Obligatory 2019 Recap & Here’s To 2020

Well, we’re already a month into 2020, so this blog is off to a terrific start in the new year. But I still wanted to get this post of reflection done. Part of me believes I was an incredibly lazy year, but then I sit and really think about all that I accomplished during it.Continue reading “Obligatory 2019 Recap & Here’s To 2020”

Meet Heritage Lost’s Cast: Mina

Mina, 16, may or may not have been named after a popular Reznic singer — she’ll never tell (think of the embarrassing band your parents adore). Truthfully, she won’t say much about her early life before she came into Katya’s orbit. Her parents are a topic strictly off the table. Having been born on theContinue reading “Meet Heritage Lost’s Cast: Mina”

Heritage Lost Release Week

Heritage Lost officially arrives this Friday, Dec. 6.  And running up to its release, a lot of fun activities are planned, including the conclusion of my ongoing prequel short story, The Promise; a few e-book giveaways; and a release day party on my author Facebook page. The e-book version is still available for preorder on AmazonContinue reading “Heritage Lost Release Week”

Meet the ‘Heritage Lost’ Cast: Katya Cassius

Helming The Maelstrom, much of Heritage Lost is told from the perspective of Katya Cassius. A career military officer in the Res Publica De Magistratus, she has found her career stalled at the rank of captain, but at least, she’s finally received her long-dreamed-of space-faring post with her own ship. The Maelstrom may not be glamorous,Continue reading “Meet the ‘Heritage Lost’ Cast: Katya Cassius”

Announcement: ‘Heritage Lost’ Release Planned For Dec. 6

If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve likely heard me mention my sci-fi novel, Heritage Lost. Admittedly, I’ve held quite a few details close to my chest, but that’s changing now! Having grown tired of brick walls standing in my way, I’m breaking through like the Kool-Aid man — complete with an “Oh, Yeah!” —Continue reading “Announcement: ‘Heritage Lost’ Release Planned For Dec. 6”

JuneWritingChallenge19: June Goals

For the month of June, I’ve decided to participate in Em Rowene‘s #JuneWritingChallenge19 — though not on Instagram (I don’t have an account there). Instead, I’ll be doing a combo of blogging and Twitter/Facebook. I think it’ll be a fun endeavor and I’m looking forward to each day, even though I’m off to a sluggishContinue reading “JuneWritingChallenge19: June Goals”

Fictional death: Should it come for all?

On a forum that I frequent, one poster launched a discussion in regards to death in fiction, asking why the majority of authors feel the need to resurrect characters or never kill them all along. This, in turn, got me thinking about fictional deaths both in the books I read and the ones I write.Continue reading “Fictional death: Should it come for all?”

Let’s Research: Filling In The Gaps

You’ve done your research, like really, copious amounts of it. There are a piles of books scattered around your house and don’t even mention the hoard of URLs and downloaded journal articles clogging up your computer or other devices. What’s this?! There’s a loose end, there’s another one, and no, are they multiplying? Don’t fret.Continue reading “Let’s Research: Filling In The Gaps”

Chilling in Limbo

Once again, I kind of dropped off the radar. February was a tough month. I said goodbye to my beloved corgi, Gracie. I also had to undergo a series of medical tests and got, while not horrible, results that I really didn’t want, but with my family history, I knew constant monitoring would be aContinue reading “Chilling in Limbo”

Let’s Research: Great Resources

Resources for writers are bountiful, especially in the digital age. You can find all sorts of obscure bits of trivia online. You can also access digitized journals or books that you might not be able to access outside of a college town. There is so much that can be discovered, and it is exciting! InContinue reading “Let’s Research: Great Resources”