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Deep Magic is back!

Friday, May 6th, 2016 @ 5:00 am | Comments Off

I've been giddy with excitement about this for months now and can finally share it. After a 10 year hiatus, Deep Magic is back! Ten years ago, we shut down the e-zine after a four-year run including 49 issues. In June, exactly ten years later, we'll be re-launching Deep Magic: the... Read More

Kindle First: The Queen’s Poisoner (my new book!)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 @ 9:08 am | 9Comments

It's finally here -- the big secret I've been hinting at for months! When Amazon Publishing offered me the Kindle First deal for my new book last year, I was giddy with excitement but couldn't talk about it openly. Here's how it works. For Amazon Prime members, you get to... Read More

What love really looks like

Friday, February 12th, 2016 @ 8:19 pm | 2Comments

I don't know if I've been a hopeless romantic for most of my life, but probably so. All my books have some romance in them--well, except maybe the Wishing Lantern! One of the reasons I've loved The Empire Strikes Back so much is it coined the phrase "scruffy-looking nerf herder" which... Read More

The lonely profession

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 @ 5:51 pm | 2Comments

I’ve had some conversations and interactions lately that have reminded me that writing is truly “the lonely profession.” Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining nor is this posting a rant. Being an introvert, I’m very comfortable in my own head (where all my characters live!) and I don’t... Read More

Teaching at 2016 Storymakers Conference

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 @ 6:21 pm | Comments Off

  I've been invited to teach two classes at the 2016 LDStorymakers Conference being held in Provo, UT the first weekend of May. I've always heard good things about it. Whether or not you are LDS, you can register and attend the conference. Since it's primarily for... Read More

A thought for this week

Monday, November 16th, 2015 @ 2:04 pm | Comments Off

Thanks to the fantastic Kindle Daily Deal e-mails, I recently picked up the e-book version of Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of Freakonomics and it gave me a lot to think about. There is a passage in their original book that made me... Read More

Back home and ready for the launch of VOID

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 @ 3:58 pm | 5Comments

I had a great time at New York Comic Con last weekend. There was a huge banner for the upcoming Shannara Chronicles show as well as over 160,000 visitors. Being an introvert, it was a bit overwhelming, but I had a great time signing books, my new graphic novel, and... Read More

What’s next?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 @ 5:30 pm | 6Comments

Today is Pub Day for Book 2 of the new Covenant of Muirwood series- CIPHERS OF MUIRWOOD. This is the fastest cadence I've ever released a book series and you can expect more of this in the future. The final book in the trilogy will come out in October. Question... Read More

Author Appearances

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 @ 11:31 am | 1Comments

So today is the launch day of Banished of Muirwood, the first book in the Covenant of Muirwood series and the first of three books that will be published back-to-back, one per month. I'm super excited that 47North was willing to try a new publishing cadence like this. I hope you... Read More

Special announcement: Muirwood is part of Kindle Worlds

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 @ 9:21 pm | Comments Off

I've been keeping this a secret for almost a year. That's especially difficult when I'm so excited about it. Before I left my day-job, I was approached by the folks running Kindle Worlds with the idea of opening up the world of Muirwood for others to write in. I'm absolutely thrilled to announce... Read More