Writing Prompt: …the meteor

A meteor streaks across the sky and then brightens the horizon behind a stand of trees. What does your character find when s/he investigates? If you enjoyed this post, look around, or sign up below ↓ to receive future posts via email.   

The power of representation

Whether I have one reader or 100,000 readers, I take the power of representation seriously. As authors, we have the opportunity to create characters, who in the best of circumstances can introduce readers to someone unlike a person they’ve ever met in real life, and in the worst case scenario, we create characters who reveal…

Writing Prompt: The Last Minute Cancel

Your character wants to cancel on an obligation. Maybe it’s work or helping someone move or helping sneak kittens safely out of enemy territory. Whatever the obligation—what lie does he or she make up to get out of it? If you enjoyed this post, look around, or sign up below ↓ to receive future posts via…

Writing Prompt: XYZ…the wardrobe malfunction

During an important meeting or presentation (or a date), your character realizes s/he is having a …wardrobe malfunction. What happened and how does s/he handle it? If you enjoyed this post, look around, or sign up below ↓ to receive future posts via email.   

The Wolf at War cover reveal

For #WerewolfWednesday, I’m sharing a first look at the cover for the final book in The Runes Trilogy: The Wolf at War. Book Three begins after werewolves launch worldwide terrorists attacks—destroying transportation infrastructure, communications networks, power grids, and leaving the heroes divided. Book Three is due out in December 2014. Learn more about the series…

Writing tip: Managing multiple subplots

Tip: Try color-coding your subplots  Currently, as a part of NaNoWriMo, I’m working on the second novel in my Runes Trilogy, titled The Wolf in His Arms. The novel continues the plot from the first book, but goes in its own direction and adds a number of interrelated subplots that begin and end throughout the…

Excerpt from The Wolf in His Arms

The Wolf in His Arms is the second book in The Runes Trilogy, due out in early 2014. As part of National Novel Writing Month, I’m sharing a recently written excerpt.  Beauty and Pain Rebecca sauntered up to a metal sculpture and circled it to enjoy the work from all angles. She tried to picture…