  “I can’t even look at it!” as he shielded his eyes away from the computer. Since this book …

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