Outrageous! I may have screamed for joy last week when I found out that there’s going to be a live action reboot of “Jem and the Holograms.” For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it was a popular ’80s cartoon series about the very fashion-fabulous Jerrica Benton. The premise of the series revolves around […]
The year is 1767. The place is the Gévaudan province of France. For three bloody years an unidentified man-eating beast terrorized the southern French countryside and was know simply as the Beast of Gévaudan. Tragic and horrific? Yes. But something I considered to be the perfect backdrop for my YA “Scarlette” as it is a […]
In 2009, I was struggling with a prompt I’d been given in a writers’ class. I needed to write a scene in which a woman rejected a very persistent man who’d asked her on a date. I began with a guy trying to ask out a coworker. He knows she has a boyfriend, but thinks […]
Scarlette and Seeing Red are now listed on Authorgraph! Authorgraph is a website dedicated to helping readers get personalized, signed copies of the e-books they love. Great concept and helps solve the dilemma for digital authors wanting to sign books for readers. If you’d like an autographed copy of either or both of my books, […]
Super excited to finally be able to unveil my next project Seeing Red today. The very talented indie designer Scarlett Rugers created this lovely gem of a cover. If that wasn’t good enough, she put together a striking banner to match: Très magnifique! So, now for my last unveiling of the day, here is the synopsis for Seeing Red: […]
Scarlette won the New Adult Book Cover Contest on StoryFinds.com today! The very gorgeous cover, designed by Melbourne native Scarlett Rugers, took the lead by thirty votes. A big thanks to all who voted and put out the word! I couldn’t have won without you all! http://storyfinds.com/section/cover_poll
It was a very huge weekend as Scarlette shot to #6 on the Amazon best seller free list and also went to #1 in teen historical fiction! This is the third time the New Adult has been on these lists, and I wanted to thank all those who helped tweet and post to spread the word […]
The Scarlette blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours has officially kicked off this week! To follow the tour, click here for the schedule, and a big thanks to the bloggers who are participating! Also, to celebrate the tour, Scarlette is being re-released this weekend and includes a new short story from the woodcutter, Francois’, perspective along with a […]
Just some quick news. Scarlette will be offered to download for free on Christmas day and the day after (26th) on Amazon for Kindle. So, click here to download and unleash the creep-fest! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and happy reading!
Hello, awesome fans of the beastly kind. My dark YA fairy tale retelling Scarlette officially released today! And as a free gift to awesometastic readers, I’m giving away Scarlette for FREE this weekend on Sunday, November 4th. What’s this YA paranormal book about, you may be wondering? Glad you asked: Scarlette, an 18-year-old peasant, lives […]
I was interviewed over at the She-Wolf blog and was able to discuss more in-depth about the 18th century Beast of Gévaudan attacks, and how I blended the “Little Red Riding Hood” tale with the historic monster for my YA “Scarlette.” To read the interview click here.
Writer and blogger Tymothy Longoria featured me on a guest post today on why many writers choose to write in secret. Here is the link to view the post: Rowling and Meyer: Writing in Secret.
Sonia Gensler grew up in a small Tennessee town and spent her early adulthood collecting degrees from various Midwestern universities. A former high school English teacher, she now writes full time in Oklahoma. Over the past couple of weeks, I had the privilege of interviewing Sonia and was transported back in time listening to her […]
Everybody needs a good laugh, and this past weekend I longed for some mad funny bone ticklage. Luckily, a friend recommended and brought over “Dinner for Schmucks” with Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd and a host of other comedic geniuses, and it was just what I needed, reminding me of the importance of comedy. However, I’m […]
Ty Roth. Remember that name, folks. Ty is about to go down in history for resurrecting the great Romantic poets in his new YA novel So Shelly (Random/Delacorte). With a Sociology degree from Xavier University and a Masters of English Literature from the University of Toledo, Ty teaches literature and composition at both the high […]