Books

Holiday Sale on RED

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I freaking LOVE the holidays.  All the good food.  Finding the perfect gift.  The theoretically colder weather (though I’ve totally been wearing T-shirts all week and Turkey Day is in 2 days).  I officially broke out my Charlie Brown Christmas station on Pandora yesterday, and if my office wasn’t filled literally to the ceiling with […]

Books

Now Available: RED

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It’s been a long time coming!  I envisioned this book back in the fall last year, started writing in January and hoped to release in May.  Well now it’s August, but my debut YA novel Red is FINALLY HERE!  Right after Labor Day my awesome agent the Magnificent Laurie McLean will be shopping it to […]

Me on Indie Publishing

Narrow Focus

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We hired a new employee this week at my Evil Day Job.  She’s moved down from Minnesota, following her husband, who took a job the the university.  I’ve been explaining some of our quirky Southern habits and things, one of which is our habit of taking the brand name of something and applying it to […]

Musings

Debut Novel Word Count

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Word count was never something I concerned myself with during the first decade I wrote.  I focused on pages then.  It wasn’t until I got serious about daily production that I started thinking in terms of word count.  I’m not sure precisely why I set 100k for myself as the end goal.  My last finished […]