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Best Friends Playbook Available for Pre-Order!

Da da da da! The day has finally arrived! Best Friends Playbook is available for pre-order from Chicken Scratch Books. Official release date is December 10, just in time for Christmas. And as promised, here is the amazing cover! I love the fact that this is the only contemporary novel I’ve ever written, and it […]

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Map Workshop

I thought I’d take a moment to share a resource I’ve found both enjoyable and helpful. I have often felt intimidated by drawing maps of my created worlds, but doing Holly Lisle’s Maps Workshop helped me realize how simple sketching a map can be (and that it doesn’t have to look professional or pretty to […]

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Fine-tuning Revision

I’ve been working on revisions for my contemporary middle grade novel. I’ve never gotten into quite so much fine-tuning before. It’s a whole different thing. I had the scenes in order and the character arc pretty well figured out. But now, I had to go through and make sure all the emotions remained consistent. I […]

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Genre

I’m agonizing over genre again. Elements include swords, civil war era rifles, trains, trolleys, telepathy, scientifically created super humans, and a mentor who wears a brown cloak. If the other technology were based in the 1800’s rather than WWII, I might call it Steampunk. In some ways, it makes me think of Flash Gordon and […]

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