Author Interview, Indie Book Reviews

Author Interview: Anangsha Alammyan author of What Did Tashi Do?

I recently finished reading What did Tashi Do? by Anangsha Alammyan, a thriller about what can happen when your personal information falls into the wrong hands and the dark side of social media. I’ll be posting my review of What did Tashi Do? on Friday, but first I had the pleasure of interviewing Anangsha and… Continue reading Author Interview: Anangsha Alammyan author of What Did Tashi Do?

Crystal and Flint, The Journey Missions

Crystal and Flint is 1!

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Crystal and Flint’s publication. It’s a crazy feeling knowing that my work has been out in the world for that long, something I had dreamed about and worked at for years. There are still moments when I’m working on The Journey Mission Series where it feels like these… Continue reading Crystal and Flint is 1!

Author Interview

Author Interview: Renee Dugan

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Renee Dugan author of The Chaos Circus and Darkwind, the first book of the Starchaser Saga. I first met Renee about three years ago on the NaNo forums, where we eventually joined the same cabin for a session of CampNano where we quickly realized that we didn’t want… Continue reading Author Interview: Renee Dugan

Crystal and Flint, My writing journey

Crystal and Flint Deleted Scenes

I love watching deleted scenes from movies. Those little moments that didn’t make the final cut, but can still give insight in the characters and stories. Just like in movies there are a lot of scenes that get cut when writing book. There’s lots of reasons why a scene gets cut. It might not move… Continue reading Crystal and Flint Deleted Scenes

Crystal and Flint, My writing journey

“That’s how it should always be.”

A few weeks ago I had the chance to sit down and talk to one of my readers. She’s the young teen daughter of a friend of mine from school. She was staying with her grandmother in our old neighborhood and I went over to give her a copy of Family Binds and I was… Continue reading “That’s how it should always be.”

My writing journey, Writing Tips

The power of owning your title

A little over a year ago, we got a new executive director for my department at work. As is always the case when there is new top management, he had grand plans for how to change things. He told us a story about visiting some start up tech company where all the employees were called… Continue reading The power of owning your title

My writing journey, Writing Tips

What to do when your first draft is a huge dumpster fire

With the release of Family Binds just 16 days away, it’s time to start working on book 3 in The Journey Missions series, Thicker Than Blood. In book 3 Crystal, Desi, Justin, Grady, and Tyler are sent to Earth to speak in a military hearing on the benefits of the officer exchange program to try… Continue reading What to do when your first draft is a huge dumpster fire

Indie Book Reviews

Alligator Season by Tyler Hanson Review

Alligator Season: A Faction Story (The Redacted Files) by Tyler Hanson is an edge of your seat novella. It follows Catalina, a monster hunter, as she tries to find and eliminate the monster terrorizing a small village. The monsters in this story are based on real animals though they do have characteristics that kick the… Continue reading Alligator Season by Tyler Hanson Review

Crystal and Flint, Family Binds, The Journey Missions, Writing Tips

Personality Tests and Characterization

Have you ever taken a personality test? They are one of my side interests and I’ve spent countless hours taking them and researching the different personality types. It really helps me to understand how different people take in information and interact with the world. My favorite resource for this is 16 Personalities which follows the… Continue reading Personality Tests and Characterization

Indie Book Reviews

The Chaos Circus by R. Dugan Review

The Chaos Circus by R. Dugan tells the story of Tessa, a young woman who desperately wants to live a normal ordinary life, but when her most prized possession is stolen from her Tessa must risk everything to get it back. She follows Nicolai to the Mirror Lands and the home of The Chaos Circus… Continue reading The Chaos Circus by R. Dugan Review