I am so, so, SO excited to finally share this with you all. All you wonderful people who leave me comments and email me and put up with ramblings…all you amazing readers who make my heart melt everyday. TODAY I CAN FINALLY SHARE MY COVER. I’ve had my cover since July, and the pretty model […]
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The amazing Sarah J. Maas just discovered something wonderful. She found my book on Amazon. It is for-freakin’-sale.
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As you can guess, the trip to Paris involved a great many croissants and macarons–not to mention all the espressos, baguettes, madeleines, and occasional wines. We (the Frenchman and I) rented a tiny, studio apartment in Montmartre that was next to the most AMAZING bakery–the best in Paris, quite literally. This bakery had the distinction […]
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I said my method for selecting a setting in Something Strange and Deadly was unscientific, remember? Well, just look at how I wound up choosing Victorian times. I thought it was cool. I thought it would add conflict, what with the claustrophobic etiquette and patriarchy. Yeah. Very inspired, huh?
It should come as no surprise that sometimes people ask me where I came up with the idea for Something Strange and Deadly. My usual response involves a rambling, convoluted explanation about planets aligning, mystical dreams, and goat sacrifices. Well, I finally decided to just write it all out coherently. But if I’m going to […]
So, I finally got off my lazy butt and made a new website for Something Strange and Deadly. I am very curious to know what you all think. Does it work for you? Can you navigate it okay? Is everything loading all right? Let me know if you have any suggestions or issues!
I’ve talked about music before. It is the BIGGEST influence on my writing. I like finding pictures, reading other novels, and watching movies, but ultimately, music makes me FEEL more than any other medium. I love movie scores, orchestral performances, and opera. This part in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade literally makes me cry. Have you ever heard […]
o here’s the deal, my friends: I’m swamped. Like the the above picture, only it’s worse because my swamp is filled with creatures called REVISIONS that like to eat little writers for breakfast. There are actually three kinds of monsters in this swamp: editorial revisions for SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY, personal revisions for SCREECHERS, and […]
It’s the second week of February — my favorite month of the year. For one, it’s my birthday month, so obviously that makes it extra-special with cherries on top. For two, um…there is no two. Or rather, I’m making a #2, and that is: For the rest of this wonderful month, I’ll be sharing All […]