Quintina (Book 2 of the Starseed Series) is For Sale on Amazon!

Quintina on Amazon

Quintina (Book 2 of the Starseed Series) is now for sale on Amazon! It’s available in both ebook and paperback. So, make sure you check that out. If you pledged support via the crowdfunding campaign, all rewards have been delivered. If you did not receive yours or believe there to …

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Review: The Dwellers Saga Omnibus (Audiobook)

The Dwellers Saga Omnibus by David Estes

I haven’t written an audiobook review in a while and part of the reason is that I committed to listening to The Dwellers Saga Omnibus by David Estes, a Young Adult sci-fi series. I rarely commit to 3 books upfront when I’ve never read or listened to anything by the …

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What I Miss About Childhood

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This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I miss the optimism of childhood, when anything seemed possible. I always loved writing, but imagining how my future would be, I also wanted to be an artist and own a castle and ride horses, and that uninhibited belief that you can …

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Why I Started Blogging


This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I think I’ve started blogging 5 or 6 times throughout my life. I truly started back when LiveJournal was a big thing. What was that? 2000? 2001? Then, I discovered WordPress.com and stayed there for a little while. After I saw all …

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What Do You Do With Your “Me” Time?

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This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I have very little “me” time. My time is basically broken up into: Sleep The Day Job Kid Time Editing/Writing House Repairs/Chores My “me” time is whatever I can fit into the 1.5 hours of nap time and the few “I’m-too-exhausted-to-look-at-a-computer” hours …

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The Publishing of Quintina is Progressing

Quintina (Book 2 of The Starseed Series)

The publishing of Quintina is progressing on schedule. The editing is just about halfway done. This is the biggest part of the process. I’m working with a great new editor who is going through the book 22,000 words or so at a time. She’s doing a wonderful job helping me …

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Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren by Kiera Cass

I enjoyed Kiera Cass’ The Selection series, so I decided to try out her most recent release,  The Siren.  This book was written before The Selection and was originally self-published.  It’s since been revised/edited and re-released by her publisher.  Here’s the official synopsis from Amazon.com: From Kiera Cass, #1 New …

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