Song Styles

So a long time ago, I wrote a story to a prompt from the wonderful The 3am Epiphany (Kiteley, highly recommended for an author of any genre) to write about an article of clothing.  The resultant story took just a smidge of inspiration from this so…

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GoodReads Review: The Serpent’s Tale by Ariana Franklin

(The Serpent’s Tale by Ariana FranklinMy rating: 4 of 5 starsMurder, mayhem, rebellion and forbidden romance clash in medieval England, dragging the clear-eyed, analytical Adelia Aguilar into their midst. Adelia is what we would call a forensic doctor,…

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Monday Meanderings

Today, I want to talk about a character trope that particularly annoys me, one you see nigh-constantly in television media:  the genius is an a*****e.  I’ll use the term jerk from here on out to avoid having to self-censor myself, but really:…

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Song Styles

Unnatural Causes is off to readers … heaven help me (and them).So for today, here’s the song I have written down as a touchstone on the overarching theme.  If you listen to the lyrics, they refer specifically to a romance, but they have much bro…

FandomFest 2017

Hey all, I’ve got news! The family and I are leaving Colorado for a few weeks and heading over to Kentucky for FandomFest in Louisville from the 28th – the 30th. I’ll be there with my publishing company, Shadow Alley Press, along with eden Hudson–who is the amazing author of the Redneck Apocalypse Series and the […]

Monday Meanderings

I’m a goal-oriented person:  I do best when I have something concrete to work towards, and I find deadlines motivating.  I often impose structure on myself; even internal accountability helps me work.  I’ve participated in groups where e…

Song Styles

I’m in the final pages of this editing pass of Unnatural Causes, and then I’ll be looking for beta readers … my first serious use of beta reading, well, ever.  I used to have my childhood best friend read my novels, and she was wonderful at pick…

Game Plans

So despite the chaos of this year, I’ve managed to finish an average of a short story a month, in addition to work on my novel and editing.  I have my next short story plotted, and I had planned to start groundwork on another novel, but I’m not re…