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Thoughts on a first Mother’s Day

As those of you on the mailing list know, this is my first Mother's Day. At the end of last year, my husband and I welcomed our first little one, who has proceeded to upend our lives ever since. One thing that was immediately apparent to me was how the perspective of...

Happy N7 Day

A note for my readers – November 7 is known as N7 day, an informal celebration of the Mass Effect series (N7 being the name of the elite military unit the main character of the series is part of). So, today, I want to share another example of how important stories can...

Character Post: Daughter of Ashes

Dear Readers - I've edited this post as Daughter of Ashes is now out on Amazon! (If you read on another platform, please contact me - the choice between Amazon-exclusive and wide distribution is complex, and hearing from you helps me choose!) Original: With release...

Process Post: Daughter of Ashes

Dear Readers, I haven't ever shared one of these posts before, but Daughter of Ashes has been an important book for me in many ways, and I'd like to give you a peek into the process of creating it, from the impetus and inspiration behind it, to the guts of how it got...

Sneak Peek: Daughter of Ashes, out 10.20.2016!

  Dear Readers - I am delighted to announce Daughter of Ashes, out 10.20.2016! It will be the first in a new series full of vengeance, court intrigue, dark magic, and - yes - a touch of romance ... ! Read on for the first chapter, and stay tuned for release day!...

A New Excerpt of Battlemage

Dearest readers - As you wait (so patiently!) for the Malichon Pentalogy, I will be bringing you sneak peeks and excerpts, and today's is a poem written by one of the central characters. Poetry will be a recurring theme throughout the series, and this poem explores...

Battlemage Update

Dear Wonderful Readers, One of the things I have struggled with the most lately is taking my time on writing projects. There's a definite advantage to writing quickly, especially since readers can finish a many-months-long project in a couple of days, and I want to...

Introducing: The Malichon

Dearest readers - I have something wonderful for you today. This project came into my head in a rush, combining orphaned ideas that had been written down on tiny scraps of paper over months and months. Lured by the siren call of this world, I am taking a rather...

52 Stories: A Journey

Inspired by this post over on Amanda Patterson’s tumblr, I will be writing 52 short stories this year. Some, like this one, very short, and some longer! If you’re joining me in this endeavor, leave a link in the comments so we can find your stories! This week’s story...

52 Stories: What Has Been Lost

Inspired by this post over on Amanda Patterson’s tumblr, I will be writing 52 short stories this year. Some, like this one, very short, and some longer! If you’re joining me in this endeavor, leave a link in the comments so we can find your stories! This week's story...

Faction Leader Profile: Navid

First, an update: over $5,000 in 24 hours! Thank you! Let’s keep the momentum up! We couldn’t do this without your support, and you’ve helped make our first 24 hours a fantastic success. So let’s keep it going! Try to see if you can get one more person to back today -...

52 Stories: Fairytale

Inspired by this post over on Amanda Patterson’s tumblr, I will be writing 52 short stories this year. Some, like this one, very short, and some longer! If you’re joining me in this endeavor, leave a link in the comments so we can find your stories! -M *** Snow White...

52 Stories: Rising to a Challenge

Inspired by this post over on Amanda Patterson’s tumblr, I will be writing 52 short stories this year. Some, like this one, very short, and some longer! If you’re joining me in this endeavor, leave a link in the comments so we can find your stories! This week's story...

52 Stories: A New Beginning

Inspired by this post over on Amanda Patterson's tumblr, I will be writing 52 short stories this year. Some, like this one, very short, and some longer! If you're joining me in this endeavor, leave a link in the comments so we can find your stories! -M *** A New...

The Upcoming Year (and a Patreon Update!)

Dearest Readers, This year has been absolutely fantastic. In June, I was able to make a dream come true and begin writing full time. In 2016, I hope to get to the point where I am writing all original work instead of taking contract projects! It's a little bit crazy,...

A Non-Spoilery Star Wars Review

So! We went to see Star Wars last night, and my non-spoilery and very SHORT review is: go see it, it's wonderful. My non-spoilery and somewhat longer review is: I was thoroughly entertained, I loved the new characters, and the cameos were well-done (speaking of which,...

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