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

First Writer’s Vlog!

I’ve always liked the idea of vlogs and I enjoy watching them, even if they have nothing to do with writing. It’s great that we have another medium through which to communicate and share our experiences, ideas, and lives. It¬†feels to me like a relaxed chat that you have the option of taking part in when you feel like it. With that in mind, I’ve made my first vlog and posted it today. It has some writing, some TV series obsession, and some frustration with old technology. I hope you like it!

Vlogging NaNoWriMo on YouTube

Big announcement! I’m going to be vlogging my experience with NaNoWriMo on YouTube! Every day I’ll have a new video up – that’s 30 days of NaNo videos. Check out yesterday’s on anxiety and procrastination here:¬†http://youtu.be/4mza5VLsJc4.

Subscribe, like, comment – this is just another way to share my writing life and interact with other writers/readers! Here’s my channel:¬†https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WAopzXd0sKnJ6UTIlTWDg/feed.

Share yours with me in the comments! ūüôā

Book Title, Cover, and Synopsis Revealed

THE DAY HAS COME! NaNoWriMo has begun and I’m off to a satisfying start. I was nervous my novel writing skills would be too rusty to do as well as I hoped, but today is proving to me that I’ve still got it – I just have to dust it off. I think this novel idea has been ripening in my head long enough that the ambiance is set, and for me, that’s the biggest, most important part of writing anything.

On to the big news: to kick off this adventure, I’ve uploaded my book cover, title, and synopsis to my author page! Check it out here, and add me as a buddy if you’re a fellow NaNoWriMo writer:¬†http://nanowrimo.org/participants/christie-stratos/novels. If you’re not doing NaNoWriMo, here’s all the exciting book info!

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart book cover

Some people are better left unborn. In the darkened hallways of a Victorian house, Abigail’s family wishes she had never entered their world. But was it her ominous birth, her already tired one-day-old face that spawned their mistreatment of her? Her intense but purposely¬†subdued nature, her piercing, seemingly omnipotent eyes? Or was it her family’s automatic assumption of evil based on their Victorian superstitions that pushed her to become what she is? Either way, each and every one will rue the day the clocks stopped and she was born Abigail Delilah Whitestone.


I’ll make sure¬†to update you on my progress. If you’re taking part this month, good luck!