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Character Craft and Writing in Reverse

I don’t plot characters. There – I admit it. I totally roll on gut instinct when I write for my cast. That said, I could never actually write them at all if I didn’t know two things: Who they were born as (personality, emotion, natural abilities, etc). How they evolved as a result of their […]

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Two Teen Events on Cape Cod July 16, 2015

Join the following Young Adult authors on Cape Cod for a day of wicked good books and wild storytelling. More details at the bottom of the page, but the quick and dirty about these two free events is as follows: EVENT 1: BITE INTO READING at The Bourne Library, 19 Sandwich Rd, Bourne, MA. 1:00pm to 3:00 […]

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas So, I’m gonna preface this by saying that I would not put this book ANYWHERE near a teen shelf. This is solidly New Adult, which is  17 / 18+   –  basically a heavy duty (HEAVY DUTY) PG-13, more likely soft R rating. But here’s the […]

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Music as Author Muse

I’ve begun sharing my playlist with my husband. It was probably a mistake, because now he thinks I have a split personality based on my music choices. For kicks and giggles, I scrolled through my playlist for the past Undertow books and, well, yes – it appears I’m musically bi-polar. My musical preferences range wildly, but […]

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Saying Farewell

Someone once said that, to say goodbye to a character that has been part of you for years, is like bidding farewell to a piece of you. As I write the last book in Eila’s story, I know it’s true. I have no doubt that when I’m done with the final book in the UNDERTOW […]

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RSVP to the GIRL POWER PANEL

The countdown is on to the Girl Power Panel on March 16th, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Centerville Library at 585 Main Street Centerville Massachusetts. This is a FREE event and is open to the public, though we do appreciate RSVPs whenever possible. If you would like to RSVP, you can do so on Facebook […]

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Cruel Summer’s Cape Cod Guide for Teens

It is no secret that all of my books in the UNDERTOW series are basically a teenager’s guide to Cape Cod. What to do, where to go, how to nag your parents. Well – okay, maybe not that last one, but if you do, don’t point fingers at me. In UNDERTOW, readers were introduced to […]

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Writing Real Characters

So, lately I’ve not been here, on my blog, because I am trying to get the final edits to CRUEL SUMMER done, so you can get your hot little hands on Kian, Ana, and MJ on March 16th, 2015 at the Girl Power Author Panel (deets to come). But I needed to squeeze in some […]

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Book Review: ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee

ZEROBOXER by FONDA LEE Flux, April 8, 2015 Preorder: AMAZON, B&N TEASER / SUMMARY: A high-action sci-fi about a young man battling to make it to the top in the world of zero gravity prizefighting, amid brewing interplanetary conflict, pitched as Rocky meets Gattaca. Eighteen-year-old Carr “the Raptor” Luka is an athletic phenom, a rising […]

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