Tag: series

  • The writing of FORBIDDEN MOON

    This story was a labor of love, with the emphasis on labor! While it’s the third book I’ve published since the start of the pandemic, it affected Forbidden Moon far more than the others. Though I never contracted COVID-19, pandemic fatigue plagued my writing efforts from the beginning. Distracted by work issues, stress, and the […]

  • NEW RELEASE – Forbidden Moon!

    Book four of the Gladstone Shifters series is now live and available on Amazon! Wolf shifters have kept the secret of their existence for centuries, living in harmony with their human neighbors. Now, a secretive blogger threatens to expose them to the world. While efforts are made to find the dangerous human, packs everywhere tighten […]

  • New Release! ABUNDANT MOON

    Fans have been waiting a long time for this one, and the book is now live on Amazon! It’s been a strange journey for this third installment of the series. In fact, book three was supposed to be something entirely different. I’m pleased as punch with the story and early feedback tells me I have […]

  • Me or Thee – For Whom Do I Write?

    Do I write for myself or my readers? There’s only one answer – both, yet it’s a balancing act affected by a number of ever-changing variables. If I only write what my readers want, I run the risk of stifled creativity, boredom, and resentment. Eventually, the personal sacrifices necessary to write in the first place […]

  • Tripped up – A pantser’s confession

    Yes, I’m one of those. Despite the fact that I tend to be very organized, thrive on consistency, and pride myself on never being late, it’s not the way I write. Usually, things move along swimmingly with only minor hiccups and the pantser’s life serves me well. Once in a while I end up being […]

  • 2019 – A Retrospective

    A few thoughts on last year, both personally and as a writer. ME Renewed a twenty year old friendship – what a blessing! Welcomed another grandson (four grandchildren now) Celebrated my younger son’s birthday, in person, for the first time in MANY years Took on a PT job for several months to help with the […]

  • Saying Goodbye to an Underperforming Book

    “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.” Octavia E. Butler This week, I made the difficult decision to pull the plug on one of my books – Second Chance Earth. For months I wavered back and forth, […]

  • Weekly Roundup: Gladstone Shifters Part 2 – The Writing of EXPECTANT MOON

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Before I actually started writing the first Gladstone Shifters book, Expectant Moon, there were certain things I wanted the story to do. Shifter history needed to be explained – where did they come from, how do they live, what are their relationships […]

  • Weekly Roundup: Remembering 2018

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! While it’s certainly true I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to in 2018, it was still a good year! Below are some of the highlights, both personally and as an author. Author Stuff: In April I published my first paranormal, wolf-shifter novel […]

  • Expectant Moon Gets a Makeover

    The importance of a great cover cannot be overstated. It’s crucial to grab a potential reader’s attention while also giving them a general idea of what kind of book they are looking at. Great, now you’re halfway there! The second step is to provide an enticing book description, which, if done correctly, peaks their interest […]

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