Tag Archives: Bracken

To See Clearly: An Excerpt

It’s been almost a year since I published GCA2: Diving In. I’ve been working on the third installment on and off since then, and I’d like to say that I’m close to publishing it as well, but alas. That would be a lie. Id like to tell you that I haven’t posted on this blog […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012: The Halfway Point

We are officially halfway through November, and that means, naturally, we’re halfway through NaNoWriMo. Things are continuing to go well for me. I’m 2k words ahead and plan to keep it that way. I had little bit of a struggle over the weekend to get in my wordcount, mostly because I was at my parents’ […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012: The Plot Thickens

We are now a week into NaNoWriMo, and so far I am pleasantly surprised with myself. I got together with some writer friends on Halloween to usher in the new month. They must have inspired me a lot, because I started out strong with over 1500 words in the first hour and a half of November […]

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Flamin’ Friday: Meet Bracken Carnegie

Bracken Carnegie is the “bad boy” at Grover Cleveland Boarding School. He transferred to the school just two weeks before Rahab. Rumor has it that he was kicked out of his previous school and was recently incarcerated for murder. I can neither confirm nor deny these allegations. Bracken has been a part of Into the Flames since […]

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Flamin’ Friday: Who’s Your Favorite Character?

As you may know, my favorite part of a story is strong character development.  What a strange coincidence, then, that my beta readers often comment on how well developed and diverse my characters are. Last month we talked a little bit about how to develop deep characters, and a lot about my delight in the […]

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Introducing–Flaming Friday!

Yeah, I know, it sounds retarded. Josh, bring on the gay fireman jokes. But I’m just so excited about Into the Flames and its ever-approaching publication date. Which is March 2012, by the way. So, in honor of my YA urban fantasy novel and in order to get you equally excited, we are going to […]

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I like music a lot.

It’s been a long week, fellow readers. And for once, it’s not because I’ve been drowning myself in editing and writing. Sunday through Wednesday I was in Lawton with Mara, three of my nieces, and my nephew. We had a good time going to the spray park and eating homemade pizza and going up to the Omniplex (I […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

My friends, I think it is time I officially said something. That something is that my novel, Into the Flames, is scheduled to be published. Consortium Books has graciously allowed me to line up in the queue, and my release date is set for mid-March 2012. Now I have much work to do before then, […]

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An Uber Exciting Post That You Should Read

As an editor at Tate, part of my job is to help authors come up with good book titles.  Most of the books come with titles and can remain as is, but a few come to us nameless or, worse, misnamed.  Then we enlist the aid of fellow editors to help us brainstorm appropriate titles […]

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A week of writing

The reason you haven’t heard much out of me this week is becuase I finally got myself into gear!  I feel that I am finally on a roll with Into the Flames, and I’ve written about six thousand words since Tuesday.  Yup.  I’m going to give myself a pat on the back now.  And because […]

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