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The Ending Series

A Saratoga Falls Love Story

Forgotten Lands

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November 20, 2017

Greetings, readers!

It's that time of year -- gifts and good books! 

I'm one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt.

Me and my Saratoga Falls holiday romance story, Nothing But Trouble, are joining up with 32 other romance authors for this year's Winter Wonderland Reader Scavenger Hunt over at Night Owl Romance. As a "hunter" you can explore new romance authors and be one of over 100 winners who enter to win gift cards and books abound.

The grand prize is a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Enter Now at: https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/...

November 19, 2017

Before I began writing Dust and Shadow, book one in my post-apocalyptic, alternative history series, The Forgotten Lands, I had to do a little research--Victorian, the-end-is-neigh sort of research. I'm a history buff, so that's what I do. I research and get inspiration from things long ago. I already knew I wanted my new world to have some significant climatic shift that would send everyone who could survive into their own bubbles, struggling to thrive while oblivious to life beyond what they knew. I didn't, however, expect to find that Victorians were writing and rea...

November 19, 2017

Edwardian and Victorian Science Fiction Must Reads:

TIME TRAVEL

  • Irving, Washington. RIP VAN WINKLE. (1819)

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY. (1845) 

  • Morris, William. A DREAM OF JOHN BALL. (1888) 

  • Twain, Mark. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT. (1889) 

  • Wells, H.G. THE TIME MACHINE. (1895) 

  • London, Jack. THE STAR-ROVER. (1915) 

HOLLOW EARTH

  • Verne, Jules. JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. (1864) 

  • Butler, Samuel. EREWHON. (1872) 

  • Harben, William. THE LAND OF THE CHANGING SUN. (1894) 

  • Merritt, A. THE MOON P...

September 11, 2017

“We fled Baltimore for the New Territory, desperate to escape the death that hangs ever present over the city. It’s a funny thing, fleeing. You flee danger for safety. You flee to escape, like we escape the oppressive fog that clings to the cities. But even in the distance we put between us and it, the blackness lingers. I can feel it in my lungs, feathers that tickle the back of my throat. A cough I cannot clear. It’s the smoke that billows from the front of the train as we ride further away, hanging in the air. There is no escaping what we’ve done. The steaming beast...

August 30, 2017

Many of my readers are also aspiring authors. I LOVE that. I was an aspiring writing once, too. I still am. I started writing when I was in elementary school, literally. One of my first books was about birds. "They are neat," is my favorite line. My illustrations weren't too shabby either, for a nine-year-old. When I was in high school, I wrote my first manuscript, completed, that is. I've been writing all my life, and it wasn't until my late twenties that I finally had the cojones to do something about it and The Ending Series was born. That's a story for another time...

August 18, 2017

Death favors no one. 

In the bustling industrial cities of Victorian America, soot clouds darken the skies, plaguing citizens with Black Lung. Rich or poor, young or old, no matter their station, no one is able to escape the life-threatening disease, and the West family is no exception.

Overcome by death and sickness, the Wests flee to the New Territories for refuge, only to discover more devastation. Wind and drought ravage the land and no one is safe. No place on earth is untouched by The Shift.


Borne of Sand and Scorn is the prelude to the post-apocalyptic adventure...

August 16, 2017

I think it's a universal truth that everyone has that one thing--a person, song, book, movie, place--that they turn to when the waters get rough and navigating life seems too hard or hopeless.

What does an author do when their heart is too full to write adventures and love stories, when they are too distracted to edit and revise? Write about something else. 

Music means something to everyone--whatever the tempo or style, it touches our soul in ways I'm not sure we always understand.  Until something changes. Bands break up. Members die. People retire. And sometimes we f...

August 16, 2017

I have nothing but awe and respect for cover designers. They can work magic and they are so fast! I thought it would be fun to break down the process I went through with my Saratoga Falls cover designer, the talented Ms. Daqri Bernardo at Covers by Combs. She's the sweetest thing ever, and I truly admire her ability to create such beautiful pieces of art. 

The process with Daqri was pretty painless - she gives me photo options, I pick one that I like, and we go back and forth from there. For example:

I picked this image out of a few she sent me, instantly falling in love...

July 17, 2017

I post resources every so often for first-time indie authors that I hope are helpful. I had to start somewhere too, so why not spread the wealth and knowledge, right?

This time around, since I'm in the throes of publishing book one in my new post-apocalyptic/alternative history series, Forgotten Lands, I figured I'd give those of you considering novel publication a brief outline of what goes into publishing--how long it generally takes to get ideas - to paper - to print, and the steps I take along the way. Please see my Author Resources post for links to tools that migh...

June 16, 2017

When you're an author, your job doesn't stop at writing. You have to outline and plan, then you write and edit, you publish and market each book you put out all with a preemptive strategy, and you are your biggest critic. You're a student in this evolving world of independent authorship, and as part of the learning curve, you write and rewrite, publish and unpublish, you revamp and redo -- all so that you can keep up with demand and market and all that falls in between.

All that being said, I'm gearing up to start on my third Saratoga Falls love story and I want to...

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