INSTA INTERVIEW WITH J.MCSPADDEN: Let’s Talk Praetorian Rising

Praetorian Rising Q & A WITH GUEST WRITER Drew Menard Ad Asta Per Aspera It is the rallying cry of the Rogue Rebellion in “Praetorian Rising,” the debut novel from Jessie McSpadden. Translated, the phrase means “To the Stars Through Difficulty.” In the kingdom of Aspera, ruled by the cruel High King LeMarc Lowenhaar, hope […]

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The Bechdel Test

Someone asked me the other day why I decided to write fantasy fiction with a woman at the helm. It wasn’t asked in a derogatory way, it was very pleasant and an honest question. A lot of fantasy books are sold these days, and more often then not those stories are lead by a man […]

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Women in Lit: Why Do You Assume I Write Romance?

It’s really strange, so much so that I felt my eyebrows pinching just between my nose line and started to get a headache. I told this very well known bookstagramer that I am an author, and his response, “Oh, romance writer are you?” Now, I feel like that could be taken several different ways especially […]

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PRAETORIAN RISING IS PUBLISHED!!!

My first book is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook! I can’t believe this day finally came and I am having the best time seeing all of my followers posts on Instagram sending their love on my release day. I know a lot of people look at the release day as the beginning, […]

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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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