Interview: Unbirthday

1. What inspired the idea to retell Alice in Wonderland? A lifelong obsession with Alice and all things Alice!  And recently rewatching the Disney movie, of course! 2. What was the hardest part of world building for Unbirthday? Keeping Wonderland Wonderland-y, while keeping in mind an older audience.  Making it whimsical but not over the…

Interview: Belle Ami

Thank you, Maggie Burleson for hosting me today at Merlot Et Mots! Q and A with Amazon Bestselling Thriller Author Belle Ami The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio Why did you choose to write about artists and specifically, Caravaggio? All of my books in the Out of Time Series, feature factual truth and emotional truth. They…

Beginnings and Endings

As I sit here, listening to the sound of rain hammering the window hours before dusk on an already warm Tuesday morning there’s a bittersweet feeling that accompanies the rainfall. In the early hours before dawn, before most people are awake I have made the final wraps on the first draft of book 3 of…

Here’s August

Hey, look! A traditional blog post from...me! That’s right. As the hottest days of Summer find their way over the Rocky Mountains, it seems that I am returning to a somewhat normal energy level again. Over the past few months I have struggled with a slew of health issues from low thyroid to high cholesterol…

Why Reading Is Important

and not for everyone... Since Rowling invented the world of Harry Potter and Poe wrote his first sentences, there has been an everlasting debate on whether or not reading fantasy is useful or even meaningful. What is the point of creating new worlds that don’t fit into today’s modern norms? Or worlds that are archaic…

#shewriteshistory Marry Shelley

This article was written by Sarah Rapacz and edited by Gabrielle Goodleo It’s no secret that aside from romance, horror is probably one of the most popular modern genres of literature today. But do you know who some of the most famous inventors of modern horror are? Here’s a secret: it’s a woman. In today’s…