I say this every month, probably, but I cannot believe last month is over! It's April! I swear it was last week I was telling you all about my plans for March and now March is well and truly over. Unfortunately, I'm in Canada so winter is decidedly NOT over. Luckily, last month went very well… Continue reading April 2022 Updates
I talked last time about how I chose the place and time for my story. And once that was done, I started looking into the culture of modern and historical Peru. The rabbit hole of link clicking was astronomical so I'll spare you those details. I learned a bunch of basics and found a whole… Continue reading Food in Modern Peru
Let's talk about setting. And in particular, how to pick a setting. If you're anything like me, you've set your books in made up places vaguely based on somewhere you've been or somewhere you live. Write what you know, and all that. And, if you're like me, you've also probably done some research about what… Continue reading Where in the World is My Setting?
I'm so excited to finally begin sharing my newest project with all of you, and thrilled to announce the launch of my newest novel, A Royal Internship. Fiercely independent Genevieve had her whole life planned out until her fiance dumped her and her finances fell apart. Living with her friend Janet until the college semester… Continue reading Introducing: A Royal Internship!
In an ideal world, this post would have happened at the beginning of April, but better late than never! I wanted to take some time to talk a little bit about Camp NaNoWriMo. If you have been here since the beginning, you might remember that it was last year's NaNoWriMo that really got me into… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Project
For those of you who have been patiently waiting for me to write a story that didn't involve romance, this post is for you! Amy's Murder was a real departure from what I usually write and was a major learning curve. I'm so proud of how it turned out and how much I learned about… Continue reading Amy’s Murder: A Novella
If you've read the last two posts about my novellas, you will probably notice there is a recurring note of love stories running throughout most of my writing. Costly Touch is no exception to that. Based on a prompt of what would happen in a society that outlaws all public displays of affection, it is… Continue reading Costly Touch: A Novella
If you recall, earlier this week I shared a bit of information on the Open Novella Contest and the fact that I chose to write four entries based on the prompts I loved so much. I already told you a little bit about the first novella, and today we're going to talk about Carmen's Voice.… Continue reading Carmen’s Voice: A Novella
When the prompts came out for the Open Novella Contest, I had already decided I was going to participate. I only planned to write one novella in the twelve-week time limit, but when I saw the prompts, I quickly changed my tune. So many of the prompts looked so fun and I wanted to do… Continue reading Match Made: A Novella
I am the first to admit that I am a huge genre hopper. It has become a little bit difficult to brand myself as an author for this very reason. A good brand for anything usually has some kind of cohesive theme to it. So a person who writes only romance novels will have an… Continue reading From Love Stories to . . . Spy Novels?