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Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 10:09 pm | Comments Off

It's been a busy summer and I haven't written a blog posting in a while. My family moved from California to the Rocky Mountains this summer. After being in our last house for 16 years, it's been quite an adjustment. I also just returned from a trip to New York... Read More

When a Man Loves a Woman (guest blog: Gina Wheeler)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 @ 6:23 pm | 3Comments

by Gina Wheeler Hello dear readers!  Happy Valentine’s Day – a day which I personally enjoy, while also realizing its over-hyped importance.  But what better day to guest on my husband’s blog than today?   Jeff has shared with me many of your emails, and so I feel a deep sense... Read More

Cover Reveal: The Hollow Crown (Kingfountain book#4)

Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 3:58 pm | Comments Off

I've been waiting for days now to make this post, so I'm excited to do it now. As I wrote in the author's note of King's Traitor, as I was writing that book, I saw immediately another series in the world of Kingfountain. As you already know, the prequel novel Read More

What comes after Kingfountain?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 @ 12:58 am | 12Comments

Today is pub day for my novel, The King's Traitor. Everything about the Kingfountain series has been a risk for me. Writing from the point of view of an eight year old protagonist? And a boy at that? Thwarting the love interest in book two and making everyone (including myself)... Read More

New short story & on-line writer’s seminar

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 @ 12:21 am | 2Comments

What an amazing month it's been! I've re-booted Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction, spoken to a huge crowd at a local charter school, became a Wall Street Journal bestselling author because of The Thief's Daughter and will be teaching a fiction writing... Read More

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