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    Release Day Party: Garden of Ravens

    Poetry book is out today!! 😀 To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to go over the different sections and talk about them or whatever. ^_^ I organized things in a way that I thought would make sense or at least a way that made sense in my head. If you’ve been around the cafe for a while or have read any of my books, you might recognize a few poems, as everything that’s published on this blog or in a novel are also in this book. That might account for maybe ten poems, but they’re here. I’ve mentioned that I write song lyrics for fun sometimes, so some…

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    Release Day Party: Whisper!

    To celebrate the release of my third book baby 😀 I decided to make a list of some things I made notes for that never made it into the book. 😀 One: Wallace Enterprises I had planned a rivalry between Wallace Enterprises and Xacharias Corp from the start. It was always a side plot, but it was one that stressed Jade’s father out a whole lot and was the source of some of his snippiness. When I actually got into the story, though, he was snippy for an entirely different reason, and Wallace Enterprises only gets a tiny, tiny mention in a scene where Jade is describing something she saw…

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    Overdue Celebration

    It’s Thanksgiving week for the US. I was going to post a story, to flex my flash fiction muscles, but I didn’t feel like it, so I’m doing this instead. I have officially completed some 22 stories of varying lengths that I consider or considered at one point to be a novel. After reading Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality (they’re my favorite YouTubers, they wrote a book), I’ve come to realize that I haven’t celebrated 22 times. When I finished my first novel, I was so excited. But this first novel, while hilarious now, was truly awful. I actually get a little annoyed when people say things like, “Oh,…

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    Writing Multiple Point of Views + Winter’s Siren Release Day!

    Given how WINTER’S SIREN (out today!!) has two POVs, I’ve been thinking about how dual POV stories differ from single and other multiple POV stories. In 2011, I was working on a story that had four POVs and for some reason I thought a fifth POV was a good idea for two scenes. Ugh. Old me. HAHA. Anywho, two of the POVs took place in the past – everything was supposed to connect later in book two (again, ugh, old me!) – but I ended every one of those past POVs on a cliffhanger. Namely because I was breaking a complete story up into pieces. It would have been much…

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    Cover Reveal: Winter’s Siren!

    GUYS! LOL! First off, can I get some kudos on that banner? 😛 So, before I get to the cover, I wanted to chat a tiny bit about the process. 😀 With my last novel, I had one concept idea. Of course, I thought of one or two other things, but I didn’t like any of the mental images better than the one I went with. This time, I had several ideas! Well, I had four. 🙂 I gave my cover designer three, and she came back with the two she thought would be the most striking. What you’ll see below is concept number one. It’s the second concept I…