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Welcome!

Thank you for joining me on my journey as a writer!  My current work in progress is the Mel Goodman series.  It's about a witch returning to her small home town in Michigan, where she's caught up in a whirlwind of magic, romance, and murder.  The first book in the series, Punch Drunk Magic, will … Continue reading Welcome!

I’m Reading: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

I don't usually read YA, but when I was browsing through the library's new acquisitions in romance, this caught my eye. I might technically call The Revolution of Birdie Randolph romance, but its breadth and depth defy genre. It reminds me of the tarot card The Lovers. While the story is about relationships both physical … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

I’m Reading: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

It's on every shelf and every agent wishlist, and for good reason. Red, White & Royal Blue had me laughing out loud one minute and leaking happy-sappy tears the next. My partner kept giving me concerned looks from the corner of his eye. The last third of the book required chocolate with my tissues. In … Continue reading I’m Reading: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I’m Reading: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

(contains spoilers) The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez has been taking the Romance world by storm, and for good reason. It starts with the perfect meet-cute involving an adorable lost puppy, and fulfills all our sighs and yearning for a solid romance from there.  The biggest reason this should be in your TBR … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

I’m Reading: Eve Silver’s Dark Gothics

When I told my partner about wanting to write some gothic elements into my current book, he asked me how many gothics I'd read and enjoyed. I'd read the classics of course, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. They weren't my favorites. Northanger Abbey was my second-least-favorite Jane Austen, although I found out later that it was intended as a parody … Continue reading I’m Reading: Eve Silver’s Dark Gothics

3 Writing Lessons from Dungeons and Dragons

Tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) have a lot to teach you about writing. You create characters and tell a collaborative story in real time, so of course it's good practice for your novel! Taking away the setting elements (fantasy, sci-fi, horror), you find lessons that apply to any writer in any genre. Here are the first … Continue reading 3 Writing Lessons from Dungeons and Dragons