The Ability to Let Go When Creating a Work of Art

I think the hardest part of working in any creative industry is learning the art of letting go. My editor used you highlight my beautifully crafted, overly long, and poetically delicate sentences as “purple prose”. And then, she would cross them out with a second comment, “I’m sorry, but I’m killing your darlings.” Of course […]

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Praetorian Rising: Book Cover REVEAL

Hello my lovely Peeps! I finally have a completed book cover and I’m so excited to share this with all of you. I’ve posted it on my instagram and twitter, but wanted to give you a more indepth description of why I chose this direction of artwork and what it means. Without further ado, here […]

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Sneak Peek: Praetorian Rising Chapter 2

Chapter Two Hide and seek Eleven moons later… The sun hung low in the distant clouds, and the branches above Camille’s head were heavy with the multicolored leaves of early Fall. Camille was easily concealed behind an ancient trunk covered in sickly gray moss, yet her heart pounded all the same, causing a small, piercing […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Praetorian Rising Chapter 1

When the spark of a rebellion wakes to find her entire past obliterated from her mind, she must decide on uncovering the demons from her past or running from them entirely.

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How to Make Writing A Habit: I WRITE!

One of the most annoying things about being an author when you have a full-time job is finding the time to actually write. Getting into a creative mode can be harder than making a perfect croissant (that’s hard people, have you tried to make them!? Those french bakers really just outdo themselves). I once heard […]

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Honest Book Review – After (Book 1)

AFTER – written by Anna Todd The Quarky Synopsis: Sweet innocent girl goes to college and leaves behind perfect Boyfriend 2.0 and “Stepford-perfect” single mother. Meets gorgeous, british, ass-hat at college on day one of her arrival. The total prick turns out to be a legit asshole, and yet sweet innocent girl can’t help but […]

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Honest Book Review: The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black

This is a big one to start with as it has a LOT of popularity in the YA and fantasy world. I wanted to start with a more well known author and book to layout the format of what I will try to give you all for an honest book review. I will do my […]

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How to Self Publish Your Novel as a Hard Copy: KDP and Create Space

Ready to get your book published? Yeah?! Me too! Well I have thought for the last two years, “When I am ready to self-publish I will do Kindle publishing and also get my book purchase to print published through Create Space. Well, did you know that Amazon recently bought Create Space? No? Neither did I. […]

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Self Publishing…Here I Come!

Three months and counting! I can’t believe I have made it this far, though I never doubted myself in the determination to be here, I never thought I would take matters into my own hands either. About six months ago I officially became fed up with the traditional publishing path. I have sent over 150 […]

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Writing a Theme: Insight into Writing a Book

One of the biggest questions I am asked when people find out I wrote a book is, “So how do you do it? How did you write the book, what is your process?” The number one thing I say back to this almost as often is, “I sat down and wrote!” But that isn’t the […]

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