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Locke and Keye Update!

I can’t believe how little I’ve told you about Locke and Keye, the second book in the Dark Victoriana Collection.¬†Well, it’s time for a nice big update, including some secrets to look forward to. Shhhh… ūüėČ

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The Music Behind Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

Music plays a huge part in my writing, especially to set the ambiance. There’s no better way for me to stop thinking about other responsibilities and get in the mindset to write. Music wipes my brain clean of everything else and lets me focus on creativity. There are a few specific songs that helped me […]

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New Year's Day Writing Plans

I consider New Year’s Day the day to recover from the year before and start the new year on a high and happy note. What will I be doing January 1? There will be coffee. I’m talking strong Starbucks venti black coffee. There will be chocolate. I’m talking no restrictions on the intake amount. There […]

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Why Anatomy of a Darkened Heart Doesn't Have a Christmas Scene

Victorian Christmases are beautiful, full of tradition, and multi-faceted in celebration. In fact, many authors of both books and scripts would love to put a gorgeous Christmas scene into their book. So why isn’t there one in¬†Anatomy of a Darkened Heart? You’ll notice that I used the words “beautiful” and “gorgeous” to describe the way […]

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Anatomy of a Darkened Heart's First Video Review!

I got my very first video review from fantastic horror author Rocky Rochford! My favorite suite of his works is the Don’t Turn Around trilogy, which can be found on Amazon as Wait and Bleed. Rocky also writes poetry, romance, and…well, just about everything! He’s quite a dark horse. Special thanks to Rocky, of course, […]

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Interviewed by The Scary Reviews!

I’m proud and excited to be featured on The Scary Reviews today. I was interviewed by¬†David Spell, a very well read indie reviewer and creator of the site, as part of his brilliant Spotlighting Women in Horror feature. It was fantastic talking to him about the music that inspired¬†Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and other […]

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Brutal Doom = Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

One of my favorite video games now has three number 2’s associated with it: today Doom 2 is 22 years old. I think that calls for a post! Doom is a classic video game with many versions, and Doom 2 is my favorite iteration. The first first-person shooter game I ever learned, I still love […]

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The Scary Reviews Talks About AoDH

Yesterday I was thrilled to find horror and dark fiction review website The Scary Reviews had posted a review of¬†Anatomy of a Darkened Heart. I have to say, when I found out the wonderful David Spell was reading my book, I was nervous. AoDH is certainly dark, but it isn’t horror. Some people say AoDH […]

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Locke and Keye Novelette Update!

NaNoWriMo is almost over, and while I had a major setback that meant I needed to restart the whole book, I also feel the book is shaping up to be something much stronger and more intense than I’d originally planned. My publication date has not changed: early 2016, so that’s a big positive. My motivation […]

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Book ThanksGiveaway: Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland

We’ve reached the final week¬†of ThanksGiveaway, and the surprise¬†prize is William Graham’s¬†Danny Boyle and the Ghosts of Ireland!¬†Come read my review of this fun and adventure-filled middle grade¬†audiobook read by Patte¬†Shaughnessy¬†and enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter. This week you can enter in multiple ways, and some entries can be done once per day for bonus […]

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