Tarotmancer Unboxing! Here it is! Book 2 of the Tales from the Riven Isles and the sequel to Tinderbox! Still available for pre-order EVERYWHERE! Release date 6/13/23! https://youtu.be/zM-xi7tWTJg
Mini-Musing 03/27/23 – Patreon? Kickstarter? I don’t know.
Did I spell those right? I'm currently following the recent...controversy? No, it's not a controversy, just an author doing what they feel is right. But what I noticed is a lot of comments — among others — stating that the reason some authors have Kickstarter and Patreon accounts is to raise money to self-publish the… Continue reading Mini-Musing 03/27/23 – Patreon? Kickstarter? I don’t know.
2022 Indies Book of the Year Award!
Tinderbox is a finalist in the 2022 Indies Book of the Year Award in the category of fantasy! I am so happy and honored! Thank you to Foreword Reviews and all involved! Time to crack open the champagne! Click here for more information: https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/books/tinderbox/
Musing 02/15/23 How does #Booktok work?
Mention of an apparently controversial article on #Booktok had me looking into it. Well, I’d been doing so for a while now, trying to learn the ins and outs and, as always, I come up with the same question. How does #Booktok work? I know you’re thinking, well duh! But seriously, there are so many… Continue reading Musing 02/15/23 How does #Booktok work?
Mini Musing 1/18/23 ~ A Brief Mention of Susan Meachen
This is another one of those situations where I normally keep my counsel. IMHO, everything that could be said about this author has been, at least, about the situation itself and the people she hurt. It's hard not to at least speak of her once when she seems to be in EVERY NEWS OUTLET in… Continue reading Mini Musing 1/18/23 ~ A Brief Mention of Susan Meachen
Mini-Musing 1-1-23. It’s a New Year! 2023!
And my resolution is... HA! I stopped doing resolutions years ago! What I learned in 2022 or 2022 in a nutshell. Yes, I'm an author. Thank you to Flame Tree Press and my fabulous agent, Anne Tibbets of the Donald Maas Literary Agency. Thank you for representing me and accepting Tinderbox and Tarotmancer. Here's to… Continue reading Mini-Musing 1-1-23. It’s a New Year! 2023!
Fantasy Novels by People of Color or Why can’t I sign into Ms. Mojo to suggest this subject as a video?
There is almost nothing more annoying than trying to sign into a website, only to have it take you around in circles, requiring you to sign in again. How familiar are you peeps with the Mojo YouTube Channels? If you aren't, look them up. Their videos range from the hilarious to thought provoking. My idea… Continue reading Fantasy Novels by People of Color or Why can’t I sign into Ms. Mojo to suggest this subject as a video?
Musing 12-13-22. How the Comic/Manga Publishers are Missing Out!
A few days ago, I asked about dreams. Well, I made a video, asking about dreams. https://youtu.be/_1LyMrBkKTY I asked people to tell me what were their dreams outside of writing and publishing. I said I'd love to see my work as a series, preferably animated but something I forgot to add, although I referenced it… Continue reading Musing 12-13-22. How the Comic/Manga Publishers are Missing Out!
Two Month Book Haul and Care Packages
It’s Hype Time! Presenting Adrienne West!
I spoke to the nicest lady who is also a talented jazz singer and composer, the fabulous Adrienne West! I love meeting new people, especially fellow artists! I would highly recommend you give her music a serious listen. Jazz is a genuine learning experience, just like everything else I'm trying to catch up on. Check… Continue reading It’s Hype Time! Presenting Adrienne West!
September Book Haul!
Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy
After seeing many posts on various Twitter feeds but no information, I was curious about the situation with Barnes and Noble. So of course I did one of my favorite things--researched. From what I'm understanding and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong-- Barnes and Noble will no longer be carrying hardcover copies of… Continue reading Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy
Mini-Musing 08/06/22 – The Big Three
AH-HAH! You thought I meant the publishers didn't you? I'm currently working on a project that involves my creating a soundtrack for Tinderbox. I've enjoyed doing so, but while searching for more songs, I recalled certain favorites and I realized I haven't listened to any of them in several years and I'm not sure why.… Continue reading Mini-Musing 08/06/22 – The Big Three
Here it is, my wonderful peeps! The Official Tinderbox Unboxing video! https://youtu.be/_gTp5nmrIeE
I am a Silver Honorable Mention Winner!
The Buy Black Movement. What About Writers?
Back on May 12th, I commented on both Twitter and Facebook about the Buy Black Movement. Big Brother and I had watched a YouTube video explaining its origins. Since neither of us were familiar with it, I did my thing by researching. It's a wonderful idea and something sorely needed in the black community. However...… Continue reading The Buy Black Movement. What About Writers?
Review from Publisher’s Weekly!
https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781787587502 Check out this review for Tinderbox on the Publisher's Weekly website! Boo-Yah!
Mini-Musing ~ April 24th, 2022
So I'm taking some time from my writing to clean the two inch thick layer of dust and cat hair from my office. I'm also listening to Neil Gaiman's MasterClass. He's speaking of that dreaded question that strikes terror into the hearts of all writers. "Where do you get your ideas from?" I asked an… Continue reading Mini-Musing ~ April 24th, 2022
Musing 3/1/22 – What Happened to the Heroic Superheroes?
Celebrate Women's History Month! I just finished watching The Guardians of Justice on Netflix. Why? I do not know. I was interested in seeing where yet another superhero series would do to further tarnish the very notion of superheroes. It didn't disappoint — or more accurately; it did. Filled with excessive violence, gore, blood, homophobia… Continue reading Musing 3/1/22 – What Happened to the Heroic Superheroes?