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Patreon!

Dearest Readers, After a few requests, I have decided to take the plunge and start a Patreon page – and next Saturday and Sunday, I will be hosting a Patreon Launch Party full of giveaways, an awesome live chat, and plenty of other goodies! You can sign up HERE or...

Book releases, so many book releases!

Dearest Readers, The end of the year is fast approaching, and what a year it has been! Moving to writing full time has been exhausting, but has felt natural and wonderful from the first day! I have been working on a variety of supercool contracts (one of which you'll...

Editing: Let Me Count the Ways

Dear Readers, As the first draft of my manuscript is now complete, I thought I would give you a window into the editing process. Editing is both wonderful and terrible. It's the stage at which you get to tackle everything you didn't like in the writing phase and find...

Manuscript Last Resorts

Dear Readers (and Fellow Authors), WOW, can a manuscript fight you, right? At one point a while back while speaking to the lovely Robyn Lythgoe, I described the process of writing Remnant as  similar to being dragged backwards through a hedge. This latest manuscript...

An Update – and a Thank You

Dear Readers - A quick update, so you know what I'm working on, and then a fairly involved thank you. Update first: the second season of Saira has an excellent plot and some really cool twists and turns, and I am delighted that you will get to read it...at some point....

Link Roundup – July 27th

Hello, all, and welcome to a new week! This week, I am continuing to double down on Mahalia, but my main focus is clearing my schedule for the kickstarting craziness that will begin in the middle of next month. Character reveals, story line, demos, and more are on...

Poll: Where do you find and buy ebooks?

Dear all - A strange query for you today. As I look ahead in the year, I hope to learn more about how you, my readers, find and read my books. So let me know! Where do you buy, what e-readers do you use? -M

Link Roundup!

Hello, Dear Readers! What a week it was! Freelancing work took over the house, my husband returned from a weeks-long business trip (the puppy is over the moon happy, as you might expect - there are double the people to adore him), and I am currently beating the...

Writing Full Time: How I Did It

Recently, as you know, I took a step that terrifies me: I quit my 9-5 job, and to write full time (both for myself, and freelancing). Now each morning, I am in my little home office, surrounded by my notebooks, a steaming cup of tea beside me, and I feel the...

“Go Set a Watchman” & Reader Ownership of Characters

Today, the sequel to Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been released. After the controversy, in which many alleged that Lee did not even wish to release Watchman, there has sprung up a new controversy entirely, over the identity of Atticus Finch. Those who do...

Writing Full Time: Early Lessons

Hello, Dear Readers! As many of you know, I recently began writing full time, with a combination of freelance writing projects and my own work. It was an incredible opportunity, and I am so lucky to have gotten it. I know that many of you here are also hoping to be...

Letting Go: Creating a Player-Driven Story

Dear readers, This is cross-posted from the Abyssal Arts blog. As many of you know, we will be kickstarting City of the Shroud in August, and we are beyond thrilled with how the game looks, feels, and plays - it is like nothing we've played before, and one of the...

Novels to Video Games: Taking the Leap

This post was originally published over at Abyssal Arts, where I am collaborating on world and story design for an upcoming game. If you haven't yet done so, I encourage you to head on over HERE and sign up for updates - more story pieces will be released as our...

Z is for Zealous

Hello, and welcome to the April A-Z Blogging Challenge! Over the first 26 days of April, we will explore aspects of writing and marketing books - authors, feel free to weigh in, and readers, feel free to observe and ask questions! -M ******* Rounding out the blogging...

Y is for Yarrrrr …

Hello, and welcome to the April A-Z Blogging Challenge! Over the first 26 days of April, we will explore aspects of writing and marketing books - authors, feel free to weigh in, and readers, feel free to observe and ask questions! -M ******* Yarrrrr, piracy! Okay, to...

X is for X Factor

Hello, and welcome to the April A-Z Blogging Challenge! Over the first 26 days of April, we will explore aspects of writing and marketing books - authors, feel free to weigh in, and readers, feel free to observe and ask questions! -M ******* You know, the X factor....

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