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WYNDE Around the Web

I already have had so many retweets and shares on Facebook to help my novel Wynde gain exposure that it would be impossible to thank everyone individually. A few quick shout-outs to blogs and friends. Roqoo Depot shared the publication in their weekly Around the Web post. These posts have tons of information for Star […]

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Tricia Barr in Star Wars Insider Issue #147

Last year, FANgirl contributor Mary Sheridan interviewed cultural critic Camille Paglia, author of the book Glitter Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. As the Star Wars Insider was preparing for its Prequel Trilogy focused issue, editor Jonathan Wilkins suggested Paglia’s thoughts on George Lucas, whom she calls the “greatest living artist,” […]

2014 is The Year of the Horse

It’s fitting, then, that a winged horse is gracing the cover of my novel. Wynde is now for sale in print edition on Amazon and in my CreateSpace store. What’s the difference? It prints from the same place but I make a little more money if it comes from the CreateSpace store. An ebook will […]

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Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter Update: Mission Accomplished

With shout-outs over the weekend from Gail Simone, The Mary Sue, io9, and Jezebel, the ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS Kickstarter had a fabulous first weekend, which by all accounts are generally slow. So the story summary for my stretch goal participation, which I originally thought I would have to write this week some time, ended up being […]

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Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter Is Live!

Today is the kickoff of the 30-day Kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters, an anthology of speculative fiction short stories written by women about women. The authors include Gail Z. Martin, Jean Rabe, Janine Spendlove and many more. Athena’s Daughters is a collection of diverse and engaging science fiction and fantasy stories with one unifying theme: all […]

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Cover Art Sneak Peek

It’s that time of year to give thanks, and also keep up the annual tradition, dating back to the early TFN fanfic days, where I offered a treat to my faithful readers on Thanksgiving. This year we have two treats: a sneak peek at part of the cover to go with the excerpt. I have […]

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The Voices In My Head

Writers often talk about “the voices in my head” as part of the creative process. I too am afflicted with characters who talk to me, often in the form of dialogue. Two particularly troublesome characters, Utara Fireheart and Gemini Reed, each seemed to enjoy giving me a piece of her mind about where their respective […]

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Writer’s Toolbox: Playlists

In today’s discussion about one of the many tools available to writers, I’m lucky to have author Janine Spendlove joining me. When I reached the end of her novel War of Seasons: Book One: The Human, I found her playlist. This is a tool that has been indispensable to me on my journey to completing […]

WYNDE Teaser Trailer Two!

As pop culture consumers we are accustomed to the movie teaser trailer, and video book trailers have become increasingly popular. Trailers give the potential customer a sense of what the story will be about. It seems almost natural then to create a prose trailer for a prose audience in the form of a screenplay. As […]

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Agent of My Own Destiny: A Discussion of Character Agency

Sitting atop my blog to-do list were three items: a major revision to my query letter, a post on character agency, and promote my novel Wynde. The query letter revisions resulted in much blank staring at the screen, while character agency and the newly finished manuscript for Wynde dominate my thoughts. Agency was never far […]