Seeking Sensitivity

Representation in romance is very important to me. Even (especially?) in the realm of erotic romance. Humans come in infinite variety, so why not include that variety in books which are about humans? Sounds like a good idea to me. So the fact that my MC, Colton, is dealing with bipolar disorder and falling in [...]

Books That Lived Up to Their Hype

Watching a book get smeared all over popular culture is a bit anxiety-inducing for me. When a book has legions of adoring fans, I want to trust them. I really do. They must like it for a reason, right? It's popular and everyone seems to love it. But will IΒ love it? Is it too hyped? [...]

Can I Call Myself An Author Now?

Not much of a long wordy post today, I'm too busy doing a happy Muppet flail!   I'm thrilled to announce that my first ever book,Β Big Mistake, is now available! You can find itΒ hereΒ on eXtasy Book's website. Look at that pretty, shiny new cover. That's right, an official link to an official eBook that I [...]

Plotting, for Pantsers

Welcome to the 2018 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop and my first post for the hop! Come join in and post useful, helpful or interesting things for other authors. This blog hop is the brainchild of Raimey Gallant and you can sign up on her website. By inclination I'm a Pantser (Pantsers, Pantsers, Oi, Oi, Oi!) (That's our motto) (I just [...]

Instagram For Authors: Using Hashtags

Let's start off the new year with some good, practical, social media stuff. Yay!  You can refer back to my Instagram For Authors post if you want to refresh yourself on the basics. For now, I'm going to assume that you've at least clicked around on some social media and have seen hashtags, even if you don't [...]

A (Short) Synopsis of “On Writing”

People forget sometimes that King was in fact a High School English teacher for several years while he wrote Rage, The Long Walk, and Carrie during his spare time. I think that teaching urge has never really left him, and On Writing is the result. You still have to go buy the book yourself if you want to know all the [...]

Freelance Writing, On The Side

My article on Mamalode.com about translating what you say in Mommy to Toddler speak is up, and I get paid depending on views. (I.e. no views=no pay). So I'm putting the link up here. I maybe get a view (thank you!) and you get a fun five minute read that includes the words "howler monkey" and [...]