On Friday, folks on my mailing list got to be among the first to see the cover for my new book, Finding Heaven. They also got the story behind the cover.
If you missed it, you can read about it here:
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As support for readers of this book who may be struggling with their own wounds, I also created a resource list of books and websites I found most helpful when I was trying to understand childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. If this is something that interests you, check it out here:
And now, if you're like "I don't want to read anything else, just show me the cover already!", here it is:
I am thrilled to report that I am nearing the end of the first draft for this book. Then the real work will begin!
If this is the first time you've heard about this book, check out the book page here:
I’m so excited to share my new cover and title with you! It blows me away! :-)
Here’s a secret: We’re all afraid. Every person who succeeds at something has had to confront fear at some point to get to where they are. The trick is to start anyway.
Humans are made of stories. And, no matter the "world" that a story may be set in, at the heart of every good story is a character who is overcoming difficult situations that must be relatable to the reader in some way, or the story would not resonate with us. In this post, I talk about some ways that fantasy and other genres of fiction have benefited me, and why I think everyone should read or watch it.
I’ve always had a semi-structured writing style, but recently discovered that I’d been running my business like a writing pantser. (As in, “flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants.”) But times, they are a-changing. How a little “plotsing” will (hopefully) make a big difference.
Being an author, I have discovered, is nothing like anyone ever expects it to be. And today, I made a decision to go down a road in my career that surprised even me.
Some days, writing fiction for a living feels like walking through sludge in a mudstorm. I'm going to be honest—I spend a little bit of every day wondering if I'm actually going to be able to pull this off. But no risk, no reward. Right?
On Sunday afternoon, I had the privilege of being interviewed on Facebook by author Joy Norstrom, one of the authors with whom I am co-hosting the Inspiring Women event at Audreys Books in Edmonton on Thursday. (The other is P.D. Workman.) For posterity's sake, and in case you missed it, I am copying the interview here.
I work alone, people. And usually, I love it. But on days like today, when all I wanna do is drink tea and read books, this is what conversations around my office sound like...
Obligatory blog update. Mostly about writing. But also with a motivational Facebook Live video and guest post mention, in case you missed it. ;-)