Art in Gateway to Reality

An Artistic Setting My New Adult Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction novel Gateway to Reality is set in Chicago, a city well known for many things, one of which is its thriving art. Sculptures tower at intersections, sprawl throughout museums, and are easily accessible to the public in Millennium Park, among other places. The abundance of art is[…]

Gateway to Reality Cover Reveal and ARC Opportunity

I’m super excited to share with you the cover for my next novel, Gateway to Reality. Feast your eyes on this beauty, designed by the lovely Anna Howard. Anna has done a spectacular job turning my vision into something even better. I purchased the base photo of Chicago buildings, and she applied her creative genius to[…]

Guest Post: Angie Richmond

Today I have a special guest. If memory serves me correctly, we met during NaNoWriMo word wars. Since then, we’ve been online buddies and I always look forward to Angie’s cheerful, humorous, and inspiring tweets. I asked her to share the news about her latest creative adventure in hopes that you might be inspired as[…]

Book Giveaway: Nimpentoad

Today I’m featuring author Henry Herz and his childrens book Nimpentoad. The story of how he wrote the book with help from his two sons is heartwarming and inspiring. To top it all off, he’s giving away a copy, so make sure to enter below after you read the post. ~ I wanted to share[…]

Pinterest for Writers

  Pinterest. It’s the latest craze on the internet. It can be extremely addictive. Being a visually-oriented person (maybe more than most), I was immediately drawn to join the masses and start creating my own pin boards. Fortunately, unlike many people, I’ve been able to [mostly] keep a rein on myself and pretty strictly regulate my[…]

Creative Challenge: Faeries

I’ve mentioned before that I’m inspired by a challenge. Right? Yeah, pretty sure it’s come up once or twice. So when I saw a writing contest posted by one of my Triberr buddies, Anna Meade, I couldn’t resist. If you’re a challenge-loving  kindred spirit, you might want to jump on board. There are still a[…]

Your Best Story

A story is a partnership between the reader and the writer. Stephen King calls it telepathy because it is like an idea moving from one brain to another. It’s the writer’s role to paint a picture with words. It’s the reader’s role to envision the scene by way of imagination. Both are vital to the[…]

Why Do You Write?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? If not, take a minute and ask yourself now. Why do you write? I don’t know if I had ever directly questioned why I write. I’ve only been writing [regularly] for fewer than three years. Still, that’s not an excuse for avoiding the analysis of something that takes up[…]