WARRIOR – A #WriterWednesday #SneakPeek

In the final edits phase of the new novel, "Warrior." This is Book 4 in the "Blood Curse" series - it is the sequel to Blessings, Damnation, and Darkness. Just giving you a little teaser here. "The air was a hot, sweaty fist that clutched at her throat. Whispers and moans and distant electricity shifted … Continue reading WARRIOR – A #WriterWednesday #SneakPeek


Setting. It's just that location in which your plot takes place, right? Sort of. Setting can be intrinsic to plot: your characters' reactions to their surroundings show different depths of mood than just "telling" your readers how those characters feel. The setting can mimic the emotional state of the character, through storms or rainbows (so … Continue reading Setting…#MondayBlogs

Character Sketch…#WriterWednesday

Sirena. Who is she, and why should you care? As the Blood Curse series has progressed, we have moved into the stories of Finola O'Bannion's various cousins: "Darkness" gave us Mara's journey, and the upcoming "Warrior" will tell the tale of Sirena. Sirena is one of the younger cousins. She's a teenager at the start … Continue reading Character Sketch…#WriterWednesday

Book Signing in Review…#MondayBlogs

Phew! It's Monday! I've accomplished a ton today - including a nice long run first thing. 🙂 So, my book signing was this past Friday. Be prepared, here: I'm going to be gushy. It was amazing, and thrilling, and fun. Also, apparently, it was tiring, because I napped quite a bit on Saturday. I had … Continue reading Book Signing in Review…#MondayBlogs

Writer Wednesday…Excerpt

This is from my upcoming novel, Darkness: "Letting herself into the kitchen again, she stopped dead in her tracks. The refrigerator door was in the process of opening right in front of her. Scanning quickly, Fin saw an extra cup of coffee had been poured and was waiting on the counter. Taking a chance, Fin … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…Excerpt

Writer Wednesday…An Excerpt

In the midst of editing "Darkness," which has a planned release for the first week of September (eek!), it occurred to me that I hadn't really run any countdown deals, or shared any excerpts here on this blog from "Damnation." After pondering, debating, and much discussion around the dinner table here (yes, titles are a … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…An Excerpt

The Witching Hour for Writers…#MondayBlogs

At this point, we have all talked about the importance of the mundane: To Do Lists Schedules Daily goals Real life just loves it when we make plans. As much as I believe we all need structure in our daily lives, it is definitely not the only element of writing that should be considered. I … Continue reading The Witching Hour for Writers…#MondayBlogs

Writers Write! Except When They Don’t…#MondayBlogs

The family and I went on a sort of writer's retreat this weekend. Well, okay, we beat a hasty retreat from 114 degree weather and high humidity and headed for the mountains. I was spinning my wheels before we left, writing-wise. My little guy, Moses, has a minor surgery tomorrow and it's been weighing on … Continue reading Writers Write! Except When They Don’t…#MondayBlogs


A very short post today! This week I FINALLY uploaded the sequel to my first novel, "Blessings." The sequel is called "Damnation," and it picks up with those same characters just one year later than the first novel. Yes, the next in the series is already in the works. I'm running with it. Those characters … Continue reading Sequels…