July 8, 2017

Hysterical Fiction Tour

“Absolutely,” I said, when my publicist proposed this book tour. “I can do the driving. This is my home town after all.” Words that would come back to haunt me.
July 8, 2017

Dream Come True

You gotta have a dream, if you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true? Dragon Springs Road hits national bestseller lists.
June 10, 2017

Writing Hell: The Third Novel

Does it ever get any easier? I turned to a couple of author friends for their observations.
January 2, 2017

Legends of the Fox

Foxes have been characterized variously as tricksters, drinking companions, avengers, scholars, seductresses, and faithful lovers.
December 12, 2016

Avoid Breaking the Spell

All the hard work of pulling your reader into the setting can be undone by careless details that break the spell for readers and take them out of the world of the novel.
December 3, 2016

East Wind, Rain

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Complex emotions are needed to create powerful tensions in a story, especially if the story is character-driven. This novel shows the importance of layering on emotions when character motivations are pivotal to the story.