It’s not much of a surprise, since I already mentioned that this was the piece I worked on for NaNoWriMo, but I have a brand new title that I’m going to be releasing in early 2017! It’s called The Exile’s Memoirs, and it’ll be a blog/Kindle exclusive. This novella is centered in the same universe … More The Exile’s Memoirs
Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, which is right around the corner, I’m bringing you today some lovely ideas on how to incorporate fear into your story this week. We start, with a gasp. Gasping is a sharp intake of air to display that we are shocked, frightened, excited, spooked, or otherwise scandalized. But why … More Gasp!
Whoops! I had this ready on Wednesday, but I never actually posted it… Way to go, me. After many weeks, hearts unsure and temples aching as you peruse the EKD blog in hopes of reading about the spine-tingling event that is the Brookings Festival of Books, the wait is finally over. That’s right! I finally … More South Dakota Festival of Books
Adventure! Government conspiracies! Intergalactic war! Sound good to you? Well don’t forget about Super powers! Romance! Betrayal! Yeah, seriously, how could it get any better? Maybe with Loveable, dynamic characters! The fate of the world in the balance! And if you need any further prompting after all that, there’s a telepathic dog. If any of those things … More The Lorien Legacies
Once upon a time, a very young EKD traipsed the book section of the local dollar store. There, I stumbled upon one of my favorite books to date. That book is Kingdoms of Light by Alan Dean Foster. That name should sound a little familiar, because he’s written over 100 books in the Science Fiction genre. And … More Dollar Store Book Finds: Kingdoms of Light
It’s been a while since I’ve done a character spotlight post! I know you’re probably desperate for more insight on the lovely creatures of Vista in Spellbound, and in truth, I’m kinda desperate myself to tell you about them! In Spellbound, Bella’s biggest strength is her friends! I have a scrumptious treat for you guys, because I love … More Character Spotlight: Daron & Magnolia
Okay, before the internet rips me en twain, please understand that I know Memorial day is about more than parades and a day off work. I know that it’s a day to remember fallen American soldiers and to be thankful – and, I am! I don’t personally have anyone in my immediate family who is … More Memorial Day Means Parades
I haven’t entirely given up on the idea of writing Paupess. I’m debating between that and Spellbound as being my first released novels, and that’s a tough choice to make. But, I figure what better way to help clear the air than to let you guys read a bit of Paupess? This section I have … More ‘Paupess’ Sneak Peek
Pao is the goddess of life. Thousands of years ago, she met the god of passion, named Malra. As soon as they joined together their union was explosive; in both the best, and worst ways imaginable. What is life, without passion? Or passion with no life, for that matter? For two hundred years they existed in … More Character Spotlight: Pao
Desire often births flame, and even the smallest spark can lead to full-fledged inferno. Fire is destructive, tearing out the foundations of everything you’ve established over decades or days. It either leaves a charred hollow in your soul, or just a smoke stain. But, sooner or later, you will feel the sting of both. This … More Persevering.