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My newest book

My newest book

Hi guys! I hope you’re as excited as I am about the release of Love Under Glasse, the newest volume in my fairy tale retelling series. I like to think I’ve put some creative spin on it, and so far the reviews via Goodreads and websites have been great! If you’re interested in this YA […]

Check out this great review!

Thanks to Kathy, who made me smile!

How To Create a Form Query Letter That Won’t Get Automatically Rejected.

How To Create a Form Query Letter That Won’t Get Automatically Rejected.

Agents and editors always seem to reply in form letters. Have you noticed? If not, I’m hoping it’s because you haven’t sent out any queries yet. Good. That means you’ll have read this before making an ironic but critical mistake that many hopeful writers make: creating a form query letter that you believe will be universal, but will […]

Do We Still Need Grammar?: Form and Function For the New Writer

This is a topic with many layers, and I’m sure that some people will argue with me, but that’s fine. Hear me out. We writers live in an altered head-space. There’s this whole other world in which we dwell where the function of a piece is more often the goal, and the form can just […]

Managing Social Media, With Enough Time To Write

Managing Social Media, With Enough Time To Write

For years, I have slogged through the swamp of managing social media. What sites should I be on? What kinds of things do I need to be posting? How often? And how can it possibly take this long? Well, I’m happy to say I have at least discovered some of those answers. The truth is, […]

How and Why Should I use Twitter?: An Argument Within a Tutorial

As I’ve said in previous entries, I seem to have been designated an unofficial arguer for the use of modern technology in the publishing industry, just by virtue of how many times I have either been paid to help someone set up their Twitter account, or by the number of times I have had to […]

There Is No Try: Why Writers Fail

Since the San Francisco Writer’s Conference (something that always gets me thinking about my writing process) I’ve been considering the intellectual side of writing as a profession. How can an author go from a hobbyist that happens to get an occasional review or fanmail, to someone making a living at producing literature? It’s a very critical […]

Interfacing with Technology: Using Technology to help your Writing Succeed

It seems like every time I go to a publishing event, I end up having at least three versions of the same conversation about the use of technology in the world of writing. This is probably due to the fact that my smartphone is glued to my hand; either that or my pact with the […]