Month: April 2013

Are You an Obsessive Series Reader?

Are You an Obsessive Series Reader?

If you read and enjoyed Book One of a series, do you then have to read all of the rest? I just finished reading all eleven books in JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series–I started on March 29, and chewed through all of them by […]

Agent Pitch Prep Tip: Make Dossiers

Agent Pitch Prep Tip: Make Dossiers

Conference seasons is here again! Some of you may be headed to the RT Convention coming up shortly and participating in their Pitch-a-Palooza, or taking advantage of the pitch appointments at the RWA conference, or those at regional conferences. Whichever you’re doing, it’s best to […]

There’s More to Paranormal Than Fang, Fur and Wings

There’s More to Paranormal Than Fang, Fur and Wings

Today I’m over at Paranormal Unbound with a post called “There’s More to Paranormal Than Fang, Fur and Wings.” Are non-creature but otherworldly stories paranormal? Is there room for time travel and the like? Come on over and visit and give your opinion!

Melding the Enneagram with Brooks’ 3 Dimensions of Character

Melding the Enneagram with Brooks’ 3 Dimensions of Character

I’ve been meaning to pen this post for a while, and Jami Gold’s post from yesterday, How to Use Character Flaws to Develop a Plot, spurred me on. In her post, she talks about using either the Myers-Briggs or the Enneagram to help with finding character […]

Ack! I have a plot hole! Techniques to Solve in an Early Stage

Ack! I have a plot hole! Techniques to Solve in an Early Stage

So, last time I truly posted, I was taking a blogging hiatus to work on the sequel to MUST LOVE BREECHES. I’ve since then finished the first draft and have been working on high-level revisions since. I love plot and am a nerd about finding […]

Believability in high stakes with paranormal fiction–can death be pulled off?

Believability in high stakes with paranormal fiction–can death be pulled off?

!SPOILER ALERT! I will be mentioning by name the death of a secondary character in a Nora Roberts’ Circle Trilogy book, and characters in a Joss Whedon film, so if you’d rather not know, don’t read further. Okay… I’m the the middle of reading Morrigan’s […]

Announcing a new Paranormal Group Blog!

Announcing a new Paranormal Group Blog!

Super excited to announce the launch today of Paranormal Unbound, a new group blog dedicated to exploring the paranormal genre in books and pop culture! I’m proud to be one of nine published authors making up this blog! The others are Amber Belldene, Celia Breslin, […]