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November Rain—On Sale NOW!

Guess what, chickadees? I have a new book on pre-order. Yes, I know that my June release isn’t out yet and it’s been on pre-order for a while. But—see the pretty new cover??? November Rain is the book that’s going to come after Nothing But Smoke. Here’s the schedule: Nothing But Smoke: June 10th November…

The Idiot’s Guide to Not Being a Douche on the Internet

First off, let me start by saying that I am not the Queen of the Internet. I don’t have any special training, and I’m not in a unique position to say how people should or should not behave online. I’ve had my moments of not-great online behavior, and though I like to think I’ve learned…

The Truth About Depression

Okay, I know I’m not going to make sense in this blog post. Well, maybe I’ll make sense to some people. So—you people? I’m talking to you. Anyone else who doesn’t get it is entitled to their opinion. For the last 6 months or so, I’ve been slowly sliding into depression. And yes, I could…

Oh, How I Wish I Were Normal…

I’ve been doing some thinking today. As you know, that’s never a good thing. At least not if said thinking isn’t geared towards plotting a story. But alas, thinking freely gets all the muck out of my mind and it seems like necessary step to being able to write. Hence, I can’t really seem to…

After the Rain—The Lost Prologue!

Guess what? The start of After the Rain as you’ve read it wasn’t the *original* start of the story! Oh no, at first I showed Henri and Michael fighting about the camping trip Henri and Logan eventually meet up on. For those of you who love Henri and love Michael, I thought I’d show it…

Envy (It’s Not Easy Being Green)

It’s a brand new year, and I’ve been batting around resolutions. The first one I considered was giving up social media other than to announce books and sales and the like. But then Double Dick Dude came along and blew that one out of the water. Then I saw an article on envy and I…

What the Duck? Finding Meaning in the Rise and Fall of a Dynasty

Okay, I admit—I really just wanted to write a blog post with the title “What the Duck?” I actually have never once seen Duck Dynasty, so I don’t have much of an opinion one way or another about the show. And yet…the news, Twitter, Facebook, and even some members of congress are determined to FORCE…

Goals For 2014: Stretch the Mind Not the Ego

Given that 2013 is ending, I’ve been feeling like I should write a 2013 round up—go over all the things I’m thankful for in this past year. A lot of great things happened for me in 2013. I contracted my first book to Samhain, then went on the contract three more. My first Samhain release,…

Sex, Love, and Power: Writing from the Other Side

I still remember the first time older boys took notice of me. I was maybe nine. My friends’ brother and his friends were 14. They caught sight of me, sensed my fear the way a pack of animals senses prey, and laid chase. I don’t know how far they chased me, but I remember riding…

Righteous Rage—High and Mighty or High as a Kite?

As so often happens when I spend time on the Internet, I’m in a lather. But this time, I think my worked-up-ed-ness is worth exploring because in this days and age of 24-7 news coverage and real-time feelings-fests, righteous anger is the most easily scored drug out there. Man, it feels good to be angry….

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