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Aug 11, 2020

So, we were supposed to be going over the final story mashups and retellings with Sandy Barela, but then something happened today that changed all that.

For the past four weeks, I've been putting my bestselling series, Past Forward, free.  This serial novel comprises six volumes and over half a million words. Well,...


Aug 4, 2020

What's Better Than a Great Novel? How about THIS?

A novel written in verse. Yeah, I dreaded it. What if I didn’t like it? What if it was—oh, Lord, please no—in free verse. What if it wasn’t and it read like a children’s rhyming book until I wanted to tear out my hair? What if…

The world is full of what-ifs,...


Jul 28, 2020

After several failed attempts to get this episode out all month, it's here... some of my favorite Christmas books, the books others recommended to me, and some of the exciting new and best Christmas reads coming this fall!

From older books I rarely see people mention, to some people always recommend to me, and...


Jul 21, 2020

We met almost twenty years ago on a message board. As an American, married to an Irishman, living in England with her adopted children (from several countries), her mere existence fascinated me. Her kindness and humor drew me in, but… I know, I know. It’s self-serving and shameless, but our mutual love for writing...


Jul 14, 2020

Trends come and go in all areas of life, and fiction is no exception. However, one popular trend in the past decade or so is one that I think (and hope) is here to stay. Whether you call it dual timeline, time slip, or split-time (my favorite), novels with multiple timelines that while originally distinct, merge into...