The Gravedigger’s Guild Cover Reveal

Two sisters have one last chance to lay the past to rest. I’ve been so excited to share this cover with you- my husband Pete took a lot of care with getting it just the way I wanted it. And I think it looks fantastic! I wanted the peonies to feature prominently as well as […]

How To Write An ARC Review

Or A Darn Good Book Review I am so excited to be opening applications for my Advanced Reader Team this month! In celebration, I wanted to offer some advice to readers who want to write ARC reviews -OR- write better book reviews. Whether you want to spiff up your Goodreads profiles, support your favorite indie […]

3 Goals ALL Writers Should Have For The New Year

I like making big claims, especially when I think I can back them up. Call it hubris. But I’m going to make a BIG claim that I think there are three goals ALL writers should adopt in the New Year. Let’s admit it. 2020 has been a trash year. So with vaccines a’coming, let’s aim […]

To Begin, Begin: And Other Words of Advice I’ve Followed This Year

I am a “productive procrastinator” in a major way. I like to do my research and know all the best strategies and outcomes and have several back-up options before I begin a major project. I want things to turn out perfectly. As you can imagine, this often leads to a never-ending loop of research and […]

Four Common Writing Problems & How I Deal With Them

This week, I cheered as a team of four U.S. astronauts launched into space aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule for a journey to the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. This journey came after years of intense preparation and research and included an unusual companion: a Baby Yoda doll. (I’m a huge […]