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!
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!
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
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
I’ve never been a big fan of new year resolutions. Rather than setting arbitrary goals for the year to come, I prefer to reflect back on the past year and all that I was able to accomplish. This year has been momentous for both my life and my writing career. On the personal side, I… Continue reading 2019: A Year in Review
Once the shock of getting chosen for Pitch Wars finally wears off, the real work begins. If you’re caught up on my posts, you’ll know that a few weeks ago I received the incredible news that I would be mentored by Maxym Martineau as part of the Pitch Wars class of 2019. Maxym reached out… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: The Revision Plan
I entered 2018 with two main writing goals: (1) get an agent, and (2) get a publishing contract. Neither happened. Let’s be honest, I had no idea how slow publishing moves or how competitive it is, and I most likely set my goals way too high. But at the same time, that’s me. I aim… Continue reading 2018 – My writing journey in review
Recently my CP group and I have been reading Story Genius by Lisa Cron, and wow, is that book insightful! This novel on writing craft takes you through the steps of drafting a killer novel. However, the focus isn’t on the external plot, but on your main character and their internal struggle which drives what… Continue reading Story Genius
How many times have I thought: “This is it! This novel is finally done!” The answer? Too many. First novels are definitely a learning experience. Months ago I thought my first manuscript, A Bargain of Fear and Desire was complete. I’d poured my heart and soul into it, written over 80k words, and my story… Continue reading Sometimes a revision is in order
By November I’d finished my first manuscript. I loved it. I reveled in it. My beauty was finally on paper! I did not touch my manuscript for the entire month of December. A lot of people will tell you that it’s a great idea to take break after the first draft before you jump into… Continue reading Editing – The wake-up call