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Introducing: Portal World Publishing

I’ve been working with some of my dear writer friends and critique partners to finalize and launch something that we’ve been working on for quite a while: Portal World Publishing (PWP), your gateway to quality genre fiction! We’re combing our talents to bring you exciting stories whether you’re looking for a new perspective on earth,… Continue reading Introducing: Portal World Publishing

Coming Soon · Deal Announcement · Ilya's Gambit · My Writing Journey

Ilya’s Gambit – Coming from City Owl Press in 2023!

I’m thrilled to let you all know that my adult fantasy romance, Ilya’s Gambit, has been acquired by City Owl Press and will be coming your way in 2023! This book has had such a long journey already. The characters sprung to life in my head over ten years ago. I kept thinking about them,… Continue reading Ilya’s Gambit – Coming from City Owl Press in 2023!

Coming Soon · Deal Announcement · My Writing Journey · Second Star to the Left

Second Star to the Left – Coming Soon from City Owl Press!

It’s official! My debut, Second Star to the Left, is coming soon from City Owl Press! I can’t wait for you all to read this magical, romantic adventure centering Tinker Bell and Captain Hook, in an adult retelling of Peter Pan that’s far from the Neverland you know! For a longer description, be sure to… Continue reading Second Star to the Left – Coming Soon from City Owl Press!

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Writer in Motion Round 3: The final draft

Hello, Sweetheart All week I’ve waited for the chance to see you once more. To hear your voice or feel the brush of your fingers on mine. It’s the one thing I long for, the rainbow of joy in the endless grey of my life. Old leaves crunch under my boots as I trudge along… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: The final draft

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Writer in Motion Round 3: Revisions based on CP feedback

This week, for Writer in Motion, we focused on revising our short stories based on feedback from critique partners (CPs). I was lucky enough to have three incredible writers read my story and send me their thoughts, everything from small line edits to bigger comments on reader immersion, flow, clarity, etc. Big shout out to… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: Revisions based on CP feedback

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Writer in Motion Round 3: The self-edited draft

It’s week two of Writer in Motion. This week’s goal is to self-edit and revise the first draft of the short story we wrote last week. If you missed it, you can read my unedited first draft here. Before I reveal the revised story, I want to take you through my process. Step 1: Read… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: The self-edited draft

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Writer in Motion Round 3: The first draft

For the first week of Writer in Motion, we receive the prompt image (above) and then write a completely un-edited first draft of a short story based solely on the prompt. Any genre, age group, format, etc. is allowed. I blogged about my initial reactions previously. You can check those out here. This prompt took… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: The first draft

Ilya's Gambit · My Writing Journey · Pitch Wars · Uncategorized

Pitch Wars: Once the applause have faded

I didn’t want to write this blog post. I thought about starting it so many times but kept putting it off. This was supposed to be my “how I got my agent” post. Or so I’d hoped. Logically I know that Pitch Wars isn’t a silver bullet and many mentees don’t end up getting an… Continue reading Pitch Wars: Once the applause have faded

Ilya's Gambit · My Writing Journey · Pitch Wars

Pitch Wars 2019: Nearing the finish line

Pitch Wars nears its end. The showcase is just around the corner. The best way I can sum it up is to say, “Wow! What a journey.” I’ve learned so much and my manuscript, Ilya’s Gambit, has come so far. No matter how the showcase turns out, I’m proud of what I’ve been able to… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: Nearing the finish line