How to Kill Your Muse in 10 Days

You’ve just achieved inspiration! Lightening has struck! Your muse tapped you politely on the shoulder… No, your muse knocked you upside the head. THIS is a good idea. Time to kill it. And here’s how: First, discuss your idea openly with any number of disinterested people. They’ll be sure to hack it to pieces before […]

Read an Ebook Week

  Touch of Fateย (ebook) was free for Read an Ebook Week at the beginning of March. And get this…it was downloaded 183,101 times!   No, that’s not a typo. My publisher assured me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rereading Wheel of Time: The Shadow Rising (Book 4)

ETA: Check out the clip from the audio version of this book at the bottom of my review. I’ve been reading the series in audio format, and if you’re into that kind of thing, you should definitely give this one a try. My trek back through the world of the Wheel of Time continues with […]

New Interview

A new interview went live today…this one with a few questions I haven’t already answered. ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it out at Entropy Central.

Rereading Wheel of Time: The Dragon Reborn (Book 3)

Years ago I heard that Jordan initially planned this 14-volume series as a trilogy. Rereading it, I think that perhaps, at the end of the first book, he might have had a chance at that. It would have involved him taking the easy and simpler road, but it would have been possible. By the end […]

Secrets and Lies Edits are In

Edits are in for Secrets and Lies, book 2 of my Cassie Scot series. I know, I know…you’re all still waiting on #1. Well, just know that #2 won’t be far behind. I got a new editor for this book, and I’m quite pleased about it. She’s found a number of issues, one significant, most […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: The Great Hunt (Book 2)

My journey back through the 14-volume Wheel of Time Series continues with book 2, The Great Hunt. I think this is where the series really begins to take off. Rand is already no longer the boy he was when it all began just a few months earlier, but he still fears and mistrusts his destiny. […]

Interview with Author Shah Wharton

Today, I’m joined by Shah Wharton, author of a new adult fantasy novel, Finding Esta… Shah, the “new adult” label is a relatively recent book category. How would you define the term? And what made you decide to write new adult, as opposed to young adult or adult? Actually, Heather from Buried in Books told […]

Rereading Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World (Book 1)

It seems so many years ago that I got caught up in this larger than life series. I discovered it during my college years, nearly 15 years ago, and read the books faithfully through book 9. And though I had complaints, I didn’t give up on it even then, I simply could not remember enough […]

Tips for Writers: The Perfect Crit Group

Not all critique groups are created equal. We all know that to improve as writers, we need to find that perfect balance — the reader who knows how to be honest and constructive, the one who can point out our flaws without fatally wounding our muse. Yet reality rarely offers that perfect balance. Most crit […]