The Chain-Letter Blog Tour

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A while ago I was tagged by my friend and fellow indie author Jade Kerrion to participate in a chain letter / ongoing blog tour. The idea was to have fun and to pass that convivial moment forward. So without further ado… What am I working on? Just a few days ago I finished Sunstone. It is a sci-fi / …

The Reweaving joins the series!

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Reweaving is out, joining The Founders, Divergent Paths and The Unraveling in the series! This is a big step and I think you as a reader will appreciate it the work that went into it. When I was first picked up by a boutique press the publisher decided to start with book three:The Unraveling. There was a logic to the …

Hope and Our World Today

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Times are tough for many people over the whole world. We have seen rampant corruption and greed rise to phenomenal heights. I don’t need to list the problems. You feel them and hear some of it on the news from local to international. It’s like watching a train wreck. It’s awful but there’s a terrible fascination about it. And part …

Why I Did or Didn’t Do Something in My Series

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Recently author Jade Kerrion asked me to write a blog post for her titled: “Why did you.. Why didn’t you..” concerning my Sage Seed Chronicles series and questions readers have asked. I think it would be helpful to include it here for those who missed it. “Why did you..” make the planet so small? ~Planets come in all sizes and …

If I had to Choose One Bestseller Most Similar to my Series…

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Recently I was talking to Andrew McAllister (author of Unauthorized Access http://andrewmcallisterauthor.blogspot.com/) about best sellers that are similar to our books. It is one of those strange topics because some readers would feel that you have “stolen” bits from the best sellers to fuel your books. Au contraire! Sometimes those elements just work for two different writers. When I was …

A New Story Emerging

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Two years ago I started a book that was unrelated to the current series. I had written four books in the Sage Seed story in ten months and needed to step away from it. So I started Sunstone. It takes place on a habitable moon of a gas giant planet and is a high technology world. I had written about …

The View Out the Window

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Sometimes we can get caught up in minutia.. narrowing our focus too much and miss something special. We all do it. Perhaps we see what someone has “liked” and “like” it too without really looking at it. That happened to a item I posted on Pinterest. The picture was a roll of the multi-flavored fruit lifesavers and under it was …

Where Do the Characters Come From?

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People have asked where my characters have come from. The answer is… Any number of sources. The character “Ree”, who is introduced in my second book (due out July-August) is loosely based on my Grandmother Cherie. “Mari” in The Founders somewhat is like my mother and some of the things she says came straight out of my mother’s mouth. But …