Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Fun Stuff | 5 comments

With the release of The Blood Alchemist fast approaching (only two days to go!), I thought I’d share a few doodles from my sketch book.  I’m not much of an artist, but sometimes I do some sketches to get the creative juices flowing.  When I admitted as much to my Twitter buddy Jenn (who’s an […]

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The Blood Alchemist – Cover Reveal and Release Date

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in My Books | 7 comments

Update!  I’ve added a blurb and the first three chapters of The Blood Alchemist here.  Just scroll down to read the blurb, then click the link for the excerpt. I’ve got a cover and a release date for the next book in my Final Formula Series!  The Blood Alchemist (aka FF2) is a full length […]

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Novella Cover Reveal

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in My Books | 1 comment

New addition to the Final Formula Series! Update!  The Element of Death is available everywhere ebooks are sold–or it will be shortly.  Some sites are a little slower than others, so keep checking.  If you’d like to read an excerpt, visit my books page. The Element of Death is a short novella told from James’s point of view […]

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The Rock Cycle – A Story

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Fun Stuff | 32 comments

I mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago that my son had written a story for his sixth grade science class.  The assignment was to write a narrative and do character sketches to illustrate the rock cycle.  You know, when an igneous rock becomes a sedimentary rock, etc.  Some readers expressed an interest in seeing […]

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Zombie Girl

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Writing | 4 comments

Contrary to common belief, I don’t like zombies.  Really.  I mean, what’s to like?  They’re mindless, rotting hunks of nastiness.  But if you throw a few in your novel, or sit up all night slaying them on the Xbox, suddenly everyone thinks you like them. I blame my son. From a young age, the boy […]

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Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in My Books | 2 comments

I got a big box in the mail today.  It contained the paperbacks for my Goodreads giveaway! If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s a link in the sidebar. Giveaway closes Novemeber 5th.  Good luck!

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Science and Magic

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Writing | Comments Off on Science and Magic

I’ve always loved fantasy.  I was the little girl in the unicorn t-shirt drawing fantastical pictures when she should have been paying attention in class.  I frequently got in trouble for daydreaming—until I learned to stare at the chalkboard and not out the window when my mind was elsewhere.  Yet through it all, I somehow […]

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Picturing a Scene

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Writing | 4 comments

“The places used in this book are a product of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously.” There’s a lot of truth in that statement.  The majority of my scenes are conglomerations of real places and locations that exist only in my mind.  I thought it might be fun to share two real life locations that […]

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Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Fan Art | 2 comments

My kids have enjoyed following along on my publishing adventure.  My son was very supportive.  When I showed him my book on Amazon, he said, “That’s cool, but I was published before you.”  (His short story was selected for inclusion in a children’s anthology.)  So, I guess this all old hat to him.  😛 My […]

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My Very First Post

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in My Books | 8 comments

Hello and welcome!  Well, today is the big day.  The Final Formula is formatted and ready to go.  Today I fumble around and try to get it up on the various retail sites.  I’ll be creating accounts, trying to figure out what goes where, and pestering writer friends when I get stuck. I started the […]

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