Writing

(Sub)Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy is a relatively newer genre of fiction (harkening back to the 1970s with some noir stuff from the 1930s) that place fantasy concepts into the contemporary world, typically in a city and typically in secret. There are plenty of outliers, including modern worlds where magic is the norm, or alternate histories where magic… Continue reading (Sub)Urban Fantasy

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The Wayward Deed is Here!

Vacancy Book Two: The Wayward Deed Get it now! It's officially release day for book two of the Vacancy series! I've been anticipating this for almost no other reason than to prove to myself I can keep doing something and get that much closer to the finish line. I've literally never felt so accomplished in… Continue reading The Wayward Deed is Here!

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Character Alignment Chart

Listen, nobody is going to care about this post, and I accepted that way before I even started making it. This is for me, okay? I took that bitch/dumbass/thot alignment chart thing, made it a little funnier (in my humble opinion), and applied it to The Wayward Deed. This was fun for me, and that's… Continue reading Character Alignment Chart

Self Publishing, Vacancy, Writing

The Wayward Deed – An Excerpt

Vacancy Book Two: The Wayward Deed comes out May 19th, 2021, free with Kindle Unlimited or just $3.99. As the sequel to The Weary Traveler, you might encounter some minor spoilers by reading what follows if you haven't read the first book in the Vacancy trilogy (also free on Kindle Unlimited or $2.99), so if… Continue reading The Wayward Deed – An Excerpt

Self Publishing, Vacancy, Writing

Pre-Order The Wayward Deed Now!

Vacancy Book Two: The Wayward Deed is set for release on May 19th, and you can pre-order it now! Get it here! Lorelei Fischer has finally settled into her new life at enchanted bed and breakfast Moonlit Shores Manor, and besides that teeny tiny attempt on her life—which, by the way, she survived—things are going great.… Continue reading Pre-Order The Wayward Deed Now!

1linewed, Vacancy

#1LineWed – Theme: Hero

A #1linewed for a book that actually exists!

Vacancy

Funny Beta Reader Comments

My husband is one of my beta readers. He's definitely not my target audience, and he's not much into romance (says his eyes glaze over when I write about how somebody smells), but he is a fan of fantasy and has a BA in English, so he's not the worst pick. While I do have… Continue reading Funny Beta Reader Comments

Writing

Excerpt from Throne in the Dark and April Newsletter Archive

If you missed my April newsletter, you can check it out archived here, and you can sign up via the little subscribe button at the top of the page if my musings and giveaways aren't yet coming right to your sweet, sweet inbox each month. I included in that newsletter a sneak peek (but I… Continue reading Excerpt from Throne in the Dark and April Newsletter Archive

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#1LineWed – Theme: Round

Magic, magic, magic!

Writing

When Muses Attack

I don't mean to get all pedantic right away, but I've just had a transformative experience. I know nothing happens in a vacuum, and in all fairness I have slowly been making my way through Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, so it was inevitable I'd start seeing the things I was reading about happen to me… Continue reading When Muses Attack