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

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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

Talking About #Thrillers: My Three Favorite Thriller Novels – Guest Post by Kelly Charron

Do you like thrillers? Stories so intense they keep you up at night or only let you sleep with the lights on? If so, thriller author Kelly Charron is sharing some of her top picks with you. My Three Favorite Thriller Novels By Kelly Charron Picking three top thriller novels of all time is beyond … Continue reading Talking About #Thrillers: My Three Favorite Thriller Novels – Guest Post by Kelly Charron

Rone Awards Finalist: The Warrior Prophet

I'm super excited to announce that The Warrior Prophet, book three in The Watcher Saga is a finalist for a RONE award in the Young Adult category. The RONE awards will be announced soon, after the InD'Scribe Convention.  Whether or not it wins, I'm super exicted and grateful to have this third book in a … Continue reading Rone Awards Finalist: The Warrior Prophet