Books I am Writing

Coming Soon: A Kiss in Costume

Hello friends! I'm so excited to use this opportunity to share my upcoming story, A Kiss in Costume, with you. This Halloween themed romantic comedy is filled with prank wars, hilarious revenge, and all the chaos you've come to expect from an Eliza Romantic Comedy. It is also the first book in the Holidays in… Continue reading Coming Soon: A Kiss in Costume

Books I am Writing, Time Travel Princess

Food in Modern Peru

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

Books I am Writing, Interesting Things, News and Updates, The Craft of Writing, Time Travel Princess

Where in the World is My Setting?

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?

A Royal Internship, Books I am Writing, nanowrimo

Camp NaNoWriMo Project

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

The Craft of Writing

Reading About Writing – Save the Cat

So, to start this off, I'll admit I've been looking for some good "How to write a novel" books for a while and nothing was really sticking. I'm not sure if that's my level of interest or the books themselves or what but none of them really seemed to address my actual needs. Fast forward… Continue reading Reading About Writing – Save the Cat

Books I am Writing, The Road to Christmas

Excerpt: Finding her Car

Chapter ONE: Elijah Three blocks later, and only two blocks from home, I noticed a car sitting in a snowbank. It was parked in the darkness between the light cast by the two nearest streetlights, so I had to pull up behind it to get a good look. It looked like whoever owned the car… Continue reading Excerpt: Finding her Car

Books I Have Written, Slow Motion Whirlwind

Calling It on the Re-Write

Well, if you've been following the situation with Slow Motion Whirlwind, you will be aware that it is my first novel and that I had to cut some of my chapters in order to improve the story. After sitting on it for a little bit, and showing it to a couple of beta readers, my… Continue reading Calling It on the Re-Write

A Year in Mondays, Books I am Writing

Writing with Graphics

When I was writing Slow Motion Whirlwind, I wrote it like a novel. The only exception I made for posting it on wattpad was to shorten the chapters into more "bite-sized" pieces because it was more suitable for the way people read there. When I posted the novel, I left it to read like a… Continue reading Writing with Graphics

A Year in Mondays, Books I am Writing

Universal vs Personal Experiences

Something I am struggling with when writing A Year in Mondays has been the balance between my personal experiences, the overarching experience of having children, and Julie‚Äôs specific story. It is difficult sometimes to separate my experiences (and those of people around me) from those I have read on the internet, for example. So in… Continue reading Universal vs Personal Experiences