It's a new year. It's time for my annual goals blog post where I list out my professional and personal goals for the year, and eagerly and methodically tick them off one by one as the months go by. However, I'm finding myself stuck this time. That's a first for me, the person who has … Continue reading My shaky start to 2018
Does something seem different around here? Does my site look a little more ... professional? When I first made an online presence for myself as a writer, I don't even remember what photo I used with my social media accounts. It was no doubt some cell phone selfie that wasn't the least bit official. But … Continue reading The Evolution of an Author Photo
I'm excited to share that my publisher has enrolled my YA romance, The Breakup Support Group, in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program. This means if you're a subscriber of Kindle Unlimited you get to read the book for FREE. Don't know what Kindle Unlimited is all about? It's like Netflix for books. You pay a monthly … Continue reading Read The Breakup Support Group on Kindle Unlimited!
Every time I post a picture of my Alphasmart online, people always ask about it. So today I made a video showing what exactly this bad boy can do. The Alphasmart is basically a keyboard that stores typed text until you can transfer it to a computer. THAT'S ALL IT DOES. That's why it's so … Continue reading How to write with an Alphasmart.
When I started writing my "first official novel", I had a full time job that took up most of my day. I spent more time daydreaming about this novel than I actually spent writing it, and when I did write it, it was for thirty minutes here and there before I went to bed. It … Continue reading Why I write books in 30 days or less
I've got a great analogy for you guys. When I was young and in shape and totally not dorky or weird at all, I rode dirt bikes every day. My dad would pick up my sister and me from school, bikes in the back of the truck, and we would head out to the … Continue reading Level up your writing (by reading books)
Summer is officially here! I've teamed up with 8 Young Adult authors to host this amazing summer giveaway that will run the entire month of June. Here's what one lucky winner will get: 9 Signed Paperback books + swag from these authors: Linda Budzinski - The Boyfriend Whisperer Natalie Decker - Rival Love Jennifer … Continue reading Epic Summer Giveaway Hosted by 9 YA Authors!
Houston's largest comic event is now over! This was my second year as an attending author, and I had a total blast! I was on two panels, and one of them was this year's first ever "YA Roundtable". We all sat around (a suspiciously rectangular table) and talked about YA books. That was probably the … Continue reading Compicpalooza 2017 Wrap-up