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.
May 18, 2016

Dragon Springs Road Finally in Editing!

A publisher’s marketing activities will move the dial for book sales, but are there things an author can do to help the process? You gotta at least try.
April 7, 2015

Three Souls Optioned for Film

It's a long, long way from film option to production, so for now I will just say that the producer is an award-winning Canadian producer and director