COVER ART REVEAL: Hearth & Home AND Brighid’s Flame!

Surprise! It’s double trouble today, because I’ve got not one but TWO covers to reveal!


Find out more about HEARTH & HOME


Find out more about BRIGHID’S FLAME

I’m super thrilled to be able to bring both titles to you within the next SIX months (whew, that’s a lot of work, especially with the third Waking Muse title currently in production for release in December)!

And, of course, I’m always…

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Author’s Log: Flight of the Bumblebee Edition (& #ROW80)


Crazy Sauce, people. Crazy. Sauce. With an extra side of the cray-cray, lemme tell you.

It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of August, and therefore the last day of my drafting break. Luckily, this weekend is a three day weekend for me, which means that tomorrow (Monday) I GET THE HOUSE TO MYSELF. *gasp*

Yes, it will be a day of grown-up Underoos, monster feet slippers, and Lucky…

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Author’s Log: August Wrap-Up (& #ROW80)


As a kid growing up in Southern California, and then later as an adult shoveling my way through the snow of the northern Midwest, summer was always my favorite season.

As I got older, however, autumn has more or less supplanted summer in my affections, not the least of which because summers in Florida are more or less one big swamp of general unbearableness. The heat is affecting me more the…

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Author’s Log: Dog Days Of Summer (& #ROW80)


For those of you who don’t know what “dogs days of summer” means, you probably haven’t lived in the South. Hoo-da-LALLY, y’all. I know this is Florida and all, but we’re generally a bit more temperate on the central gulf side–I don’t even want to know what Miami’s like right now.

Back when the Tech Monkey and I used to spend Halloween in New Orleans, the weather was comparable to the Midwest at…

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Author’s Log: August Goals (& #ROW80)



  1. Finish Drafting SEARCHER: Act II—Quest Completed! I’m a little more than 60K in, and ramping up for the final push. Just 30K more to go, which I’ll start in October. I ended up giving myself an extra, much-needed week on this one, which worked out since I had my local Comic Con last weekend, and no official drafting happening for the month of August.
  2. Revise HEARTH & HOME (Waki…

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PSA: We Are Better Than Than This (#IWSG)


So it’s another installment of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, and I was totally going to write about something else. But, well, my local Comic Con was this weekend, and I’m feeling just a bit stabby.

Don’t get me wrong. It was a great Con. And other than a couple of minor incidents, everyone was kind, and polite, and enthusiastic about getting their Geek on with whole droves of other…

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Authoress In The Wild! (#tbcc)

Authoress In The Wild! (#tbcc)

Rule #1: Don’t go a-Conning in a costume weighed down in layers and/or leather. At least, not in August, in Florida.


50,000 people descended upon the Tampa Bay Convention Center this weekend, prepared to geek out and admire the work gone into one another’s elaborate costumes. Fortunately, this year, convention organizers seemed to have been better prepared than last year. Other than one…

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Author’s Log: Happy Bloggiversary To Me!

aliceWordPress was kind enough remind me this morning that today is my three-year anniversary blogging with them. Yowza!

I’m on my third (at least) design template, and I’m come a long way since (yikes!) 2011. I’d been on Live Journal and Blogger before then, and in April of 2011 my first book ever, BRIGHID’S CROSS (Keepers of the Flame #1) got accepted into Samhain’s END OF DAYS anthology, whereupon…

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Author’s Log: Taking Care of Business (& #ROW80)

WarningSo here am I, in the final week of July, with progress to report. And just in time, too–Tampa Bay Comic Con is next weekend, and I have much business to be getting on with.

(Yes, I will be costumed–at least on Saturday. Yes, I will be covering the con real time via Twitter, with summarizations and a few pictures to follow here on ye old blog. Most of my pictures, however, will be posted on my…

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Author’s Log: Back To Black (Or Something) (& #ROW80)

Warning So, a week or so after my misadventures with Wisdom Tooth Shenanigans, I’m more or less back to normal–for a given value of “normal”, of course.

My sort-of, unofficial drafting goal is to draft 10K words per week, and as of this morning I made that goal for this week. Moving my drafting schedule to several days a week instead of every day is working really well for balancing writing with day job…

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