• Anniversary,  Characters,  Story Vault

    Top 16 Most Favorite Characters

    As I continue celebrating the 16th Anniversary of my very first completed novel attempt, I comb through the vault once again to bring you this list of my Top 16 Most Favorite Characters. Only completed projects were in the running and this list is not limited to Main Characters as that wouldn’t be a long enough list (Lol! sigh). Supporting cast, villains, and minor characters associated with an MC or villain were all included. It was a very tough competition and I’d like to give honorable mentions to the following characters: Reagan, Fiona, Roman, Arcadia, Joliene, and Richard. (You guys all rock and you’re only not on the main list…

  • Anniversary,  Excerpt,  Story Graveyard,  Story Vault

    Blast from the Past

    As part of my celebrations for the 16 year anniversary of my first completed novel attempt, I’ve sifted through the vault and decided to embarrass myself by posting an excerpt for your amusement. Introducing novel number 5 – Played for a Fool. ^_^ (circa May 2001 – Genre: YA Fantasy with a supernatural or paranormal bend, depending on how you view vampires. POV: 3rd omniscient with one MC and a secondary POV.) Novel numbers 1 & 2 were not in the running as they are so bad, they’re not even buried with the rest. I was very tempted to go with the first novel I queried (number 8), but I…

  • Story Graveyard,  Story Vault,  Writing Journey

    Stories of Writing Past…

    Happy August! Here’s my collection of novels, partial novels, and novel attempts. And for fun, I list some short stories that I’ve written as well, along with some reincarnated bits from previous novel attempts that show up in my series.   Novels (in order of appearance)-written in 3rd person unless otherwise noted –Untitled First Novel (circa 1996/97)(1st person) Starring Tamara Louise Temple about a 14 year old girl who falls in love with a 15 year old “gang” member. He wants to stop running around and do well in school. She tutors him. They fall in love. Shelved for the obvious reasons: it was awful.   –The Tiara (circa 2000)…