Secret Magicks Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Giveaway

I love Halloween and I love a good giveaway--this post offers both!  PLUS, my first book, The Watcher is on for 99 cents right now. Its sequel, The Angel Killer is on sale too! October 11-31 Kindle Fire 7 • Amazon Gift Cards • Ebook Packs • Leather-Bound Spell Book  Paranormal romance, fantasy romance and urban fantasy … Continue reading Secret Magicks Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Giveaway

Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy 2019

Hello there! It all started with this great post I found by Rhys Keller on twitter, pointing to a writing contest. Turns out this KidLit Fall Writing Frenzy, hosted by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis was exactly what I needed to get me excited about autumn.  (And Halloween, which is one of my favorite days of the year!) You … Continue reading Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy 2019

It’s Not About #TeamOtter or #TeamKoi. It’s About #TeamStory

I am a resident of Vancouver, Canada, and an author of young adult fiction. About the Otter in the Park For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, around two weeks ago, a river otter found its way into Vancouver's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and has been feasting on the pond's … Continue reading It’s Not About #TeamOtter or #TeamKoi. It’s About #TeamStory

The Trouble with Gerunds

The title of this piece may conjure up the image of gerunds lurking in corners, wearing leather jackets and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes.  Sorry, gerunds! There's nothing really wrong with you. You’re not the bad boys of writing.  It's just that we, as writers, need to understand you better. I used to misunderstand you myself.   … Continue reading The Trouble with Gerunds

Making Peace with the Writer’s Ego – Part 1 – Defining Ego

As writers, we often hear about keeping our egos in check. Or, worse, we see examples of egos gone wrong, when writers act out of control. We see it in the media or on twitter when a writer, perhaps famous, often successful, steps out of line and acts like a jerk. Or we've heard horror … Continue reading Making Peace with the Writer’s Ego – Part 1 – Defining Ego