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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!

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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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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

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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

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2019: A Year in Review

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

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Pitch Wars 2019: The Revision Plan

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

A Bargain of Fear and Desire · My Writing Journey

Sometimes a revision is in order

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