A brand new short story in the SDF Psychic Series, Psychic Masquerade, aka When Ari met Pyro, is out today! Ariana Ryder just started getting psychic visions out of the blue last week. She’s not going to let the freaky new powers stop her from going to the Halloween Masquerade ball though. The who’s who … More New Release!
Anyone who follows me on social media probably knows I went through a breakup about a year and a half ago. I say breakup, but we were together for six years, so it’s more like a divorce without the paperwork. And losing my home and the person who was supposed to love me like that … More New Release!
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen I have a new kitten… kind of hard to miss because I have posted So. Many. Photos! 🙂 I’d been talking about getting a new cat for almost a year, since I got back to Nashville. After Gremlin died, it broke me, and my … More New Kitten!
I haven’t written on here for a bit, and the last time I did was about 3 months ago when I was on vacation in Utah, and I was not doing well. I’m doing a lot better now. There were many people worried about me for those months after Gremlin died at the end of … More Getting To Better
In the TV show Once Upon A Time, they came up with a concept that holds two pretty dead on metaphors. The magic-doers can rip out hearts. 1: They can control people when they hold their hearts. 2: You can tear out your own heart so you don’t feel as much, including pain. We all … More Ripping Your Heart Out To Not Feel
I don’t know about you, but there are times when I can’t write. I have an ex who accuses me of loving drama because I’m a writer. Oh honey, no. Hell no. Maybe drama helps some writers write, I don’t see how, but hey. When I have shit going down, drama, pretty much anything that … More You Can’t “Make” Yourself Write
I’m in Utah on vacation for the week. Hanging with my family, getting some writing done, hopefully recharging, because life has bashed most of the fight out of me… And hiding from the September Curse. September has been my cursed month since my first year of law school. September 8th is basically my version of … More The September Curse
Hey y’all, sorry I’ve been out of commission on here for so long. Basically the blog fell away because I was actually writing books and such, and living my life, and I just didn’t get over here much, and treated Facebook like my blog… And then last fall, my life fell apart, and the writing … More The Starting In Starting Your Life Over
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