The 5th book in the Ariana Ryder Psychic Mystery Series is out now! Karma’s a bitch, and she’s in town… Psychic Ariana Ryder is down in Alabama for the last push of her daddy’s Senate race, and when a college staffer working on his campaign drops dead of a heart attack, it doesn’t take a … More New Release! Psychic Spiral is out now.
I’ve gotten some fantastic reviews that just make me tear up and be so grateful for my readers. Seriously, the absolute best thing you can do for a writer you like is leave a review. So, to honor a few of those readers, I thought I’d post a few of them for Psychic Undercover here. 5.0 … More Absolutely Awesome Reviews That Remind Me Why I Write
My costumes the past few years. 🙂 Steampunk girl, 40s reporter, Belle, and now zombie school girl (because I’ve been hitting the gym and wanted to flaunt it 🙂 Like I said, I love Halloween!!! And in honor of this day, I got a new blurb for the new release, Psychic Wanted, and the first … More I LOVE Halloween!
And the new release, Psychic Wanted (Un)Dead or Alive is off and kicking! When a ghostly curse is killing men on Halloween, psychic FBI agent Ariana Ryder must face her own past to stop it, because it’s just set its sights on her boss. # I love October! The leaves from the giant … More Lovers’ Quarrels? – Excerpt from Psychic Wanted
New Release! Just in time for Halloween. Psychic Wanted (Un)Dead or Alive is out! # Hell hath no fury… Halloween’s here and psychic FBI agent Ariana Ryder is ready to party. Sure, her and her boss Grant haven’t been in a good place since what happened in Miami; he’s basically acting like he doesn’t care … More New Release! Psychic Wanted (Un)Dead or Alive!
Inn Between Worlds is out now! In my story, Chaos Candy, reality jumping bounty hunter Zee is hired to find a missing fugitive, and stumbles into a conspiracy far worse than anything she could’ve imagined. # Sitting outside of time and space is the Inn Between Worlds. Residents might say it’s a place for travelers, … More New Release! My First Anthology!
We’ve all heard the question. Where do you get your ideas from? And most of the time we’re like, I don’t know, tons of places. Or at least I am. Because yeah, ideas come from everywhere. But what if the ideas have dried up? Or at least you can’t flush one out? With Nano coming … More WritersLife Wednesday – Story Idea Generator
Oh come on, that’s cool. It’s like witches’ holidays double teaming us. 🙂 In honor of this day, check out my short story about witch Evie Jones helping her friend by gathering a little luck on Friday the 13th. Even her black cat can’t bring in enough luck to get her out of trouble … More Happy Friday the 13th in October!
My usual disclaimer, none of this is meant to be legal advice. Do not take it as such. If you want specific legal advice, hire a lawyer. I am a lawyer. I am not your lawyer. Okay, now for different disclaimers 🙂 We all know the disclaimer, “Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, … More Basing Characters on Real People
Guys, I’m going to start off with the lesson, if you do not ask a woman out like a man, you say you want to hang out, you are a chickenshit and do not get to bitch about being “friend-zoned.” You put yourself there. And if you don’t ask her out because you aren’t interested … More Guys, Don’t be a Shit and Ask a Woman to Hang; Ask a Woman Out.
Hey guys, just wanted to drop a quick note saying the first anthology I am, Inn Between Worlds, in will be out on Oct. 23rd. It’s up for preorder now. I am so freaking excited! The premise is there’s an inn that sits between realities and all of the stories are various worlds of fantasy … More My First Anthology Coming On Oct. 23rd!
How do you show your characters’ personalities? How do you show they are good? Or not? No, really, think of the opening scene of any kind of fantasy/sci-fi book or show. Usually there’s something to establish the world and to show the characters have powers. In Lucifer, first scene is him using his powers to … More Characters – First Impressions and Change
Yep, you’ve heard it before. Do or do not, there is no try. My friend J has pounded this into my head. If you say you’ll try to do something, you’re already giving yourself permission to fail. Say you’ll do it, and then do it. But what if you fail? Oh well! That’s the other … More Don’t say you’ll try – Set specific goals
Welcome to another writerslife Wednesday. What are you characters afraid of? And I don’t mean they go, “Eek!” at spiders. I mean real fears. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you know I have OCD. It’s mild and usually I don’t even notice it, but then I have a flare up. And my … More Character Development – What are You so Afraid of!
Two years ago today, I hit publish on my first short story, Evie Jones and the Crazy Exes. In honor of this day, I have that very first one up for free! In two years, I have published 12 shorts/novellas and 4 books: 6 Evie Jones shorts/novellas; a short and a novella in my Sphinx … More 2 Year Author Anniversary!
No, really. Having OCD is like having a two year old throwing a tantrum in your brain that if you don’t do A then B will happen, and they’ll keep screaming till you do A. And you have to do the same thing you do with a two year old. Spank their bottom, tell them … More OCD is like Having a Terrorist Toddler in Your Brain
Lucifer is almost back! I love that show… no, I’m addicted to that show. If you don’t watch it, you should. He’s hot, he’s funny and he solves crimes, ’nuff said. The premise is the devil quit his job as lord of Hell, moves to LA, and starts helping police solve crimes and punish bad … More Why Do We Punish?
I have a friend who honestly believes fiction is a waste of time. (Ok, it’s a kind of ex I’m still friends with) I have written on why this isn’t true. We got into a debate over fiction vs. non a long while ago and he was arguing the merits of nonfiction. Now, he is … More What Happens When Nonfiction Gets Twisted?
The latest Ariana book is all about revenge. Revenge for past heartbreaks. Revenge so strong and so fueled by other emotions that it takes on a life of its own. So basically, exactly what revenge does in real life. Think back to someone who wronged you. And I don’t mean cut you off in traffic … More Before You Seek Revenge, Dig Two Graves
This is sort of a post on law, but I want you to read it in terms of how you can apply these kinds of quandaries to your characters. Legal does not equal moral. Maybe we try for that, but it doesn’t always work. And most laws are about supporting a bloated regulatory state, so … More Character Development – Legality vs. Morality