So apparently people are intrigued by my writing process. Let's put that in quotation marks, shall we? "Process." There, that's better.
I've received numerous remarks over the past two years that I'm crazy efficient or write faster than people can think. First of all, thank you! Second, so NOT true. In an effort to decode the mystery, I've decided to write a completely--and perhaps embarrassingly--honest post about my "process."
Mother’s Curse is a fantasy novel for reluctant readers of the genre–like me. Usually when reading a fantasy book, I get mired in the world, race, and language-building details and give up before the story even gets started. While Thaddeus Nowak has created a rich world with his Heirs of Cothel series, he never sacrifices character or plot to tedious descriptive narration. I was hooked!
Our hero Stephenie is a strong,
Today's a huge day. My 7th Bird Brain Book is officially here, and it launches my new prehistoric bird trilogy. You heard me right--my love of birds meets everyone's love of dinosaurs for three fun, new kids' books! Izzy the Inventor is about an archaeopteryx (the very first bird) trying to learn how to fly and accidentally making some very cool discoveries along the way.
To celebrate this momentous occasion,
Today, I've got a whole mess of awesomeness for you with a book review (and recommendation), a giveaway, and a guest post... So read on!
True, it's been awhile since I've indulged, but many of you know I'm a huge fan of the classics. Among my favorites are Les Miserables, Ulysses, Jane Eyre, and Love in the Time of Cholera. I also have a
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In publishing, few subjects raise more ire or elicit more distrust than book reviews. The New York Times story “Swarming a Book Online,” says reviews “on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Author David Streitfeld writes:
In the biggest, most overt and
As many of you know by now, I've fractured myself to create a-whole-nother writerly identity (I think it happened through mitosis or something). Well, today marks the official birth of my romance-writing alter-alias, Darby Davenport, with the launch of her (read: my) first romance novella, Walk Away with Me.
I love putting together special swag packs for fans of the Farsighted Series. Last month, we celebrated Farsighted, so naturally, this month it's time to put Open Heart in the spotlight. And, man, let me tell you, this giveaway is so cool. Hmmmm, what will I come up with for Pitch next month? Luckily, I still have time to figure it out. Now, on with this month's giveaway. Let me tell