The Audacity of Writing

WRITING: verb. The exhausting process of exercising your brain until it melts into puddles of incoherent ramblings. Who would ever want to be a writer? Writing is a creative outlet, just like art or digital editing or videography. And like any good creative outlet, it stretches your brain. A lot. But, warning, writing comes withContinue reading “The Audacity of Writing”

BLOG TOUR SIGN-UPS FOR PROMISED LAND!

Oh. My. Bookshelf. It’s finally here! After all these years (has it been years or is that my imagination?) Promised Land is about to be launched into the world of readers. I couldn’t be happier to have the hard work pay off. For better or worse, this baby is getting off my computer and intoContinue reading “BLOG TOUR SIGN-UPS FOR PROMISED LAND!”

A Look Back at 2020 (LIFE Update)

Welll . . . 2020’s almost over, folks. It was supposed to be “our” year. Instead it was more like a rowboat ride on high seas, and I have a feeling the waves aren’t over. But 2020 is nearly done. And I don’t regret it. For me, it was a year of moving on. IContinue reading “A Look Back at 2020 (LIFE Update)”

Top Secret! I’m Kind of a Web Designer . . .

Shh! Don’t tell anyone! πŸ˜‰ Never mind, I just announced it to the whole blogging world. I’m kind of a web designer. I’m been designing websites (super simple ones) since I was, like, eleven. It’s not a life ambition or anything, but it has proved extremely useful in my family. As our goals and directionsContinue reading “Top Secret! I’m Kind of a Web Designer . . .”

Character Sketch: Owen from “Promised Land”

Hello, all! Welcome back to our character sketch series, featuring some of the characters from my coming-soon YA fantasy novel Promised Land. I’m SO excited to share this one with you all. πŸ™‚ Meet Owen. Age: 18Role: Main characterBook: Promised Land I can’t say enough about how much fun Owen was to write.Β πŸ₯° He’s oneContinue reading “Character Sketch: Owen from “Promised Land””

The Day I Started Writing . . . (plus a surprise!)

Do I remember the exact day I started writing? Of course, not. πŸ˜‰ Probably because I was so young and I “started” by dictating nonsensical stories to my parents for them to write down until their fingers fell off (not literally). But I do remember the first “book” that I wrote. My cousin was overContinue reading “The Day I Started Writing . . . (plus a surprise!)”

Why I Write Fantasy

Every writer has their favorite genre. We all have strengths and weaknesses in our craft. Those weaknesses are not to be ashamed of, because every author brings something new (and necessary) to the table. So, why fantasy? I’ve been asking myself this question lately. Because I love other genres, as well, like historical fiction andContinue reading “Why I Write Fantasy”

Character Sketch: Talia from “Promised Land”

I’m so excited to be starting a new blog series for my two WIPs. “Character sketch” posts will highlight a different character from each book, introducing them to future readers. πŸ™‚ Without further ado . . . Meet Talia. Age: 16Role: ProtagonistBook: Promised Land Talia was a very different protagonist from any I’ve written before.Continue reading “Character Sketch: Talia from “Promised Land””