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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

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

Cover Reveal – The Void of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 3)

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 @ 6:14 pm | 1Comments

So here is the final artwork for the last book in the new Covenant of Muirwood trilogy. I love how the covers in this series turned out. My compliments and appreciation to French artist Magali Villeneuve on these amazing covers. Didn't she do an amazing job? I'm so excited that... Read More

Violin Strings of the heart

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 @ 5:13 pm | Comments Off

I don't often plug books or movies or TV shows but I really had to on this one. My family has been captured by "When Calls the Heart". Even my eight year-old cub scout sneaks in to watch it too, and don't get me started on the "shipping" my girls do with the cast. I'm... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Ciphers of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 2)

Monday, June 8th, 2015 @ 4:20 pm | Comments Off

I'm always fascinated by the process of producing a book and the numerous people involved. For example, I learned this morning that the audiobook recording for Banished of Muirwood began today. I also received the final cover art for Book 2: The Ciphers of Muirwood. Let's just say, I'm thrilled! (There is... Read More